BMW M Series 2 Series M2 Competition Review
Beauty And The Beast

Words by Khim Yap. Photos by Khim Yap and Hanshen Tay
4 Apr 2019

At low RPMs, you get a gurgling burble that sounds like a beast waiting to pounce. When the tachometer climbs, the burble rises to a snarling roar… The sound is truly glorious.

The BMW M2 Competition has been described by some as the ultimate M car, and over the 24 hours that I got to spend with this gorgeous beauty, I would certainly agree that the accolades are truly well deserved. 

The M2 is a car that you can drive hard over a weekend on a race track and yet is comfortable enough to be used for your daily commute. Either way, you’ll be driving with a big smile on your face.

This compact high-performance sports car is not only beautiful with all the right curves, but it also boasts some major grunt. Under the bonnet is a double-charged six-cylinder in-line 2,979 cc engine that’s based on the power unit from the M3 and M4.

Two M TwinPower MonoScroll turbochargers deliver a rocking 410 hp and 550 Nm of neck-snapping torque between 2,350 and 5,200 rpm. The double-charged BMW M2 Competition completes the century sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds.

Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h, but if you’ve got a need for speed, you can add on the M Driver’s Package to raise this to 280 km/h (10 km/h more than the BMW M2 Coupé).

The new BMW M2 Competition also gets an entirely new exhaust system that features quad tailpipes finished in signature black chrome. Start the engine and my goodness… the M2 is quite possibly the best sounding exhaust I’ve ever come across. At low RPMs, you get a gurgling burble that sounds like a beast waiting to pounce. When the tachometer climbs, the burble rises to a snarling roar… The sound is truly glorious.

Beyond its raw power, the M2 is also a real head-turner. It comes with an enlarged signature M-style black kidney grille and a new front skirt that improves air flow for the car. 

Aerodynamics on the car is further improved by the new double-arm design of its distinctive wing mirrors.

Completing the M exterior are black side gills on the front wings and a black M Competition Badge on the boot proclaims the car’s thoroughbred credentials. 

And if you like the look of the M Performance M Sport Stripes on our test car, you can add these to your M2 Competition for an additional $840.

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Engine Capacity 2979cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 6
Compression Ratio 10.2:1
Bore x Stroke (89.6 x 84)mm
Power 410bhp @ 5250rpm
Torque 550Nm @ 2350rpm
Power to Weight 252.3 bhp per ton


Acceleration 4.4s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 250 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 10.0 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 8 -speed Auto
Drive Type FR
Steering Electric


Body Type Coupe
(L x W x H)
(4461 x 1854 x 1410) mm
Wheelbase 2693 mm
Kerb Weight 1625 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L


Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Ventilated Discs