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The new BMW M2 Competition.

 

  • New six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, based on the power unit from the BMW M3/M4, three-litre cubic capacity, 302 kW/410 HP, peak torque of 550 Nm.
  • Sprint from 0 to 100 km/h: 4.2 s with M Double Clutch Transmission.

  • High-precision CFRP strut and bulkhead strut for increased front section rigidity.

  • New cooling system, including new front skirt and larger, redesigned BMW kidney in high-gloss black.
  • New dual exhaust system with two electrically-controlled flaps.
  • New optional M Sport bucket seat with integrated headrests and illuminated M2 badge at shoulder height.

  • The BMW M2 Competition replaces its predecessor, the BMW M2 Coupé.

 

 

With the new BMW M2 Competition, BMW M GmbH is setting fresh benchmarks in the compact high-performance sports car segment and adding marked refinement to the character of the BMW M2 Coupé.

 

 

New engine with 410 HP.

 

The centrepiece of the new BMW M2 Competition is its new engine, based on the power unit from the BMW M3 and BMW M4. The double-charged six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology delivers 302 kW/410 HP between 5,250 and 7,000 rpm. The engine’s peak torque of 550 Nm is on tap between 2,350 and 5,200 rpm. The power unit boasts an insatiable appetite for revs for a turbocharged engine and offers exceptionally linear power delivery across a broad rev range. A dual exhaust system with electronic flap control provides the distinctive M sound, while the M TwinPower Turbo technology delivers outstanding efficiency.

 

The new BMW M2 Competition completes a standard sprint, from a standstill to 100 km/h, in 4.2 seconds with M DCT. The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. The consumption figures are also noteworthy: with six-speed manual gearbox, the combined fuel consumption is 9,9 – 10,0 l/100 km, the combined CO2 emissions are 225 – 228 g/km. With the optional M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT), these numbers decrease to only 9,2 l/100 km 209 – 210 CO2 emissions g/km combined.

 

The cleverly designed oil supply system for the engine is taken directly from motorsport, while the cooling system from the BMW M4 with Competition Package is also used with some adjustments. The BMW M2 Competition includes race-ready variants of the oil supply and cooling systems that have been tested by many years’ experience in motor racing. An enlarged BMW kidney and a new front skirt with increased air flow are exterior signs that point to the use of this improved cooling system. The kidney is finished in high-gloss Shadow Line black paint as standard. This is also the case for the side gills on the front wings, and for the redesigned quartet of tailpipes in the twin exhaust system, with two electrically adjustable valves.

The dark M Competition Badge graces the rear end of the car. The design of the new double-arm wing mirrors improves the aerodynamics and they are typically characteristic of the new BMW M2 Competition.

 

BMW M engineers have also adjusted the driving dynamics of the BMW M2 Competition to take the increased performance into account. The striking CFRP high-precision strut from the BMW M3/M4 is immediately noticeable in the engine compartment. This improves front section rigidity and increases steering precision. The characteristic curves for the electromechanical power steering, the Active M Differential and the Dynamic Steering Control (DSC) system have also been adjusted.

 

 

Selector switches to adjust settings.

 

The BMW M2 is the first model to be equipped with selector switches on the centre console that allow instant control of the characteristics and settings for the engine, steering and Drivelogic functions, if M DCT is available. The various configurations can be combined with one another in whichever way the driver prefers and can be stored for easy access using the M1 and M2 buttons on the steering wheel. The standard range of equipment now includes the red start/stop button, adaptive LED headlights and front Park Distance Control (PDC).

 

 

Fascinating new options.

 

The new, optional M Sport seat is a real highlight in terms of function and form. The bucket-style shape borrows heavily from motorsport and provides drivers with optimum support, while the headrests are integrated into the seat back rest. The backrest also features an illuminated M2 logo at shoulder height. The black leather upholstery boasts design perforations in the seat and backrest, available in blue or orange. The standard sports seats are also available with black leather upholstery, featuring contrast stitching in blue or orange.

 

The many years of motorsport experience at BMW M GmbH are reflected in the availability of the new M sport brakes, which provide maximum brake performance thanks to larger brake discs (front axle: 400 mm diameter, rear axle: 380 mm diameter) and brake calipers painted grey (front axle: 6-piston fixed caliper, rear axle: 4-piston fixed caliper). The optional 19-inch forged alloy wheels (front axle: 9J x 19, rear axle: 10J x 19) are also available with the new Y-spoke design. A new metallic paint colour is also now exclusively available for the BMW M2 Competition: Hockenheim Silver.

 

Ends.

 

 

*Please note: this is an international media release without adaptions for the New Zealand market.  Local pricing and specification details will be announced closer to launch.

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Whooooaaaaarrrrrr.

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@gjm :lol:

edit: I quite like what they have done with the kidneys. Also, it makes me lol hard whenever I read how proud they are about the fuel consumption and CO2 figures for their 300kW sports car...

Edited by Young Thrash Driver

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not that I dislike they new kidney design but I dont quite understand why.. just for the sake of it being different?

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Remember when performance engines used to look good? 

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The side on view is the only one that is any were near decent. The front looks like an upside down smiling chesera cat with a lip infection. The rear bumper has had slots hacked in it and filled with something red. The rest of the rear has too much going on also So it has 400 odd  ponys are they ever going to be all be used? Are BMW eco friendly or what with those fuel and Co2 emission good grief were is all the tech stuff to make it economical to run. 

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I wonder what it will sound like. The M3/4 sound sh*t compared to the current M2, (especially on the street). Hopefully this doesn't downgrade the sound. 

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