by Gauk
Wed, Apr 11, 2018 1:04 AM

Littlest M car gets more power and a scarier face.

The BMW M2 Competition Pack has been leaked online ahead of it's likely reveal in the coming weeks, boasting more aggressive looks and a more powerful engine.

Revealed on the BMW Australia site (presumably before its scheduled release), the M2 Competition looks to build upon the already-hardcore nature of the current ‘regular’ and ‘Pure’ trim levels.

According to the site, the M2 Competition gets a version of the 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight six used in the M3 and M4 – instead of the single-turbo 3.0-litre used in the ‘regular’ M2 – producing 302kW of power and 550Nm of torque, and being capable of spinning all the way to 7600rpm. Drive continues to be sent to the rear wheels (obviously, it's an M-car it needs to burn rubber) through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission – there’s no mention of a manual, yet.

That’s a mighty bump up from the 272kW and 465Nm (500Nm on overboost) claimed by the standard M2 variants, translating to a 0.1-second quicker dash from 0-100km/h at 4.2 seconds – the M4, meanwhile, does it in 4.1-seconds...

Visually, the M2 Competition can be told apart from the regular M2 by its more aggressive front bumper with three slits in the lower splitter which likely contributes to better downforce, along with new multi-spoke alloy wheels.

There’s also a black double-kidney grille, and wing mirrors similar to those used on the larger M3 and M4.

The BMW M2 Competition is expected to make its official debut at the Beijing motor show later this month, stay tuned.

published by Gauk



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