BMW has unboxed its M Performance Parts catalogue for the new-generation M2, with the German marque saying the model-specific items accentuate the race-inspired character of its compact sports car. 

M Performance Parts

The BMW M Performance Parts catalogue for the latest M2 comprises a “wide variety” of options for customising the box-fresh model with “maximum” performance in mind. The Bavarian brand says all the components were developed from BMW M’s motor-racing expertise and the experience its motorsport department has gained over five decades. Each item has been “precisely tuned” to match the two-door coupé’s characteristics and “reinforces” the M2’s “pure-bred” performance credentials. 

The catalogue includes carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) add-ons for the front, sides and rear. BMW says these items “optimise the car’s aerodynamic properties while also accentuating its racing aura with a clear coat finish that exposes the composition of fibres beneath”. “The front splitter carbon fibre and air intake trim carbon fibre, for instance, ensure the new BMW M2 makes a particularly striking impression,” said the automaker. 

M Performance Parts

Customers wanting the give their M2 a “sharper” visual edge on the side can specify a side skirt fashioned from carbon fibre. The mirror caps can also be had in this lightweight material. In addition, the automaker says airflow around the bodywork can be optimised with the fitment of the M Performance rear lip spoiler and carbon-fibre diffuser. 

Those seeking a more amplified exhaust note can option a titanium silencer system, which, BMW says, offers an “unmistakable” look and “distinct” racing-car acoustics. This item is also 8 kg lighter than the standard set-up. Further included in the M Performance Parts catalogue are M Performance suspension and forged alloy wheels. 

Interior options include carbon fibre/Alcantara trim. M Performance seats are also available, as is an M Performance steering wheel Pro. 

As a reminder, the new M2’s 3.0-litre inline-six engine produces 338 kW and 550 Nm of torque. BMW says these figures allow a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 4.1 seconds and an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h (285 km/h when specifying the optional M Driver’s package). 

The new M2 will be available in South Africa from the second quarter of 2023.