The BMW M2 Coupe – for all its sporty and elegant glory – has been the subject of modification projects by several tuning firms. Now, G-Power, a German tuning company, has decided that it is now its turn to present its own version of the beloved M2 coupe.
The most glaring change to the BMW M2 coupe -- as done by G-Power -- concerns its M inline 6-cylinder N55 engine. Released in 2011, the N55 engine earned the Ward’s Auto Best Engine of the Year award for its class three years in a row. Even though it has been replaced by BMW’s B58 engine, the N55 engine remains one of the most beloved powerplants by BMW enthusiasts.
This compact M inline 6-cylinder engine is able to produce 272 kW (370 hp) of max output and 465 Nm of peak torque. Since the BMW M2 coupe weighs around 1,570 kg, it has a weight-to-power ratio of 5.5 kg/kW. Top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h. This engine with a capacity of 2,979 cc could accelerate the M2 coupe from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds.
As we can see, the stock version of the BMW M2 Coupe could not really be called underpowered. It is just that G-Power wanted the BMW M2 Coupe to become more potent, so it tuned its N55 engine that way. Just like its previous projects, G-Power relied on an external power module. This is not surprising considering that BMW has already pushed the N55 engine to the limit, which means it would be hard to squeeze more performance sans any hardware changes.
Thus, for the BMW M2 Coupe, G-Power is offering the Bi-Tronik 2 V1, or the Bi-Tronik 5 V1 external power module. No matter which module is selected, the resulting power would be 410 PS (404 hp) of max output and 570 Nm (420 lb-ft) of peak torque. While only 40 hp was added to the overall output, the modules have fully retained the engine’s protection protocols, which means reliability would never be an issue.
With this amount of power at its disposal, the BMW M2 coupe by G-Power could dash from standstill to 200 km/h (124 mph) in just 14.5 seconds, which is regarded as an impressive figure. Not only that, G-Power’s tuning upgrade has also included a top-speed limiter removal. Once this limiter is removed, the BMW M2 coupe by G-Power could achieve a top speed of 290 km/h (180 mph), compared to just 250 km/h of the stock BMW M2 coupe.
Nonetheless, the BMW M2 coupe by G-Power also features a titanium sport exhaust system with 90 mm pipes that cuts backpressure while trimming 5.5 kg of weight. This tuned BMW M2 coupe also features a fully adjustable suspension kit that could lower the ride height between 20-45 mm at the front and 25-50 mm at the rear. In addition, the tuner provided the BMW M2 coupe with a new set of 20-inch G-Power Hurricane RR forged allow wheels wrapped in 245/30 tires.