According to our sources, BMW will officially unveil the M2 Competition model in April 2018. As we’ve reported before, the production of the new super sporty, compact Coupe will begin in Summer of 2018, more precisely, July. The new M2 Competition is one of the most highly awaited unveils in 2018, a car that promises to take the sporty spirits of the “standard M2” to a new level.

The legendary N55 3.0 liter TwinScroll six-cylinder in the current M2 will 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 Competition, 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.

The M2 Competition will also introduce new colors to the lineup. One of them is Silver Hockenheim, while the other is a flashier one – Sunset Orange. It will also continue to be offered in Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Mineral Grey and Long Beach Blue Metallic.

While the M2 Competition won’t be artificially limited, the number of units produced will be based on the production capacity and demand. First units will arrive to customers in late summer.