Bonkers M2 Competition to get twin turbo six and a raft of other go-fast upgrades
BMW Australia has announced that perhaps the most mental BMW M car yet, the BMW M2 Competition. The key difference between the standard M2 and M2 Competition is the engine. The M2 Competition borrows the twin turbo 3.0 litre straight six from the M3 and M4, and in this guise the engine produces 302kW from 5,250 to 7,000rpm and 550Nm from 2,350 to 5,200rpm.
That rev hungry turbo six is mated to either a seven-speed dual clutch transmission with a number of drive modes including COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+ the transmission offers a manual shifting option and blips the throttle on downshift.
Traditionalists can opt for a conventional six-speed manual, and both the manual and dual clutch box send all that power to the rear wheels. BMW is quoting a preliminary 0-100km/h time of 4.2 seconds. Brisk.
BMW has also tweaked the steering, Active M Differential and Dynamic Stability Control to allow for more fun. The M Dynamic Mode relaxes the car’s electronic nannies which translates to more oversteer and more drifting action.
The brakes have grown, too. The M2 Competition has 400mm front discs with 380mm rears, and clamped by six-piston front and four- piston rear calipers, all of which are designed to withstand high temperatures.
A new front skirt and Shadow Line black highlight set the M2 Competition a part from the standard M2.
Inside, there are M2 Competition sill plates, there a illuminated M2 logos on the backrests, there’s a choice of blue or orange perforated sections on the black leather seats, BMW M stripes have been woven into the seats.
Standard equipment includes a reversing camera, LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors and BMW’s iDrive system.
Further details will be released closer to the car’s local launch.