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The 2019 BMW M2 Competition looks seriously sporty

With flared fenders and plentiful vents, the M2 Competition oozes performance.

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BMW's smallest sports coupe gets even more aggressive for 2019. Meet the M2 Competition.

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Compared to last year's M2, the Competition has an extra 40 horsepower and 63 pound-feet of torque, for totals of 405 and 406, respectively.

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Also under the hood is a gorgeous and functional carbon-fiber brace borrowed from BMW's M3 and M4.

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A six-speed manual transmission is standard, or a seven-speed dual-clutch is a $2,900 option.

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Compared to last year's M2, the Competition has larger brakes and upgraded suspension components.

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The extra power and chassis upgrades make the M2 Competition four seconds quicker around the Nurburgring than the outgoing M2, according to BMW.

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There are no adaptive dampers, and the M2 rides very stiffly. A Comfort mode might be nice for day-to-day commuting.

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One downside: the M2 Competition posts worse fuel economy than its predecessor, with EPA ratings of 17 miles per gallon city and 23 mpg highway (with the dual-clutch transmission), decreases of 3 in both measures compared to the 2018 M2.

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The BMW M2 Competition is priced from $59,895 with destination. My tester rings in at $64,545.

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