Why Students at Auto Mechanic College Are Amazed by the BMW M2 Competition
May 2, 2018
The German car manufacturer has pulled out all the stops this year by giving a big upgrade to its BMW M2 coupe, now the new M2 Competition. The M2 Competition has some serious specs that make it a major competitor for the 718 Porsche Cayman S, as well as the Audi TT-RS and RS3 Saloon. The M2 Competition has all the parts drivers liked about standard M2, while being close in power to the M4.
What’s so special about the new compact M2 Competition? Everything from its newly designed aerodynamic exterior to its comfortable interior with M Sport Seats, leather upholstery, and carbon-fiber trim. The best goodies lie under the M2 Competition’s hood, with its Bi-turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine, beating out the top speed of its predecessors. Want to learn more about the new BMW M2 Competition’s capabilities? Keep reading to find out!
The M2 Competition Adds Speed to Beat the Standard M2
The most exciting part about the M2 Competition is its engine. While the standard M2 had a decent motor with 365 horsepower and 342 lb-ft of torque, the new M2 Competition adds extra hp and lb-ft to its specs. The M2 Competition’s engine boats 404 horsepower, with 406 lb ft of torque.
Students in an auto mechanic college can no doubt appreciate the M2 Competition’s optional dual-clutch, seven-speed automatic, which allows for quicker shifts, going from 0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds. Unfortunately, this doesn’t apply to M2 Competitions with a manual transmission, which can be slower, taking 4.4 seconds to reach 100km/h from a resting state.
Now the M2 Competition has a base top speed of 250 km/h, but if drivers want to go a lot faster they can get the M Driver’s Package, which raises the bar to 280 km/h. With a 280 km/h top speed, the M2 Competition is a tenth second quicker than the standard M2 and only a tenth-second slower than the superior M4. The M2 Competition’s close proximity to the M4 in terms of overall speed makes it a force to be reckoned with.
The M2 Competition Offers a Greatly Improved Braking System
With all the speed the M2 Competition is churning out, it’s important to have really reliable brakes. While the M2 Competition comes standard with the original M2 braking system, BMW offers the new M Sport System to contend with the extra speed generated by the M Driver’s package.
The new M Sport system offers larger breaks with 400 mm front discs with 6 piston fixed calipers in the front, and a rear axle that sports 380 mm discs and four piston calipers. This heavy-duty braking system can then help the M2 Competition come to a stop quicker when belting at high speeds.
Students of Mechanic Colleges Can Appreciate the M2 Competition’s Excellent Handling
The M2 Competition also benefits from its lightweight wheels. First, the M2’s 19-inch forged wheels are lighter than the standards rims, which reduce a vehicle’s unsprung weight. For students in mechanic colleges who might not yet know, the lower the amount of unsprung weight, the more effectively a car’s suspension will be able to stabilize the vehicle on uneven roads, which could lead to better handling.
The M2 Competition’s Dynamic Stability Control and Active M Differential have also been altered in order to improve the vehicle’s stability and performance in slippery weather conditions. These new changes are also great for people who really want to test the limits of the M2 Competition, as it ensures that traction is not interrupted while drifting.
Check out the BMW M2 Competition in this short clip:
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