Discussion in '2 Series' started by slim_boy_fat, Jan 7, 2016.
EVO magazine's review of the M2
What did you think?
Came across that very same clip last night.
Must admit it does look good, but not quite like the M3/M4.
I like it. Affordable but I'm pushing 50. May go for a F Type "Jag old man's car" my son's comment he loves the M2 and he wants me to buy it. My son starts driving next year funny that...!
I have to accept that I'll never be able to afford things like these - I even stopped doing the Lottery, so can't even dream.
I like it, but I also like the M1, M3,M4, M5, and M6 .
I just wish they made an M Touring! Nice car though, would love to take one for a spin.
Nice car for sure. I don't know why there would be lots of people opting for the manual box, the DCT is a no brainer surely?
Also I don't understand his comment that a benefit of a twin scroll turbo is that its lighter, lighter than what? a Twin turbo? of course it is it's only one turbo but it also doesn't have the performance of 2 turbos. Did I misunderstand his comment?
I'm debating whether to try and get a 2017 build slot before they sell out completely - and if i can secure one, it'll be the manual i specify.
I spent 50k miles in an E92 M3 with the DCT 'box and it's good, but it's not as much fun (not as engaging) as a manual when you're manual shifting and frankly it's not as good in 99% of situations as the ZF 8 speed auto (which the M235i is available with, rather than the DCT that's in the M2).
As regards the turbo, a twin scroll is both lighter and simpler than a conventional twin turbo setup and in moderate power applications it actually exceeds the performance of the equivalent twin turbo setup - as evidenced by the previous 135i, which had less lag and better emissions and economy using the N55 than the N54, whilst producing the same power and torque figures.