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2023 BMW M2 with M Performance Parts – stacked tailpipes, lots of carbon fiber, large rear spoiler

BMW offers a range of M Performance parts for its models, and the second-generation M2 which debuted last week is no exception. The German automaker recently released several photos of the fully dressed M2 to give customers – the market launch will begin in April next year – an idea of ​​how to spec their cars.

According to the photos, the M Performance Parts catalog for the M2 includes a prominent trunk-mounted rear spoiler. This is in addition to the subtle boot lid spoiler that is already fitted to the standard car, which itself can be replaced with a carbon fiber part.

Other visible optional aero components include a roof-mounted spoiler as well as various cops and trim around the wheel arches, side skirts and around the edges of the bumpers. The rear bumper can also be fitted with carbon fiber accents on its square indentations for a bolder look. You can also order carbon fiber parts for the front air intakes at the front.

If that’s not enough, BMW also sells a different quad exhaust system with the tips stacked in the center of a carbon fiber diffuser. This gives a more dramatic appearance compared to the stock layout where the tips are laid out horizontally, like what is offered on the latest M3 and M4.

Black V-spoke alloy wheels are also optional (20-inch front and 21-inch rear) as are carbon mirror caps. Customers will likely be able to spec the elaborate decals seen here, which include a large “///M2” on the hood.

In its latest form, the M2 shares the same S58 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six petrol engine with the M3 and M4, although it only develops 460PS (453hp) and 550Nm of torque. Enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that a six-speed manual is still available as an alternative to the eight-speed M Steptronic automatic with Drivelogic.

The blocky styling of BMW M’s compact sports coupe has been quite controversial judging by internet chatter, but is it more appealing with the M performance parts fitted? Share your opinion in the comments below.