We told you in May that BMW India is bringing the M2 Competiton to India. Well, that day is really close because Bookings have been opened up for this performance sedan. BMW India has added M2 Competiton on their official website and has also started promotion for it. The booking for BMW M2 Competition can be made by depositing Rs 10 lakh.
The regular BMW M2 was first introduced in 2016 but it was not offered in the Indian market. BMW M2 received rave reviews from various publications, as a result, the demand for this sports car went through the roof. In markets like US, many people paid over retail price to get their hands on this fun car.
However, the BMW’s entry-level M car is not hotter than before. BMW M2 Competiton builds on the same platform but packs bigger engine borrowed from the M3. The chassis itself is refined even further to up the driver involvement.
The new 2979cc straight-six biturbo petrol engine makes 410 PS of power and 550 Nm of torque. The M2 was first introduced with Z4’s 35i six-cylinder engine that was tuned to make 368 PS of power and 500 Nm of torque.
The M2 Competition comes with two gearbox options in the international markets- 6-Speed manual, and a dual-clutch automatic transmission. The Indian-spec BMW M2 Competition is expected to only be offered with automatic DCT gearbox.
In the press release, BMW claims that the M2 Competition can accelerate from 0 to 100 in just 4.2 seconds with the DCT gearbox, and in 4.4 seconds with the manual transmission. The top speed is limited to 250 kph, but this can be raised to 280 kph with extra driver’s package.
In the US, the BMW M2 Competition retails for a starting price of $59,895. This is around $4400 higher than the regular 2018 BMW M2. We think that this extra premium is well worth it because the Competition package brings a lot of updates. In India, the BMW M2 Competition is expected to be priced around Rs 1 Crore ex-showroom.
BMW M2 Competition other updates:
- High-precision CFRP strut and bulkhead strut for improved front section rigidity.
- New cooling system, including a new front skirt and larger, redesigned BMW kidney in high-gloss black.
- New dual exhaust system with two electrically-controlled flaps.
- Optional M Sport brakes with brake callipers painted grey.
- Optional M Sport bucket seat with integrated headrests and illuminated M2 badge at shoulder height.
- Selector switches for immediate access to various engine and steering characteristics, as well as DCT settings via Drivelogic.