The aftermarket specialist has decided to offer what BMW negates to its fans – an M2 open top, which also has 419 hp – more than what the standard M2 coupe offers from the factory floor.
BMW has decided against putting out a convertible version for the M2 because the managers think there’s no way of delivering a good droptop – but Swiss tuning firm Dähler Design and Technik thinks otherwise. And the project is clearly the work of professionals – because not knowing first hand you’re dealing with a bespoke project you might think the Bavarian automaker did this. Dähler hasn’t exactly explained how the conversion takes place, but we might suspect them for not actually using the M2 coupe – and rather taking the 2 Series Convertible to extreme places.
The M2 is actually trumped by Dahler’s offering, even though it comes out of the plant with 365 horsepower (272 kilowatts) and 343 pound-feet (465 Newton-meters) or 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) during overboost. Dähler has two versions – Stage 1 will take the turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six to 402 hp (300 kW) and 428 lb-ft (580 Nm). This would be good enough for 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 4 seconds and a maximum speed of 180 mph (290 km/h). Stage 2 takes the power to 419 hp (313 kW) and 450 lb-ft (610 Nm), which in turn delivers a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h).