The BMW M2 Competition, which is the top-spec model in the 2 Series range was put on display at the 2018 Thai Motor Expo. The logical successor to the M2 Coupe is on sale in Thailand for 62,59,000 baht (INR 1,32,60,168).
While the aesthetics of the BMW M2 Competition are related to those of the M2 Coupe, a slight visual disparity arises out of the numerous performance-focussed updates. At the front-end, it carries an enlarged iteration of the signature kidney grille and a new apron with bigger air vents. The M2 Competition is on sale in five exterior colours: Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Long Beach Blue, Sunset Orange and Hockenheim Silver.
The profile gains new M-spec ORVMs, new 19-inch forged alloy wheels and grey brake callipers for the large-size disc rotors. The rear carries a distinct quad tailpipe arrangement and an M Competition insignia. The interior bears the same logo on the door sills. A feature that has been lifted from the sixth-gen BMW M5 is the red engine start/stop button. The M Sport performance seats carry an illuminated M2 logo each.
The BMW M2 Competition is powered by a 3.0-litre bi-turbo inline six-cylinder engine that is based on the power unit from the BMW M3 and BMW M4. The bi-turbo inline six-cylinder petrol engine delivers 410 hp between 5,250 and 7,000 rpm, and 550 Nm from 2,350 to 5,200 rpm. The high-strung motor comes paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters. The driver can choose from three driving modes as per the usage conditions - Comfort, Sport and Sport+.
As per the claims from the company, the BMW M2 Competition is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and offers an electronically-governed top speed of 250 km/h. An optional M Driver's package boosts the maximum speed to 280 km/h.