Final week, proper earlier than the lengthy vacation break, BMW of North America and the BMW Efficiency Heart West invited us to Palm Springs, California, to spend a day of their M College. You’ll be able to see a few of our shenanigans right here (a full overview of the college expertise will comply with within the subsequent few days).
Whereas on the gorgeous premises of Thermal Membership, we managed to identify, as anticipated, a sequence 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 Hearth 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 “fireplace”, no pun supposed. The gorgeous Hearth 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 rapidly regardless of the value tag of $70,100.
The cool shade of orange seems nice on the M2 as nicely, giving the automobile an beautiful and highly effective look – a head turner in all places it goes.
The darkish wheels and carbon fiber roof additionally work nice with the Hearth Orange coloration, for a contrasting look.
Beneath the hood of each vehicles lies a model of the N55 three.Zero liter turbocharged engine that makes use of one twin-scroll turbocharger (TwinPower in BMW converse). Whereas within the M235i, the facility 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 enables 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 “customary” M2 might be retired and the M2 Competitors will take its place, for much more enjoyable across the monitor.
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