The BMW M2 competition is a 2 door thrill ride which confirms BMW’s capability to build the ultimate driving device. Based on the beloved two-series, it has a massive body appearance and excellent performance upgrades. It’s ballistic turbocharged engine teams up with an up with a mystic chassis that rewards time spent on the race route, but the BMW M2’s stiff suspension is abusive on usual roads.
What is New for 2019?
While BMW M2 receives many updates for 2019, the most notable is its engine transplant. Automaker swaps the coup’s old 369 horsepower inline 6 for 405 horsepower model derived from the bigger BMW M3 and M4 models.
Likewise, the BMW M2 has a stiffer front suspension – also courtesy of the wide M autos and its steering, stability control ecosystem, and rear differential have revised. A bundle of more powerful breaks and latest 19-inch wheels is nice performance upgrades.
Transmission, Engine, and Performance
While the automaker has strayed from its driver 1st philosophy, it continues to make exceptional engines such as BMW M2’s SNORTY turbocharged mill. For 2019, it inherits an engine from the BMW M3 and M4, but maximum hp is detuned from 444 to 405 hp in this application.
That is an additional 40 horses and over 37 lb-ft versus the previous M2. That collaboration still reaches the rear wheels through standard 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 7-speed double clutch automated.
The BMW M2 ripped from 0-60mph in just four seconds flat and was 2 ticks faster from 50mph to 70. Though, in reality, the stronger engine feels transformative and it moves the BMW M2 even more unbridled ferocity than before and makes stomach butterflies whole the way-up to its new 7600 RPM redline.
About Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The manual and automatic M2 share an EPA-rated twenty-six mpg highway. Though, those who prefer the manual will lose two mpg around town.
Interior and Infotainment
The BMW M2 competition excites the senses behind the wheels as well as compounds attention on the street. It is littered with racy carbon fiber, faux suede trim, but the finish and panel fit is disappointing at this value. Now whole the autos we test get to join long term fleet for 40k miles of security, but the BMW M2 is 1 example that has.
The Bimmer’s standard IDRIVE infotainment ecosystem works via an 8.8-inch touch display which has a smooth interface and above average response time. Apple car play is standard and the BMW M2’s infotainment display is angled toward the driver atop the dash that preserves peripheral vision.
Safety & Driver-Assistance Features
- Lane-departure warning
- Forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking
- Automated high-beams