Following previous leaks, rumors and rendering images, the long-expected 2019 BMW M2 Competition has been finally revealed online just some time ago.
As expected, at least at the exterior, the changes are quite modest and refer to BMW kidney grille openings in Shadow Line gloss black or a revised front fascia which now comes with a much larger grille that improves cooling.
There are also the much more aerodynamic mirror caps, fresh 19-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, black chrome exhaust system or dark M Competition Badge. The slightly revised body style comes hand in hand with the new available colours like Hockenheim Silver which replaces Mineral Grey Metallic, adding the gorgeous Sunset Orange Metallic.
From a mechanical perspective, the new 2019 BMW M2 Competition comes rather with the same features as the standard M2. However, there are some new enhancements that makes it more powerful and faster the baby-M model.
We are dealing here with an updated electromechanical power steering system, Active M Differential and the Dynamic Steering Control (DSC) system. There is also the revised suspension with forged aluminum components and axles borrowed from the M3 and M4. In the US, the brakes have also been improved coming with larger discs which measure 400mm front and 380mm rear, respectively, along with six-piston calipers and four-pisto calipers in the same order. All add increased driving and handling capabilities.
Inside, the cabin welcomes customers with the new M Sport seats with new color accents and illuminated M2 logo on the backrest. There is also a red push-button ignition and sport steering wheel with M buttons, “M2 Competition” sill plates, Alcantara accents or specially-built seat belts with BMW M stripes woven.
The car`s main highlight remains the new performance under the hood. The new M2 Competition used an upgraded 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine, the same one found on the M3 and M4. However, the M2 Competition comes with 405 horsepower (301 kW) and 550 Nm of torque (406 lb-ft).
Paired to a standard six-speed manual, the new M2 Competition sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds; on the other hand, the optional seven-speed dual-clutch gear cuts off 0.2 seconds. The car`s top speed is limited to 250 km/h, however, with the optional M Driver`s Package, this is raised to 280 km/h.
The car`s power achievements are also given by a high-performance cooling system, the same one used on the M4 Competition Package, which features a central radiator, two side radiators and engine oil cooler.
BMW has also received an interesting walk-around video of the new 2019 BMW M2 Competition and an impressive photo gallery below. Enjoy the ride and don’t forget to share your opinions with us!
According to fresh reports, the 2019 BMW M2 Competition will arrive in the UK next month and will priced from £49,285 OTR, which will make it £2,545 more expensive than the standard model.