F22 BMW M2 with M3 engine. Say whaaat?

BMW M2 it’s a small car. At least by BMW’s standards. And it has a big, powerful engine. At least by normal peoples’ standard. Well, surprise or not, it’s not powerful enough for Dahler Design & Technick! So, they decided to do something about it.

Why bother with turbo upgrades, modified exhaust, redesigned admission, air filter, etc, etc? Replace the engine! With what? With a more powerful one, made by BMW, of course. Going one step up, the Swiss tuner was captivated by the M3’s powertrain and fitted it under the M2’s hood. Why not an M5 engine? Probably because, physically, it couldn’t be squeezed into the engine bay.

Anyway, let’s concentrate on the final product: what are the numbers? The 431 hp and 550 Nm of the M3’s engine are a good start. Compared with the original 370 hp and 500 Nm of the M2, they should provide enough extra punch.

But the Swiss weren’t satisfied with these values either. They tested it and decided that more power is needed. And they did…well..what the tuners usually do (and they didn’t tell anybody), somehow managing to develop 540 hp and 730 Nm of torque.

With such a power available on such a light body, the dynamic performance is pretty impressive: 0-100 km/h sprint takes 4 seconds, while the top speed exceeds 320 km/h. Looking scary, if you take in consideration the body’s size…

To keep the little car on road, an aerodynamic package includes big openings in the front bumper, with blades to conduct the airflow and a rear diffuser. A new, adjustable suspension replaced the original one, while a bigger brake system, using eight-piston calipers and 400 mm brake discs safely stops the little cannonball. Wheels? Yes, it has. 20 inch in diameter. Each.


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