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10 things you should know about the refreshed BMW M2 Competition edition

2018-07-30 18:00

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With the new BMW M2 Competition, BMW is setting fresh benchmarks in the compact high-performance sports car segment and adding marked refinement to the character of the BMW M2 Coupé.

The M2 Competition will join the local line-up in September 2018, although pricing hasn't been confirmed.

Product highlights

Here are a few things to know about the updated version of the BMW M2 Competition.

1. New six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, based on the power unit from the BMW M3/M4, three-litre cubic capacity, 302kW peak torque of 550Nm

2. Sprint from 0 to 100km/h: 4.2 s (with six-speed manual gearbox 4.4 s), top speed: 250km/h (limited), 280km/h with M Driver´s Package (limited).

3. High-precision CFRP strut and bulkhead strut for increased front section rigidity.

4. New cooling system, including new front skirt and larger, redesigned BMW kidney in high-gloss black.

5. Dual exhaust system with two electrically-controlled flaps.

6. Optional M Sport brakes with brake calipers painted grey.

7. Optional M Sport bucket seat 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 BMW M2 Competition replaces its predecessor, the BMW M2 Coupé.

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