Say hello to the explosive new BMW M2 Competition - which is now the most-affordable BMW M car in India.
BMW M division’s pocket-rocket, the M2 Competition, has arrived in India. And we’ve to say it’s been brought here at a rather impressive price of Rs 79.90 lakh, ex-showroom, pan India. This also means that the M2 Competition is now the entry-ticket to the ownership of BMW’s revered 'M' range of performance cars.
It may be a small 2-door coupe, but the M2 Competition packs the very same 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight six petrol powertrain that propels the BMW M3/M4. Sure, it’s a bit down on power in here – 405bhp vs 444bhp, but torque is identical at 550Nm. As is the case with all the high-end performance cars these days, the M2 Competition is also exclusively offered with an automatic transmission in India – a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox at that. The firepower is channelled strictly to the rear wheels so that you can get some typical tail-out action. Performance wise, the M2 Competition is a quick car by any standard. 0-100km/h is dismissed in 4.2 seconds. Top speed, however, limited to 250km/h.
To reign in that monster of an engine, the chassis of the M2 Competition has been stiffened, while it also gets lightweight aluminium front and rear axles, BMW’s Active M differential – limited slip differential in old money – and a carbon fibre strut brace among other bits and bobs.
The BMW M2 Competition will compete with the likes of the Porsche 718 Cayman and Mercedes-AMG CLA 45. That said, the M2 Competition packs more grunt and it also has more equipment in terms of performance and handling aides.
Read our first drive review here - BMW M2 Competition Review