THE 2019 BMW M2 COMPETITION
The M2 Competition’s standard outside mirrors includes heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility and comes equipt with a standard dual-zone air conditioning that allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. For greater rear passenger comfort, the M2 Competition has standard rear a/c vents to keep rear occupants more comfortable.
Thanks to its broadly powerful engine, sweet-shifting manual transmission and enjoyable handling balance, the M2 Competition delivers the driving satisfaction you’d expect from a vehicle with an M in the name. This car is equally happy on a winding road or a racetrack. The M2 Competition offers an optional sequential manual gearbox (SMG). With no clutch pedal to worry about and a fully automatic mode, an SMG is much more efficient than a conventional automatic but just as easy to drive.
That engine, the S55, is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six making 405 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. That’s an improvement of 40 hp and 63 lb-ft over the standard M2, which uses a modified regular-production BMW engine, rather than one designed by the M Division. The M2 Competition’s six is paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission (woo!), while a seven-speed dual-clutch remains optional.The M2 Competition is 0.1 seconds quicker to 60 mph than the standard car, with the manual car doing the job in 4.2 seconds and the dual-clutch managing it in 4.0 seconds dead. Redline also increases from 7000 rpm to 7600 rpm thanks to a lightweight forged crankshaft. The cylinder walls are also coated with a spray-in material called Lichtbogendrahtspritzen, which sounds deeply German.
As far as electronics go, the M2’s electronic locking differential, power steering, and stability control systems have been recalibrated for the Competition. The throttle mapping and steering weight are now individually configurable too, as is shift speed for dual-clutch cars. You can call up your favorite combinations of driving modes with the two M buttons on the steering wheel.
The M2 Competition has standard Park Distance Control to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or in front of their vehicle. The Mustang doesn’t offer a front parking aid.
The M2 Competition comes standard with a driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and available lane departure warning systems.
BMW pays for scheduled maintenance on the M2 Competition for 3 years and 36,000 miles. BMW will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. The M2 Competition also comes with a full 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance, the corrosion warranty is 12 years.
FUEL ECONOMY AND RANGE
In heavy traffic or at stoplights the M2 Competition’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. On the EPA test cycle the M2 Competition Manual18 city/25 hwy. Regenerative brakes improve the M2 Competition’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it.
TIRES AND WHEELS
For better traction, the M2 Competition has large tires (F:245/35R19 & R:265/35R19). For a better ride, handling and brake cooling the M2 Competition has standard 19-inch wheels.
Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the M2 Competition a Compact car, has a 89.7 cubic feet of passenger volume. With its coupe body style, valet key, locking rear seatbacks and remote trunk release lockout, the M2 Competition offers cargo security, with the trunk volume being 13.8 Cubic feet of space.
2019 BMW M2 CONFIGURATIONS
The 2019 BMW M2 is a high-performance rear-wheel-drive coupe that’s available in one trim level: the Competition. Most of the features you’d want come standard, and there are only a few packages and options to choose from. Under the hood is a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder (405 horsepower, 406 pound-feet of torque) that’s connected to a six-speed manual. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is optional.
Standard equipment includes lightweight 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, keyless ignition and entry, auto-dimming mirrors, leather upholstery, carbon-fiber interior trim, and power-adjustable M sport front seats with heating. The infotainment system includes an 8.8-inch central display, navigation, satellite radio, a USB input, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a one-year subscription to Apple CarPlay and BMW’s ConnectedDrive phone integration. On the safety front, forward collision warning and mitigation (with automatic emergency braking), lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, and driver alert are all standard. The M Driver’s package increases the M2’s speed limiter from 155 mph to 174 mph and provides one day of training at a BMW high-performance driving school. A sunroof is offered as a stand-alone option.
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