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BMW M2 as Cabriolet: Lightweight names compact sports car & # 34; Hillary & # 34;

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BMW M2 as Cabriolet
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M an could gradually get the impression that Lightweight Chef Marc Müller doesn't really agree with the BMW product range. Or only with the M2, which he recently built under the title CSR as a small M4 GTS. Now he goes one step further and robs the compact sports car of the roof. “Hillary” is the name of the M2 Cabriolet, which was created as a complete conversion of a 2-series convertible.

There is also a bit of M4 GTS in Hillary

Why complete conversion? 'It was important to us that we not only convert this vehicle optically to an M2 basis, but that we actually install all of the technology from the M2 in the vehicle,' explains Müller. A full range including DKG, differential and axles. Lightweight wouldn't be a tuning company if Hillary hadn't also received a few modifications. For example, there is a specially tuned Bilstein Clubsport chassis. Underneath, Lightweight straps fat rollers (VA 265/30, HA 305/25 Michelin Pilot Sport4) with 20-inch front and 21-inch rear. Accordingly, the ABS coordination of the M4 GTS (aha, there is it again!) Was inoculated, because it also wears shoes of different sizes, albeit one size smaller.

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Hillary delivers 428 hp and 600 Newton meters of maximum torque. This rages the open M2 up to 300 km /h.

While BMW itself throws the N55 engine out of the M2 and through it Replacing the S55 from M3 /M4, Lightweight plants an optimized version of the 370 hp machine in the 2 Series Cabriolet. Hillary delivers 428 hp and 600 Newton meters of maximum torque. This rages the open M2 up to 300 km /h. The nice thing about it is that theThe sound of the six-cylinder engine can be enjoyed even more directly with the top down. To increase the joy here, the engine symphony is filtered through a 300-cell downpipe, a titanium rear silencer and carbon tailpipes. The brake remains in the standard condition and is provided with endless pads and steel braided lines. The gearbox and differential software also come from the M4 GTS.

Subtle carbon styling

While Hillary is unlikely to be acoustically reserved, the makeover is subtle. Lightweight uses, according to its name, many lightweight elements made of carbon. Including a two-part front spoiler (optionally with an extendable sword), sideblades, rear diffuser, bonnet and rear spoiler. Carbon fiber is also used in the interior - in the form of decorative strips. Otherwise, nappa leather and Alcantara are the materials of choice.

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Carbon fiber is also used in the interior - in the form of decorative strips.

How much weight is saved in the end is not known. With the Lightweight M2 CSR it was a whopping 200 kilos, but that was also based on the more radical approach (598 PS to 1,370 kilos). On the other hand, the price of the M2 Cabrio at 75,000 euros including the base vehicle is much less radical, because the CSR hits the lower notch in the household account at 170,000 euros. In our picture gallery you can look at Hillary from all sides.

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