The BMW M2 brought with it an air of anticipation to the market when launched back in 2014, following on from the excellent BMW 1M Coupe, the M2 had a lot to live up to.
Whilst its looks and styling created a storm initial feedback on the M2 was mixed with murmurings of 'wayward handling' and a somewhat uninspiring non-M Motorsport engine. Although very popular amongst M-Lite enthusiasts the ‘beefed up’ N55 delivered 364bhp to the rear wheels which didn’t quite cut the mustard for the true M crowd.
Fast forward to 2018 and it seems the M division engineers were keeping a close ear to the ground, introducing the M2 competition with a completely revised package. Still stunning on the eye with many a black accent to distinguish from the original M2, the competition delivers circa 410bhp from the fully M inspired S55 with a chassis and suspension set up capable of supporting such power turning the M2 competition into a serious sports car that isn’t out of place on track.
Designed to demand attention, engineered to lead.
Although majorly improved from the original M2 unfortunately the competition does lack in the sound department, the introduction of OPF filters to the exhaust system dull the emotion delivered from the 3.0 twin turbo, thankfully Cobra Sport’s development team have succeeded in rectifying the situation.
By developing an innovative axle back Venom system that removes the rear silencer the M2 competition is allowed to sing as it should from factory whilst remaining MOT and emissions compliant.
Delivering a bold increase in sound of +5.5dB at idle and an impressive +12.5dB at 4000 revs the Cobra Sport system levels up throughout the rev range delivering an emotional experience every time you step on the throttle.
To keep the styling fresh on the Competition, Cobra Sport offers Carbon Fibre 4” quad tailpipes that stand out from the stock pipes and complement the black accents of the vehicle supplying a distinctive visual nod to the audible emotion your M2 is now producing.
Like all Cobra Sport exhausts, this system utilises precision TIG-welding techniques for exemplary fit and finish – a feature that gives Cobra Sport an advantage over other manufacturers. With over 25 years in the performance exhaust industry, each Cobra Sport exhaust system is designed, manufactured and tested in Sheffield, the heart of the UK steel industry.
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