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This 2024 BMW M2 was ordered and then the buyer backed out on delivery after waiting for some time, happened on the morning of the day I was looking for an M2.....we test drove a pre-owned manual transmission M2 first at another dealer, and then this ZF auto M2 that was purchased from United BMW Gwinnett (aka BMW of Gwinnett Place). We felt the ZF auto was a better pair with the S58 motor.
I always wanted an E30 M3 as a poor high school/college student and this G87 M2 reminds me of that car visually.
Dealer Ad HERE, Dealer Brochure HERE, Window Sticker HERE.

After reading this thread and others on oil cooler vulnerability, I ordered the Mishimoto Skid Plate to proactively address: Installation Instructions, Warranty, additional forum threads HERE and HERE.
The first test was to see if it could withstand UPS shipping to my house, but once unpackaged it was straight and intact with all hardware....

As recommended by others, I would also recommend picking up some spare plastic grommets (P/N 7147306224) as they strip EASY, the torque spec must be in the LOW single digits for these.

Front Radiator protection is the next vulnerability as seen HERE and HERE. Since my car is an auto and has the transmission cooler mounted in front of the radiator and does not come from the factory with any protection, I ordered BMW OE STONE CHIP GUARD BOTTOM P/N 17119882366 from ECS Tuning to see if the part will fit the M2 with is or with a little modification. The side and upper stone guards did come installed from the factory.


Xpel Ultimate Plus Paint Protection Film (VIDEO) on the bumper/front fenders/mirrors/door handles/roof installed at Sun&Shield Automotive Films, my go-to guys for paint protection.
Their window tint partners across the street were able to work me in the same day, Precision Auto Styling using Llumar IRX Ceramic Tint.

Purchased interior protection from
- All Weather Floor Mats, Front Set (P/N 51-47-2-473-238)
- All Weather Floor Mats, Rear Set (P/N 51-47-5-A1F-0D2)
- All Weather Trunk/Cargo Mat (P/N 51-47-5-A3E-593)
Forum thread HERE.

Purchased Dynamic Friction DFC 5000 Front Brake Pads (P/N 1551-2478-00) and Rear Brake Pads (P/N 1553-1850-00) from and recommended by BimmerWorld.
DFC Promotional Video HERE. Some great DIY brake pad R&R videos: Front Brake Pad DIY G8X and Rear Brake Pad DIY G8x

After watching this video (forum thread HERE) I purchased the Milltek single midpipe/xpipe combo from AutoID, shipped to me from the Tennessee warehouse.....but AutoID had some pricing issues and tacked on MORE $$$ after purchase which I was invoiced for.....can be found a few hundred $$$ cheaper total for same single midpipe/xpipe combo at Extreme Power House.

Rather than cutting the OE exhaust, I decided on the Mad Axle-Back (forum thread HERE) rear section with carbon tips to pair with above.
Video HERE.


NOTE: The following is provided for informational purposes only, user assumes all risks- YMMV.

Valentine 1 Gen2 radar detector (Owners Manual, Quick Start Guide, Programming Guide, Troubleshooting, How To Upgrade) hardwire installed using a Xislet Radar Detector Hardwire Power Cord Mirror Plug Tap with Inline Fuse from Amazon, I used the cord with the smallest pins. A good forum thread on how the trim pieces come apart/off to access the mirror plug is HERE.
Using the Bluetooth connection to the V1 from my Android phone with the JBV1 app adds a lot of useful functionality- Some discussion around the JBV1 app can be found HERE, helpful settings guide HERE.

BlendMount (P/N BV1-3032) was ordered and installed (Installation Instructions HERE). Customer Support with BlendMount is AWESOME When removing the plastic mirror cover to access the HomeLink plug to tap, think of it as a clamshell that snaps together and into the mirror base. I used a trim tool to start at the bottom and unsnap all the way around/up, after one side has been removed the other side can be removed. If by some bad stroke of luck you break it, it is cheap enough to replace- P/N 51169108976.

Some great guides on the web and forum are HERE, HERE, and HERE.



Oil Analysis performed by Blackstone Laboratories, DIY Services recorded on Carfax and My WWW Garage

Oil Changed at x miles- OEM BMW xxxx  



BMW M2 Documents/Files/Links:

BMW M2 (G87) Owners Manual

BMW M2 (G87) Owners Manual- Navigation, Entertainment and Communication

BMW Service and Warranty Books

The All NEW BMW M2 (G87) Technical Specifications

The All NEW BMW M2 (G87) Highlights

The All NEW BMW M2 (G87) Long Version

The All NEW BMW M2 (G87) Short Version

2024 BMW M2 (G87) Pricing Guide

S58 Technical Training Manual  


BMW M2 (G87) Reviews and Articles:

MotorTrend- 2023 BMW M2 vs. Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0: Do We Really Have to Choose?

MotorTrend- 2023 BMW M2 First Look: M3 Power Without the Weird M3 Looks

MotorTrend- 2023 BMW M2 Manual First Test: Now *This* Is an Ultimate Driving Machine

MotorTrend- 2023 BMW M2 First Test: We Knew It Would Be Good ... But *This* Good?

MotorTrend- Less Is Actually More When It Comes to Driving the 2023 BMW M2

MotorTrend- Will the 2023 BMW M2 Be the Last Gas-Only M Car?

MotorTrend- 2023 BMW M2 COTY Review: So Nice, It Competed Twice

Car&Driver- 2023 BMW M2 Promises to Be a Hoot with Wider Hips and 453 HP

Car&Driver- 2023 BMW M2 Tested: Strong Medicine

Road&Track- 2023 BMW M2 Is Once Again Better Than the M4

Road&Track- The BMW M2 Is a Throwback That Only Throws So Far

EVO- New BMW M2 2023 review an M4 with even more attitude

TopGear- BMW M2 review

TopGear- BMW M2 long-term review: Report 1, Report 2, Report 3, Report 4,

Grassroots Motorsports- 2023 BMW M2 new car reviews

autoblog- 9 thoughts about the manual 2023 BMW M2

BMWBLOG- 2023 BMW M2 Review: The End of the Line, For Better or Worse

BMWBLOG- 2023 BMW M2 Manual vs Automatic Showdown: Drive Review

Motor1- 2023 BMW M2 First Drive Review, Too Much Or Just Right

Motor1- 2023 BMW M2 Review Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Monster

AutoCar- BMW M2 Coupe manual review

Check Engine- 1,000 HP BMW S58 ENGINE

Hagerty- 2023 BMW M2 Review: Driver's choice

Machines With Souls- THE BMW G87 M2 IS ALL GROWN UP

Machines With Souls- THE BMW G87 M2 VS THE G80 M3

Machines With Souls- THE BMW G87 M2 VS THE G80 M3

Machines With Souls- THE BMW G87 M2 VS THE G80 M3

SuperVeloce- The 2025 BMW M2 Facelift Unveiled: More Than Just a Pretty Face

BimmerFile- The BMW M2 Manual, Can It Live Up To Its Heritage?

PistonHeads- 2023 BMW M2 Review

WhichCar- Should you buy a 2023 BMW M2? New G87 vs OG F87 battle

CarExpert- In pictures: The 2023 (G87) BMW M2 vs 2022 (F87) BMW M2 Competition  


BMW Video: *High Speed Connection Recommended*

Doug DeMuro- Here's Why the New 2023 BMW M2 Is Better Than You Think

CAR magazine- BMW M2 First Drive Review | Almost the same weight as an M4?! (4K)

CarBuzz- 2023 BMW M2 First Drive Review: Is This The BEST M Car?

Throttle House- 2023 BMW M2 Review // 2 Fat 2 Be Furious

BMWBLOG- 2023 BMW M2 - Questions & Answers from BMW M

BMWBLOG- We Drove The New BMW M2 vs M2 CS vs M3 vs 1M

BMWBLOG- 2024 BMW M2 Manual vs M2 Automatic Review

Collecting Cars- Chris Harris Drives The New BMW M2 | Never Judge A Book By Its Cover

TheSmokingTire- New BMW M2: Fast Controversy

Downshift- 2023 BMW M2: 27 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

TheStraightPipes- A BETTER M4? 2023 BMW M2 Review

Joe Achilles- 1st Drive New BMW M2 Review 0-60 & 1/4 Mile G87 | 4k

MotoManTV- 2023 BMW M2 (G87): Don't complain that it's bigger!

alan_drives- 1st DRAG RACE on 2 new BMW M2 G87 500 hp! Burnout, 160 mph - full review & test-drive POLICE support

Edmunds Cars- U-DRAG RACE: BMW M2 vs. Nissan Z Nismo | Quarter Mile, Handling & More  


BMW M2 DIY Guides/Installation Instructions:

M2 (G87) Parts Diagrams

M2 (G87) Fuse Card

M2 (G87)- M Performance Carbon Exterior Components Retrofit Kit Installation Instructions

M2 (G87)- M Performance Suspension Retrofit Kit Installation Instructions

M2 (G87)- Remove and Replace Front Coil Springs

M2 (G87)- Suspension (Front) Torque Specifications

M2 (G87)- Remove and Replace Rear Coil Springs

M2 (G87)- Suspension (Rear) Torque Specifications

Bimmercode Expert Mode Cheat Sheet

Tuxon Speed- The G87 M2 Sound System Is HORRIBLE, Let's Fix It With Bavsound (Coding Bowers and Wilkins sound profiles is a MUST!)

BimmerPost G87 Forum- Hardwire Radar Detector

BimmerPost G20 Forum- Hardwire Radar Detector

BimmerPost G87 Forum- Hardwire Radar Detector at Fusebox

BillsWebSpace: Valentine V1G2 Radar Detector Installation with Blendmount and Amazon Wiring Tap

SY Diagnostics- The Ultimate Guide: DIY Battery Replacement for BMW M2

FloridaManGarage- Front Brake Pad DIY G8X- Fix the most annoying problem on your new BMW M (G80, G82, G83)

FloridaManGarage- Rear Brake Pad DIY (G80, G82, G83)

BMW DIY Guy- Seriously improve the sound of your BMW G87 M2 - Easy DIY from Active Autowerke

BMW DIY Guy- The upgrade your M2, M3 or M4 needs - Mishimoto S58 charge pipes DIY

BMW DIY Guy- Your BMW M2, M3 or M4 needs this for big power - Mishimoto intercooler DIY

BMW DIY Guy- BMW G8X M2, M3 and M4 heat exchanger upgrade - Full DIY  



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