Sachin Tendulkar has always been a passionate driver – be it willowing the leather to the fence on a cricket field or behind the steering wheel on a fast track.
The car enthusiast also endorses luxury brand BMW India. The brand ambassador recently hit the Budh International Track in Greater Noida, NCR, in the newly-launched BMW M2 with a fan YouTuber and entrepreneur Pranav Panpalia.
Panpalia has shared his race video with Tendulkar taking hot laps around the Budh International Circuit, the only Formula One track in India. In the video Sachin Tendulkar is riding M2 and sharing with viewers about different BMW cars he owns. Associated with BMW for a very long time, Sachin’s garage is full of BMW machines He has also customized the BMW i8 Coupé and with different colours on it. He also mentioned that BMW i8 is one of his favorites and he often takes it out for driving pleasure. Sachin often takes out the i8 on Sundays to drive around the city.
On the more technical side, Tendulkar started with a warm-up lap followed by two hot laps. The fastest lap time set by him is around 2:20 minutes, which is quite quick. The fastest lap time around the BIC in a car is 1:59 minutes and it was done in a Ferrari 458 Challenge, which is not a road legal car. The ex-cricketer tried to set up a fast lap and said whoever breaks the lap timing set by him will get a gift.
Launched last year in Indian market, BMW M2 is priced ex-showroom at ₹79.9 lakh. The BMW M2 Competition is imported as CBU in India. It is a two-door coupe and is the entry-level M-Series car. It drives power from a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder in-line engine that generates a massive 405 Bhp at 6,250 rpm and a peak torque of 550 Nm between 2,350 – 5230 rpm. BMW M2 comes with three driving modes and gets a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The BMW M2 is quite quick and can do 0-100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds. It also gets a launch control system and can do a top speed of 280 km/h.
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