Ahead of its April unveil, the upcoming BMW M2 Competition is giving us a glimpse into its new looks. A leaked image surfaced earlier today on Instagram showing a Hockenheim Silver model with a revised front-end and the highly expected M side mirror.
The leaked image also reveals a wider front grille which now sits closer to the outer edge of the headlights, painted in black as well. On the lower part of the bumper, we can spot a new design of the air curtains which employ sharper angles and more sculpture.
Our own sources confirmed a few other interesting tidbits that were whispered in the past to us. The front grille will have a one piece design instead of the two separate kidneys we’ve become accustomed to. Throughout the entire body, the M2 Competition is slightly wider than the current M2, which simply means that designers and engineers fitted the new M2 Competition with larger fenders.
Inside the cabin we will also get a special treat – M Sport Seats, along with some small trim updates to differentiate the new model.
As we’ve reported before, the production of the new super sporty, compact Coupe will begin in Summer of 2018, more precisely, July. 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.
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.