The German tuner will only build ten examples.
Over the last few months, the German tuner Manhart has extracted extra performance from the BMW X5 M, M2 CS, M3, and M4. Now, Manhart has been tinkering with the BMW M2 Competition and has launched a new limited-edition version of the popular sports coupe. Dubbed the Manhart MH2 500, the modified M2 Competition has been given a massive performance boost supplemented with sporty styling upgrades.
As standard, the M2 Competition's 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine pumps out 405 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque.
If that's still not enough power for you, Manhart's control unit increases the output to 518 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, making the M2 Competition even more powerful than the range-topping M2 CS. Manhart hasn't released any performance timing. For reference, the M2 Competition will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4 seconds and hit a top speed of 174 mph with the M Driver's Package installed. With its extra muscle, the MH2 500 should be capable of setting 0-60 mph times well under 4 seconds.
Each car is also equipped with a custom rear silencer with carbon tailpipes measuring 3.93 inches in diameter. To sharpen up the handling, Manhart has installed new suspension components and lowered the ride height.
Visually, the MH2 500 received a sporty makeover. Manhart fitted a new carbon fiber front spoiler lip, diffuser, and a trunk lid spoiler. These styling enhancements are inspired by the top-of-the-range M2 CS. Other modifications include custom 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels finished in Gunmetal Grey.
Whereas most of Manhart's custom cars are finished in black with gold accents, the M2 MH2 500 features silver accents. Inside, a new display has been installed where the air vents are usually located providing more information to the driver. Manhart only plans to build ten examples of the custom sports coupe, so the MH2 500 will be a very rare sight on the road. Pricing hasn't been revealed.