Even though tuners can’t get their hands on the new BMW M2 until April 2016, the tuning preparations have already begun. Some bigger shops employ in-house designers – who can help them and guide them through the process of designing the right aero parts and fitment – while others go through a trial and error process until the right part is developed.
But two things most of the tuners do are: one – create hype for their products and two – use renderings to showcase their projects. Bengala Design – an automotive designer based in Europe – decided to take an early approach to designing a wideboy kit for the M2.
The sports coupe gets even wider fenders and side skirts, larger air curtains and a front lip to help with downforce. A set of HRE custom wheels were installed as well – in black, of course – while the a lowering kit was applied to the M2. With the extra width all-around, the wells need wider tires to fill the gap.
BMW M2 uses a brand-new six-cylinder in-line engine, with M TwinPower Turbo technology and three-liter displacement, develops 272 kW/370 hp with peak torque of 465 Nm / 343 lb-ft. Peak torque of 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) can be increased to as much as 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) in short bursts under overboost. But we won’t be surprised when 400-500 horsepower builds will become available.
With the optional M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) in place and Launch Control activated, BMW M2 sprints from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds (4.5 s with the six-speed manual gearbox).
All these renderings we’ve seen lately are only adding to the hype and April of next year just can’t come soon enough.