Outlandish BMW M2 Wears Seriously Wide Body

7 June 2018 - motor1

Outlandish BMW M2 Wears Seriously Wide Body

The broader fenders at least allow the tuner to install some seriously wide wheels.

The BMW M2 comes with fairly wide fenders straight from the factory, but the tuner Z Performance apparently doesn't think that they are broad enough because the company's new wide-body kit gives the Bimmer an even bigger booty. It's not a look that everyone can appreciate, and the toothpaste green body wrap on this show car makes the parts even harder to love.

The eight-piece fiberglass kit from Zacoe Performance, includes a new front lip, side skirt, three-section rear diffuser, and big wing on the trunk. Carbon fiber accents appear in the front fascia, mirror caps, and on the rear end. Those massive bolt-on fenders are the most obvious change, though. Z Performance's announcement of this show car doesn't specify how much width that they add, but it's clearly a significant boost.

The much wider fenders allow for some seriously broad wheels. The multi-spoke pieces from ZP Forged are 20 inches in diameter and are 10.5-inches wide in front and 12.5 inches wide at the rear. From the factory, the M2 rolls on 19-inch diameter units that are 9 inches wide in front and 10 inches wide at the back.

For this show car, the customized M2 features a few more upgrades beyond the wild body kit and wider wheels. A 300-cell catalytic converter and Remus cat-back exhaust give the inline-six engine a meaner sound. There's also a set of coilovers from the firm Lowtec. Inside, there's extra carbon fiber trim. The steering wheel has Alcantara upholstery and an integrated race display.

In stock form, the M2 features a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six with 365 horsepower (272 kilowatts) and 343 pound-feet (465 Newton-meters) of torque. Buyers can choose between a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. Customers wanting more power can now opt for the M2 Competition that produces 405 horsepower (302 kilowatts) and 406 pound-feet (551 Newton-meters).


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