2019 will be a great year for the BMW M2 Competition, as it gets the S55 engine from the M3/M4 which produces 405 horsepower and 406lb/ft of torque. The additional 40 horsepower gain over N52 should make the BMW M2 every enthusiasts top choice from BMW’s M lineup.
Although the S55 engine isn’t new, it’s placement in the M2 is. For 2019, the BMW M2 Competition replaces the standard M2. That slight addition to the name means that the car now has M3/M4 power under the hood. The inline six-cylinder gets a six-speed manual with rev-matching, or you may opt to get the seven-speed dual-clutch offering. Power is fed through the rear wheels with manual hitting 0-60 MPH in just 4.4 seconds and the DCT getting there in 4.2 seconds.
The new engine also brings along other updates too. The exterior receives a new front bumper with wider openings and a newly designed kidney grill finished in gloss black. The headlights are now adaptive LED units with updated styling. The M2 Competition also gets high gloss Shadowline extended trim as standard, which translates to glossy black trim around the windows. As options, there are M Sport 19-inch forged lightweight wheels and M Sport grey brake calipers. A quad-tipped exhaust system with two electronically controlled flaps and new M design side view mirrors finishes off the exterior changes. For 2019, two new colors will be available, Sunset Orange metallic and Hockenheim Silver metallic.
The interior gets updates too. One of the most prominent is optional new M sport seats with an illuminated logo. Other updates include M-striped seat belts, a black paneled instrument cluster, carbon fiber interior trim, and M steering wheel with M1/M2 button.
The M2 Competition is expected to be available in the summer of 2018. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but expect pricing to start north of $55,000.