The New BMW M2 Competition
The driving sensation in the BMW M2 Coupé is based on highly developed technology that was tested under the most extreme conditions possible. The result is an authentic driving experience only offered by M Automobiles: with nearly 50:50 axle load distribution, an outstanding chassis and equipment with racing capabilities.
The genetics of the BMW M2 were conceived by taking all of the passion and power behind BMW M and infusing it into a small, light and fast racing machine. Now BMW has decided to pay homage to the heritage behind the BMW M2 and so the 2019 generation model will be known as the BMW M2 Competition. True to this upgraded title, there is more to fuel this change than just the name and a new vehicle badge.
The centrepiece of the 2019 BMW M2 Competition is its new engine, based on the power unit from the BMW M3 and BMW M4. The double-charged six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology delivers 410 HP between 5,250 and 7,000 rpm. The power unit boasts an insatiable appetite for revs for a turbocharged engine and offers exceptionally linear power delivery across a broad rev range. The BMW M2 Competition also boasts an Otto particulate filter (OPF) to further reduce fine dust pollution. The new BMW M2 Competition completes a standard sprint, from a standstill to 100 km/h, in 4.2 seconds ( 4.4 seconds with a 6 speed manual gearbox). The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. The car can be combined with the M Driver’s Package to raise the top speed to 280 km/h – 10 km/h more than with the 2018 BMW M2 Coupé.
The many years of motorsport experience at BMW M GmbH are reflected in the availability of the new M sport brakes, which provide maximum brake performance thanks to larger brake discs and brake calipers.
Enjoy rapid response behaviour thanks to M TwinPower Turbo technology. BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology consists of two rapid-response MonoScroll turbochargers, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing. The valve and camshaft timing work in tandem for maximum variability of the control intake valve lift. Razor-sharp responses and optimal power delivery are the result. Fuel consumption and exhaust emissions are also reduced.
The BMW M2 Coupé has already set the standard in its segment when it comes to agility, driving feeling, directional stability, steering precision and controllability at the limit, without short-changing the driver in everyday use. These chassis characteristics have been further refined for the BMW M2 Competition, and adjusted to take the increased engine performance into account. The high-performance chassis refer back to the lightweight aluminium construction of the front and rear axles from the BMW M3/M4. In order to ensure extremely precise wheel location, play-free ball joints are used to transmit transverse forces.This further improves wheel location and tracking stability.
When opening the door of the new BMW M2 Competition, drivers are greeted by the M2 Competition logo on the sill plate. They can then settle into the ergonomically and visually outstanding M Sport seat. A glance at the dashboard reveals the Welcome layout for the instruments. A red start / stop button underlines the motorsport heritage of the car.
The new BMW M2 Competition provides drivers with two selector switches on the centre console that allow direct access to adjust various characteristics and settings. As well buttons labeled M1 and M2 on the steering wheel provide direct access to the range of driving modes. Drivers can save their own personal configurations chosen from the settings for stability control, engine characteristics and steering – control over the personality of the BMW M2 is at their fingertips.
The extensive range of equipment provided as standard marks the BMW M2 Competition out as one of the most dynamic sports cars around. This includes the lightweight M Sport chassis, the six-speed manual gearbox with throttle blipping function and the Active M Differential on the rear axle, guaranteeing optimum traction and unbeatable directional stability. The sporty coupé now boasts adaptive LED headlights as standard, Park Distance Control monitors the car’s surroundings and keeps an eye on what is in front of the car, as well as to the rear.
Overall the 2019 BMW M2 Competition is an astounding upgraded model tailored to suit true BMW M Performance enthusiasts.