The 2 Series is now available. The range-topping M240i xDrive launched last year with 382 horsepower (285 kilowatts)

AC Schnitzer just posted enhancements for power, handling, and looks. Mild engine tuning boosts power to 414 horsepower (309 kW) without hardware changes.

An upgraded exhaust adds to the aural delight of BMW's much-loved six-pot.

The German tuner additionally upgrades the 2er's suspension. New springs and dampers offer a 1-inch drop front and rear.

Half-inch wheel spacers on each side improve the car's track by one inch. Included are 20-inch AC Schnitzer wheels.

The exterior has a front splitter, rear spoiler, and roof spoiler, while the inside has a sport steering wheel and aluminum trim.

Wait for the M2 for greater power. It should use the M4's twin-turbocharged engine, detuned to 450 horsepower (336 kW). The M2 will have a six-speed manual transmission, unlike other 2 Series cars.

Wait for the M2 for greater power. It should use the M4's twin-turbocharged engine, detuned to 450 horsepower (336 kW). The M2 will have a six-speed manual transmission, unlike other 2 Series cars.

First M2s could arrive in a year. AC Schnitzer's offering has 414 hp and a modified suspension and is available now.