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.
Gallery: BMW M2 by Hamann
Personality package for the BMW M2
· Aerodynamics upgrade with front spoiler, sill kit and diffuser kit for a sporty individual look
· Additional control unit to enhance the power to 309 kW (420 hp), including insurance cover
· High-quality stainless-steel sports exhaust system – available with four carbon-fibre tail pieces, either silver or black anodised
· New Certificate of Authenticity for Hamann’s original and accessory parts
Laupheim/Zurich, 9 November 2016. Hamann has developed a unique offer for the smallest BMW with M power: the personality kit comprising differing components. Thanks to this package M2 customers can have their BMWs optimised according to their preference, clearly differing from the standard version: either with refined aerodynamics upgrade, power advancement or sports exhaust system. Every component fulfils Hamann’s high demand regarding precision and detailed improvement. Totally new: since 1 November 2016, Hamann delivers its original parts with a Certificate of Authenticity.
There is no doubt, the BMW M2 has a striking face. But only the small but excellent Hamann aerodynamics upgrade makes it unique. A front spoiler that expands across the whole vehicle width and perfectly concludes the radiator front at the bottom. The “cherry on the cake” is the optional, centred carbon-fibre insert underneath the grille.
However, Hamann does not leave it at that, but additionally offers high-grade attachment parts for the complete M2: from a high-quality sill kit – also with extra wingtips in front of the rear wheel arches – to the rear spoiler and diffuser à la Hamann design in vehicle colour. Small winglets on the left and right set distinctive racing accents and are the perfect completion of the optional stainless-steel sports exhaust system from Hamann, which is decorated with four pipes equipped with carbon-fibre or classical, silver or black anodised tail pieces.
With an additional control unit to optimise the ignition map Hamann increases the power of the 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine from 370 hp to 420 hp (272 kW to 309 kW). The torque is increased from 465 Nm to 530 Nm. Together with the six-gear manual transmission or the optional seven-gear dual-clutch transmission the M2 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds. And there is another cherry on the cake: Hamann not only delivers tested quality, but also offers insurance cover for this power advancement, if desired.
New Certificate of Authenticity
To defy tuning fakes and cheap imitations from Far East, Hamann has delivered all its original and accessory parts with a Certificate of Authenticity since 1 November 2016. The certificate in DIN A6 format is forgery safe thanks to a protected hologram. It identifies every item by its original item number and documents the authenticity of relating components or accessories, such as a set of wheels or an aerodynamics kit. With good reason: Every Hamann product is backed by a high demand – high-grade materials, high accuracy, most modern product processes and precision down to the tiniest detail. This is what Hamann Motorsport stakes its reputation on.
No matter whether individual components or the complete personality package for the M2, Hamann Motorsport turns the small BMW into an exclusive model. The carefully concerted modules – separately or together – guarantee a coherent overall concept. HAMANN realises the exclusive individualisation at its headquarters in Laupheim or at international partner sites.