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      10-17-2018, 02:41 PM   #1
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Joe Achilles Tests the BMW M2 Competition

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      10-17-2018, 03:32 PM   #2
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lol and here I was thinking another review couldn't possibly make me more confident in my decision.
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      10-17-2018, 03:59 PM   #3
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Not sure about those 450 dyno figures after some of threads Iíve seen here recently...
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That review makes me want to go out and buy a spare one!

That is what I felt like when I finally got behind the wheel through the Alps.
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Not sure about those 450 dyno figures after some of threads I’ve seen here recently...
I wouldn't put too much thought on these dyno discussions. Every dyno is different, some of them read high while others read low. Dynos should only be used for comparison purposes not to determine how much crank HP the car makes with 100% certainty. Comparing two different cars on the same dyno on the same day or finding out how much you gain from a tune (baseline vs tuned) are the main use cases of dynos IMO.
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I just subscribed to his channel. The dude seems like such a nice guy. I mean, I would love to go have some pints with him, rag on Arsenal, maybe do some "pigeon fancying" together (I hear that's big among Brits).
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It'll be interesting if he really ends up buying one. I don't think I've ever seen someone call up a salesperson to see about order a car they were reviewing before.
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S55 will make whatever power the owner wants, 405-600 bhp on stock turbos. I think I will start with the CS map and see how that feels.

Joe obviously loved the car but I was hoping for more detail in his review.
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He loved the first one...even made a hand full of videos explaining key differences why it is an M car and not a 135/235i.....although that engine might have got to him like it has many people.

Willing to bet he will get one lol
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Wasn't expecting that production quality, the drone shots and audio really took this video to the next level.
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9:38...he gets it. S55

Biggest compliment he gave it. “It’s not a baby M4, it is a baby M4 CS”.
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Hmmm...looks like the guys that ordered SO might have snuck one by on the rest. Looking very good in this video and in the sun...even with DCT and sunroof

One thing I can dispel in his commentary is that, after having lifted both personally, the OG seats are definitely lighter than the MSport seats, not the other way around as he suggests.
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Exactly, SO was the sleeper pick. It looks fantastic on the M2C and M850i.
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Man. The amount of light that sunroof lets in makes a huge difference
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The wait is even harder after watching these reviews
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lol and here I was thinking another review couldn't possibly make me more confident in my decision.
This is not really a test...just some light driving which is understandable as the car is someone else's and he doesn't even know the guy.

Watch this dude for a street cred review and see the 0-62 in a residential area and all those neck snapping torque pull

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Not sure about those 450 dyno figures after some of threads I've seen here recently...
I wouldn't put too much thought on these dyno discussions. Every dyno is different, some of them read high while others read low. Dynos should only be used for comparison purposes not to determine how much crank HP the car makes with 100% certainty. Comparing two different cars on the same dyno on the same day or finding out how much you gain from a tune (baseline vs tuned) are the main use cases of dynos IMO.
Yep, Sport Auto tested the M2C at 418. It's hard to compare dyno figures. Best to use it for tuning.
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I just subscribed to his channel. The dude seems like such a nice guy. I mean, I would love to go have some pints with him, rag on Arsenal, maybe do some "pigeon fancying" together (I hear that's big among Brits).
Your stereotype would be correct, sir. Here I am stood in front of one pride of joy whilst holding another. We would have sooo much to talk about.


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He likes every car he reviews. Seriously.
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He likes every car he reviews. Seriously.
Like the guys at Motorweek
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I just subscribed to his channel. The dude seems like such a nice guy. I mean, I would love to go have some pints with him, rag on Arsenal, maybe do some "pigeon fancying" together (I hear that's big among Brits).
Your stereotype would be correct, sir. Here I am stood in front of one pride of joy whilst holding another. We would have sooo much to talk about.

Oh my lord. I wasn't expecting that. Had a mouthful of toast and kind of choked on it laughing! Brilliant stuff!
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I wouldn't put too much thought on these dyno discussions. Every dyno is different, some of them read high while others read low. Dynos should only be used for comparison purposes not to determine how much crank HP the car makes with 100% certainty. Comparing two different cars on the same dyno on the same day or finding out how much you gain from a tune (baseline vs tuned) are the main use cases of dynos IMO.
Agreed *
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