A PURE version of the 2019 M2 Competition, exclusive to the Australian market, is on its way, along with a specification loaded 2019 M5 Competition, with both high performance variants set to shake up their rivals.
BMW Australia has announced the launch specifications and pricing for both model variants, with the first ever M2 Competition to hit the road for $99,900 in Pure form and $104,900 for the up-spec version (both prices are plus on-roads).
Both models share Competition specification drive train, including the ‘S55’ twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine adapted from BMW M3 Competition, with peak power of 302kW, and 550Nm maximum torque.
It handles the zero to 100km/h sprint in 4.2 seconds, with a standard seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, while a six-speed manual available as a no-cost option. There’s a host of structural enhancements to sharpen response on board too.
For those wondering about the differences between the Pure and the standard M2 Competition, the local special edition swaps out the seats for M Sports seats with illuminated headrests, and the existing 19-inch light alloy wheels off the outgoing M2.
Other specification adjustments include a Hi-Fi loudspeaker system, Bi-LED Headlights and remote central locking (in place of Comfort Access). The BMW M2 Competition Pure will be available from early 2019.
As for the beast version of the flagship performance sedan, the M5, the Competition edition pumps out a whopping 460kW of power and 750Nm of torque from its already-impressive 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8.
It’s capable of 0-100km/h in just 3.3 seconds, with 200km/h achieved in a rapid 10.8 seconds; 0.3 faster than the M5, all with a pretty damn good fuel economy number of 10.6-litres/100km.
It’s got a model-specific M Sport exhaust system, an M xDrive four-wheel drive system that can easily be switched to 2WD mode, and is fitted with an M Steptronic eight-speed automatic transmission.
Add in carbon ceramic brakes, M Carbon engine cover, a bi-colour finish, and specific 20-inch BMW M Y-spoke light alloy wheels, to complete the exterior package. Inside, there’s a 1400W 16-speaker Bowers and Wilkins Diamond surround sound system.
If that wasn’t awesome enough, there’s also cool things like a soft close door function, electrically-controlled rear roller sun blind, roller sun blinds for rear side windows and 4-zone climate controlled air conditioning.
We’re not finished yet, though as there’s a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, front seat massage function, wireless phone charging, electric glass sunroof, and a professional rear seat entertainment suite.
It hits the road at $229,000 plus on-roads, and will be available in show rooms from October this year.