2021 BMW M2 Competition Wants You To Say No to the New One, Spend New M3 Money on It

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Are you a fan of small sports coupes designed to feast on apexes and can't be bothered by the new M2? We can't blame you, as BMW really messed up the design, which doesn't do justice to what is a great daily driver that builds on its popular predecessor, improving most aspects.
And if you said yes to that question, then we may have found the perfect copy that you were looking for. Well, make that perfect if you're into silver, as that's the exterior paint finish, on top of a black leather interior. You should also be a fan of changing gears by hand, as this car has the standard manual transmission.

It hasn't seen that much action over the last two years since it left the assembly line, as the odometer indicates just a little over 9,000 miles (14,485 km). The images accompanying the ad reveal this 2021 BMW M2 Competition is perfect inside and out. The engine compartment is so clean that you could eat on it, and so is the underbody, suggesting that it was probably kept in the garage for the most part by its one and single owner.

The previous-gen BMW M2 Competition uses the same engine as the era's M3 and M4, which is a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six. The mill steams out 404 hp (410 ps/301 kW) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque, enabling the 0-60 mph (0-97 kph) in 4.2 seconds when paired with the standard six-speed manual transmission. With the optional seven-speed DCT, it is two-tenths faster. Flat-out, the M2 Competition will do 155 mph (250 kph) or 174 mph (280 kph) with the M Driver's Pack, which was an optional extra.

For 2019, which was its first model year, the M2 Competition came with an MSRP just shy of the $60,000 mark. That represented a $4,400 premium over the 2018 M2. So, how much do you think the pictured copy is? Try much more than that. You see, the second-hand market has become all crazy these past couple of years, so it probably won't surprise you to find out that this one could be yours in exchange for $74,900. That's almost brand-new BMW M3 Sedan money, as the base variant of the larger (and newer) model carries an MSRP of $76,000. As for the new M2 Coupe, it's much more affordable than this old one, being available from $62,200 in the United States, excluding destination and dealer fees.

According to the GarageKeptMotors listing, this 2021 M2 Competition is said to have been "very well maintained since new," and you can tell just by looking at the images. But have those images convinced you to pay the asking sum for it?
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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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