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BMW M2 Competition specs leaked

By Chris Thompson, 09 Apr 2018 News

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BMW Australia’s website accidentally gives us an insight into the ‘badder’ M2

BMW Australia has accidentally published a page on its website dedicated to the previously unconfirmed BMW M2 Competition.

The now-unpublished web page states the upgraded M2 will become more like its M4 sibling, gaining its bigger brother’s S55 twin-turbo inline six and massive outputs of 302kW and 550Nm with a 7600rpm redline.

The page also claims the M2 Competition will sprint from 0-100km/h in just 4.2 seconds when equipped with the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

This information leak appears to confirm previously rumoured information reported on by MOTOR, when a camouflaged car was spotted testing on track at the Nurburgring.

Visually, the M2 Competition will be slightly different from its standard M2 brother, with larger air inlets, 19-inch M alloy wheels, and other small tweaks.

The information on the page also addresses the potential concerns of M2 fans who could be worried by the addition of an extra turbo.

“The two weight-optimised turbochargers ensure that the high performance power unit exhibits an extremely direct response and unbridled high-revving ability – perfect for fast sprints and sporty cornering.”

We expect it should still sound like a proper hooligan, too, with BMW highlighting its active exhaust as a selling point.

“The sound of the M sport exhaust system can be adapted to the specific driving mode at the touch of a button – powerful and setting the tone at every moment.”

MOTOR contacted BMW Australia for a statement regarding the information, but BMW declined to comment at this time.

It’s expected the BMW M2 Competition will be officially revealed at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show on April 25.