BMW’s potential next big star -the M2 Competition – will arrive in 2018 replacing the current M2 Coupe. As we’ve reported before, the production of the new super sporty, compact Coupe will begin in Summer of 2018, more precisely, around early July. As we’ve seen with more recent BMW launches, the world premiere is likely to be scheduled 2-3 months ahead of the start of production, which will give us a world debut in Spring 2018.
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 legendary N55 3.0 liter TwinTurbo six-cylinder will also be replaced by a detuned S55 unit, with the same internal components as the one found in the M3 and M4, but with slightly less power – 405 hp. The engine will be mated to a 7-speed M-DCT transmission or a six-speed manual.
Along with the 405 horsepower, nearly 500 Nm of torque are on the table for the M2 CS, but even more important than the slightly higher peak power is the more aggressive response of the twin-turbocharged straight-six cylinder with 3.0 liter displacement.
While the M2 Competition won’t be artificially limited, the number of units produced will be based on the production capacity and demand. Delivery times will vary from market to market, so it won’t be unusual to see some customers taking delivery in late 2018.