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2019 BMW M2 Competition pricing and specs

BMW Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the new 2019 M2 Competition, with the dual-tier range to kick off at $99,900 plus on-road costs. The local division has chosen to offer the M2 Competition in both 'Competition Pure' and 'Competition' guises, much like how the 'standard' M2 was available in two trim levels...

Autonomy will kill BMW M manuals

The manual gearbox might be living on a serious time overdraft in many parts of the world, but BMW’s M Division has no plans to stop offering it any time soon. When we spoke to boss Frank Van Meel at the launch of the M2 and M5 Competition earlier this week, he said we can expect to still have the option of a stick shift, even as the company moves to its new, modular fifth-generation architecture...

BMW M will electrify everything, division boss says

BMW has recently said it thinks up to 40 per cent of the cars it produces by 2025 may be powered by some form of pure electric or hybrid powertrain, and now we have confirmation that M Division is set to get in on the act. "For sure, all M vehicles will be electrified by the end of the next decade," Frank Van Meel, M's boss, told Australian journalists at the launch of the updated BMW M2 and new M5 Competition in Spain...

BMW M Performance Parts Concept bound for Goodwood

BMW will show off the range of M Performance Parts available for the M2 – and some that aren't yet available – at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with the grey-and-gold M Performance Parts Concept. The most noticeable changes to the base M2 come in the form of BMW M Performance carbon-fibre pieces, which help shave more than 60kg from its kerb weight...

BMW M2 Competition: M Performance parts revealed

The new BMW M2 Competition hasn't even hit showrooms yet, but that hasn't stopped the Bavarian manufacturer from revealing its latest line of M Performance accessories for the hottest version of its smallest performance model. Available as genuine BMW accessories, the M Performance parts line-up for the M2 Competition includes an array of weight-saving and cosmetic components, along with a motorsport-inspired drive analyser that synchronises with your smartphone...

CarAdvice podcast 99: An insight into car wrapping

This week Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie are in the studio. In car news, pricing and specs have been released for the Kia Picanto GT-Line and the Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X. The Volkswagen Amarok is capable of 200kW thanks to a new V6, the BMW M2 Competition has been revealed, and the ACT Government will lease only zero-emission cars by 2021...

2018 BMW M2 Competition revealed

BMW has whipped the covers off the M2 Competition, two weeks after the hottest compact M car was leaked on the BMW Australia website. As we learned on April 9, the Competition will be powered by a twin-turbo version of the 3.0-litre inline-six engine powering the regular M2. Power has been bumped from 272kW to 302kW, and peak torque jumps from 465Nm to 550Nm...

CarAdvice podcast 98: Three-up in the BMW M140i for 700km!

Mike Costello and Mike Stevens join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the Ford Focus has been revealed, along with the Audi A6 Avant. Also, pricing and details have been released for the Lexus LS and Ford Ranger Raptor. Plus, the BMW M2 Competition has been leaked, and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is headed Down Under...

2018 BMW M2 Competition leaked

The BMW M2 Competition has been leaked online ahead of a likely reveal in the coming weeks, boasting more aggressive looks and a more powerful engine. Revealed on the BMW Australia site (presumably before its scheduled release), the M2 Competition looks to build upon the already-hardcore nature of the current 'regular' and 'Pure' trims...

2018 BMW M2 Black Shadow Edition unveiled

BMW has unveiled the M2 Black Shadow Edition, with a range of blacked-out styling tweaks to stand out from the crowd. According to the company, the M2 was the best-selling BMW M car last year, with more than 12,000 finding homes worldwide. The Black Shadow builds on the same basic foundation as the regular M2, with power from a 272kW 3...

2018 BMW M2 pricing and specs: Hero coupe gets updates, price hikes

Local pricing and specifications for the 2018 BMW M2 range have been announced this week, with the updated performance coupe gaining enhanced styling and technological features for the new model year. The update forms part of BMW's LCI program, or 'life-cycle impulse', which is the German car maker's term for a mid-life update...