The BMW M2 Competition is the smallest model in the M GmbH program, but it still has a lot to offer. Furthermore, the compact sports coupé is one of the most successful M models of recent years with a huge fan base. Since performance enhancements and further customization are very popular in this area, MANHART Performance, as a company originally specializing in BMW tuning, naturally has a broad portfolio for the small M up its sleeve: The MANHART MH2 500 sees the light, a special edition limited to only ten copies.
As usual from MANHART, the number in the new model name already gives a very clear indication of the direction in which it is going, in terms of performance, whereby the 500 is actually still slightly low: With the help of the proven MHtronik additional control unit, MANHART pushes the three-litre S55, In-line six-cylinder biturbo engine of the M2 Competition from its standard 410 hp and 550 Nm to a whopping 518 hp and 700 Nm. The complementary MANHART rear silencer with four 100-millimeter-diameter carbon tailpipes provides a fantastically robust and expressive acoustic background. In addition to the famous six-cylinder in-line engine, the chassis has been optimized as well: The MANHART chassis upgrade by H&R ensures lowering and an even sharper and more dynamic driving behavior.
Visually, the MH2 500 Limited also clearly sets itself apart from its factory M2 brothers: MANHART equips it with a front spoiler lip, as well as a diffuser and a spoiler lip on the trunk lid at the rear. They are all made of carbon and give the coupé the look of the limited series top model M2 CS. In addition, the in-house MANHART Concave One light alloy rims in the dimensions 9×20 and 10.5×20 inches with tires of the dimensions 245/30ZR20 and 285/25ZR20 are located in the wheel arches. Matching the finish of the wheels in Gunmetal Gray with diamond-polished fronts, the typical MANHART decals on the black painted body are not in the characteristic gold, but in silver gray.
Last but not least, MANHART equips the interior with an additional display by AK Motion, which replaces one of the central air vents in the dashboard. In this way, the driver can always keep an eye on all the important operating parameters of the powertrain.