BMW M2 gets a new motor and a new nose

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Rumours have been circulating around BMW fitting the S55 into the M2 for a while. We've also known the M2 Competition has been coming, extending BMW M's premium title to another model. We've always loved the M2 for its short wheelbase RWD configuration and wide body treatment.

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Now that the M2 Competition has been officially announced, we have our first look at the car. The M3/M4 derived engine is confirmed, along with a 302kW/550Nm output. The interior features BMW's latest digital dash, along with M seats that are a first for the M2 range.

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With the optional 7 speed DCT, it'll do 0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds. As a no-cost-option, a 6 speed manual is available, including rev matching that can be disabled.

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Specific to the M2 Competition, the seats include a black/blue or black/orange perforation.

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Outside, the more comprehensive M car treatment continues with M-specific mirrors. There are forged lightweight 19 inch wheels, new grey M Sport brakes and two new colours, Hockenheim Silver and Sunset Orange Metallic.

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The car has also been given more aggressive front end styling we've seen previewed in the 8 series concept, with a vented lower lip, harder overall lines and the more angular conjoined kidney grilles.

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There's no local launch date yet, but we'll post a more hands-on look into the M2 Competition when it arrives at our clients' dealerships in Australia.

images: BMW

-LK

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