BMW Australia has confirmed local pricing and specification for the new 2019 BMW M2 Competition, revealing two ‘variants’ for the hotted-up baby M Car.
At $104,900, the 302kW/550Nm M2 Compeition will be available to Australians from early 2019, with either 7-speed DCT or 6-speed manual being available at the same cost.
It features the M3/M4’s S55 engine, a 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline-six which allows the nimble M2 a 0-100km/h sprint of just 4.2 seconds with the DCT.
It’s also been upgraded in various other ways over the standard M2 ,with changes to the car’s structure to sharpen it up as a more track-focused vehicle.
But for $5000 less, at $99,900, the BMW M2 Competition Pure is available to buyers who don’t mind losing the premium features of the higher-spec model.
Essentially, the M2 Compeition Pure appears to be specced like a standard M2, but with the performance upgrades of the Competition.
For the Pure, M Sports seats replace those found in the Competition, while the standard M2’s 19-inch wheels are the biggest external giveaway.
The arrival of the M2 Compeition also means the end of this generation’s standard M2 in Australia, though prospective customers need not be disappointed, as the standard M2 previously cost exactly the same as the new M2 Comp Pure will.
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BMW Australia’s new CEO, Vikram Pawah, hopes the M2 Competition will continue the country’s great interest in BMW’s smallest M car.
“The BMW M2 has been a wonderful story for BMW in Australia,” says Pawah.
“We expect the first ever M2 Competition to deliver even greater all-round performance, and with the Pure variant we continue to offer a proper M experience at a strong price point.”
Expect the M2 Competition and its Pure variant to be available from early 2019.