That's the report from the Bimmerphiles at BMWblog, who discovered a new code on the BMW dealer ordering system that specifies this new car.
BMW will only build 150 of the cars, which are simplified with a manual transmission in place of the flappy paddle automatic transmission, manual-adjustment seats, and basic climate control and audio systems.
The M2 Performance Edition — ordering code number ZL9 — costs $61,695. It includes BMW's M Performance exhaust system with titanium tips, high-performance coilover suspension, and revised electronics permitting a top speed of 168 mph rather than the regular M2's 155 mph top speed.
So, well, maybe in the case of top speed, more is actually more.
h/t: Road & Track