If you demand precise handling and abundant power, the 2019 BMW M2 is perfect for you. We were introduced to the first performance 2 Series with the M240i. A perfectly sensible car that flies under the radar. Further suspension tuning and more power spawned the M2 in 2016, which is a fun and capable machine. The good BMW engineers at the M division couldn’t leave it alone. So the M2 Competition has arrived for the 2019 model year.
It is not an option package, the M2 Competition is the only M2 we will get. So to show the world what it is capable of, they armed it with a powerful laser and a sword. No, this isn’t poetry. These weapons were mounted to the car for a new ad campaign. “Chasing Records” is a series of videos that were recently shot in Cape Town. The center console was replaced by a capacitor for the laser, and the stage was set.
Because it shares the same twin-turbo straight six with the M3 and M4, the driver had 410 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. The press release says the driver was able to pop 79 balloons (why not 99 Luftballoons?1?). The blade sliced 117 bamboo mats, which we will show you in a few days. For now, check out the laser footage and click the link below to find a BMW near you.
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