Whenever Dinan tuner pops-up online in a new project, especially if it is about a BMW M2, it has got to be something special, especially from what we have seen so far: powerful M2s with impressive upgrades under the hood.
Digital Trends auto magazine has recently had the chance of driving such a powerful model fine-tuned by Dinan, which is called the M2 S2, reffering to the car`s upgrade program under the hood. It also comes with impressive mechanics and characteristics that make the M2 a genuine racer.
According to Dan McNiff, who was interviewed by Digital Trends, the new model handles extremely well and is well-balanced while being on the road at high-speed. He also praised the car`s aerodynamics, stating:
“In stock trim the M2 is a well-rounded vehicle. It harkens back to the E36/E46 M3 days where the car was about balance in power and handling with a footprint that let nimbleness be a major contributing factor. Whereas most new cars have simply gotten bigger, softer, and try to compensate with more output, the M2 bucks that trend. We wanted to really emphasize what sets the M2 apart as a driver’s car while maintaining that overall sense of a well-rounded vehicle that is not simply all about a lot of power or creature comforts.”
As for the car`s main highlight under the hood, the BMW M2 Coupe by Dinan comes with an ECU remapping, which is considered the most important part of the car`s core. James Leong, also CEO at Dinan, has explained the importance of the new power kit:
“The backbone of any tuned setup is the engine tune itself, which allows optimization of boost, air, fuel, and lambda targets among other variables. The compressor wheel inside the turbocharger is increased in size allowing around 30 percent greater flow, thus enabling additional boost pressures at higher engine speeds while retaining efficiency. These are rebuilt factory turbos that are machined to Dinan specifications, along with an upgraded thrust system to ensure reliable and prolonged life.”
Thanks to the new power stage, the car`s engine is now capable of outputting an impressive 446 horsepower and 458 lb-ft of torque, allowing a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in less the standard figures. Unfortunately, the tuner has not revealed any details on that. Not just yet!