The rumour mill was true and here is the new BMW M2 Competition which is set to improve on what already is a class-leading sports car. With a new engine the M2 Competition gets a substantial jump in power compared to the previous powerplant, while changes to the steering, braking system, exhaust and suspension have all been heavily revised to make the M2 even more focused both on track and the road.
With these changes the BMW M2 Competition can offer unrivalled all round performance in its class and its set to post some very impressive headline statistics. It is now capable of doing the 100 km/h sprint in 4.2 seconds (M DCT transmission, 4.4 seconds with manual gearbox), before going on to an electronically-limited top speed of 249 kph. Upgrade to the optional competition-focused M Driver’s Package and that top speed increases to 273 kph. Again confidence is set inspired thanks to the revised chassis tuning and an upgraded brake system making it much sharper than the original M2.
There are some visual differences that set the Competition model apart from the standard M2; a new front spoiler design and kidney grille finished in high-gloss Shadow Line black, which also feature on the side gills on the front wings, and for the redesigned quartet of tailpipes in the twin exhaust system. A dark M Competition badge graces the rear end of the car, while the race-inspired design of the new double-arm door mirrors improve the aerodynamics.
BMW’s M engineers have also adjusted the dynamics to take the increased performance into account, including a carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) high-precision strut from the BMW M3/M4 in the engine compartment. This improves front section rigidity and increases steering precision. More details will follow and its certainly a car we are looking forward to getting up close to. BMW just keep stepping things up in this already sharp sector!