BMW M2 Coupe Rendered in Base Spec: Doesn't Make Sense

BMW M2 Base Spec Rendering 1 photo
Photo: X-tomi design
We get it, people want high-performance cars for next to nothing, but that doesn't mean that what we're about to show you makes sense in any way. The guys from X-Tomi Design put together a rendering of how the new M2 would look like in base spec and we’re just flabbergasted.
No, it’s not because we like it, but more because it doesn’t have anything to do with reason. The car received stock bumpers that are not painted in the same color as the rest of the body of the car, black mirrors due to the same reason, black door handles and, worst of all, some pathetic looking steel wheels that haven’t been around for about 30 years on BMWs.

I’m guessing that even back in the 1980s they were only sold as spare wheels, the kind you’d use only in the utmost emergencies. While for some this would make sense, to us it doesn’t and there are a couple of reasons for it.

The wheels, for example, are not there just to look good. They have to have a certain diameter to accommodate the big brake disks and their calipers, sitting right behind them. Furthermore, on M cars they are made to be as light as possible while also resisting the tremendous forces applied to them. That’s a task steel wheels just couldn’t cope with.

On top of that, you’ll also have problems getting traction off the line, with those narrow tires being way too small to keep up with the 370 HP and up to 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque. Since this is a car that will be tracked most of the time, that’s a big no-no.

Then again, if you just want the engine and tranny, this might be the solution for you, but you might end up spending more than what BMW would be asking for in the first place.

Say you do get one of these, you’ll have to buy two sets of wheels, one for the street and one for the track, you’d probably have to either paint or wrap the whole car, and then, you’d also have to deal with the interior which we’re pretty sure is in bad shape as well. That may be way too much work for some people and it may not be worth the hassle. Let’s just leave the M2 alone, as one famous Youtuber would say…
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