The new BMW M2 Competition comes to South Africa

Lance Branquinho

The 7 Series and M5 might get more general adulation but for committed BMW followers, the M2 Competition is a very special car.

It rekindles the spirit and driver appeal of a phenomenal compact performance car of the past: 1M.

Back in 2011 BMW launched the 1M without much fanfare. Brand followers thought it was simply a slightly modified 135i, but in truth, the 1M was a significantly enhanced 1 Series. This compact BMW coupe passed into legend and was followed by M2.

BMW M2 Competition destined for future classic status