Super Street Network

 |   |   |  405 HP 2019 BMW M2 Competition Revealed
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

405 HP 2019 BMW M2 Competition Revealed

Even more power for the compact sports coupe

Kelly Pleskot
Apr 18, 2018

The 2019 BMW M2 Competition goes on sale this summer boasting more power, beefier brakes, and bolder design cues among other updates.

Under the hood, the M2 Competition gets a turbocharged inline-six engine based on the one found in the BMW M3 and M4. It makes 405 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque in the M2. Like before, buyers can choose between a standard six-speed manual gearbox, now featuring a new type of carbon-fiber friction lining to improve the shift feel, and an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.

2018 BMW M2
$54,500 Base Model (MSRP) 18/26 MPG Fuel Economy

BMW says the DCT-equipped M2 Competition can hit 60 mph in 4.0 seconds or 4.2 seconds with the manual, but these estimates are probably conservative. Our long-term M2 with a dual-clutch hit the mark in 4.2 seconds even though it's significantly less powerful, making 365 hp and 343 lb-ft in normal driving or 369 lb-ft in overboost.

2019 BMW M2 Competiton rear three quarters Photo 2/19   |   405 HP 2019 BMW M2 Competition Revealed

The rear-drive M2 Competition can reach a top speed of 155 mph, limited electronically. With a M Driver's package, however, it can launch up to 174 mph.

To improve cooling, BMW added larger kidney grilles and an updated front skirt, boosting airflow. The M2 derives its cooling system from the M4 Competition Package, with one central radiator, two side radiators, and an extra engine oil cooler. The seven-speed dual-clutch has a transmission oil cooler, as well. 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. There are also larger six-piston fixed brake calipers up front and 4-piston fixed calipers in the rear, instead of 4-pistons in front and 2-piston calipers in the rear.

BMW also updated the Active M Differential, dynamic stability control, and electromechanical power steering. The M2 takes the carbon fiber-reinforced plastic high-precision strut from the M3 and M4 to improve the rigidity of the front section and further enhance steering. Meanwhile, the exhaust system has been modified with a new muffler. The M2's four tailpipes are finished in black chrome, complementing the blacked-out kidney grille up front.

There are two new paint colors: Sunset Orange Metallic and Hockenheim Silver, which replaces Mineral Grey Metallic. Step inside the cabin, and you'll find black leather seats with either black or orange inserts. The seats now feature an illuminated M logo, as well as Alcantara-trimmed side bolsters, M seat belts, and contrast stitching. On the center console, there are switches that control settings for the engine, steering, stability control, and the dual-clutch.

2019 BMW M2 Competition interior Photo 3/19   |   405 HP 2019 BMW M2 Competition Revealed

BMW hasn't announced pricing information, but we do know the M2 comes with standard navigation, park distance control, and collision warning and pedestrian warning with city braking function. Check out the gallery below for a closer look at the 2019 BMW M2 Competition.

Source: BMW

2019 BMW M2 Competition logo on seat Photo 19/19   |   405 HP 2019 BMW M2 Competition Revealed
By Kelly Pleskot
289 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

There isn't any word on price, but it's probably safe to assume commissioning a one-off Ferrari is expensive. Very expensive.
Collin WoodardMay 23, 2018
A 48-volt mild-hybrid system can supplement the E 53's engine's power thanks to the electric motor that makes 21 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.
Collin WoodardMay 22, 2018
Both the Stelvio and X2 offer European styling and design with a reasonable dose of practicality and comfort. Past those similarities, these entry-level SUVs couldn't be more different in execution.
Benjamin HuntingMay 21, 2018
How did Gran Turismo godfather Kazunori Yamauchi get the GR Supra Racing Concept into Gran Turismo Sport without anyone finding out about it?
Andrew BeckfordMay 21, 2018
Preview our 2018 Japan issue, with AP Garage, F Development, all the major J shows, and the man himself, Kei Miura! Plus more!
Bob HernandezMay 18, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP