Sometime last month, BMW made an announcement that they will retire the standard M2 to make room for the M2 Competition. And now, the Bavarians are already showing off some new upgrades for interested customers, in which the performance coupe can be made even more intense. The new M Performance Parts will not only make your car look more appealing, but also serve to cut down some of its weight.
For instance, they are offering a new set of 19 inch forged wheels from the M Performance catalog, and this will not only make your car look sexy, but will also reduce their weight by 3.2 kilograms (7 pounds) when being compared to the regular alloy wheels.
BMW says that shaving off weight will have a positive impact on the steering wheel behaviour as well as the driving dynamics. The wheels can then be finished in two options: Jet Black in matte or Frozen Gold. This, of course comes with the “M Performance” lettering too. The wheels will then be dressed in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires for superior grip.
To further reduce the car’s weight, the M2 Competition’s body can go through some more changes, from utilizing the carbon fiber roof and cutting its weight down to about 5 kilos (11 pounds). The carbon fiber trunk, on the other hand, cuts down a further 6 kilos (13 pounds). Here’s the thing, if you would like to order these, then you will have to wait, as this will not go on sale until November. We think it is actually worth the wait since the inside of the tailgate is purely made of carbon fiber, so it will look great whenever you will load or unload cargo from the trunk.
Speaking of carbon fiber, the treatment does not end there as the M2 Competition can be optionally ordered with a new hood that was made from the same lightweight material, further cutting down its weight by an extra 9 kilos (20 pounds). It also boasts a powerdome that enhances the coupe’s sportiness, and the additional front side panel that is made of carbon fiber has the same effect too. And as I have mentioned earlier, this will not be available until November this year.
If you are willing to spend even more, then you can get the M Performance stainless steel exhaust with a rear silencer and carbon exhaust tips. This shaves off 8 kilos (18 pounds) and offers a more aggressive engine note.
Other things that you can add on to your car include LED door projectors, two sports steering wheels, stainless steel pedal covers, as well as M Performance branded floor mats, aside from the motorsport derived brakes and the lowering of your ride’s suspension.