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BMW will be unveiling the upcoming F87 M2 and this is the place to talk about it. Are you adding one of these to your garage?

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Old 07-15-2019, 06:27 PM
BaaDaaBoo BaaDaaBoo is offline
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considering upgrade from F32 to F87

Hi everyone. I currently drive a 2014 428i and in the market of M2C. Except all the good stuff, do I need to beware of anything? I personally worry about the comfort, road in Norcal is not the best and lots of pot holes. The suspension is adjustable in M2C but how was it on the softest side? Does the door panel as flimsy as the F32?
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:55 AM
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M2/M2C doesn't have adaptive suspension- that is misinformation on the BMWUSA website. Both versions have the exact same (non-adjustable) suspension. Suspension feel is highly subjective, but I would not enjoy my car if I was forced to drive it on bad roads. I can't make any comments on the door panel - it feels like any other BMW door panel I've experienced.
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Old 07-16-2019, 11:11 AM
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It's probably very bumpy then... =P
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Old 08-11-2019, 11:08 AM
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I recently drove to a town with horrible roads patches/dips/rash/holes/bumps....and the ride was not very nice...I couldn't imagine any sports cars on those roads...certainly not the m2 it was shaking and rattling everything in the car..

So if most of your roads are like that...I would opt for a SUV and ditch the car completely... but if it's just occasional pot holes that you can avoid..the m2 is a phenomenal car.
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:25 PM
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I've done just 3k miles on my m2c and love it - it's not a car for pot holes. Rough road surface is noisy and can be felt but is doable imho as the seat is phenomenal in absorbing bumps and the sheer pleasure of driving distracts from the road shortcomings !
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Old 11-09-2019, 04:46 PM
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The M2C ride is certainly stiff, but I can avoid the bad roads where I live. You certainly should take one for a test drive over the roads you need to use.
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Old 11-13-2019, 06:25 AM
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A few years ago I bought a Tahoe after 15 years in BMWs. Long story, it wasn't meant to be a defection on purpose; I also had an old Explorer that had aged out, had to replace both vehicles at once at exactly the point my girls were becoming teenagers, and the Tahoe was the right answer.

If I'm honest, I love the Tahoe. Not least because it's a much more practical vehicle in our crappy street conditions in Colorado. The constant barraging from bumps and potholes is gone. I don't stress about every curb or parking bar I see because the truck has enough clearance to avoid those. It shrugs off most of the drama I recall in my BMWs. With a good set of tires, I've never driven a calmer vehicle in inclement weather. It really is a great product.

Not claiming that an SUV is a substitute for a BMW in any of the critical ways. I'd love to add an M2 to my garage, but probably only in addition to the SUV, not instead of.

My experience anyway.
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Old 01-16-2020, 08:13 PM
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You have to differentiate the various M2 models. Some of the above information is only half correct. The M2 Competition does not have an adjustable suspension, but the Competition's suspension reportedly has been retuned from the original M2.
I live on the northern California coast. Highway 1 is my main thoroughfare. The M2 Competition handles the rough roads with grace. Very stiff but very reassuring. The handling is fantastic. BMW's vey best limited slip differential works wonders.

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