Sachin Tendulkar is a well-known car enthusiast and owns a range of cars. Tendulkar is also the brand ambassador of BMW India and every now and then he can be spotted driving around in a BMW car. Here is a video from a BMW event that shows Sachin Tendulkar taking hot laps around the Budh International Circuit, which is the only Formula One track in the country.
Sachin Tendulkar in a BMW M2 Competition
The video has been posted by Pranav where he can be seen on the co-driver seat with Sachin Tendulkar. The ex-cricketer tried to set up a fast lap and said whoever breaks the lap timing set by him will get a gift. Sachin Tendulkar first went for a warm-up lap around the BIC and from his driving, it can be seen that he knows the track quite well and knows the exactly when to brake around the corners. After the warm-up lap, the video shows him doing 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 BMW M2 Competition is priced at Rs. 79.9 lakh in India and was launched last year in the Indian market. 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 gets powered by 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. The car 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.
In the video, Sachin also talked about his cars. He said that when he is driving around with his family, he prefers taking out his BMW 760 Li M-Sport and while going on long trips he takes the BMW X5M. Sachin also said for driving pleasure he often takes out his BMW i8. Sachin has been spotted driving all these cars quite often in the roads of Mumbai. He has even customised the BMW i8 and has put different colours on it. Sachin often takes out the i8 on Sundays to drive around the city.
Sachin Tendulkar’s love for cars is very well known. He is also a very good friend of Micheal Schumacher and received a Ferrari 360 Modena from the legendary racing driver, which was gifted by FIAT. Sachin has sold the Ferrari now but has a range of cars in his garage including a BMW M5. Sachin has been associated with BMW for a long time now and his current garage is full of BMW cars.