BMW turns the M2’s garish looks up to 11 with new M Performance parts



Spend any time online, and you’ll know that the all-new BMW M2 has a look that, well, let’s just say is not for everyone… or anyone. But as if it’s not already polarising enough, BMW has now – like clockwork – released a full set of M Performance parts for the G87 M2 to lend it an even more controversial look.

The new M Performance kit adds on several carbon fibre aerodynamic appendages on the outside, including a new front splitter, rear diffuser, and large rear spoiler, among many other things. But because of their unpainted appearance, the black carbon fibre parts not only add even more visual bulk to the exterior, but also further accentuates the M2’s weird clashing lines, especially on the bumpers.

We do have to admit that the staggered wheels (20-inch front and 21-inch rear) in Frozen Gold Bronze do look pretty nice, however, and the M Performance treatment on the inside is at least much more reserved, with the Alcantara and carbon fibre touches only applied onto the armrest, knee pads, door sills, backrest covers, dashboard, and steering wheel.

For those who want even more aggression inside, BMW is also offering an M Performance steering wheel Pro, which comes with extra contoured Alcantara grips on the sides, with the top and bottom wrapped in leather.

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At least, the BMW M2 with M Performance parts does sound quite a bit meaner than the base model thanks to the titanium M Performance silencer system, even though we’re really not a fan of the quad exhaust tips that first debuted on the M3 and M4.

The new exhaust system is also eight kilograms lighter than the standard kit, and you can also pair it to a set of specially-tuned M Performance height-adjustable (by up to 10 mm lower) coilover suspensions to further fine-tune the car’s handling characteristics.

With or without the funky exhaust tips, though, the all-new BMW M2 still makes 460 hp and 550 Nm from the 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged inline six engine. An eight-speed M Steptronic transmission is standard, though the ‘real drivers’ would of course choose the six-speed manual that’s available as an option.

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