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BMW M2 gets M3 engine conversion via Dähler Design & Technik

Swiss tuning firm Dähler Design & Technik GmbH thought it would be a fun idea to squeeze the M3/M4’s 317kW and 550Nm ‘S55’ turbo screamer into the much lighter M2 body.

Dahler Design & Technik GmbH BMW M2-front

The M2 is no slouch to begin with; its N55 3.0-litre turbo produces 272kW and 500Nm, yielding a 4.3-second 0-100km/h sprint. The firm hasn’t just stopped with the transplant though. The S55 has been wound up to 397kW and 730Nm of twist.

As a result, top speed climbs to the magic 200mph mark (320km/h), and the pint-sized missile drops below 4.0 seconds to reach 100km/h from a standing start. It’s a tight fit, as you can see, but plenty of bespoke parts, such as an intercooler make it in there too.

As you’d expect, the aerodynamic package is a lot more serious with a fatter diffuser at the back plus wider openings at the front with blacked-out blades to direct airflow.

Dahler Design & Technik GmbH BMW M2-rear

On the chassis side of things, adjustable coil-overs replace the standard suspension and, get this, eight-piston calipers squeezing 400mm disks sit at the front, necessitating the fitment of 20- or 21-inch wheels.

The interior remains the untouched, save for a more comprehensive information display in the infotainment screen, giving a host of extra paramaters including temperature information for the volcanic weapon’s vital statistics.

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.