BMW Lists M2 Competition, India Launch Soon
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The M2 can go from 0-100kmph in 4.2 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 250kmph
BMW will soon launch a new M sedan in the country, the M2 Competition. We say so because the carmaker has silently listed the performance sedan on its Indian website. As the name suggests, the M2 will sit below the M3 in BMW's Indian lineup and will take on the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG, which is priced at Rs 75.19 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The M2 is the performance-oriented version of the 2 Series sedan (not on sale in India). It is powered by the same six-cylinder bi-turbo 3.0-litre petrol engine that powers the M3 and the M4. However, in the M2, it makes 410PS of maximum power (40PS less than the M3 and M4) and 550Nm of peak torque (similar to M3 and M4).
Power from this engine is sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The CLA 45 AMG, on the other hand, is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine that makes 381PS/475Nm with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. BMW claims that the M2 can go from 0-100kmph in 4.2 seconds before hitting the electronically limited top speed of 250kmph, figures which are at par with the CLA's.
As far as the aesthetics are concerned, the M2 looks quite similar to the standard 2 Series sedan. However, it gets a 2-door setup instead of four. As you would expect, the go-fast sedan does get sportier styling compared to its standard model, along with bigger M Sport light alloy wheels. The M2 gets an all-black cabin whose layout is similar to any other BMW on the block. It gets M Sport steering wheel and adjustable bucket seats with an illuminated M2 logo.
When launched, the M2 will be the third M sedan to go on sale in India. It is expected to be priced somewhere between Rs 70 lakh to 80 lakh, making it the most affordable BMW M car here. BMW already sells the M3 and the M5 in India, which are priced at Rs 1.30 crore and 1.43 crore respectively. The M4 coupe is also on sale in India and it is priced at Rs 1.33 crore. BMW also sells the X5 M and the X6 M, the M versions of the X5 and X6 SUVs, in the country, priced at Rs 1.77 crore and Rs 1.82 crore (ex-showroom pan-India) respectively.
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