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Building BMW CCA’s 2021 Dream Car Raffle Grand Prize M2 Competition
BY Kyle Crawford //
August 26, 2021
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  • Starting with a $60k MSRP M2 Competition, aftermarket parts will transform all of its aspects.
  • Ordered brand new in Hockenheim Silver Metallic exterior with a black (with blue stitch) interior and six-speed manual transmission.
  • The goal is to build a rival to the well-equipped BMW M2 CS limited-production sports car using a similar end price.

Competition and rivalries are the backbones of progression. Ask any professional athlete; they want to compete against the best and prove that they are better. Have you ever competed in or watched a landslide victory? Not quite as enthralling as a fierce, evenly-matched rivalry. What does this have to do with today’s article? Well, with BMW constantly upping the ante of their 2 Series coupe, it’s getting tougher and tougher to make a worthy opponent. That is until Turn 14 Distribution got its hands on an M2 Competition.

THE RIVALS

First, let’s talk about the German offerings battling BMW’s 2 Series. The A3 is a similarly small and sporty tourer from Audi, while Mercedes-Benz produces its A-Class and CLA. However, all of these “rivals” are sedans, so it’s not what I’d call comparable. Taking it a step further, BMW beefs up its 2 Series into the M2, and even fewer cars offer up a fight. Another notch further, it becomes the brutal M2 Competition, with an even wilder extension drummed up into the hardcore M2 CS. The CS boasts 40 more horsepower than the Competition, all sorts of carbon fiber trimmings to reduce weight, and adaptive dampers to reign in the extra grunt. At this point, BMW is just competing with itself, and it’s beginning to look a lot like a landslide victory.

THE REMEDY

Turn 14 Distribution and several industry partners propose a fair fight using a modified M2 Competition built to challenge the limited-production M2 CS while remaining a streetable road car. Not only that, as part of the BMW Car Club of America’s annual Dream Car Raffle, one lucky BMW CCA member will win this one-off build as the Grand Prize in October!

THE CAR

The T14 crew took delivery of a Hockenheim Silver Metallic, six-speed manual M2 Competition (with the Executive Package fitted) at BMW’s Performance Center in South Carolina. Black with blue stitch interior was checked off on the options list, but the rest of the vehicle remained as BMW originally intended. Following a brief rundown from the BMW staff, the car was then loaded into Turn 14 Distribution’s motorsports trailer and trucked back to the Northeast so the project could begin.

THE THEORY

The idea is simple. Take a brand new M2 Competition, add premium-quality performance parts to its makeup, find a stock M2 CS locally, have a veritable professional driver set a lap time in both back-to-back, and see which emerges victorious.

It all seems like a good idea in theory. However, it’s the execution on which we’re along for the ride. Utilizing the expertise of Thompson BMW in Doylestown, PA, to perform the installations, this M2C is sure to have a dealership level of quality throughout the process of its transformation. We’ll be along every step of the way, so stay tuned as we unravel what went into this new contender and whether or not it has what it takes to rival the capable M2 CS.

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