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2019 BMW M2 Competition Is Official With 405 Horsepower

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It's the BMW you actually want.

BMW officially introduced the M2 Competition with an engine based on the one found in the M3 and M4. Images of the 2019 BMW M2 Competition leaked already, but we were missing most of the important details. The company announced that the M2 Competition features an inline six-cylinder engine with 405 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. When equipped with BMW's dual clutch transmission, the coupe will run from zero-to-60 mph in four seconds.

Top speed for the BMW M2 Competition will be limited to 155 mph. However, BMW will gladly up that to 174 mph with the M Driver's Package. Chassis changes include new carbon high-precision struts borrowed from the BMW M3 and M4 models, an active M Differential, and a recalibrated electromechanical power steering unit which works with the Dynamic Steering Control system and is geared towards high-performance driving. The car also gets larger brake discs and calipers, six-pistons up front and four-pistons in the back. M2 Competition calipers are painted in a grey finish.

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Exterior changes are relatively minor, yet appealing. All the M2's openings, including the trademark kidney grilles, have been made larger and more aggressive looking in order to increase airflow. The grilles and the new front splitter are finished in high-gloss Shadow Line black paint which matches with the black chrome-plated exhaust tips and a dark M Competition badge. Inside, the standard M Sport bucket seats feature an illuminated M2 logo, while the black leather upholstery is highlighted by perforations in the seat and backrest with a contrasting blue just barely peaking through. BMW has added two new exterior colors to the lineup just for M2 Competition buyers: Hockenheim Silver, and Sunset Orange Metallic.

BMW is particularly proud to announce that this is the first M2 to come equipped with selector switches in the center console, which allows for individual changes to be made to the settings of the engine, steering, and Drivelogic functions. The pre-set configurations can be accessed on the fly using the M1 and M2 buttons (as seen on the new M5) on the steering wheel. It also comes standard with park distance control. The 2019 BMW M2 Competition comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, while the seven-speed M double clutch transmission can be ordered as an option. Look for it to arrive in dealerships later this year.