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Life In 360°: A Spanish Bimmer

We’re rapidly running out of days in August, as the year continues to absolutely fly by.  Gamescom is in the books for another year, and for those of you focused on videogames the ext date for your diary will be the Tokyo Games Show – with a PlayStation event just before it. (Read more about that one here.)

Life In 360° / 360 Degree VideoFor our first 360 degree video of the week we’re heading to the track, not for any of the racing formulas that we’ve featured on here before – though there’s certainly plenty of scope in terms of ones we’ve yet to cover – but instead we’re joining the official BMW Youtube account for their M3 brand. Recently the manufacturer took one of their cars to Spain, and the historic Ascari race track to let racing driver Nico Menzel put the vehicle through its paces.

A BMW M2 Competition in metallic Sunset Orange (according to the manufacturer), you get to sit on the bonnet as it races through the corners on a hot lap, passing not grandstands and advertising hoardings but fields and trees. It’s certainly a different form of racing.

BMW gave some additional statistics regarding the competitiveness of the M2 Competition, for those of you interested in that sort of thing:

Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10,0–9,8 [9,2–9,0]. CO2 emissions (combined): 227–224 [209–206]. The information on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption has been determined in accordance with the prescribed measurement procedure VO (EU) 715/2007, as amended. The specifications take into account differences in selected wheel and tire size in the case of span widths. Images depict special equipment. The information in brackets refers to the vehicle with 7-speed M dual-clutch transmission with Drivelogic.

We’ll be back on Wednesday with something very different. Until then have a very good week, and I hope you’ll join us throughout it.