The 2019 BMW M2 Competition is a 174 mph Nürburgring stormer
The engineers didn’t tweak the new M2, they slammed it with power and handling boosts. The M2 Competition’s TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine hits 405 horsepower from 5,230 to 7,000 RPM. Torque now peaks at 406 pound-feet starting down low at 2,350 RPM all the way to 5,230 RPM.
On the pavement, the power plant enhancements take the 2019 BMW M2 Competition from a standstill to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds with the manual transmission. Add the M DCT double clutch shifter, and you can drop two-tenths of a second, reaching 60 in an even 4.0 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph – unless you opt for the M Driver’s Package, which bumps up the high end to 174 mph. Yes, this is a 174 mph BMW M2.
The engine’s been updated with an improved oil lubrication system, and a more efficient and effective cooling systems for both the engine and transmission – all of which were lifted from BMW’s advances in motorsports and the M4 with the Competition Package.
At the rear, the five-way multi-link suspension geometry underwent some redesign for a stiffer response and increased tolerance of transverse forces. The result is a grippier rear-end and improved wheel location, contact patch, and track stability under aggressive driving. Rounding it all off is a newly optimized Active M Differential and a recalibrated DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system.
BMW added more stopping power to the M2 Competition with blue metallic brake calipers, using 400 mm diameter discs with the 6-piston front breaks and 380 mm discs with the 4-piston rear brakes. M2’s ride on new 19-inch forged wheels in a choice of black, high-sheen, and light high-sheen finishes.