Manhart was among the many first tuners to take a crack at modifying the second-generation M2. Immediately, they’re rolling out an entire aftermarket program tailor-made to BMW’s child M automobile. It ticks all the appropriate packing containers by that includes further energy to enrich the added visible drama introduced by the customized physique package. Shiny new wheels and yellow daytime operating lights properly spherical off the bundle.
The primary order of enterprise was to tweak the “S58” engine and extract extra oomph. Manhart has managed to take the twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six to 560 hp and 650 Nm (478 lb-ft). It represents a wholesome bump of 100 hp and 100 Nm (74 lb-ft) achieved primarily by means of software program wizardry. As well as, a brand new chrome steel exhaust system was put in, full with adjustable valves and quad suggestions with a 100-millimeter diameter and a matte black end.
Manhart tells us it’ll proceed to work on the six-cylinder engine to squeeze out much more horsepower. In any case, the most recent M2 makes use of the identical mill because the M3/M4, and everyone knows these automobiles have been tuned to far more energy, even smashing the 1,000-hp barrier in uncommon circumstances. It appears unlikely tuners will wish to construct an M2 with four-digit horsepower given it’s a rear-wheel-drive automobile. Nevertheless, that would change round 2026 when BMW is rumored to launch an M2 xDrive.
The M2 at hand has been subjected to different adjustments past the addition of carbon fiber physique elements, 21-inch cast wheels, and the yellow LED daytime operating lights impressed by the M3 CS and M4 CSL. It additionally occurs to have a KW coilover suspension. Contained in the cabin of this Steptronic-equipped M2, Manhart has added loads of carbon fiber and new flooring mats.
If the tuning scene isn’t your cup of tea, BMW itself will make a meaner model in 2025. The M2 CS will undertake a sequence of carbon fiber upgrades and a revised S58 that’s anticipated to push out greater than 500 hp. Within the meantime, M boss Frank van Meel has confirmed a “mannequin revision” might be launched later this yr. He was seemingly referring to the yet-to-be-confirmed bump in output of 20 hp, reaching 480 hp.
Observe: All acknowledged horsepower figures consult with PS.