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post #1 of 6 Old 05-11-2015, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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BMW M2 to pack 365 hp

365hp is what the M2 will reportedly have, this is going to be one potent coupe!



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We have to take any of these leaks with a grain of salt, but according to a user on the 2addicts forum citing insider sources at BMW headquarters, M2 production begins in November. This person also reiterates that the coupe uses BMW's N55 turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six. In this tune, it would reportedly make 365 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque. Plus, an over-boost system would allegedly push twist by about 25 lb-ft at low revs.

At launch, this rumor also suggests that BMW might keep the M2's color palette limited to just four choices: Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Long Beach Blue Metallic and Mineral Grey Metallic. Inside, there're purportedly even fewer hues with the only one being black with blue stitching.

Assuming these numbers are accurate, the M2 seems to represent a decent upgrade over the already capable M235i. It also uses a version of the N55 but a version making 320 hp and 330 lb-ft. In addition to the extra grunt, previous spy shots show the M with a front fascia akin to the M3/M4.




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post #2 of 6 Old 05-14-2015, 11:54 AM
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Some people are already starting to talk about the M2 being a better drive then the M4. I always preferred the 135i to the 335i (the most direct comparison I can make at this point) and most journos already prefer the M235i to the M4.

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See, people already think that the M235i is BMW’s best car, even over such cars like the M4 and M6 Gran Coupe. So would the addition of an M2 spoil the legacy of the M3, and now M4? Porsche has this problem with the Cayman and 911. The 911 is Porsche’s most expensive sports car and most iconic. However, most enthusiasts would tell you that the Cayman is the better driving car of the two to and, because of its mid-engined layout, it has more potential than the 911 and its rear-engined layout. Many believe that Porsche intentionally hamstrings the Cayman, as to not let it overlap its iconic 911, in terms of performance and drivability. Will BMW have to do the same?
http://www.bmwblog.com/2015/05/09/mi...r-than-the-m4/
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M2 will be better for its nimbleness, due to weight, but then again that depends on how much that nimbleness matters to someone. Others may want more space and great performance... which of course can be had with the M4.



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365 is great granted it comes in close to the 228i weight as apposed to the 235i which is quite portly for its size. I'm just not sold on the N55 being used in an M car. The engine BMW is using is basically the same as the one in my PPK 435i with an overboost feature that helps create 30 more HP. I think it's a very good engine....just not a great one like the S55 used in the F8x.


All bitching aside, we won't know how good/great this car will be until reviews surface and until we can test drive it for ourselves. It's on my cross-shop list along with the M3.
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with a small tune its going to wipe the floor with the 4's. I remember guys with the last gen 135s, small tune, up the boost and they were walking away from the v8's no worrrryyyyyy
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with a small tune its going to wipe the floor with the 4's. I remember guys with the last gen 135s, small tune, up the boost and they were walking away from the v8's no worrrryyyyyy


Keep in mind, the 4's are wiping the floor with the old gen V8s. 112-114 trap compared to 117-119 trap with DCT.


Adding a JB4, downpipe and some E85 mix to the M2 should help it keep pace with M4
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