BMW recently took the wraps off the M2 Competition, which replaces the venerable M2 Coupe. The car’s many upgrades include:
- More power, thanks to a TwinPower Turbo engine that makes 405 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque (That's 40 horses and 63 more pound-feet than the outgoing car.
- Larger front and rear brake disks with 6-piston front and 4-pistion rear calipers
- New M Sport seats with illuminated M2 logos
The first ever BMW M2 Competition completes the sprint from standstill to 60 mph, in as little as 4.0 seconds (with DCT and 4.2 seconds with the manual transmission). The top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph. The car can be combined with the M Driver’s Package to raise the top speed to 174 mph.
The carefully designed oil supply system for the engine is taken directly from motorsport, while the cooling system from the BMW M4 with Competition Package is used with some M2 specific adjustments. The BMW M2 Competition’s track-ready variants of the oil supply and cooling systems have been tested by BMW’s many years of motor racing experience.
Enlarged BMW kidney grille openings and a new front skirt with increased air flow are exterior indicators to the use of this enhanced cooling system. The kidney grilles are finished in high-gloss Shadow Line black paint as are the side gills on the front fenders. A quartet of black chrome plated tailpipes finish off the twin exhaust system. A dark M Competition Badge graces the rear end of the car.
BMW M engineers have adjusted the driving dynamics of the BMW M2 Competition to take the new model’s increased performance into account. The striking CFRP high-precision strut from the BMW M3/M4 is immediately recognizable in the engine compartment. This improves front section rigidity and increases steering precision. The electromechanical power steering, the Active M Differential and the Dynamic Steering Control (DSC) system have all been enhanced.
The BMW M2 Competition will be available in summer of 2018. With pricing to be announced closer to Market launch.
What People Are Saying about the BMW M2 Competition
“We love our long-term BMW M2, but we have a feeling we just might enjoy its successor even more.” – Motor Trend
“The BMW M2 Competition is a Harder, Faster M2 … An engine borrowed from the M3 and a stiffer front end headline the M2 Competition’s upgrades.” – The Drive
“[The M2 Competition] is the faster, sharper and more dynamic version of enthusiasts’ favorite BMW…” --- BMW Blog