Marc Norris, the owner of Bavarian Workshop recently released into the world a unique BMW.
Called the BMW M2, it is a marvelous combination of the 1970s BMW 2002 exterior and 1980s E30 BMW M3 underpinnings.
The 2.3 liter, 4 cylinder S14 engine produces 200 Hp, and thanks to the small platform, the BMW M2 offers a quicker sprint to 100 km/h. Installing the engine and transmission took a bit of redesigning, with the gear box needing a new custom cradle and drive shafts.
They also boxed the chassis to provide additional strength and the suspension got new coilovers. The BMW M2 was fitted with Willwood brakes and sits atop a set of Alpina wheels. For the interior, Bavarian Workshop used perforated Nappa leather and seats from Recaro.
This kind of customization is not that common, and in a sea of tuned out BMW M3s it’s like a breath of fresh air. The only real downside of this is that such quality work and design doesn’t really come cheap.