It’s the question that arises when a performance car has a bigger sibling with ostensibly the same engine. Will big brother’s kit fit? The answer according to Dähler Design & Technik GmbH, is jawohl!

Junior entrant of the BMW’s M sub-brand, the M2, started life with the N55 3.0 litre turbo inline-six cylinder engine. In this application, Dähler takes the S55 engine of similar capacity and configuration from the M3 and M4 and after modifications, transplanted that into the M2, with 540 hp and a staggering 730 Nm of torque between 2,900 – 4,900 rpm.

Claimed performance figures stand at 0-100 km/h in under four seconds, and a top speed of 320 km/h. Harnessing all that straight-line performance are a set of adjustable coilover suspension, 400 mm-diameter brake discs with eight-piston calipers, and a new multi-information display customised to show a variety of vehicle information.

Customisation is key to these projects, and Dähler offers different tuning kits with varying output levels for the F87 M2’s standard N55 engine. Customers have a choice of 20- or 21-inch wheels and a rear wing, while those looking for even more individuality can order a bespoke cabin outfit upon request.