LIGHTWEIGHT Performance Upgrades for BMW M2

German BMW tuning specialists, LIGHTWEIGHT, has created a package for the BMW M2 which boosts its performance, dynamic abilities and gives it a new, more aggressive look. Called LW M2 by LIGHTWEIGHT, the company set about reducing the M2’s overall weight whilst optimising its performance potential. Headline figures would seem to back up the success of the project, with the LW M2 now producing 444hp (79hp over standard) and 690 ft lbs of torque giving the car a v-max of almost 185mph.


To achieve this additional power and performance, LIGHTWEIGHT has fitted an uprated turbo with a greater capacity. This is combined with a carbon airbox, larger intercooler, a 300-cell catalytic converter, more efficient downpipe and a full titanium exhaust system. These components not only add to the M2’s already prodigious power output, they also reduce weight when compared to the standard components.


Handling is also taken care of through a revised suspension setup, new wheels and bigger brakes. At the top of the tree in terms of what LIGHTWEIGHT provides for the M2 is Bilstein’s Clubsport kit which is fully electronically adjustable to suit the driver’s requirements. Forged LW rims in 10X19 ae shod with 265/30-19 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tyres, while brakes are supplied by Brembo and use 380mm discs for superb stopping power.


Both the interior and exterior of the M2 has received the LIGHTWEIGHT treatment in order to give the car, what it calls, a more aggressive look. Up front is a new LW-branded splitteres. Black M4-style mirrors adorn the doors while at the back a large LW rear wing sits on the boot. While they might divide opinion, you certainly can’t miss all of the vinyl that has been applied on the outside of the car. Inside, the LW M2 gets carbon sports seats upholstered in alcantara, velour floor mats, an additional information display, aluminium pedals, and panels in carbon fibre. All of these touches help reduce the overall weight of the car.


LIGHTWEIGHT doesn’t quote final weight figures or 0-60 times, but it’s fair to say that there will be improvements over the standard car. For those who don’t want to go the whole hog, many of the components that have gone into making the ultimate LW M2 can be bought on their own, giving owners an array of customisation options depending on their requirements.

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