G-POWER M2 – THE POCKET ROCKET
Launched at the beginning of this year the BMW M2 is the spiritual successor to the legendary 1 Series M Coupé. Its combination of a 3.0-liter six-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine (N55B30) with 370 hp and 465 Nm and finely tuned M sports suspension provides this pocket rocket with impressive driving dynamics.
The M2’s sporting temperament can now be sharpened to an even finer point with the performance upgrades from G-POWER whose engineers draw from a wealth of experience gained from over 35 years of developing and building engines and supercharger systems. Along the way, the numerous speed records broken by project vehicles with outputs of up to 1,001 hp testify to their unrivalled expertise with supercharged engines.
On the engine upgrade front G-POWER gives M2 owners the choice of bespoke motor software tuning with their Bi-Tronik 2 V1, or the more straightforward Bi-Tronik 5 V1 external power module. Either way the result is 410 hp and 570 Nm of torque, with full retention of the factory engine protection protocols.
A popular modification is the Vmax module, which untethers the M2 from the factory 250 km/h limiter and allows the G-POWER tuned car to stretch its legs all the way up to 290 km/h! The 0 to 200 km/h sprint is covered in just 14.5 seconds on the way there.
G-POWER offers M2 owners a high-quality titanium sport exhaust system featuring a dual-mode sound flap system and four 90 mm diameter carbon tailpipes. Apart from amplifying the M2’s singing voice this bespoke exhaust lowers exhaust gas backpressure, and shaves 5.5kg from the weight of the standard system.
Available for vehicles with and without EDC, the G-POWER G2M-RS fully adjustable suspension kit allows ride height reduction between 20-45 mm lower in front and 25-50 mm at the rear respectively, while its dampers offer nine-positions of bounce and rebound control.
This uprated suspension perfect complements the 20-inch diameter G-POWER HURRICANE RR forged alloy wheels, shod with 245/30ZR20 high-performance tyres. Despite being an inch larger than standard, these lighter wheels reduce the M2’s unsprung weight to the benefit of chassis dynamics.