Final week, proper earlier than the lengthy vacation break, BMW of North America and the BMW Efficiency Middle West invited us to Palm Springs, California, to spend a day of their M College. You possibly can see a few of our shenanigans right here (a full evaluate of the college expertise will observe within the subsequent few days).
Whereas on the gorgeous premises of Thermal Membership, we managed to identify, as anticipated, a collection of M automobile, from full fleets of M3s and M4s, to the M2 and even the M760Li. Amongst these, there was a gem additionally – a BMW M2 in Fireplace Orange. The automobile featured the hashtag #limerock and since BMW Particular person doesn’t provide a program for the M2, we consider it was a high-quality wrap.
As you’d anticipate, this M2 was “hearth”, no pun supposed. The gorgeous Fireplace Orange made a debut on the E92 M3 GTS and was additional used on many different BMWs, together with the E92 M3 Lime Rock Version which was bought within the US. Dubbed BMW M3 Lime Rock Park Version Coupe, the particular M3 was restricted to 200 models which bought out shortly regardless of the value tag of $70,100.
The cool shade of orange appears to be like nice on the M2 as nicely, giving the automobile an beautiful and highly effective look – a head turner in every single place it goes.
The darkish wheels and carbon fiber roof additionally work nice with the Fireplace Orange colour, for a contrasting look.
Underneath the hood of each automobiles lies a model of the N55 three.Zero liter turbocharged engine that makes use of one twin-scroll turbocharger (TwinPower in BMW communicate). Whereas within the M235i, the ability is at 320 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque, within the BMW M2, energy is bumped as much as 365 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.
All of this permits the BMW M2 to get from Zero-60, additionally due to the 7-speed DCT. The college instructors have instructed us that sooner or later, the “commonplace” M2 shall be retired and the M2 Competitors will take its place, for much more enjoyable across the observe.
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