As if the stock car was awesome enough.
We waited, waited, and waited some more, and BMW finally delivered by revealing the highly anticipated M2 Competition. We knew the M2 Competition would be special, but we didn't know just how special it would be. Gone is the 365 hp 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbo N55, replaced by a 405 hp 3.0-liter twin-turbo S55 from the M3 and M4. Of course, even BMW's M cars can be improved, which is why the company offers further upgrades through the M Performance parts catalog - now available for the M2 Competition.
The M Performance catalogue includes parts for cars ranging from the M5 down to the company's small SUVs. Now, owners can make their M2 Competition even cooler with some new performance parts. Those who want their M2 Competition to sit a little lower can purchase the M Performance suspension retrofit kit, which lowers the car by up to 20 millimeters. The suspensions also includes 12 compression settings and 16 rebounds stages. Other upgrades include lightweight forged wheels and larger brakes. The BMW M Sports Brake System Red includes larger, internally ventilated and perforated discs, which improve thermal resilience.
The six-piston calipers in front and four-piston calipers in the back help stop the car even under high thermal load. Adding to the look of the car is a new wheel design available in Black matte and Frozen Gold. The five-spoke design allows the red brakes to stand out and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires provide maximum grip. Carbon fiber lovers will especially love the available options in the catalogue. Owners can save weight on their car with a carbon fiber hood, side panels, front splitter, mirror caps, door sills, side skirts, rear diffuser, rear spoiler, engine cover, as well as several interior pieces.
One of our biggest criticisms of the S55 is the way it sounds. Fortunately, BMW will offer a lightweight performance exhaust with rear silencers, allowing the car to be both quiet and loud on demand. Finally, BMW will take a page out of GM's book with the M Performance Drive Analyzer. This part plugs into the ODB port of the car and lets the driver analyze the data of their driving performance. All of these parts add up to make the M2 Competition even cooler than it already was.