BMW made a daring choice once they stated a convertible BMW M2 gained’t ever be constructed. Whereas some folks complained in regards to the choice initially, others understood why such a transfer was made and the way a drop prime model of the M2 wouldn’t have the identical stability because the Coupe model. To this present day I feel it was the suitable name however because it seems, some folks have been so upset that they determined to try to make their very own Convertible M2.
The automobile we’re taking a look at right now is claimed to be the world’s solely BMW M2 Convertible and initially I used to be intrigued. My ideas have been tuner determined to chop the roof off an M2 and by some means handle to put in a folding one on prime, to ensure the suspension setup and rear diff are nonetheless in the identical form as BMW meant them to be, working as they need to. Nonetheless, upon nearer inspection I came upon this isn’t an M2 in any respect.
As a substitute, the fellows from Kotte Efficiency tried to show a BMW M235i Convertible into an M2. Within the course of they eliminated the entrance and rear bumpers, added M2 ones, in addition to gills on the entrance fenders, all in a daring try and make this M Efficiency automobile look as intently as attainable as the true deal. They even added a quad-exhaust setup on the again. What they received as an alternative nonetheless, is sort of a potent automobile.
In line with the uploader, the one we’re trying out right here places out 550 HP and 630 Nm (464 lb-ft) of torque out of the Three-liter straight six N55 engine underneath the hood. That was apparently achieved because of new turbos, a Wagner intercooler and a Deafpool exhaust system. If these numbers are true, that is most likely one of many quickest M235i fashions we’ve ever seen however it nonetheless stays an M235i and never an M2 as they declare.