2019 BMW M2 Competition

Street Racing Illustrated | 2019 BMW M2 Competition

The 2019 M2 packs a bigger punch utilizing a familiar heart.

Story | Phillip Pratt

 

2019 BMW M2 Competition

2019 BMW M2 Competition

 

BMW isn’t just making Toyota Supra purest double over in pain, but the rest of the sport compact world as well with their addition of the upgraded 2019 BMW M2 Competition sport coupe. With 40HP and 37LB-FT more than its predecessor, the M2 Competition pumps out an impressive 405HP and 406LB-FT of torque. If the numbers sound familiar it is due to its 3.0L inline-6, bi-turbo engine that’s also found in the M3 sedan and M4 coupe (the N55). All this power is transferred to the ground through an RWD, 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, both of which allow the “Compi” to reach 60MPH in under 4.4 seconds (the automatic being a touch faster), making this iteration a full tenth of a second faster than the last. It weighs in at a hefty 3,655 pounds and has a reported top speed of 173MPH. The M2 Competition can “fit” up to four passengers and is available now with a base price of $58,900.