Andy_Bangle

BMW M2

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18 hours ago, Andy_Bangle said:

You'll shit-your-pants in the M2 after the S3. 

Mine is now locked away in garage till next March or April (weather dependent) it's not even had the running in service yet. :( 

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The M140i i played with last weekend had oodles of ummppph, the M2 must be awesome. They had one in white in dealers and it looked cool, along with a M240i with a few go faster bits on. :cool:

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Was actually going to ask you how you got on with it Arch since you mentioned you were going to have a play and also what you think of it? :grin:

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I am probably going to need to go onto a (proper anorak style) forum :P to learn the ins and outs of the car.

Any recommendations? New to BMW.....my first one......ever!

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First impressions of M2 - 5 days in.

Sound is fantastic. Every journey feels like an event.

It gets a lot of attention! Partly because of the colour - but also because of its squat aggressive stance. People do just seem to like it. I have actually had a random teenage lad taking a pictures of it on day 1 on the street.

I am finding the instruments and stuff a step back from the S3. Especially the small fonts on the displays and the dials are very difficult to read in daylight. 

Compared to the latest Audi Virtual cockpit - It's not great.

The speakers (upgraded) are still poor.

It's already been to Shell twice as the fuel tank isn't too big.

And road noise is quite intrusive. It's going to be the Mrs car for long journeys.

Andy had pointed most of these things out!

BUT ........

It's got character. It makes you want to make a journey in it - and when you do, it makes you smile.

I had the same feeling when I got my first R32 in 2003.

Its not complicated to drive (especially as mines a manual). It actually feels like going back to vinyl in an MP3 world

I actually reckon this will become my favourite owned car ever.

I have fallen in love with driving again......even in the middle of winter, which says a lot about the car.

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19 hours ago, Arch said:

More pics needed. +++

In Manc today.......with a bit of phone camera jiggery pokery.

 

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On 25/12/2016 at 7:05 AM, Soulboy said:

I am finding the instruments and stuff a step back from the S3. Especially the small fonts on the displays and the dials are very difficult to read in daylight. 

Compared to the latest Audi Virtual cockpit - It's not great. - told ya!

The speakers (upgraded) are still poor. - told ya!

It's already been to Shell twice as the fuel tank isn't too big. - too small

And road noise is quite intrusive. It's going to be the Mrs car for long journeys. - think I said that too 

Andy had pointed most of these things out!  :finger:

BUT ........

It's got character. It makes you want to make a journey in it - and when you do, it makes you smile.

I had the same feeling when I got my first R32 in 2003.

Its not complicated to drive (especially as mines a manual). It actually feels like going back to vinyl in an MP3 world

I actually reckon this will become my favourite owned car ever.

I have fallen in love with driving again......even in the middle of winter, which says a lot about the car.

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Have you tried M Dynamic mode (MDM)? briefly press the DSC button in comfort mode - you will shit-your-pants laughing +++ I'd only recommend it on dry roads around town this time of the year. 

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On 27/12/2016 at 1:24 PM, Soulboy said:

If this is correct the (current) M2/2 series is going to stop production next summer.

Not being up to speed with BMW - is that likely just a new model year or facelift?

http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/production-schedule-unveils-busy-year-for-bmw-ar175397.html

 

Yep, production stop in Q2 then return in Q3/Q4 as the LCI and/or the M2 Competition or M2 CS with the S55 engine.

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Cheers Andy.

You were right on all counts.. :grin:

God knows what the standard speakers are like. Doubt you can even hear them!

The speedo and rev counter are pi55 poor in daylight. My work round is to start off with the digital temp gauge on start up (1 click on LH stalk).

Then as soon as it's warm (indicates 'ok') it's 5 clicks on the LH stalk to get the miniscule digital speedo up.......but it's better than the dials. At least I may have some idea how fast I'm going in daylight!

Amazing car though. Really, really loving it.

Not tried MDM yet....but will when the conditions make sense. Is that what they use on all the track / testing vids?

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The quick-press on the DSC button 'easter egg' (MDM) it doesn't turn the car mental, it only reduces traction, not disabling it (that's Sport+) opening the exhaust valves fully :grin: 

 

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