Even BMW could’ve been forgiven for having been taken aback by the response the M2 received at launch, with motoring journalists and driving fans across the globe going weak at the knees at the mere sight of the car! Always swift to launch products for newly unveiled cars, Remus has just announced an aftermarket cat-back exhaust system for the BMW M2, one that promises both performance and audible benefits.
The exhaust guru’s latest offering promises to be one of their most popular products to date, managing to balance performance with a suitably aggressive note. The core of the system consists of a pair of 65mm stainless steel cat-back centre sections, all with fully integrated valves, and with a choice of quad tailpipe designs. All component parts have been extensively noise and performance tested, and all conform to EEC regulations governing both emission and decibel limits.
Five distinct tail pipe options are available, all of which ooze subtle, understated aggression. The first three options feature a quartet of 102mm tail pipes: the first is straight cut and chromed, the second angled and chromed, while the third is angled with a carbon finish and titanium internals. The second pair of tail pipe options are of a Street Race design and also sport a quad pipe design, yet come in at 98mm in diameter and can be specified with a regular or a Black Chrome finish.
As is the case with all Remus systems, the quality of the workmanship involved is second to none, well above that of offerings from other manufactures and even rivaling OEM levels of fit and finish. Extensive testing of the system on Remus’s own development cars has revealed a noticeable increase in performance across the rev range, plus the aforementioned exhaust note that manages to be aggressive without ever becoming overpowering or obtrusive.
Remus exhaust systems offer clear performance benefits thanks to their careful design and carefully honed gas flow properties, but M2 owners can take advantage of one of the company’s other significant developments, the Powerizer. Designed for those seeking more performance from their car without having to go to the trouble of extensively modifying their engine internals, the Remus Powerizer can boost peak power by as much as 25% and torque by a hefty 20%. These amazing improvements are achieved thanks to the Powerizer’s ability to toggle the engine management parameters in real time, optimising the nature of the map multiple times per second in order to ensure peak gas flow at any given time.
There’s an added benefit to the Powerizer, one that perhaps isn’t as obvious as the performance advances, and that’s improved fuel economy. The added torque created lower down the rev range means the engine doesn’t have to work as hard to propel the car along the road, resulting in improvements in MPG. Remus technicians optimize the Powerizer to suit the needs of the customer, though the instructions included with each kit allow for it to be adjusted at a later date should the need arise, and all by simply pushing the clearly defined buttons on the control unit.
Finally there’s the Remus Responder, another innovation that’s been designed to improve the driving experience and complement the performance of Remus exhaust systems. As the name implies, the Responder improves throttle response by adjusting the accelerator pedal output signal, resulting in noticeably reduced response and reduced lag when when applied cars with an automatic transmissions. Easily and swiftly installed between the OEM pedal sensor and the OEM connector, the Remus Responder can be unpacked, fitted and up and running in minutes, and all thanks to the plug and play technology at its very heart. The Responder operates using sophisticated adjustable programming profiles, technology that can lead to improved fuel consumption and more efficient engine running, while the four user-selectable and customisable performance settings give drivers greater freedom to tune the system to their specific needs.
Remus’ offering is great news for anyone fortunate enough to own a BMW, a car that’s all but certain to go down in the annals of automotive history as one of the finest machines to have ever emerged from Munich.
System prices start at £1816.00 + VAT. Further information on the Remus cat-back sports exhaust, prices and fitment options can be found at www.remusuk.com