In May, we told you that BMW India would bring the M2 Competition to India. Well, that day is getting closer because this performance sedan is now available for reservations. BMW India’s official website now has M2 Competiton, and they have also started advertising it. A Rs 10 lakh deposit can be used to book a BMW M2 Competition.
The regular BMW M2 came out for the first time in 2016, but it wasn’t available in India. Different publications gave the BMW M2 great reviews, so the demand for this sports car went through the roof. People in markets like the US paid more than the retail price for this fun car.
But BMW’s base M car is not hotter than it was before. The BMW M2 Competiton is built on the same platform, but it uses the M3’s bigger engine. The chassis is made even better so that the driver can feel more involved.
The new 2979cc straight-six biturbo gasoline engine makes 410 PS of power and 550 Nm of torque. The first M2 had the six-cylinder engine from the Z4’s 35i, which was tuned to make 368 PS of power and 500 Nm of torque.
In international markets, you can get the M2 Competition with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a dual-clutch automatic transmission. The BMW M2 Competition that will be sold in India is likely to only come with a DCT automatic transmission.
In the press release, BMW says that the M2 Competition can go from 0 to 100 in just 4.2 seconds with the DCT gearbox and 4.4 seconds with the manual transmission. The top speed is limited to 250 km/h, but with an extra driver’s package, it can go up to 280 km/h.
In the United States, the BMW M2 Competition starts at $59,895. This price is about $4400 more than the normal 2018 BMW M2. We think this extra premium is well worth it because the Competition package has a lot of new features. The BMW M2 Competition is likely to cost around Rs 1 Crore (about $200,000) in India.
BMW M2 Competition other updates
High-precision CFRP struts and bulkhead struts improve the stiffness of the front section.
New cooling system with a new front skirt and a bigger, redesigned BMW kidney that is now black and has a high-gloss finish.
Two flaps that are controlled by electricity are part of the new dual exhaust system.
Grey brake callipers can be added to the optional M Sport brakes.
Optional M Sport bucket seat with built-in headrests and an M2 badge that lights up at shoulder height.
There are selector switches that give you quick access to different engine and steering settings as well as DCT settings through Drivelogic.