Here’s a solid proof that the BMW M2 Competition is all but official. Leaked on BMW Blog Slovenia today ahead of its official debut at the Beijing Motor Show later this month, the M2 Competition is the long-rumored M4-engined M2. Yes, that’s right, the M2 will get the same twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight-six engine from its M4 bigger brother.
That means a punchier 302kW of power and 550Nm of torque, channeled to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. It is not known if the six-speed manual gearbox available in the standard M2 will be offered.
The added power trims a tenth of a second off the coupe’s 0-100km/h sprint time to 4.2 second (DCT equipped model).
By comparison, the standard M2’s single turbo 3.0-litre mill produces 272kW and 465Nm, enabling a 0-100km/h dash of 4.3 seconds for the DCT model and 4.5 seconds for the manual.
Design wise, changes to the exterior are subtle, with the all-black kidney grille given a more angular appearance, the front bumper revised with larger lower intake and the side mirrors carried over from the M4. New style multi-spoke 19-inch black wheels round up the exterior upgrade.
Inside, the M2 Competition gains body-hugging seats sourced from the M4. Also new is the red engine start button, so are the M1 and M2 buttons on the left spoke of the steering wheel, suggesting the M2 Competition comes with configurable driver settings.
The BMW M2 Competition will be officially unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show on April 25.
Source: BMW Blog Slovenia