It’s just too bad that, of all things, its pricing has been a major deterrent factor for a better public response locally, based on our observation at least. Or else, these leaked images of the new BMW M2 Competition would’ve sent Malaysian BMW M enthusiasts into a frenzy.
The new M2 Competition, with 3.0-litre twin turbo straight-six pulled out from a BMW M4, will pack 405 hp with over 550 Nm of torque and if the 7,600 rpm redline is met within the first couple of gears, 0 to 100 km/h will be history in just 4.2 seconds with the M dual clutch transmission.The Competition pack adds the following to the M2’s exterior – enlarged air inlets, 19-inch M light alloy wheels, M gills and exterior mirrors in high-gloss Black and a M diffuser.
Other standard equipment includes a M sports exhaust which will sing a specific tune according to the driving mode, together with the M suspension.M enthusiasts could be troubled by the fact that there isn’t even a whisper on a manual gearbox – an ingredient (without debate) that’s essential to the M driving experience.
Currently, the BMW M2 retails at RM 535,800 (OTR without Insurance) and is coupled with BMW Group Malaysia’s 5-year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with a Free Scheduled Service Programme as well as a 24-month tyre warranty.