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BMW M2 F87 technical details

Bimmerfest brings you initial technical details on the BMW M2. We'll have more technical info as it comes out but for now enjoy these goodies.

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BMW M2 F87 technical details

Engine - N55B30T0

The M2 is powered by a 3.0L inline 6 cylinder with M TwinPower Turbo Technology (N55). This engine is based on the N55 engine from the M235i, but with significant changes and enhancements. The M2 N55 has gained selected components from the BMW M3/M4 S55 engine. Components including the pistons, top ring (optimized for grey-cast iron liners), and crankshaft main bearing shells. The new engine in the BMW M2 is also equipped with the requisite high-performance spark plugs designed to optimally work at higher temperatures.

Engine specs include:
  • 370hp at 6500 rpm (7000rpm redline)
  • 343 lb-ft of torque from 1,400 - 5,560 rpm
  • Overboost function allowing an additional 26 lb-ft of torque (available from 1,350 - 4,500 rpm) for a maximum of 369 lb-ft
  • Single twin scroll turbocharger
  • VANOS
  • VALVETRONIC
  • Direct Injection
  • Grey-cast iron cylinder liners
  • Forged crankshaft
  • Closed-deck block
  • Baffled oil pan with dual pickups
  • Additional radiator (racetrack proven cooling capability)
  • Optimized exhaust manifold
  • Optimized airbox with 2 inlets

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Transmission
The M2 is available with either a 6 Speed Manual Transmission or an M Double Clutch Transmission

Manual Transmission:
The 6 Speed Manual is equipped with a new cabron-fiber friction lining which enhances shifting precesion. It also employs a sump design that prevents gears sloshing through fluid and pumps the gear oil to the necessary locations. The Manual Transmission also has Rev Matching on both downshifts and upshifts. On downshifts, the correct engine speed is applied to ensure a smooth downshift. This can be disabled by switching DSC completely off. On upshifts, the engine speed drops to the optimal engine speed and is held there until the gear is engaged. This is only noticeable when shifting slowly. The Manual Transmission is capable of a 0-60mph time of 4.3s.

M DCT Transmission:
The M DCT is the latest generation of the 7 speed double clutch gearbox found in previous M models. The DCT transmission also includes the Launch Control feature for optimal accelleration. Using Launch Control, the M2 is capable of a very impressive 0-60mph is 4.1s.

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Brakes
While the Engine and Transmission are able to get the M2 up to speed very quickly, the equally impressive brake package sheds speed with confidence. The standard and only braking option includes:
  • Perforated Compound Brake Rotors (Aluminum hubs and Steel friction surface)
  • 15" front diameter and 14.5" rear diameter
  • Four piston fixed front calipers supplied by Brembo
  • Two piston fixed rear calipers

Carbon ceramic brakes are not an option

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Rear Differential
The Active M Differential takes grip and directional stability to a new level. Unlike an open differential that allows the wheel without grip to spin freely, or a traditional mechanical limited slip with a fixed locking percentage, the Active M Differential allows between 0 and 100% locking depending on the situation and is based on various inputs from the DSC control unit. The locking percentage is changed by using an electric motor to vary the pressure on the hydraulic clutch pack.

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I just got a hold of the complete F87 M2 BMW technical documents. Check the first post for a full run down of all the technical features of the M2

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I just got a hold of the complete F87 M2 BMW technical documents. Check the first post for a full run down of all the technical features of the M2

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thank you !!!

So this is the same engine going into the X4 M40i except a little detuned no over boost correct?
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engagement speed control function

Please tell me that the damn "engagement speed control function" can be turned off. Anyone who doesn't know how to double clutch and blip the throttle without a computer doing it for them shouldn't' be allowed to drive an M2... or any car with a manual transmission for that matter.
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It is turned off when your turn DSC off, otherwise there is no way to turn it off.
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So as long as I remember to turn off the DSC every time I start the car, it won't do my throttle blipping for me. Thanks.
I understand that the M2 also has the auto start / stop function that turns off the engine when stopped. Can that be permanently turned off?
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Yes, you have to turn off DSC every time.

Auto stop start can be disabled with the switch and it remembers the last setting.
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No, I didn't see that. But I was there and will be publishing my review soon.
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No, I didn't see that. But I was there and will be publishing my review soon.
He just said good technical points which are very nice to hear for those who didn't read the pdf.

Thanks for the technical docs and looking forward to your review
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I've only watched the first few minutes but there are numerous errors in that video about the engine.
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I've only watched the first few minutes but there are numerous errors in that video about the engine.
Oh man =\ , cant wait to hear yours
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The engine in the M2 does not share the engine block or exhaust headers from the M3/M4 for example as two blatant errors in the video.
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The engine in the M2 does not share the engine block or exhaust headers from the M3/M4 for example as two blatant errors in the video.

Wen comes out your videos ?
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Wen comes out your videos ?
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I have a few track specific laps and of course there is my review (BMW M2 Review) but I did not make a technical oriented video. I feel the technical docs better cover the M2 then a video ever could.

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I have a few track specific laps and of course there is my review (BMW M2 Review) but I did not make a technical oriented video. I feel the technical docs better cover the M2 then a video ever could.

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Ahh yes just bumped into that thread..
Anything for the X4 M40i ?

There's only 1 review so far on youtube
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I will have a driving review (written) but did not have time to do any video for the X4 M40i.
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I will have a driving review (written) but did not have time to do any video for the X4 M40i.
I would still appreciate that
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I haven't had a chance to drive the 1m from 2011 or the m2. But man the M2 after starting it up and comparing it to the e46 m3 I have.... it's identical in size and space interior to the e46. it was like living it again. I bought my m3 from a Kuwait guy who had it supercharged already with k sport coilovers, stop tech brake kit with a new built engine and it makes me wonder what the m2 will be like when I do drive it. I say that Because its like as good as the M2 is... I wonder if it will make me feel like I felt when I drove the e92 or 2013 m5? Time will tell. Glad to be in this group. It's my first day and learning how to take care of my m3.
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I had the pleasure recently to attend the BMW M Performance driving event at the Performance Center in SC. We drove the M4, the M3 and the (drum roll please) M2.

What fun!

I'll be brief. I've driven the M3 and M4 before, and they are great cars. Great handling, awesome brakes, killer performance overall. My only complaint really is the faux engine noise.

Regardless of cost, with a limited option availability and fewer standard features, I preferred the M2. It has better balance, a more compliant ride and weighs a lot less. Sure, it's slower, it's got less power, but that's the car that I would pick, hands-down.

If I were racing competitively and were going to buy a dedicated track car to strip and prep, then it would be the M3/M4. But for street use as a daily driver and fun HPDE car, the M2 is much better. Only if you have to have 4 doors would I get the M3. You'd buy the M4 if you were shopping with looks as your priority.
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I had the pleasure recently to attend the BMW M Performance driving event at the Performance Center in SC. We drove the M4, the M3 and the (drum roll please) M2.

What fun!

I'll be brief. I've driven the M3 and M4 before, and they are great cars. Great handling, awesome brakes, killer performance overall. My only complaint really is the faux engine noise.

Regardless of cost, with a limited option availability and fewer standard features, I preferred the M2. It has better balance, a more compliant ride and weighs a lot less. Sure, it's slower, it's got less power, but that's the car that I would pick, hands-down.

If I were racing competitively and were going to buy a dedicated track car to strip and prep, then it would be the M3/M4. But for street use as a daily driver and fun HPDE car, the M2 is much better. Only if you have to have 4 doors would I get the M3. You'd buy the M4 if you were shopping with looks as your priority.
Ditto - I also attended M School in SC a few months ago and your experience is my experience.
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