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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Speak Me Out Of It: the M2 motion

Welcome again to Speak Me Out Of It, the place I current questionable automotive decisions up on the market. This week, it’s time for some BMW M2, previous and new.

I’m calling out a “flipper”.

The 2023 BMW M2 vs the 2020 BMW M2 Competitors

See the 2023 M2 itemizing right here.

See the 2020 M3 Competitors itemizing right here.

I get it – life occurs. Somebody will get damage, you lose your job – unhealthy issues. However what would possess somebody to buy a brand new G87, add wheels and decreasing springs, drive it for 600 miles (it’s not even damaged in), after which…promote it?

Oh yea, cash!

The 2023 BMW M2

G87 M2
I sense the darkish aspect on this automotive. Picture: Vehicles & Bids

Let’s discuss concerning the automotive first:

  • 650 miles
  • At the moment bid to $55,000
  • Fairly principally outfitted – no carbon roof or carbon seats
  • The inventory wheels? Gone (offered, presumably), changed by extraordinarily questionable Vossen HF-7 wheels.
  • AST decreasing springs, so make sure that the entrance wheels don’t rub.
  • Might a automotive this new already be beat up? It’s filthy inside.
  • Clear report..higher be.

The vendor doesn’t reveal the motive, however relaxation assured {that a} sob story would normally be posted for extra sympathy factors. Might this be a flip?

In that case, I get the sense of immediate gratification a possible purchaser would obtain, however wouldn’t you simply moderately order what you need a wait the six months? The automotive reveals will likely be there for you, belief me. Is the vendor hoping to recoup taxes and make a revenue? Does basic math not apply right here? It’s not an F40. Sorry associates, however that is no automotive fanatic.

Finally, the why is irrelevant. Until it stays at $60k or below, stroll away with a smile in your face.

The 2020 BMW M2 Competitors

A correct blue. Picture: Vehicles & Bids

I believe the G is an enormous enchancment over the F chassis, however I can’t fault you for going with the OG.

I don’t know which automotive will find yourself costing extra, however it is a actually good instance of an LCI F87:

  • 16,400 miles
  • At the moment bid to $54,000
  • Good Alcantara and carbon inside
  • Good carbon accents exterior
  • Window tint
  • Solely a mid-pipe, with a painted inventory muffler, so I wouldn’t “add” cash due to the exhaust
  • Clear report
  • Lengthy Seashore Blue > Zandvoort Blue
  • Unique proprietor promoting

Now I’ll admit that $54,000 is basically pushing it for this M2 – if it goes a lot increased, I’d bail and ask BMW for a sweetie deal on a brand new one. Bear in mind, $10,000 extra on the sticker value is roughly $200 extra per 30 days. And the F87’s issues will at all times persist, particularly an inexpensive inside, awkward seating place, and cramped cockpit. And sorry (not likely), however the S58 is a significantly better M engine, possibly their greatest inline-six ever.

I may also help. Really, I’ll assist

Subsequent month, BMW is sending me an M2 for evaluate, and I’m going to resolve if it’s actually only a smaller M4, or its personal factor. And is it higher than its predecessor?

Within the meantime, I’m wondering what’s going to occur for this pair of 2s. We have to decide one, and I do know the place my vote goes…

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