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2018-04-18 12:22

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Munich - A new version of BMW's smallest M-car will arrive in September 2018, labelled the M2 Competition, it ushers in more power and a raft of exterior changes. 

The M2 Competition will join the local line-up in September 2018, pricing hasn't been confirmed. The 3.0-litre turbocharged is the same one from the M3 and M4, in the M2 its been detuned to deliver 302kW and 550Nm. 

Here are 10 things you should know about the new model: 

1 It uses a 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo based on the power unit from the BMW M3/M4. Peak power is 302kW, peak torque of 550Nm. 

2  The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h: 4.2 seconds (with six-speed manual gearbox 4.4 seconds), top speed is limited to 250km/h and can be elevated to 280km/h with M Driver´s Package.

3 It features a high-precision CFRP strut and bulkhead strut for increased front section rigidity says BMW.

4 The M2 Comp uses a new cooling system, including new front skirt and larger, redesigned kidney in high-gloss black.

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5 The new dual exhaust system with two electrically-controlled flaps.

6 A new optional are the M Sport brakes with brake calipers painted grey.

7 Inside, new optional M Sport bucket seats with integrated headrests and illuminated M2 badge at shoulder height.

8 Selector switches for immediate access to various engine and steering characteristics, as well as DCT settings via Drivelogic.

9 Exclusive new metallic Hockenheim Silver paint.

10 The M2 Competition replaces its predecessor, the M2 Coupé.

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