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BMW M2 Competition - 400+bhp of M4 muscle

19 April, 2018, 01:49 | Author: Lydia Fleming
  • BMW M2 Competition revealed, gets S55 M3/M4 twin-turbo engine

And will it really be worth the almost-certain price bump from the standard M2's $52,500 MSRP?

The inline-6 is a version of the engine from the M3 and M4.

Nought-62mph is now a tenth faster at 4.4 seconds in six-speed manual-gears form, or an even better 4.2 seconds when opted-up with the seven-speed paddle-shift M DCT transmission.

The new M2 Competition makes 405 horsepower, available from 5230 to 7000 rpm and 406 lb-ft of torque between 2,350 and 5,230 rpm.

For a little extra exclusivity, the Competition can be optioned with a new forged 19-inch aluminium wheel package, which wears wider 245/35 rubber at the front and 265/35 tyres at the back. A dual exhaust system with electronic flap control provides the distinctive M sound. The two-door can spring from 0-100kmph in just 4.2 seconds (4.4 seconds for the manual gearbox) and onto a top speed of 250kmph which can be increased to 280kmph with the M Driver's Package.

There are two new optional paint colors: Hockenheim Silver and Sunset Orange Metallic. It can be had with either a six-speed manual or a dual-clutch automatic transmission. There are also larger disc brakes and the Dynamic Stability Control has been completely recalibrated. A dark M Competition Badge graces the rear end of the vehicle, while the new double-arm design of the wing mirrors improves the aerodynamics.

More useful, there are now dedicated selector switches on the dashboard for various engine and steering characteristics.


Of course, an excellent blend of technology and comfort are added to the cabin of the M2 Competition.

The M2 Competition further benefits from the M3/M4 parts stash by using front and rear axles from those models as well as the under-hood carbon-fibre strut brace.

The M2 Competition Pack will have configurable driver modes and, as on the M3 and M4, owners will be able to set up shortcuts to these settings via "M1" and "M2" buttons on the steering wheel.

M Sport seats are standard and have an illuminated M2 logo on the backrests.

Looking at the exterior won't reveal many drastic changes from the previous model but keen eyes will notice additional aero aids on the front spoiler and a few other aesthetic touches. The black leather upholstery boasts design perforations in the seat and backrest, available in either blue or orange.

A new BMW M2 has been a subject among fans of the German automaker and now they don't have to wait any longer. The M2 Competition also adds parking sensors, and more optional active safety features such as pre-collision warning and braking, lane-departure warning, and navigation.

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