How does 410 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque sound to you?
We’ve known BMW was up to something with its highly regarded M2 coupe for quite some time, and today we finally have a semi-official answer. Presenting the 2019 BMW M2 Competition, packed with a total 410 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque from the familiar biturbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine. In the regular M2, this engine produces 365 hp and 343 lb-ft, so now an additional 45 hp and 62 lb-ft. Today’s leak comes courtesy of BMW Blog Slovenia, which managed to not only obtain images but some official specs.
Aside from the upgraded output, the M2 Competition will come equipped with the also familiar dual-clutch gearbox, sending power directly to the rear wheels. No word yet whether or not a six-speed manual will be offered. Given the additional output and gearbox combo, 0-62 mph is said to take only 4.2 seconds, while the standard M2 takes 4.5 seconds. Exterior modifications are slight, but they’re there. The familiar and blacked-out kidney grille has a more defined shape while the front bumper now comes with vents in the lower lip. The side mirrors look like they were taken directly from the larger M4 coupe, and the 19-inch wheels look like they’re a new design.
Interior changes also appear to be rather minimal, but from what we can tell there are improved seats (also from the M4?) and an illuminated “M2” logo. There’s also a red start/stop button and additional steering wheel buttons, which we imagine are for driver configuration setting options. In any case, we’ll know all official details very soon because the 2019 BMW M2 Competition is slated to be unveiled later this month at the Beijing Motor Show.