The BMW M2 Competition with M Performance Parts shines in Ascari during the press drives.  The live photos show the new compact athlete with many carbon fiber components and color-matching decals from the BMW M Performance Parts catalog. Especially in combination with the white paint, the M2 Competition delivers an extremely sporty appearance, which additionally emphasizes the design details of the new M2.

Particularly striking are the three recesses in the new front apron, which can be upgraded with decorative stickers in the colors of BMW Motorsport. For the directly interconnected kidneys, BMW M Performance offers a carbon alternative to the standard look and therefore also enhances this design element. An absolute eye-catcher is undoubtedly the carbon roof, which is also offered for all previous M2 models as a retrofit.

Also completely made of carbon is the M Performance bonnet for the BMW M2 Competition designed with only a small visible area of carbon fiber. The real story with the new bonnet is the additional weight savings. For this purpose, there is also a carbon-boot hood with an integrated spoiler lip to choose from – not shown in these photos. Instead, the rear wing made of carbon fiber sits on top of the trunk to emphasize the motorsport look.

However, the range of carbon components is even more extensive: the front splitter element for the front apron, the diffuser insert for the rear apron, the gill elements in the front fenders, the attachments for the side skirts and the exterior mirror caps consist of the lightweight high-tech material.

The carbon fiber program continues inside the BMW M2 Competition: not only the covers for the center console and gear selector are made of carbon fiber, but also for the handbrake handle, the door handles and the covers of the Alcantara steering wheel. The highlight in the cockpit, however, are the interior trim strips on the dashboard.

Whoever uses all the carbon fiber components, the performance exhaust system and the 19-inch forged 763 M wheels, can reduce the weight of his BMW M2 Competition by more than 30 kilograms and enhance the compact sports car not only visually, but also its driving dynamics.

Stay tuned for a review of the new BMW M2 Competition!

[Photos: Bimmertoday]