BMW M division's all-new pocket rocket has arrived on the company's official website in India.
It seems BMW India is busy prepping the stage for the launch of the M2 Competition, as the baby M sedan has arrived on the auto maker’s official website. Sources close to the matter suggest that the launch is around the corner, but our guess is that BMW will save this firecracker for the 2018 festive season.
When launched, the BMW M2 will become the most affordable 'M' vehicle in the country, slotting below the M3/M4 duo. However, in the new Competition spec, the M2 gets the same 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight six engine that powers the M3 and M4. That said, the power output here is slightly down – 405bhp against 444bhp. Torque, however, is identical at 550Nm. Power transmission duties will be carried out by a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission – the six-speed manual, although available in global markets, is unlikely to be offered in India. The drive from the engine will be strictly fed to the rear wheels. 0 – 100km/h can be clocked in 4.2seconds, claims BMW. Top speed will be electronically limited to 250km/h.
The chassis of the car has received a couple of modifications, too. Like the M3 and M4, the M2 Competition gets lightweight aluminium front and rear axles, a carbon fibre strut brace and M differential (limited slip differential).
The BMW M2 Competition is expected to carry a price-tag that'd be north of a crore mark in India. At the moment, it doesn’t have a direct rival in the country, but the closest thing that can match it in terms of offering driver involvement and performance is the Porsche 718 Cayman.