G-Power Builds The 650-HP M2 CSL BMW Wouldn't

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And confirms the new M2 is in line for similar treatment in the coming weeks.

BMW may have a freshly-launched M2 Coupe on the market that has already impressed us, but that hasn't stopped G-Power from handing the outgoing M2 CS a mega upgrade with 650 horsepower, way more torque, and a big wing. The upgrade package is akin to, or perhaps even better than, the M2 CSL that BMW developed but never built.

It's officially called the G-Power G2M CS Bi-Turbo, and it hands the stock M2 CS bumps in power and torque of nearly 50%. The new 650 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque (compared to 444 hp and 406 lb-ft) are brought about by a series of upgrades comprising a new downpipe, GP-660 injectors, the GP-700 turbo upgrade, a crankshaft central screw lock, and a GP Deeptone exhaust system. Tying it all together is the in-house GP-660 performance software.

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If that's too much power, G-Power lets owners choose from three lesser packages (562 hp/531 lb-ft, 533 hp/501 lb-ft, or 493 hp/479 lb-ft), all of which are also available on the standard M2 Competition. But why wimp out? On any of the packages, you can tailor certain options, like lifting the speed limiter setting the fuel overrun cut-off, and you can spec CNC-milled charge-air cooler and boost pipes with custom filters.

Perhaps best of all (depending on your taste), G-Power sells the performance upgrade as a standalone kit so you can maintain sleeper status. But, if you like a few tasty visual upgrades, the company will cater to your needs too.

Options include 20-inch Hurrican RR forged wheels (measuring nine and 10.5 inches across, front and rear) and the GP-Dynamic Wing RR seen above. This wing is made from carbon fiber and allegedly aids high-speed stability. You can add further carbon fiber accouterments to the new exhaust system, which is available with woven carbon fiber tips as standard or four forged carbon tips with gold G-Power logos.

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The upgrades are a fitting goodbye to what many believe will be the best of the two combustion-powered M2 generations.

The new BMW M2 (G87) is divisive in its appearance (which has split opinions in the CarBuzz office) and in ethos. While it impressed us in our first drive, and we are thankful that you can still buy a straight-six, rear-wheel drive sports car with a manual gearbox, it's moved over to the CLAR platform that underpins the M3 and M4 and has turned the M2 into a bit of a literal heavyweight. It drives well and has better power to weight than the previous M2 (only in base form, mind you, not CS), but it's lost much of the uniqueness that made it a genuine spiritual successor to the E46 M3.

But it does have mega tuning potential, as the M3 and M4 have already seen upgrades from a plethora of tuners. While there are currently no plans for an M2 Competition or CS from BMW, G-Power says its development team is already working on hardware and software upgrades for the new one, claiming that "it will be very interesting to see what will be unveiled here in the coming weeks..."

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