BMW Singapore has officially launched the BMW M2 Competition at the 2019 Singapore Motor Show. The baby M car with its new engine and fully loaded options dial the car’s aggression to 11.
The M2 Competition is powered by an S55 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged in-line six taken from the M3 and M4 but in detuned for this application to 410 hp and 550 Nm. A six-speed manual is a standard option for the enthusiast but if you want to hit the century mark in 4.2 seconds, you’ll have to opt for the seven-speed M dual-clutch transmission (the manual gets there in 4.4 seconds). The standard 250 km/h top speed can be raised to 280 km/h with the M Driver’s Package.
The car on display is fully kitted with all available options including the 19-inch Y-Spoke forged alloys, M Sport brakes that measure 400 mm in diameter front and 380 mm at the rear as well as bucket-style M Sport seats with illuminated M2 logo on the backrest. Wonder if BMW Singapore will offer the radical M Performance Parts for the M2.
Compared to the standard M2, the M2 Competition features larger kidney grilles, restyled air intakes, M side mirror caps, larger rear diffuser and a new exhaust system with quad outlets. The new exterior kit collectively gives the car smoother airflow for better aerodynamics and cooling.
Not obvious to the naked eye is new carbon fibre high-precision strut and bulkhead strut taken from the M4 to for increased front-end rigidity and better steering precision, recalibrated electronic power steering for more accurate steering and tweaked Dynamic Stability Control system for more delicate control at the limit.
Cost of having one of these beauties in the land across the causeway is SGD324,888 or RM984k based on today’s exchange rate. In Malaysia, you can get the F90 BMW M5 for the same money.
BMW M2 Competition at the 2019 Singapore Motor Show