The BMW M2 Coupe has been treated to an extensive range of M Performance parts, even before it’s arrived in Oz. The range consists of parts that enhance aerodynamics and engine performance, as well as the interior and suspension.
Many of the new M Performance parts for the BMW M2 Coupe focus on aerodynamics and improved appearance. Carbon-reinforced plastic components including front and side sill attachments and a rear diffuser are said to enhance airflow around the vehicle to optimise handling.
To match these cosmetic touches, carbon-fibre exterior mirror caps are added. High-gloss black touches act as a backdrop to the BMW M badges that are shod in the iconic red, blue and light blue colour scheme. These colours are seen again in a long stripe that highlights the side and rear of the car.
An M Performance flap silencer system allows for varying degrees of volume and tonality from the exhaust. It has two operating modes, Sport and Track. The Sport mode gives a more ‘sporty’ sound but when Track mode is selected, the exhaust system can work at its full potential. The flap exhaust system also effects the car visually.
The system features a high-gloss silencer that includes a deep-embossed M Performance logo. Four 80mm tailpipes recede with perforated innards. Alternatively, a 93mm carbron-fibre tailpipe setup is available.
The BMW M2 Coupe can be fitted with adjustable M Performance suspension. The coil-spring technology will allow for a 25mm maximum height drop and the shock absorbers are capable of adjusting to 16 levels of rebound and 12 levels of compression.
An improved brake component is available. BMW claims that the Coupe’s optional sports brake pads are particularly heat-resistant and provide more direct response as opposed to standard, developed from endurance racing learnings.
Interior parts in the M Performance range include an Alcantara steering wheel that has a harder foam body than standard. This is said to enhance grip and steering feel. An integrated function display in the upper rim of the steering wheel gives the driver section and lap time information, as well as longitudinal and transverse acceleration data.
The steering wheel display is controlled via menu buttons in the wheel’s thumb recces. In addition to the race display, two bi-colour LED light strips that are found on the left and right side of the wheel act as gear shift lights. LED door sill cover strips, rubber floor mats and steel pedal covers, as well as a new transmission selector lever, centre console and handbrake handle complete the range’s interior components.