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BMW M2 Competition scores M Performance parts range

By Chris Thompson, 08 May 2018 News

BMW M2 Competition scores M Performance parts range latest news

Plenty of carbon added to the parts options list for the M2’s pinnacle iteration

BMW has announced a plethora of M Performance parts will be available to add to a new BMW M2 Competition, with plenty of carbon on the menu.

The 302kW/550Nm ‘baby M4’ will hot Aussie shores at a yet-to-be-revealed date, but in the meantime customers can start putting together a carbon-clad wish list of BMW’s M Performance parts they wish to include as options on their new M2.

Starting with the suspension, BMW plans to make available a set of coil-spring dampers to lower the ride height by up to 20mm, which includes 12 settings for damping compression.

Attached to these, if desired, can be a set of lighter 19-inch Y-spoke wheels which drop approximately 3.2kg from the unsprung weight of the car, while larger ventilated and perforated brake discs can be found inside with 6-pot calipers at the front, 4s at the rear.

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More visible will be the optional addition of an aggressive rear carbon wing, which sits above an also-optional carbon tailgate, the latter of which reduces 6kg over the standard, while a carbon roof can ditch a further 5kg.

With the preliminary figures provided by BMW, it seems dozens of kilograms can be shed from the M2 Competition’s weight with the right boxes ticked.

Furthering that by 8kg is the choice of BMW’s M Performance exhaust stainless steel, titanium, and carbon fibre. BMW says this exhaust sounds sporting even in ‘Efficient’ mode, while in ‘Sport+’ it sounds like a full-blown race car.

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Inside, a ‘Drive Analyser’ is available to track and report back to the driver with information such as engine data, brake usage, and lateral acceleration at the track. It works with the use of a USB stick and phone app, the latter of which is free to download.

Less functional, but likely popular options include carbon splitters and kidney grille inserts, as well as stainless steel M Performance pedal covers and different options for gear levers, brake handles, and steering wheels.

MOTOR has contacted BMW Australia for confirmation of the availability of these parts locally and will update this story once details are known.