I’m not sure that when BMW released the M2 they had any idea it was going to be as good as its turned out to be. It very closely nips at the heels of the M4 which is supposed to be the M2’s slightly larger, more powerful and therefore more expensive brother. According to countless reviews of the two cars when you get them both on the track the performance is so close it resembles nothing what you see on paper.
The M2 comes standard with a 3.0L single turbo inline six that produces 365 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque and weighing in at 3,450 lbs making it both quick and nimble, just like an M car should be. The M4 uses the same exact motor, but by turning it into a twin turbo system power is increased to 425 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. But that also means additional weight which is said to be just over 100 lbs in total.
There is also a major price difference in these cars, a new M4 will cost you $66,000 and an M2 for right around $51,000. That’s a pretty big difference and any decent tuner could take that $15k and fairly easy make the M2 fast than brother. But maybe there’s no need to do that. A tuning company called Speed-Busters that’s based out of Germany that is making some bold claims that they have come up with a way to make the M2 much quicker than the M4. Apparently they have come up with a chip that will increase the M2’s power output to 426hp, and even more impressive 457 lb-ft of torque!
That is some pretty impressive power gain by simply adding in the chip, over 100 lb-ft of torque at the snap of a finger hell yeah count me in. If these claims are true, this thing must be a tire shredding machine with the playful flickability the M2 has become known for and that much torque on hand. As a bonus the chip also increases the normally governed top speed of 155mph up to 180mph, so not only would it be faster and more powerful than the M4, but it’ll also be able to go faster!
Believe it or not, that isn’t even the best part. Actually what normally is the worst part about upgrading your vehicle, the cost, is actually the best part here. To add over 60 hp and 100 lb-ft of torque would normally cost thousands of dollars, especially on a high end German performance car. According to reports, this magical chip is said to cost right around $900 using current exchange rates from Germany. Plus you get a full two year warranty on most likely the device itself. Now wither or not this would void the warranty from BMW or not wasn’t mentioned. So if you have an M2 and want to turn it up a few notches this just might be the tuner for you.