BMW announces M Performance parts for new M2 Competition

May 7, 2018

If you’re struggling to keep your mouth from watering since the unveiling of the BMW M2 Competition, you might want to invest in a bib factory as BMW has now unveiled the full range of M Performance accessories for it.

The new M2 Competition is the slightly stripped back, slightly more hardcore version of the M2. It was only revealed a couple of weeks ago. It features the ‘S55’ 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline six engine from the M3/M4, albeit de-tuned to 302kW and 550Nm.

Buyers will be able to turn up the heat with the new model thanks to a huge range of aftermarket-like accessories and enhancements. The most obvious of which is the aero kit. It comprises of a bespoke carbon fibre bonnet complete with a ‘power dome’, along with skirt extensions in carbon fibre, carbon roof, and carbon boot lid which saves 6kg.

Visual presence is also boosted with 19-inch forged alloy wheels that save 3.2kg per wheel, with optional Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres. Around at the back you’ll notice a carbon fibre diffuser and full stainless steel exhaust system with a titanium rear silencer, and 93mm tailpipes in carbon fibre.

To help with handling buyers can option for a lowered suspension setup that brings the car down by up to 20mm, with 12 different damping compression settings and 16 rebound settings. BMW says the M Performance suspension helps to reduce rolling tendency and create an even more neutral driving response.

Enhancements options don’t stop at the exterior. Inside you can opt for an M Performance steering wheel wrapped in leather and Alcantara, or a carbon fibre version with a race display incorporated in. The race display can show you things like stopwatch timing and live g-force.

The BMW M2 Competition will go on sale in Australia, although timing details and prices are yet to be confirmed. M Performance parts are available locally so we’d assume these parts will be offered here as well.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.