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BMW M2 Competition revealed with 405PS

Team OD  | Updated: April 19, 2018, 01:36 PM IST

BMW has taken the wraps off the BMW M2 Competition ahead of its 2018 Beijing auto show debut. The M2 Competition is a rear wheel drive coupe smaller in size than the M4.

The most Prominent change which sets this car apart from the standard M2 is the 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight six from the M3/M4 which replace the M2's single-turbo straight-six. In the M2 Competition, this engine produces 405PS and 550Nm, increases of 40PS and 85Nm, respectively, over the standard M2. A six-speed manual with auto rev-matching is standard and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is an option.The M2 Competition now gets from standstill to 100 kmph in 4.2s with the DCT, or 4.4 with the manual, improvements of 0.2 seconds over the standard M2.

Other changes new to the M2 Competition are chassis improvements borrowed from its M3/M4 siblings, aluminium-intensive front and rear axles which are stronger and improve stability, a carbon fibre strut brace in the engine bay from the M3/M4 to aid front-end rigidity and a new exhaust system with two electronically controlled flaps.

The new car also comes with recalibrated steering and stability control systems, larger M Sport brakes and 254/35-series front and 265/35-series rear tyres shod on 19-inch wheels. Top speed is limited to 250 kmph but can be increased to 280 kmph if specified with the M Drivers Package. Prices haven't been announced yet but the car is to go on sale in summer 2018.

The BMW M2 Competition will compete with the Audi TT RS and Porsche 718 Cayman. On paper, the M2 Competition seems have turned into a mini-M4 and will hopefully provide the rich, exciting driving experience that earlier, smaller versions of that car have provided over the years.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 83.4 Lakhs
Displacement
2979cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
410
Max Torque(Nm)
550
Mileage
10.63 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 63.12 Lakhs
Displacement
1984cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
230
Max Torque(Nm)
370
Mileage
14.33 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 86 Lakhs
Displacement
1988cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
300
Max Torque(Nm)
380
Mileage
-NA-
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