As early as November 2018, Manhart presented the MH2, a more powerful version of the BMW M2 Competition. Now the tuning company is once again turning its attention to the performance coupé and is working on a worthy farewell for the M2, which will soon be replaced by a new model generation. (Here you can enjoy many spy shots of the future M2…)
Nevertheless, the M2 of the F87 generation is still considered one of the best driver’s cars in the modern automotive world. As such, it continues to attract a great deal of interest in the tuning scene and Manhart has decided to build a final and ultimate hardcore version of the car, optimized for track use. And we dare say they did it with phenomenal results.
The 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine under the hood has been upgraded with a new turbo kit and a new intercooler. A complete Manhart stainless steel exhaust system with valve control and new engine software help the in-line six-cylinder to achieve a peak output of 630 hp (463 kilowatts) and a torque of 750 Newton meters.
But the engine is far from the only upgraded component of this modified M2 Competition. Braking power now comes from a BMW M4 GT4 braking system with six-piston brake calipers on 380mm discs on the front axle. The original brakes were retained at the rear.
Of course, a real track tool also requires corresponding suspension optimization: The MH2 630 got a 3-way Clubsport coilover suspension from KW. There are also 19-inch aluminum rims with grippy 265/35 and 295/30 Michelin tires. Other innovations are the front spoiler, side skirts and the diffuser, each of which comes from the M Performance program and is made of carbon, a Schmiedmann aluminum front hood and a large rear wing from the M235i Racing.
And of course, the decorative set applied to the black body with golden decorative stripes and lettering should not be missing either. Last but not least, the interior also looks like a real racing car: the rear is empty, instead there is a widely branched roll cage.
This is also used to fasten the Schroth Motorsport belts with which the occupants tie themselves in their Recaro Sportster CS seats. To round it off, there are carbon shift paddles, a carbon refinement kit for the center console, an Awron additional display and Manhart floor mats.