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BMW M2 Competition
BMW M2 Competition
The double-charged six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology delivers 410 HP between 5,250 and 7,000 rpm. The engine's peak torque of 550 Nm is on tap between 2,350 and 5,200 rpm. The power unit boasts an insatiable appetite for revs for a turbocharged engine and offers exceptionally linear power delivery across a broad rev range. A dual exhaust system with electronic flap control provides the distinctive M sound, while the M TwinPower Turbo technology delivers outstanding efficiency.
The BMW M2 Competition completes a standard sprint, from a standstill to 100 km/h, in 4.2 seconds (with M DCT, 4.4 seconds with six-speed manual gearbox). The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. The car can be combined with the M Driver's Package to raise the top speed to 280 km/h - 10 km/h more than with the standard BMW M2.
Adjustable SettingsThe BMW M2 is the first model to be equipped with selector switches on the centre console that allow instant control of the characteristics and settings for the engine, steering and Drivelogic functions, if M DCT is available. The various configurations can be combined with one another in whichever way the driver prefers and can be stored for easy access using the M2 buttons on the steering wheel. The standard range of equipment now includes the red start/stop button, adaptive LED headlights and front Park Distance Control (PDC).
M Sport Seats
DrivetrainThe twin-turbo in-line six-cylinder engine, based on the power unit from the M3 and M4, offers the best of both worlds: It guarantees a unique appetite for revs for a turbocharged engine, offers exceptionally linear power delivery across a broad rev range and possesses a distinctive engine sound. M TwinPower Turbo technology provides unbeatable torque, available across a wide rev band. The engine also boasts outstanding efficiency.
Twin Turbo Technology
BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology consists of two rapid-response MonoScroll turbochargers, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing. The valve and camshaft timing work in tandem for maximum variability of the control intake valve lift. Razor-sharp responses and optimal power delivery are the result. Fuel consumption and exhaust emissions are also reduced. A 'closed deck' design increases crankcase rigidity for the six-cylinder engine and allows cylinder pressures to be increased for maximized power output. Brushless, LDS-coated cylinder bores also lead to a significant reduction in weight.
In addition to the new engine, the BMW M2 Competition also boasts a completely new exhaust system. The dual-branch design features a new muffler and the four tailpipes, finished in black chrome, mark it out as a BMW M model. Two electrically-controlled flaps ensure that the BMW M2 Competition delivers the distinctive BMW M Sound, which the driver can adjust by selecting a driving mode with M Dynamic Performance Control - by pressing a selector switch on the centre console.
6 Speed Manual
The new BMW M2 Competition comes as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, which stands out with its compact design and low weight. The use of a new type of carbon-fibre friction lining enhances shift comfort. An engagement speed control function, which blips the throttle on downshifts and lowers the engine's revs on upshifts, makes gear changes even smoother. This also lends the car additional stability during hard driving on the track. Switching off the DSC deactivates the engagement speed control function. Wet-sump lubrication prevents any sloshing of the transmission oil and ensures all components benefit from an efficient supply of oil.
7 Speed M DCT
The seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT with Drivelogic) can be ordered as an option. This system effectively combines two gearboxes, each with its own clutch, and enables either extremely fast gear changes with no interruption in the flow of power or ultra-smooth shifts. The driver can change gear either in automated mode or manually using the gearshift lever on the centre console or shift paddles on the M leather steering wheel. In automatic and manual modes, Drivelogic provides the driver with a choice between preconfigured driving programs: COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+. In automatic mode, the driver can then adjust the timing of the gearshift, its intensity, and the automatic throttle blipping function on downshifts.
The BMW M2 Coupé has already set the standard in its segment when it comes to agility, driving feeling, directional stability, steering precision and controllability at the limit, without short-changing the driver in everyday use. These chassis characteristics have been further refined for the BMW M2 Competition, and adjusted to take the increased engine performance into account.
The engine compartment conceals the most striking component: the CFRP high-precision strut from the BMW M3/M4. This one-piece component is made from extremely light, yet high-strength, carbon fibre and weighs in at just 1.5 kg. Together with the bulkhead strut from the M4, it significantly increases front section rigidity to improve steering behaviour and precision.
BMW M engineers have adjusted the characteristic curves of the electromechanical power steering to improve performance and increase front section rigidity. The integrated Servotronic function with M-specific characteristics controls the level of steering assistance electronically according to the car's speed and the settings made with Drivelogic, which allow drivers to adjust power steering assistance at any time to their personal preferences.
Active M Differential
The Dynamic Stability Control has been completely recalibrated. In the BMW M2 Competition, the electronics exercise even more delicate control, providing improved traction in wet and slippery conditions, and ensuring that traction is not interrupted during drifts. Support is provided by the Active M Differential, an electronically controlled multi-plate limited-slip differential that takes traction and directional stability to a new level of precision and speed. The locking effect can be varied between 0 and 100 percent, according to the driving situation, and reacts to the car's steering angle, accelerator position, brake pressure, engine torque, wheel speed and yaw rate. The control unit uses this analysis of the driving situation to detect the threat of traction loss on one side of the car and calculates the required locking effect, which is engaged by an electric motor.
M Sport Brakes
The high-performance M Sport brakes provide maximum brake performance and are also a product of the extensive motorsport experience at BMW. Compared to the standard M compound brakes, with brake calipers painted in a blue metallic finish: 4-piston fixed caliper, rear axle: 2-piston fixed caliper: and perforated and inner-vented brake disc rings in grey cast iron, the M Sport brake has larger brake pads and brake calipers, painted grey. These high-performance brakes guarantee excellent deceleration in all conditions and impress with their resistance to fade and heat.
Forged WheelsThe optional, new 19-inch forged wheels are available with the Y-spoke design in a high-sheen finish, and in two colour options: light high-sheen, or black front surface. The front tyres in 245/35 ZR 19 format meet the most demanding requirements in terms of lateral stability, directional stability, steering feel and steering precision. The rear tyres in 265/35 ZR 19 format deliver optimal traction, lateral stability and directional stability.
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