Tuner Will Build You A BMW M2 Cabriolet For $90k

Despite some rumors claiming that the M2 Coupe might be joined by a Cabriolet version, BMW has ruled out making one. Still, a tuner did exactly that, and it looks like it just rolled off the assembly lines in Leipzig.

Dubbed the LW M2 Convertible, it’s the work of Lightweight Performance, a company known for modifying quite a few cars over the years, including an M2 Coupe with M4 GTS overtones.

This isn’t a case of chopping the roof off an M2 Coupe; the tuner actually used an F23 2-Series Convertible, to which it added the M2’s axles, transmission, differential and, of course, engine.

These join the exterior work, which copies the look of the compact performance coupe faithfully and brings some carbon fiber inserts, too. Also, it sits on 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels wrapped in 265/30 and 305/35 tires, respectively, that fill the wheel arches like a glove.

Also Read: BMW Won’t Create An M2 Convertible But A Tuner Has Done It Anyway

Moving on to the interior and we notice yet more M2 features, from the carbon fiber trim to the perforated Alcantara and Nappa leather. Even the specific contrast stitching is there, in addition to the M badges fitted to the gearshift lever, steering wheel and analogue dials.

The N55 engine is now putting out 428 PS (422 HP / 315 kW) and 600N m (443 lb-ft) of torque to the rear wheels through a 7-speed transmission. That’s more than the 410 PS (405 HP / 301 kW) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque M2 Competition, while Lightweight Performance’s M2 can also reach a top speed of 300km/h (186mph).

The car isn’t built for show purposes, as anyone with €75,000 ($89,692) to spare can buy it. That’s about €15,000 ($17,939) more than the base M2 Coupe in Germany, but hey, how many M2 Convertible owners do you know?

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  • john1168

    $90K? For a 2 !?!?!? LOL It looks nice and I’m sure it’s really quick but….. no thanks.

  • MultiKdizzle

    I know it’s very cliche to say the M2 is BMW’s best M car, but I still think an M4 is the best-looking vehicle BMW has produced in a long time.

    • Jay

      Agreed as a current 4 series owner, its the best looking exterior they have, its just a shame the interior and tech is now mostly outdated. That said, you could literally get a low mileage 3 year old CPO m4 convertible with a hardtop fully fully equipped for about 54K.. insanity knows no bounds if you pay that much for an m2 that only you and 5 people will find special… but any F generation BMW is already outdated. Their G series line ups have drastically different technology and interiors even though keyboard warriors here would argue differently as none of them actually sit or test drive any cars.

      If you sit inside a new 5, 7 or X3 its very very apparent how much of a leap they took that photos wont tell you, sole reason I couldn’t get into said used M4 or a new 4. You’d have to be a fool to buy or lease any current gen F series at full price and really be alright with a used m4 otherwise.

      • MultiKdizzle

        Hmm, very interesting thanks. From a superficial standpoint, even the very latest BMW interiors seem to lag behind that flowing theme Mercedes is putting in their cars. I wonder if you’d place those interiors behind BMW?

        • Jay

          I’m a UX designer. Mercedes has a decent lay out but that whole one screen across. It’s gross and their infotainment is not intuitive what so ever. It is no joy to use. And Audi is blocky chunky n pull of plastic. Devils in the details. The new A6 has no tactility and is again a bunch of touch screens. Even where BMW does touch, they back it with other sensory like lighting effects. Theme vs execution is very key. On paper the other 2 “look” better then you sit n try n live with them- BMW is pacing it way better and cohesively and I try not to put all my baskets into one company but I never liked BMW until theses recent details with fully equipped f series

  • rodriguez256

    Car does actually look good however why wouldn’t they roll down the windows for this picture?

    • Jay

      may look good with top down but that car looks goofy as hell with the top up. its not the most attractive soft top.

    • heavystarch

      Same thing I was thinking…why does every shot have the windows up?!?! Roll those fuckers down so we can see the drop top profile like it should be.

  • roy

    Now this is sweet

  • Tuner car is still a tuner car, it won’t be M2 like the factory made it.

  • willhaven

    Why wouldn’t you just get an M4 convertible?