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First look: the BMW M2 Competition is as gorgeous as it is rapid

So, the BMW M2 Competition is quite nice, isn’t it? The M2 Coupe — which was previously more suited to fast-paced social media influencers than genuine motoring enthusiasts — is now a little more serious, and a lot more fierce.

BMW thought it wise to tone down the M3’s engine but shove it into this relatively small coupe. Still, 302 kW and 550 N.m. is a notable increase over the standard M2’s powerplant.

Ridiculously enough, this gives the M2 Competition enough power to shoot to 100km/h from standstill in just 4.2 seconds.

BMW M2 Competition is as gorgeous as it is rapid
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Top speed is limited to 250km/h though (if you don’t beg BMW to increase it to 280km/h), but drivers do get a few additions enjoyed on the M3 and M4. These include carbon stabilisation struts, the active M differential and M Sport brakes behind those 19-inch rims. (You’ll definitely need those brakes).

There’s also more than enough hints on the M2 Competition’s body panels to ensure everyone knows its the angriest variant of the 2-series.

While the car is heading to the country this year, pricing details have yet to be revealed by BMW South Africa.

Images: BMW


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