BMW India has listed the M2 Competition on their website, hence making the news about the launch to happen anytime soon. The updated M2 Competition was introduced in April replacing the older M2 Coupe and is all set to make its entry into BMW’s M Division in India. The 2018 BMW M2 Competition is expected to offer some additional styling cues and more performance oriented compared to the regular variant.
With its sculpted bumper and sharp-looking design elements, the new BMW M2 Competition looks both fun and aggressive. The design elements include the front kidney grille with gloss black finish and the muscular bonnet. A short wheelbase with a set of black 10-spoke alloys compared to the regular model's 19-inch five-spoke units and a distinct shoulder line can be seen on the sides clearly, while the rear gets an embossing bumper and quad-exhausts along with the single ‘M2' badge adding to the sportiness of the car.
At the inside, the 2018 M2 Competition offers a mix of Alcantara, leather and carbon fibre details with the BMW iDrive infotainment system supported by a Harman Kardon audio system, host of apps and built-in satellite navigation. The luxurious M2 Competition also gets a bench seat at the rear as well, while M-Sport leather plus Alcantara seats offer good support adding to the premiumness of the vehicle.
Under the hood, the M2 Competition replaced its N55B30 engine with a new power plant based on the power unit from its older siblings, the M3/M4. It gets the 3.0-litre straight-six turbocharged unit now producing 404 bhp of maximum power and 550 Nm of peak torque making it almost 40 bhp and 85 Nm more than the predecessor.
However, the M2 comes with exciting “Drift Mode”, while braking duties are done by 15.7-inch front discs with six-piston callipers and 14.9-inch rear discs and four-piston callipers. Owing to the new forged crankshaft and cylinder liners, the new engine redlines at 7,600 rpm and the dramatic acoustic comes from the two electrically controlled flaps on the sports exhaust. With power sent to the rear wheels, transmission duties are expected to be carried out by either a six-speed manual or a dual-clutch automatic transmission, while the vehicle will be capable of doing 0-100 kmph in just 4.2 seconds with AMT, while it takes 4.4 seconds for the manual gearbox to do the same with a top speed of 250 kmph which can be increased to 280 kmph with the M Driver’s Package.
Not only these cosmic and performance updates, the German luxury automaker has also updated the M2 with a new paint scheme – Hockenheim Silver. The 2018 BMW M2 Competition is expected to be introduced as a CBU and is likely to be priced somewhere around Rs 80 lakh (ex-showroom) – Rs 85 lakh (ex-showroom) in the country. Though BMW has not officially announced the launch date for the M2 Competition in India, but when launched the vehicle will take against the likes of the Mercedes-AMG CLA45, Porsche 718 Cayman, Audi TT and Jaguar F-Type V6 Coupe.
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