New M2 has a more aggressive-looking design than before
19 April, 2018, 01:51
Introducing the BMW M2 Competition - which swaps out the base car's 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine for a, er, 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six-cylinder. The manual vehicle hits 60 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds, and you can slice that 0.2 second off that figure with the M DCT box.
This is sent through a seven-speed dual-clutch auto transmission as standard, with acceleration from 0-100km/h taking just 4.2 seconds - down from 4.3 seconds in the regular 272kW M2. The former option also comes with three Drivelogic programs - Comfort, Sport and Sport+.
Local specifications and pricing are yet to be announced, although BMW does say the Competition replaces the old M2Coupe.
Either way, the top speed is limited to 155mph unless you opt for the M Driver's package, which takes it to 173mph. The latter also have an illuminated M2 badge at shoulder height: presumably light-up seats are the Next Big Thing, now that glowing grille badges are commonplace. The M Dynamic Mode relaxes the car's electronic nannies which translates to more oversteer and more drifting action. Special lightweight 19-inch forged wheels come standard on the vehicle.
Brakes have also been upgraded for the Competition with 400mm rotors now looking after the front-end pinched by massive six-pot calipers finished in grey, with 380mm discs on the rear axle grabbed by four-pot calipers.
Other visual changes include new M-style exterior mirror housings similar to those on the M3 and M4 as well as lightly reworked tail-lights, an altered rear bumper and, as standard in the United Kingdom, new 19in forged alloy wheels shod with 245/35-profile (front) and 265/35 (rear) Michelin Pilot Sport tyres. First deliveries in the United Kingdom will begin in August.
Tail-lights rear bumper and exhaust system are all new
- Revised aerodynamics has been combined with a new cooling system, front skirt and redesigned kidney grille and new dual exhaust system.
Selector switches on the centre console allow the driver to change the settings for the engine and steering, and for the gearshift functions in the M DCT version.
The interior arrangement of the M2 Competition is slightly different. They are covered in black leather with perforations in seat and backrests available in blue or orange colors.
Standard equipment includes a reversing camera, LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors and BMW's iDrive system. Though the outgoing M2 was a great sports coupe in its own right, it is impressive how much improvement BMW was able to stuff into their most affordable performance model for the 2019 model year.
So what's new? Well, the price has gone up - by around £3000 to a starting price of £49,285 now - but power has gone up too, from 365 to 404bhp (that's 370 to 410ps).
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