You know how a BMW M Competition works. They launch the car, we love it but there’s a slight disconnect between how focused we think an M car should be and what BMW thinks it should be. The Competition version duly arrives later and bridges that gap.
The M2 never felt like it was that far away from being all it could be though. But that hasn’t prevented BMW from making a host of changes to it anyway. The power increase isn’t such a biggie – it had plenty before and retains it now – but the chassis changes will be interesting.
It wasn’t like the M2 lacked engagement before. That customers want that kind of hardcore reward from a small car like the M2 is presumably why this Competition version can replace, rather than run alongside, the regular version; every customer just wants even more of what makes it so compelling in the first place. There’s something quite reassuring about that.