The BMW M2 Competition is one hell of a sports coupe. It’s a very well balanced track beast with one of the best 3.0-litre engines on the market today. In this application, it’s good for 405 bhp and 406 pound-feet, which is a respectable amount of power for a two-door coupe that weighs approximately 1,632 kg with the manual and 1,658 kg with the automatic.

Need proof? Here’s one quite convincing video coming from our colleagues at AutoSport. These folks managed to lap the legendary Nurburgring track in Germany in just 7 minutes and 52.36 seconds, which puts the car almost on par (with just a few tenths of a second behind) with the regular BMW M4 and the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4. Pretty impressive for a £55,920 coupe, right?

2019 BMW M2 Competition

Basically an M2 on steroids with the engine of the larger M3/M4 duo, the M2 Competition can be seen reaching speeds in excess of 155 mph in some sections of the Green Hell (video at the top). This particular example is equipped with the optional automatic gearbox which, frankly speaking, might not be the most engaging, but ensures better lap times, especially at demanding tracks like the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

2019 BMW M2 Competition

It’s important to note that AutoSport’s time is just two seconds slower than BMW’s official time at the circuit. The Bavarian company recorded 7:50 minutes with test driver Jorg Weidinger behind the wheel.

What do you think now? It’s fast, isn’t it? Now better hurry up and go order one.

Gallery: 2019 BMW M2 Competition