Continue Reading Below
In its early testing stages, the M2 was often mentioned in the same sentence with the carbon fiber roof, a feature that every BMW fan has dreamed of. But when it launched, the M2 was shipped without the lightweight roof, a move likely to keep a gap between the compact coupe and its bigger brother, the M4 Coupe.
According to IND, the designers at RKP knew that they couldn’t simply produce a flat roof surface for a car with the sporting character of the M2. Instead, the F82 M4 Carbon Fiber roof was laser scanned and converted to a solid CAD model. After the M4 roof shape was analyzed and digitally measured, the surface was re-designed and modified to fit the M2’s unique body shape and proportions. All ratios were carefully evaluated, giving RKP a roof panel that is reminiscent of the M4’s roof, but specifically sized for the M2.
The RKP M2 roof is constructed from 100% hand laid carbon fiber and weighs a scant 7.5lbs, while the original BMW M2 roof weighs 18.5lbs. The M2 Carbon Fiber roof is a full replacement panel, completely removing the factory metal roof, allowing M2 owners to enjoy the reduced weight and increased stiffness of a Carbon Fiber panel, while also providing the M2 with the M4’s unique roof shape.
Pre-orders are available now at a price of $1,295.