2019 BMW M2 Competition won it with the S55 engine

The 2019 BMW M2 Competition is a new brand from the German luxury automobiles which serves as a replacement for the original M2 Pure and M2 Coupe. The gray coupe is a version 2.0 and it sure does come with a real BMW M engine. Why is it named Competition? The car was built to provide sufficient competition after losing out with M2 Pure due to a tremendous lack of performance. BMW aimed at raising the bar higher here and that paid off. The car (codenamed S55) is built with the original wisdom of fitting in an intimidating amount of power into a very small car.

The BMW M2 offers more competition

In so many aspects, the M2 Competition is an upgrade from the previous versions. For a start, the M2 Competition is powered an S55 3.0-liter Biturbo engine while the previous M2 had a version of the single-turbo N55 unit. The M2 competition got this new engine from higher BMW versions, the M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe. The M2 Competition engine produces up to 405 hp and 406 pound-feet of torque. That’s about 40hp and 37 lb-ft higher than the previous. To put words straight, M2 is more powerful than the Mercedes-AMG CLA45 and the Audi R53. It could also close in on both the Audi TTRS and the Porsche Cayman GTS soon.

The 2019 M2 is still a rear-wheel-drive car and its transmission is a standard 6-speed manual gearbox. However, there is an additional option for a 7-speed dual-clutch unit for the choosing delight of the driver (it comes with an additional $2,900). In terms of speed, the S55 has a two-pedal setup which enables it to go as far as 60 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds. It will take the previous version a tenth of a second more to achieve that.

It will interest big brake lovers to know that for the braking system, the M2 has in front 6-piston calipers and 15.7-inch pizza pans and 4-piston calipers and 15-inch discs at the rear wheels.

The 2019 BMW M2 Competition interior and space

The BMW M2 Competition doesn’t really look too different on the inside. It looks more like the rest of the M models. However, describing the interior in a null shell, it is a well-made and logical cabin. The M2 comes with sports seats which are designed to clamp the driver affectionately. The seats can be adjusted in more directions, looking really professional and nothing like the ones found at Staples. It also has great comfy and supports the driver to achieve an excellent and good driving position.

The M2 Competition has its drive mode buttons beside the gear lever. And with that arrangement, drivers are at liberty to make quick adjustments and can change the button settings to their choice. Standard safety features are included in the M2 competition interior. They include forward collision warning with an automatic emergency braking system, rearview camera, and lane departure warning.

The 2019 BMW M2 Competition drive performance

Truly, the M2 has the best engine in its class. And as such, you should expect the drive performance to be nothing other than brilliant. The M2 is called an all-engine car because of the S55 engine under its hood which sparks more excitement. However, the M2 new engine doesn’t sound great in spite of its standard performance exhaust system. The sound varies with every millimeter of your throttle foot. It sounds more like a restless, gurgle, and a biting roar sound internally and a constant simple sound externally. Some people would love it, anyway.

The 2019 BMW M2 Competition price

The 2019 BMW M2 Competition price starts at $59,895. That’s a little more than $4,000 if compared to the price of the 2018 BMW M2 which starts at $55,495. We can say that the price is quite high. However, considering the upgrade from its previous version, I think it’s actually a good buy. The car is more affordable than the M4 coupe which has a starting price of $70,145.


2 thoughts on “2019 BMW M2 Competition won it with the S55 engine”

  1. No one can dispute the S55 is a more powerful engine to the N55 however N55 delivers more torque at lower rpm which is better for manual transmission, also M2 competition (S55) is about 125 lb heavier, averages 19 mpg combined vs 22 for M2(N55). Also bad reviews for the M2 competition regarding exhaust sound (sounds like a lawnmower) as compared to the original M2 exhaust. In conclusion one may wonder if the negligible performance gain is worth $5000 increased selling price for the BMW M2 Competition vs 2018 BMW M2.

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