BMW M2 Competition (F22) ready to burn rubber at RM627K

By CARSIFU | 28 June 2019

SEPANG: BMW Group Malaysia has introduced the performance-oriented M2 Competition (F22) compact high-performance sportscar for Malaysia.

Currently available at RM626,800 (on-the-road without insurance), the M2 can be had via the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia with a monthly instalment plan of RM7,158 (based on 80% loan over five-years).

This high-powered German compact coupe is also accompanied by a five-year unlimited mileage warranty with free scheduled service programme and BMW tyre warranty programme.

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Also, new owners will gain access to services such as BMW Roadside Assistance, Accident Hotline, BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App - BMW White Card and BMW Service Online.

Colours available for the M2 Competition include five choices such as Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Long Beach Blue Metallic or Hockenheim Silver Metallic paired with Black Leather Dakota upholstery with blue contrast stitching or Sunset Orange Metallic paired with Black Leather Dakota with orange contrast stitching.

The inline-six 3.0-litre (2,979cc) S55 twin-turbo aluminium engine (an up-tuned version of the of more familiar single turbo N55 engine) churns out 410hp (+40hp) from 5,370 to 7,200rpm and 550Nm (+85Nm) of torque from 2,350 to 5,230rpm.

Due to the engine's added performance, BMW's engineers had to further optimise the M2's chassis, not to mention the cooling system too had to be improved and now includes a transmission oil cooler regardless of whether its for street or track use.

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The twist gets sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed M double-clutch transmission (with Comfort, Sport and Sport+ driving modes) to catapult the M2 Competition from 0 to 100kph in 4.2 seconds and onwards to an electronically limited top speed of 250kph.

Loosely translated, with a flying start, this 1,575kg (kerb) compact coupe was able to lap the infamous 20.8km Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in 7 minutes and 54 seconds.

The M2 Competition arrives all dressed up with piano-blacked parts that include part of the wing mirrors from the M3 (with anti-dazzle function), door window frame and double-rod front kidney grilles that are flanked by the automatic LED headlights.

Continuing the sporty nature of the car are the black M exhaust system with double twin tailpipes, an M rear spoiler and the partially hidden M Compound lightweight brakes with the signature metallic blue finish - all while hiding a carbon fibre strut brace under the hood.

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The high-performance chassis also features light-weight aluminium front and rear axles from the M3 and M4 while tracking stability was further honed thanks to the solid-mounted rear subframe and forged-aluminium control arms.

To roll past the 'competition' are its lightweight M double-spoked style 437 front 19x9 and rear 19x10-inch wheels wearing staggered front 245/35 and rear 265/35 series tyres.

Accessing and starting the car is made easy thanks to the keyless entry with a red-start-stop button.

For the first time, drivers of the New BMW M2 Competition will also be able to use two selector switches in the central console to directly adjust various characteristics and settings for the engine, steering and Drivelogic functions.

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Front occupants can settle into the powered M sport seats (memory function for the driver) with an illuminated M2 logo on the backrest and buckle up with the classic M-woven safety belts while admiring the carbon fibre accents all around.

For comfort and convenience (albeit with a touch of Sportiness), the cabin has been fitted with an anthracite headliner while the door sill finishers bear the M designation.

Also equipped is an electrochromic rearview mirror, M-badged gear selector Dakota leather upholstery, leather-wrapped multi-function M sports steering wheel with preprogrammed M1 and M2 buttons, dual-zone automatic climate controls, automatic wipers and 60:40-split rear seats.

A 12-speaker 360-Watt Harman Kardon sound system is controlled by an 8.8-inch colour touchscreen Navigation system Professional infotainment system with a reverse camera, lap timer, Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports and a hard drive supported system for audio files.

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Also available is the convenience of the BMW ConnectedDrive Services that includes Intelligent Emergency Call, Teleservices, Concierge Services and Remote Services.

For passenger safety, the M2 Competition gets six airbags, anti-lock braking system, recalibrated dynamic stability control (DSC), cornering brake control, dynamic brake control and adaptive cruise control.

Also included is an active M differential - an electronically controlled multi-plate limited-slip differential, and an M dynamic mode which a sub-function of DSC which can be activated manually or automatically in SPORT+ mode to allow for greater wheel spin before DSC intervenes.

"Paying homage to the first turbochargedBMWvehicle introduced in 1973, the New BMW M2 Competition has built upon the legacy of the BMW 2002 Turbo to introduce a true motorsports masterpiece for this generation," said BMW Group Malaysia managing director Harald Hoelzl.

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