This is an ownership journal for my 2019 BMW M2 Competition. I'll be updating this post as time passes, no more frequent than once per month.
This is the first entry here. I haven't driven much since it's winter out and the car currently isn't licensed in WA. Hopefully will get her licensed in the next few weeks, after which I plan to take a short jaunt on some roads I found near Palouse Falls.
Been dreaming of the M2CS and adding parts (vented carbon hood, carbon lip spoiler), but who knows if I'll ever pull the trigger as the costs seem too high.
The ZR2 has taken over daily-duty. I've really been missing driving this car.
Should I get a battery tender for winter? I think the longest I've let her sit is around 2 weeks, but still not sure if the drives I've had in between are enough to keep the battery topped. I also want to run the fluids every once in a while to stop the pipes from drying out and cracking, so I'll be driving her briefly for that reason.
I had Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires put on last month followed with an alignment. Twas expensive taking it to the BMW dealership versus a normal tire shop, but I've had trouble in the past with the Genesis so...
- Road - Tail of the Dragon
Tail of the dragon was great. The outside temperature was around freezing when we did it, and thankfully there was no traffic whatsoever. Tires didn't slip once, probably thanks to my old age and decreasing levels of yoboishness.
We moved from IL to WA state in the summer of 2020. The M2C was as comfortable as I could have hoped, but this car revs high on the highway so ~20 MPG is all you can hope for.
These mirrors have a habit of flailing bugs into the cabin and right at your face at highway speeds; unfortunate if, like me, you like to drive around with the windows down.
I have a trip planned in the spring to AZ and back. Suggestions welcome!
- Road (Planned) - Rattlesnake Grade
This is WA-129 from Lewistown, ID to Enterprise, OR. Someone in Road & Track took the 718 Cayman GT4 here.
- Road/Trip (Planned) - Suggestions?
All of these modifications were done DIY, and my #1 advice to anyone attempting to work on their car is to have the correct tool for the job. If you don't have the correct tool, go out and buy it; don't use the incorrect tool.
- V2 Alcantara Steering Wheel
- Carbon Steering Wheel trim
Rim is thinner in places, especially compared to the CS wheel. Alcantara can be cleaned/maintained quite easily.
- Polar Blue M2/M2 Buttons
- Polar Blue Engine Start Button
- Full-Screen CarPlay
Full-screen CarPlay is a must, even thought it really should have come like this from the factory.
- Alcantara and Carbon Center Console Lid
- Alcantara and Carbon Handbrake Lever
This was a late-night drunken purchase I made to lift the ambiance of the cabin. #NoRegrets
Had to remove the carbon-fiber brace to access the air filters. I removed the carbon filter altogether and replaced the main filter with the BMS one. Unfortunately at my next service, they replaced the air filter without talking to me.
- M-Performance Wheel Valve Caps
- Rolls-Royce Style Floating Center Hub Cabs
- Carbon Fiber Mud Guards
I haven't tallied up the costs yet. This maybe updated at a later date when problems inevitable start occurring and it becomes more worthwhile.