Since BMW can’t be bothered to make a drop-top version of the M2, Swiss tuner Dähler Design & Technik GmbH took it upon themselves to fill the void in the market by releasing their own BMW M2 Convertible. It’s a not a real M2 Cab, mind you, but a 2 Series Convertible they have heavily tuned.
Dähler’s BMW M2 Convertible may not be an original, but in many ways it is actually, at least in terms of specs, than the real thing. It looks pretty much like the real M2, but it’s got more power, better suspension, bigger brakes… those things should make it a better car than the M2, shouldn’t they?
In terms of power Dähler BMW M2 Convertible offers two stages of upgrade for the N55 straight-six turbo engine. Stage 1 boost the output to 408 horsepower and 580 Nm of torque which is already considerably more than the M2, giving the car the ability to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds and reach 290 km/h flat out. Stage 2 will take that up to 425 horsepower with 610 Nm of torque, good for an extra 10 km/h in maximum speed.
Other technical highlights of this faux M2 Convertible include a stainless steel exhaust system, adjustable sports suspension with 16 settings, and big brakes with 400 millimeter discs and 8-piston calipers. Dähler is now working on installing a tuned M4 engine in the M2.