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.

New BMW M2 Competition faces Cayman GTS with M4 straight-six

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. 

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