The company's exhaust gives the inline-six engine a really mean burble.
The BMW specialists at Hamann are now turning their attention to the M2 with a new body kit and tuning parts. The sports coupe is potent right off the showroom floor, but these components are ready in case its performance ever starts to get boring.
Hamann’s mechanical upgrade push the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six’s output to 414 horsepower (309 kilowatts) and 391 pound-feet (530 Newton-meters). To get the extra ponies above the stock 365 hp (272 kW) and 343 lb-ft (465 Nm), the tuner optimizes the ignition mapping. Regardless of transmission the company claims the tweak cuts the sprint to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) to 4.2 seconds.
If you want other drivers to know your M2 has Hamann’s extra grunt, check out the firm’s stainless-steel sports exhaust. You can listen to the aggressive burble that it makes in the video below. Customers can pick whether the outlets have a carbon fiber, silver, or anodized black finish.
Hamann’s body kit isn’t nearly as wild as what many tuners offer, and it makes the M2 look more aggressive without being cartoonish. The parts include a new front splitter with additional inlets. Customers can also get lower side sills and a revised rear bumper with a subtle diffuser. The trunk lid spoiler includes tiny winglets on each side that are a visually distinctive touch.
Hamann’s parts provide factory-like upgrades to the M2, but patient buyers can wait for BMW’s own take on a more potent version of the sports coupe. A possible GTS or CSL variant is already testing at the Nürburgring. Details about it remain scant, but a combination of more muscle and less weight is a safe expectation. One rumor even claims the output could go as high as 408 hp (300 kW). Since tuners like Hamann are able to achieve more power than that just with ignition mapping tweaks, the speculated figure certainly seems reasonable. If a hotter M2 arrives from the factory, expect a premiere sometime in 2017.