How BMW uses M3/M4 technology to dial up performance in the new M2
The all-new 2016 BMW M2 is coming and it gets its impressive power from the M3/M4. The M2 is powered by a TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter 6-cylinder inline engine that pumps out an impressive 365 bhp and 343 lb-ft of torque. This is 70 lb-ft more torque than the past generation M3 produced. The high-performance coupe also features an over-boost function that raises the horsepower figure by 26 lb-ft to 369 lb-ft between 1,450 and 4,750 rpm
How did BMW do it?
BMW M GmbH development engineers took the newly developed 3.0 liter 6-cylinder engine and used selected internals from the high-performance powerplant used in the new BMW M3 and BMW M4. Those components include the pistons, with their top ring optimized for the use of grey-cast iron liners and the crankshaft main bearing shells. M2’s engine also gets high-performance spark plugs designed to optimally work at higher temperatures.
The 3.0-liter turbo engine is a lightweight, thermodynamically optimized, all-aluminum unit that features a closed-deck design with the cylinder water jacket closed at the top. BMW M says it enables higher cylinder pressures for improved power output and torque. Like the M3/M4 engine, M2 also uses a TwinScroll turbocharger, High Precision Direct Injection, variable camshaft timing (Double-VANOS) and VALVETRONIC variable valve lift control.
Also like the new M3/M4 inline six, it comes with the latest technology to reduce emissions and optimize performance efficiency. The new M2 comes with an Auto Start Stop function and Brake Energy Regeneration features to increase efficiency. Want more information on the new 2016 BMW M2 Coupe? Check back tomorrow as we focus on another aspect of the high-performance coupe.
Media source: BMW M