BMW M2 Competition debuts with 405 hp, replacing the regular M2
Staying true to the M-formula, BMW piles more power on the 2 –Series to produce the M2 Competition model that gives the little coupe some serious legs.
The M2 Competition sports a more powerful version of the biturbo 3.0-litre inline-six engine which now churns out 405 hp and 550 Nm of torque. The new M2, when coupled with a six-speed manual gearbox, will rush from 0 to 100 kph in just over 4.3 seconds. Opting for the seven-speed dual clutch gearbox will slash 0.2 seconds off that time. The top speed is electronically limited to 250 kph, which can be raised to 280 kph if the optional M Driver’s package is added to the shopping list.
The cooling system is lifted directly from the larger M4 Competition. The upgraded oil system with a supplementary oil pump ensures better performance of the engine that is fitted with a lighter forged crankshaft and special cylinder liners. An upgraded exhaust system should help the M2 sound as exciting as it looks.
The M2 Competition also borrows some suspension components like the carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) strut brace and aluminum axles, forged-aluminum control arms and the solid mounted rear subframe from the bigger M3/M4 models. There is an active M differential at the back which can adjust itself based on the driving situations.
The M2 competition will go on sale by the end of this year replacing the current M2 instead of being offered as an upgrade to the model.