More carbon, less weight, much gold for Festival of Speed M2
BMW M Performance Parts are not new to the M2; indeed they were announced before the first drives in 2016. So what, you may be thinking, is BMW playing it? Some bits are gold, the paint is matt Frozen black and the kidney grille surround appears to be carbon fibre. Yuck.
However, there's far more to this 'M Performance Parts Concept' than meets the eye. It has a lighter battery, for example, saving 14kg. Further kilos are shed with a carbon roof, bonnet, boot and side panels. Those natty gold wheels are forged to save six kilos, and come with Michelin Cup 2 tyres. Combine those with the lighter front seats (-9kg) and simpler rear bench (-13kg) and the total weight saving for this Concept over the Competition is more than 60kg.
It doesn't end there, either; two-way adjustable coilovers are fitted, with 12 stages of compression and 16 of rebound to choose from, plus a 20mm reduction in ride height. Inside the carbon 'n' gold theme continues, with plentiful Alcantara as well. BMW also makes a point of the springs and brake calipers being black, which is probably the point where there's not much more to say...
BMW will exhibit this concept at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with some of the carbon parts available now (bonnet, grille) and the rest to follow in the coming months. No prices have yet been released, though large body panels in carbon never have come cheap. To be honest the seats and the wheels would probably suit just fine for us. And the windscreen sticker, of course...
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