BMW factory driver Martin Tomczyk is currently in Ascari, Spain, helping journalists from around the world get a better understanding of the capabilities of the all-new BMW M2 Competition. While the driving impressions are embargoed until July 30th (we will have our own review on that day), Tomczyk decided to tease us with a video demonstrating the Launch Control of the M2 Competition, along with a 0 to 200 km/h speed run.
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Headlining the changes from the “standard M2” is a new engine lifted from the M3 and M4, a twin-turbo, 3.0-liter straight-six making 405 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. That’s 40 horses and 63 more pound-feet than the outgoing car. As a result, the sprint to 62 mph comes in 4.0 – 4.2 seconds.
The M2 Competition can reach a top speed of 155 mph, limited electronically. With a M Driver’s package, however, it can launch up to 174 mph.
Judging by the video, the exhaust system of the M2 Competition has gone through some changes as well, delivering a “fuller” sound and more “bass” at high RPMs.
Here is the video and stay tuned in the next few days for more videos and photos from Ascari: