BMW M2 Competition gets new M Performance Parts

BMW M2 | May 5th, 2018 by 5
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At the launch of the BMW M2 Competition, a wide range of exclusive M Performance Parts will be available as Original BMW Accessories. In order …

At the launch of the BMW M2 Competition, a wide range of exclusive M Performance Parts will be available as Original BMW Accessories. In order to increase driving dynamics even further, BMW engineers came up with a whole series of highlights to lower the weight of the M2 Competition and enhance its already very sporty driving characteristics. This includes the M Performance coil-spring suspension retrofit kit, which can be lowered by up to 20 millimeters, while the damping technology can be independently adjusted for the compression stage (12 setting options) and the rebound stage (16 setting options).

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The larger, internally ventilated and perforated BMW M Compound Brake Discs of the BMW M Sports Brake System Red ensure improved thermal resilience as compared to the series production brake system. Aluminum 6-piston fixed calipers on the front axle and 4-piston fixed calipers on the rear axle generate more brake force under extreme conditions.

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In conjunction with the new 19 inch M Performance forged wheel Y-spoke style 763 M the unsprung masses are reduced by 3.2 kilograms compared to the standard 19 inch wheel. The exclusive forged wheels are available in the colors Jet Black matte and Frozen Gold with machined M Performance lettering in the rim flange. Apart from the standard 19 inch tires, the especially high-grip MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires can be selected.

Additional lightweight parts made of high-grade carbon fiber save additional weight. The newly developed M Performance bonnet made of carbon fiber with partially visible varnished carbon fiber is not only a real eyecatcher; this is also the first time the BMW M2 Competition boasts a powerdome.

This engine hood reduces the load on the front axle by approximately nine kilograms, too. Truly stunning looks are achieved in combination with the M Performance vehicle roof in carbon fiber, which is also made of visible varnished carbon fiber (approx. 5 kg weight saving) and the M Performance tailgate in carbon fiber (approx. 6 kg weight saving, both available from 11/2018). In addition to featuring partially visible varnished carbon fiber on the outside, the inside of the tailgate is completely made of visible carbon fiber, which makes for spectacular loading and unloading.  The M Performance front side panel in carbon fiber at the front, left/right with integrated air outlets made of visible carbon fiber (available from 11/2018) reduces weight even more.

Racing sound on the road is provided by the M Performance exhaust system. The lightweight construction flap exhaust system made of stainless steel features a titanium rear silencer and 93 millimeter tailpipes made of carbon fiber with M logo. The sound ranges from sporty (Efficient Mode) to uncompromising racing acoustics (Sport Mode and Sport+ Mode) thereby emphasizing the unique 6-cylinder bi-turbo sound even further. Of course this exhaust system (available from 9/2018) saves weight as well – approximately 32 percent (8 kg) as compared to the series production part.

The M Performance Drive Analyzer now also allows this and other data to be displayed, recorded, professionally and comfortably analyzed after driving in the BMW M2 Competition and it can also be shared with others as required. The M Performance Drive Analyzer has been directly derived from motorsports. All that is required for this is an OBD stick (On Board Diagnostics) as well as a special smartphone app. The OBD stick is first of all placed in a socket in the footwell. The smartphone then connects with the stick via Bluetooth and turns it into an interactive driving experience system. All measured activities are saved directly on the smartphone. Later all the results and data can be called up in the app, which is free-of-charge for BMW customers, in the form of videos or graphic displays. For all those who want to make video recordings, Original BMW Accessories offer the M Performance Track Fix and Travel & Comfort System holders for action cameras. They can be either attached to the threaded bushes for the towing eyes on the front and rear or in the car’s interior.

The M Performance Parts are available: front splitter in carbon fiber, kidney grille in carbon fiber, air breather side bars in carbon fiber (right/left), exterior mirror caps in carbon fiber, door sill finisher in carbon fiber, side skirt extensions in carbon fiber, rear diffusor in carbon fiber, rear spoiler in carbon fiber. Even the M Performance engine cover under the bonnet is made of this high grade carbon fiber material. Its multi-layer varnish finish and high-gloss polished surface give it a very special visual appeal. The M Performance rear spoiler in carbon fiber streamed is also available. M Performance Motorsport decal is the ideal supplement for the carbon fiber parts and is available in the distinctive M colors for the front, rear, left and right.

BMW LED door projectors featuring new slide technology project are also available, along with two sports steering wheels, special highlights are also available for the interior. They give the interior a true motorsport appeal. M Performance steering wheel Pro is covered with high-grade leather on the upper and lower section; the grip area features Alcantara.

The M Performance steering wheel with race display, Alcantara covering and open-pore carbon fiber is an especially sporty accessory. On the upper steering wheel rim it features a display, which provides the driver with information depending on the selected driving mode. In Sport Mode for example, a stopwatch and a G-force meter for longitudinal and transverse acceleration are displayed. In Race Mode, the stopwatch changes to display minutes, seconds and hundredths of a second. The modes are easy and comfortable to change using two buttons in the thumb rest area. A gear shift indicator with colored LEDs on the right and left of the display provides even more motorsport atmosphere.

In the footwell, the M Performance pedal covers in stainless steel and M Performance floor mats provide further dynamic touches. High-grade parts for the gearshift lever knob/gear selector switch, double-clutch transmission and hand brake handle are featured in the carbon fiber/Alcantara M Performance interior kit. Even the car key can be upgraded with an elegant M Performance key case in Alcantara/carbon fiber. The M Performance indoor car cover is available as an Original BMW Accessory for everyone who wants to protect their car in style.

 

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