The BMW M2 Competition will be available locally in September this year. BMW Germany has just confirmed a raft of special parts that were created especially for this car.
The new model will feature a revised version of the twin-turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine usually found under the bonnet of an M4. With 302 kW and 550 N.m of torque the M2 Competition will need a skilled driver to extract the best from it.
BMW quotes a zero to 100 km/h time of 4,4 seconds for the manual-equipped version and 4,2 with double-clutch transmission.
As part of the M Performance Parts catalogue BMW are offering an even lower and stiffer suspension kit The uprated coil-springs offer a 20 millimetre lower ride height. Damping can be adjusted for the compression stage (12 setting options) and the rebound stage (16 setting options).
Owners can also option light-weight forged wheels that can be wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber.
Optional larger, internally ventilated and perforated, brake discs are coupled with aluminium 6-piston calipers on the front axle and 4-piston calipers on the rear axle.
In conjunction with the new 19 inch forged wheel unsprung mass is reduced by 3,2 kilograms.
There are several additions to highlight the looks of the apex 2 Series even further. The most notable are a carbon-fibre bonnet, roof and boot lid; all of which help reduce mass and lower the centre of gravity.
If you have a fetish for the shiny black stuff you can choose to fit the following carbon-fibre bits as well: front splitter, kidney grille, air breather side bars, exterior mirror caps, door sill finisher, side skirt extensions, engine cover, rear diffuser and rear spoiler.
An M Performance exhaust system features a titanium rear silencer and 93 mm tailpipes made of carbon fibre with M logo. Choose this option and save 8 kg. The sound is output varies with the chosen driving mode.
In the cabin
Owners can choose from several bespoke options to spruce up the interior of the M2 Competition. Included among these are a choice of steering wheels, stainless steel pedal covers and M Performance floor mats.
We can’t wait to get our hands on the BMW M2 Competition, with or without performance parts, when it arrives here later this year.