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2019 BMW M2 Competition: The littlest M car gets even better

With a 405-horsepower version of the M3/M4 engine and improved handling dynamics, the 2019 BMW M2 Competition is more of a really good thing.

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The 2019 M2 Competition is powered by a 405-horsepower version the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder from the M3/M4. 

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The engine features 406 pound-feet of torque that's available between 2,350 to 5,250 rpm. 

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A 6-speed manual transmission is standard on the M2 Competition. For an additional $2,900, the M2 Competition can be equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. 

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With the manual, BMW says the M2 Competition can hit 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. Dual-clutch versions need just 4.0 seconds to hit 60 mph. 

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A carbon fiber engine compartment also borrowed from the M3/M4 is featured on the M2 Competition.

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Tuning for the power steering, stability control and torque vectoring rear differential has also been updated to improve handling.

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A new brake system with six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers have been installed on the M2 Competition. 

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The M2 Competition rides on 19-inch Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. 

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For better cooling, the front air dam and kidney grilles have been enlarged. 

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The 2019 BMW M2 Competition will hit dealers in September wearing a $59,895 base price including $895 for destination.

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