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404bhp BMW M2 Competition breaks cover

April 18, 2018, 02:35 PM IST by Bilal Ahmed Firfiray
404bhp BMW M2 Competition breaks cover

- The all-new BMW M2 Competition replaces the M2 Coupe.

- It gets a straight-six turbocharged motor from the BMW M2/M4.

- Revised aerodynamics has been combined with a new cooling system, front skirt and redesigned kidney grille and new dual exhaust system.

BMW has finally revealed the most anticipated M2 coupe with the introduction of the Competition badging. The M2 Competition replaces the standard M2 instead of being introduced as a high-performance variant of the baby M Coupe. The M2 Competition also replaces its N55B30 engine with a new powerplant based on the power unit from the BMW M3/M4.

The 3.0-litre straight-six turbocharged unit now produces 404bhp and 550Nm. That’s almost 40bhp and 85Nm more than the previous model. It can be had with either a six-speed manual or a dual-clutch automatic transmission. The two-door can spring from 0-100kmph in just 4.2 seconds (4.4 seconds for the manual gearbox) and onto a top speed of 250kmph which can be increased to 280kmph with the M Driver’s Package.

The M2 Competition gets a new front skirt with a larger air intake similar to the M4 CS. Under the skin, the new engine comes fitted with a forged crankshaft and a special cylinder liner. This allows the engine to redline at 7,600rpm. The sports exhaust gets fitted with two electrically controlled flaps to ensure the M2 Competition sounds dramatic as well. The M Sport brakes are optional with a special grey paint. BMW says the high precision CFRP struts and bulkhead strut increases the front section rigidity which directly helps in better handling. Braking duties are done by 15.7-inch front discs with six-piston callipers and 14.9-inch rear discs and four-piston callipers. The wheels are 19-inch forged alloys wrapped in 245/35 section performance tyres

The cosmetic changes include a newly designed kidney grille finished in high-gloss black colour. There is an exclusive metallic Hockenheim Silver body paint as well. On the inside, there are M Sport bucket seats with integrated headrests and illuminated M2 badge. There are two M buttons on the steering wheel as well. It allows drivers to adjust the drive modes with much ease. 

When it goes on sale later this year, the M2 Competition will go into direct rivalry with the likes of Porsche 718 Cayman, Audi TT RS and Jaguar F-Type V6 Coupe.

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