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The New BMW M2 Competition Is Boom Without The Bust

The new BMW M2 Competition completely re-writes the bolt-action-rifle recipe of the standard M2. Well, think of the M2 Competition as a re-working of a formula such as E = mc2 but with x2 at the end. The "2" is a reference to the engine which goes from a single inline-straight-6 turbocharged unit to a 3.0-litre, 410 hp, and 550Nm twin-turbocharged nuclear fallout.

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As such, the M2 will accelerate from zero to 62mph in 4.2 seconds (M DCT transmission, 4.4 seconds with manual gearbox), before going on to an electronically-limited top speed of 155mph.
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The optional M Driver’s Package increases the top speed to 170mph. Revised chassis/suspension tuning and an upgraded brake system means it handles sharper than the original M2, says BMW.
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There are some visual differences that set the Competition model apart from the standard M2; a new front spoiler design and kidney grille finished in high-gloss Shadow Line black, which also feature on the side gills on the front wings, and for the redesigned quartet of tailpipes in the twin exhaust system.
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A dark M Competition badge graces the rear end of the car, while the race-inspired design of the new double-arm door mirrors improve the aerodynamics.

A carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) high-precision strut from the BMW M3/M4 in the engine compartment. This is designed to improve front section rigidity and steering precision.

The BMW M2 Competition is available to order from mid-May with prices starting from £49,285.