Swiss tuning company Dähler Design & Technik GmbH recently unveiled a tuning project said to be based upon the BMW M2. While many have wondered if BMW will add a BMW M2 Convertible to its range, Dähler have not and instead, they appear to have created their own BMW M2 Convertible!
Whilst the press release is thin on detail when it comes to the actual basis of the vehicle, we suspect that this might be a 2-Series Convertible modified and dressed up to look like a BMW M2. It would be ludicrous to think that a team actually went to town with an angle grinder on a real BMW M2.
The end result is pretty unique though. The design features all the traits of the small M-car. It gets the flared wheel arches, the spoiler lip and the rear bumper together with the side skirts and the fender vents. Whilst the interior quite clearly lacks that special feel of the M2, the rest is admirable.
Under the bonnet, the 3.0 litre, straight six, single twin scroll turbocharged engine gets a power increase from 365 hp up to 420 hp together with a peak torque figure of 610 ft-lb. A slightly less powerful performance boost is also available up to 405 hp with torque of 580 ft-lb. Dähler have also addressed rumours of the BMW M2 GTS set to feature the BMW M4’s S55 engine by stating that they would be delighted to carry out the implant!
Suitable modifications have also been made to the coil-over suspension system which now offers a lower ride together with 16 levels of rebound and compression. There is a new 8-piston high performance brake system with 400 millimeter brake discs. The stainless steel exhaust system is also new. The wheels are Dähler’s CDC1 units fitted in dimensions 9 x 20 inches on the front axle and 10,5 x 20 on the rear axle. 21 inch options are also available.