In the market of today, the BMW M2 is one of the finest sports cars. With its rich collaboration of the rear-wheel drive, great balance and the turbocharged power, it is definitely one of the best-driving BMWs that have been sampled in years. It goes without saying, then, that the consumers are on the edge of their seat for this even more hard-core M2 Competition.
For the starters, the M2 Competition gets a brand new engine that is the S55 twin-turbo I6 from the BMW M3 and the BMW M4. In the duty of M2 Competition, this engine produces 406 pound-feet of torque and 405 horsepower, increases of 63 and 40, respectively, over the standard BMW M2. Both the six-speed manual and the seven-speed dual-clutch transmissions would be available, the latter with adjustable shift programming. The extra power implies that the M2 Competition would bolt to nearly 60 miles per hour in as less as four seconds flat with the DCT, or 4.2 with the manual, both the improvements of 0.2 seconds over the base BMW M2.
The BMW fits in the M2 Competition with a brand new exhaust system, with two electronically controlled flaps designed in order to produce the characteristic BMW M sound. That is all well and good, but it could only be hoped that this thing sounds better in comparison with the aurally unfortunate BMW M3 and BMW M4 that use a similar setup. Well, fingers crossed as of now.
To complement the increase in the power, the M2 Competition receives a number of chassis improvements, also borrowed from its siblings M3/M4. The aluminum-intensive front and rear axles are stronger and aid in enhancing the stability. Under the hood, the carbon fiber strut brace from the M3/M4 aids in the front end rigidity.
The recalibrated steering and the stability control systems set the Competition apart from the other M2s, though it is hoped that the new steering setup is not as numb and artificial-feeling as it is in the BMW M3 and the BMW M4. In addition to that, an electronic limited-slip differential aid in helping to manage the power at the car’s rear axle, and the larger M Sport brakes, with the four-piston front and the two-piston rear calipers, tend to offer improved stopping power. Those brakes sit behind the new 19-inch wheels, wrapped in the 254/35-series front and the 265/35-series rear tires.
In the interior part of the cabin, the M2 Competition has M Sport seats, with the light-up M logos (of course they do light up). The interior portion otherwise, is mostly a carryover from the standard BMW M2, save the inclusion of the selector switches on the center console for the different M modes, the stability control settings and the shift logic on the DCT-equipped models.
The consumers could look forward to the M2 Competition of the year 2019 to arrive at the BMW dealers in the current summer. The pricing would be announced closer to the launch, but the consumers should expect it to start a fair bit above the 54,500 dollars base price of the standard BMW M2.