For more than three decades, BMW’s Motorsports division has been turning the company’s passenger cars into road-going speed machines. This week, BMW unleashed its latest M car, the M2, upon the world. 

The introduction of the M2 finally gives BMW’s 2-Series its own representative in the company’s M lineup. Since it landed on US shores a couple of years ago, the 2-Series has been one BMW’s most highly praised models. Consumer Reports gave the M235i a score of 98 out of 100 on its road test. That makes it the third-highest-rated car in the world and the highest-rated car not made by Tesla, according to Consumer Reports.

We also liked the 2-Series quite a lot.

Have a closer look at the new BMW M2.