The BMW M2 Competition was clocked around the Nurburgring in 7:52.36 when it originally came out. That was the time set by a stock car on the famous racetrack. But that lap time was just as you’d expect it to be: not the fastest, but not the slowest either. It was just right.
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Customers still consider the M2 Competition to be the best choice in the BMW range in terms of bang-to-buck ratio. But if you also add a bit of aftermarket spice to it, things get a bit crazy.
The video below shows the tremendous potential the M2 platform has. In this footage, we get to see a tuned M2 Competition running the Bridge to Gantry section of the Nurburgring in 7:12 minutes which is incredibly fast.
The video claims this to be the fastest M2 to race on the track so far and, even though there’s no statistical proof.
KW Competition 3-way adjustable suspension was added to the mix, Michelin semi-slick tires and an ECU tune. The car is apparently making 520 HP now, instead of the stock 410. Therefore, some upgrades were installed but not to a great extent. These are things most enthusiasts will do to their cars anyway, to be honest. The biggest two issues while driving that particular day were not car-related.
As you’ll see, there was a bit of traffic getting in the way so not every corner was dealt with perfectly. Furthermore, the outside temperature was 37 Celsius (98.6 F) and that is a big issue when tracking a car.
Heatsoak is not something you want to happen when going for a track record and yet, the car just flies round the Green Hell, as you’re about to see.