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      02-07-2016, 06:55 AM   #1
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Thumbs up BMW M2 - UK BMW HQ - Photos + Revving Videos (+M4 GTS)

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Saw the car today, which I believe is the first time on public display in the UK.


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      02-07-2016, 07:16 AM   #2
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Nice shots & videos!
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      02-07-2016, 08:46 AM   #3
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I hope someone (IND?) makes a front lip similar to the GTS lip for the M2.
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      02-07-2016, 09:00 AM   #4
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Nice, was hoping to go today but didn't have the time & also got to have a play with one in Berlin this week.

How does the M2 sound in real life??
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      02-07-2016, 09:17 AM   #5
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M4 GTS sounds horrible, M2 sounds great!

M2 revving videos, not digging LBB in the sun, doesn't look nothing like i saw at the auto show, damn this color

Photo of the AW 1M in the sun looks great, probably gonna stay with my original choice of AW.
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      02-07-2016, 09:51 AM   #6
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M4 GTS sounds horrible, M2 sounds great!

M2 revving videos, not digging LBB in the sun, doesn't look nothing like i saw at the auto show, damn this color

Photo of the AW 1M in the sun looks great, probably gonna stay with my original choice of AW.
Agree, need to hear under load but so far M2 sounds good to me.

The M4 GTS on the other hand couldn't sound much worse !!!
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      02-07-2016, 09:59 AM   #7
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Wow. M2 sounds great. M4 GTS sounds so hollow. Yuck.
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      02-07-2016, 10:21 AM   #8
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Thanks for the photos and videos! This is helping the lonnngggg wait!
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      02-07-2016, 11:18 AM   #9
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Loving the M2 exhaust more and more. M4 GTS exhaust is a big NOPE and the wing is shameful.

LBB is the modern day LSB (though it doesn't begin to touch the brilliance of LSB). Lots of people conflicted about it...drastic change in hue depending on the light. I'm sold, but I've always been a huge fan of LSB.
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M2 sound still lacks that high pitch tune you normally get from a six in line at high revs... It needs to be opened up a bit more. Now at higher revs it is not giving you that wonderful higher pitch tune you want to hear.

M4 sounds just like a M4 with a MPE... Am I right? It is not too bad, but I have heard better M4's. Main problem is that it just sounds what it sounds. It is decent and loud, but not special enough. It does not have its own character like the previous M3 had. Definitely does not fit to its muscle car type behavior.

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M2 sound still lacks that high pitch tune you normally get from a six in line at high revs... It needs to be opened up a bit more. Now at higher revs it is not giving you that wonderful higher pitch tune you want to hear.

M4 sounds just like a M4 with a MPE... Am I right? It is not too bad, but I have heard better M4's. Main problem is that it just sounds what it sounds. It is decent and loud, but not special enough. It does not have its own character like the previous M3 had. Definitely does not fit to its muscle car type behavior.

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I remember reading that the M2 valves open up at around 4000 rpm - do you think this will make a difference?
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      02-07-2016, 12:20 PM   #12
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M4 sounds just like a M4 with a MPE... Am I right?
I think that can be because it is a M4 with a MPE?
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Loving LBB in these photos.

Major internal AW vs LBB conflict
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that is a nice sound of GTS.
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M4 sounds just like a M4 with a MPE... Am I right?
I think that can be because it is a M4 with a MPE?
GTS has significantly more cracks and pops.
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The rear tail light of the m2 is a piece of art.
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      02-07-2016, 02:09 PM   #18
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Styling-wise, any tuner can pimp out an M4 better than the GTS abomination.
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M2 sound still lacks that high pitch tune you normally get from a six in line at high revs... It needs to be opened up a bit more. Now at higher revs it is not giving you that wonderful higher pitch tune you want to hear.

M4 sounds just like a M4 with a MPE... Am I right? It is not too bad, but I have heard better M4's. Main problem is that it just sounds what it sounds. It is decent and loud, but not special enough. It does not have its own character like the previous M3 had. Definitely does not fit to its muscle car type behavior.

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Previous M3 sounds just like a lot of other V8 powered cars IMO.

Like it or loathe it, at least the S55 engined M3/4 has a characteristic sound that no other car on the market has.

The M2 sounds good but unprovocative compared to a S55 exhaust.

Where the M2 sound is vanilla, the M4 sound is spicy chilli. Everyone likes vanilla but it's a bit main stream and bland...
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      02-07-2016, 02:22 PM   #20
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I hope this thread does not turn into M2 vs GTS sound battle. As that would be nonsense.
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First off someone needs to get a sham wow or something and get the water off the car, and second why can't we have frozen grey on the M2?
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I hope this thread does not turn into M2 vs GTS sound battle. As that would be nonsense.
Funny how picky people (claim they) are about exhaust sound.
And that they can make authoritative judgements by watching iPhone videos on desktop computers.
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