There is very little doubt that BMW is preparing at least one special edition of their highly successful M2 Coupe. Hints of a supped M2 appeared last year, followed by several reports on its powertrain and more recently, hard facts based on pre-production VINs. While the most of the details seem to be known at this point, including the S55 engine implant from the M3/M4, there is one little, yet important to BMW fans, detail around the naming convention of the new sports coupe.
Over the last few months we went back and forth between the M2 CS and M2 Competition badge, but today, we can say with certainty that BMW will sell the revamped sports coupe under the M2 Competition nameplate.
Despite seeing several prototypes out for testing, BMW plans to unveil the M2 Competition in late 2018 with a market launch scheduled for early 2019.
Under the hood it will feature the 3.0-liter S55 petrol engine from the M3/M4 with a maximum power of 405 hp. The engine will be mated to a 7-speed M-DCT transmission or a six-speed manual.
Along with the power increase, the supped up M2 will also introduce new colors to the lineup. One of them is Silver Hockenheim, while the other is a flashier one – Sunset Orange. The M2 CS will continue to be offered in Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Mineral Grey and Long Beach Blue Metallic.
The M2 Competition will surely go up in price, with premiums expected anywhere from $10,000 to $15,000 over the price of the “regular” M2.