- The Baby M coupe is powered by a 3.0-litre straight-six producing 404bhp.
The BMW M2 Competition has finally landed on our shores with a surprising price tag of Rs 79.9 lakhs. The M2 Competition was revealed in April this year as a replacement to the M2 Coupe with a revised aerodynamics and slight cosmetic updates.
The new M2 Competition replaces its N55B30 engine with a new power plant based on the power unit from the BMW M3/M4. The 3.0-litre straight-six turbocharged unit now produces 404bhp and 550Nm (almost 40bhp and 85Nm more than the previous model). It can be had with a dual-clutch automatic transmission, but internationally it does get a manual option. The two-door is capable of hitting a 0-100kmph time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 250kmph.
Available in five colour options – Alpine White, Sunset Orange, Hockenheim Silver, Long Beach Blue and Black Sapphire – the M2 Competition gets a redesigned kidney grille done in gloss black. The Adaptive LED headlights come as standard. The aggressive front air-intakes are similar to the ones seen on the M4. And at the rear, and the sculpted spoiler combined with quad-exhaust tips screams performance. The coupe sits on massive 19-inch forged alloys wrapped in 245/35 section performance tyres. 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 interior is driver-focused as seen in all BMW M cars. The cabin gets Dakota leather upholstery with contrast stitch wrapping the M Sport seats. All the M bits are present such as M Drive buttons on the steering wheel, Anthracite interior trim, illuminated M logo on the seats, and a digital instrument cluster. The iDrive infotainment system also comes with seven speakers and 205Watts music system and smartphone connectivity and loads of optional extras.
The M2 is the entry-level M model and this is the first time it is officially on sale in India. The M2 Competition rivals against the likes of Mercedes-AMG CLA45, Porsche 718 Cayman, Audi TT and Jaguar F-Type V6 Coupe.