A little over 45 years after unveiling the 2002 Turbo at the 1973 Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW is celebrating its legendary performance model with a limited edition of the M2 Competition.
Aimed strictly at the French market, where it starts from €75,000 ($83,735), or €7,000 ($7,815) more than the regular model, the M2 Competition Heritage Edition is limited to 40 examples and sports a number of visual updates both inside and out.
Aside from a number of carbon fiber M Performance accessories, such as the grille, front apron, side mirror caps, rear diffuser, wing and exhaust tips, the special M2 features blue and red M decals reminiscent to the 2002 Turbo, the words ‘Heritage Edition’ on the front apron and ‘Heritage’ on boot lid spoiler, as well as the ‘Edition Heritage’ and ‘X of 40’ badges, displaying each car’s unique status, on the front fenders.
Another plaque with the inscriptions ‘Edition Heritage’ and ‘X of 40’ is found inside, right under the climate control, while the limited model comes with a leather keychain with a ‘Heritage’ logo, while the cabin also sports contrast stitching and carbon fiber trim.
Unlike the 2002 Turbo’s four-pot that was rated at 170 PS (168 hp / 125 kW) and 241 Nm (178 lb-ft) of torque, the M2 Competition is powered by a 410 PS (404 hp / 301 kW) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) twin-turbo inline-six.
The M2 Heritage Edition was introduced to the public at the BMW M Town Festival held last weekend in Magny-Cours, and is also taking part in the Tour Auto Optic 2000, which started on April 29 in Paris and will end on May 4 in Deauville.