At a little under $60,000, this thing is still ready to rock

BMW first introduced the 2 Series in 2013 as a follow-up to the first-generation 1 Series. Back in April of this year, the Bavarians unveiled the go-faster M2 Competition Coupe, offering extra power, more aggressive styling updates, and a more exciting experience behind the wheel, and now, according to a recent post from our friends over at BMW Blog, it looks like the two-door will be available this summer for a $4,400 premium over the standard M2 model.

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The characteristic BMW intake is now a bit larger and sharper than before, and finished in shade of Shadowline Gloss Black

Starting at $54,500, the standard M2 Coupe is quite the little performance machine, offering some stout opposition for rivals like the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG, the Audi S3 Sedan, and the Porsche Cayman GT4. Now, there’s an even-faster iteration just over the horizon dubbed the M2 Competition, and apparently, it’ll bring even more of the M Division goodness for an extra $4,400, bringing the final starting balance to $58,900. Sales kick off this July.

That’s the latest news, as reported by BMW Blog in a recent post.

The list of aesthetic upgrades include a few new color options for the paint, such as a shade dubbed Hockenheim Silver Metallic and Sunset Orange, the latter of which was pulled from elsewhere in the Bimmer stable. The badges also get a darker-color treatment, while the fascia gains a new monoblock kidney grille. The characteristic BMW intake is now a bit larger and sharper than before, and finished in shade of Shadowline Gloss Black.

Under the kidney grille is a new front bumper lip, which looks geometric and aggressive against the wide-and-low stance of the M2. M-style sideview mirrors beef up the profile view.

A small lip spoiler was added to the rear edge of the trunk lid, while a blacked-out diffuser and blacked-out exhaust tips add even more of a menacing appearance to the tail.

The brakes are 6-pot units in front and 4-pots in the rear. The calipers are finished in silver, which looks pretty good underneath the large multi-spoke wheels.

New M Sport seats arrive as standard inside the cabin, complete with either orange or blue accents, while the M2 logo in the seatbacks light up for a nice bit of visual drama. M Division components include a new steering wheel covered in leather, a new footrest, and a new knee pad.

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Making the go is a turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine producing just over 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.

Making the go is a turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine, otherwise known as the S55 powerplant. It’s the same mill used in the M3 and M4, and in the M2 Competition it produces a little over 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. As a reference, the standard M2 makes upwards of 365 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.The M2 Competition’s exhaust system was also upgraded to a two-stage design.

A six-speed manual transmission comes as standard, while a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is optional. Every available pony hits the pavement through the rear axle.

Helping in that endeavor is an electronically controlled limited-slip differential, which was upgraded in the M2 Competition for an even sportier experience on track out. A carbon fiber strut brace in the engine bay keeps the frontend tight and adds extra composite tastiness when popping the hood.

All told, the run to 62 mph should take a little over 4 seconds, with BMW Blog quoting BMW Germany at 4.2 seconds with the dual-clutch automatic and 4.4 seconds with the manual.

References

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Read our full review of the BMW M2 Competion

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Read our expert review of the standard BMW M2

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Source: BMW Blog

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