The BMW M2 Competition is one of the finest sports cars built by BMW in recent years.
Powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, the M2 Competition pumps out 405 hp as standard, more than enough for a car that is significantly smaller than the M3 and M4. However, quite a few owners decided they wanted more out of the M2 Competition’s S55 engine, and this particular example pumps out no less than 850 hp.
This M2 Competition has been brought to life by HC-Performance and to put it through its paces, AutoTopNL headed onto an open stretch of the German Autobahn for some performance testing. As you would imagine, the car builds up speed at an incredible rate and looks to be quite easy to drive at its limits.
The clip doesn’t mention any acceleration times for the car but it appears to run from 62 mph to 124 mph (100-200 km/h) in roughly 4.5 seconds. The car has the available automatic transmission as opposed to the six-speed manual the M2 is also available with but nevertheless, we’re sure it is heaps of fun to drive, even though the aftermarket suspension does appear to create quite a bumpy ride.
BMW is currently in the midst of developing the next-generation M2. It is understood that the car will also feature a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder but be upgraded to around 480 hp, meaning it will almost have as much grunt as the new 473 hp M3/M4, but less than the duo’s 503 hp versions.