Dahler Designs und Technik adds the heart of the M4 to the BMW M2
The new BMW M2 has been receiving a lot of positive press as of late for the performance value obtained at its $51,700 price point. Several critics are on record for comparing the M2 favorably against its pricier, larger, and more powerful bretheren, the M3 and M4.
There are always those out there who will want more and for those people, there is Dahler Design und Technik. The company turned a junior M-car into a true road missile by swapping the standard M2’s 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine for the BMW M4’s power plant. Roughly, the same size physically, the M4 power plant puts out 424 horsepower.
The magicians at Dahler Design don’t just stop there, they work their magic to increase output of the engine to 540 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque. As a result, the modified M-Car can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than four seconds accelerating through to a top speed in excess of 200 miles per hour.
Dahler’s modifications to the M2 consist of more than just throwing massive amounts of power at the car. While an additional 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque may not sound like much, a great deal has gone into the vehicle to optimize the use of power.
A trunk lid spoiler and subtle lip ensure that the M2 is firmly planted at speed while 18-way adjustable coilovers ensues that the Dahler Designs und Technik can handle whatever twisty roads it is served.
With stopping power just as important as acceleration, Dahler Design added a braking system of their design behind 21-inch alloy wheels.
The whole set up looks like an absolute blast to drive. I look forward to seeing the video of a professional driver flogging the car around the famed Nurburgring.