BMW M2 Competition Changes In Depth

BMW M2 Competition Changes In Depth

BMW M2 Competition Changes In Depth

Essentially in the same state of tune as BMW's M3 and X4, the twin turbo six is rated for 405 horsepower with a broad peak (5,230 to 7,000 rpm), and 406 lb-ft from 2,350 to 5,230 rpm, dovetailing neatly with the onset of peak horsepower. The manual vehicle hits 60 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds, and you can slice that 0.2 second off that figure with the M DCT box. As a result, an M2 Competition with a manual gearbox - yes, it keeps one of those - will hit 62mph in 4.4 seconds, with the optional dual-clutch taking a couple of tenths from that. The M DCT comes with three Drivelogic driving programs: Comfort, Sport and Sport+. Check out the gallery below for a closer look at the 2019 BMW M2 Competition. The pricing is yet to be announced.

With the M Driver's package, the top speed increases to 174 miles per hour, 6 MPH faster than the 2018 model. The new powerplant also features an advanced oil supply system, as well as a cooling system borrowed from the M4's Competition Package, utilizing one central radiator, two side radiators and additional engine oil cooler.

At the tail end, a standard Active M Differential has been recalibrated for the extra power and torque, with its locking effect infinitely variable between 100 percent and zero lock, according to the drive mode and surface conditions. The M2 Competition also gets larger brake disks, measuring 400 mm up front and 380 mm in the rear compared to the old M2's brake disks that were 380 mm up front and 370 mm in the rear. It also gets black bat-wing-style side mirrors, a blackened treatment for the four exhaust tips and good-looking new 19-inch alloy wheels in a choice of finishes. It's priced at £49,285 and will be available to order from May, with deliveries beginning in August.

Selector switches on the centre console allow the driver to change the settings for the engine and steering, and for the gearshift functions in the M DCT version.

For the self-serve option, a carbonfibre friction surface for the clutch replaces the more conventional Kevlar and fibreglass compounds used in regular clutch linings for lighter weight and improved shift control.

Though black is the standard colour for the interior, including the perforated leather seats (and the optional sports variants), you can choose between blue and orange stitching for a little pizzazz.

A new BMW M2 has been a subject among fans of the German automaker and now they don't have to wait any longer. Various driver assistive technologies are also included, such as forward collision warning, pedestrian warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and parking distance controls.

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