[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he subcompact car category has just received its shakedown in the form of BMW’s new M2 Coupe. Numbers first: The two-door, four-seater hits the 100kmh mark in 4.2 seconds, courtesy of the 3-litre, 365bhp six-cylinder engine.

But speed’s a given. It’s the outstanding handling that has set the motoring world abuzz. It poured on launch day in Singapore, but the stunt driver was drifting around a safety cone faster than a tumble dryer spins. And he was driving backwards.

Full marks in the looks department, too – this car’s hunched and muscled physique says: “You’re in my way”. If assertiveness is a valued trait, make a spot in the garage for this one.

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