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  • [NEWS] Take A Look At The New BMW M2 Competition

    My prayers have been answered! There is now a BMW M2 Competition, and while it’s no surprise that BMW is going to make a faster version of the M2, the pleasant surprise is under the bonnet; gone is the twin-scroll turbo N55 engine, and now it comes with the twin-turbo S55 engine. Yes, that’s the same engine that you’ll find in the BMW M4. Yum.

    The 3.0L twin-turbo straight-six is less powerful (than the M3/M4), for obvious reasons, but it still makes 404 horsepower – over 30 more than the standard M2 – but it still packs 404lb-ft of torque, which is the same as the M4. The M3/M4 makes 425 horsepower, just in case you forgot.

    Underneath the body there are also parts taken from the M3/M4, such as a carbon-reindforced plastic strut bar, and the electronic power steering has been recalibrated as well.

    On the body itself is a slightly redesigned bumper along with larger kidney grilles painted in gloss black. The quad-tailpipe has also been repositioned. And if you haven't noticed, a set of new multi-spoke wheels are now available as well, and right behind them sits bigger, beefier brakes.

    So far so good, but here’s the bummer news, especially for current M2 owners: the standard M2 is no longer available. The M2 Competition actually replaces the standard M2, and we can understand, why would you want the N55-powered M2 now? But maybe that will make the N55-powered M2 become a future classic, only time will tell.

    But more good news is that, in the UK at least, the M2 Competition costs just around £2500 more than the standard M2, and it should be around the same price as well when it gets to Indonesia, as the engine size remains the same so there shouldn’t be any extra taxes you should pay. Desirable, yes?