Do you want to drive or ride in a BMW M2 Convertible? Well, even if you want to, you couldn’t, simply because the German carmaker has no convertible version of the M2. While a 2-Series convertible does exist, an M2 droptop doesn’t. As the performance version of the BMW 2-Series coupe, the M2 coupe could be too good just to be converted into a droptop model.
But now, a convertible version of the M2 has been sighted, but not at the production site of BMW. This M2 Convertible was sighted at the yard of tuner Dahler Design and Technik GmbH in Switzerland. Yes. Since BMW wouldn’t build an M2 convertible, Dahler said it would and it could. Eventually, plans pushed through and that led to the creation of this customized M2 convertible, providing that Dahler is good enough to undertake a project that even BMW wouldn’t venture into.
Considering that there is a real demand for a droptop version of the M2, Dahler went on and created a convertible from a coupe. More than that, Dahler even improved the performance of the model. This was achieved by increasing the output and torque of its turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder M TwinPower Turbo engine, installing a stainless steel exhaust system and a coil-over suspension system. The M2 convertible by Dahler also features a high-performance brake unit, new wheels and tires, several aerodynamic enhancements and a new interior fitting of a convertible.
Dahler offers two levels of performance upgrade for the M2 convertible. As it is, the M TwinPower Turbo engine in the BMW M2 coupe delivers 365 hp (272 kW) of max output and 343 lb-ft (465 Nm) of peak torque, with short overboost torque of 369 lb-ft (500 Nm). When Level 1 is availed, this engine generates up to 402 hp (300 kW) of output and up to 428 lb-ft (580 Nm) of torque, allowing the M2 convertible to accelerate from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4 seconds and achieve a top speed of 180 mph (290 kph).
When the Level 2 upgrade is applied, the M TwinPower Turbo engine would deliver high levels of power at 419 hp (313 kW) of output and 610 ft-lb of torque. This should allow the M2 convertible to be quicker in the sprint while reaching a top speed of nearly 186 mph (300 km/h). The power of this upgrade is made known to the world through the sound emanating from the M2 convertible’s dark-tipped stainless steel exhaust system from Dahler.
Braking power is provided for by Dahler’s 8-piston high-performance brake-system with 400 mm brake discs. The convertible’s aerodynamics is enhanced by a spoiler lip with lateral flaps. While the interior of the M2 convertible remains mostly stock except for MID-display-unit in the cockpit, Dahler is offering interior customization packages that clients could avail for their droptops.