The BMW M2 tuning package has been updated, as disclosed by AC Schnitzer. The Aachen-based tuner is giving the M2 a more flamboyant appearance and making minor chassis adjustments; the real performance enhancements, along with a louder exhaust, will come later.
The more pronounced aero components on AC Schnitzer's BMW M2 give it the appearance of a track-focused version of the original. A bigger splitter, canards, additional winglets inside the bumper intakes, and a black sticker emphasizing the hood bump are located on the front. Subtle side skirts and adorning side gills reminiscent of vintage BMW M models enhance the profile. A diffuser extension, a large carbon racing wing, and a roof spoiler make for a more visually arresting rear view.
The Techgold or gloss black AC4 Lightweight Forged Rims are 20 inches in front and 21 inches in back, but owners can choose to have 20 inches all around. Putting aside their appearance, they can improve handling and performance by reducing the unsprung mass by up to 25–35%. The aforementioned components increase downforce by up to 80 kg at the rear and 60 kg at the front, so they're not just show pieces.
The AC Schnitzer RS coilover, which offers height, rebound, and compression damping adjustments, replaces the stock BMW M suspension on the M2. With the new configuration, the car is lowered by 20–30 mm at the back and 25–35 mm at the front.
For ardent tuner fans, there are also some interior upgrades available. Among them is a redesigned sports steering wheel with light grey stitching and perforated black napa leather and Alcantara upholstery. A pair of considerably larger, more manageable aluminum gearshift paddles are located behind it. The footrest, pedals, keyholder, and unique cover for the iDrive Controller on the center console were all made of the same lightweight material.
Another set of springs with a less severe 20–25 mm front and 15-20 mm rear lowering is also available from the tuner.
Although they haven't yet disclosed the exact figures, AC Schnitzer is developing a performance enhancement for the twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine.
For individuals who prefer to show off their vehicle with the hood open, the power boost will be paired with a new engine cover. The stock engine produces 550 Nm of torque and 453 horsepower.
From December 1–10, 2023, AC Schnitzer will present the upgraded BMW M2 at the Essen Motor Show in Germany. The tuner invites owners of M2 vehicles to begin improving their vehicles and may even finish them with the performance enhancement that will be accessible in the spring of 2024.