There may be little or no doubt that BMW is making ready not less than one particular version of their extremely profitable M2 Coupe. Hints of a supped M2 appeared last year, adopted by several reports on its powertrain and extra lately, arduous info based mostly on pre-production VINs. Whereas the a lot of the particulars appear to be recognized at this level, together with the S55 engine implant from the M3/M4, there’s one little, but necessary to BMW followers, element across the naming conference of the brand new sports activities coupe.
Over the previous few months we went backwards and forwards between the M2 CS and M2 Competitors badge, however immediately, we are able to say with certainty that BMW will promote the revamped sports activities coupe beneath the M2 Competitors nameplate.
Regardless of seeing a number of prototypes out for testing, BMW plans to unveil the M2 Competitors in late 2018 with a market launch scheduled for early 2019.
Underneath the hood it’ll function the three.Zero-liter S55 petrol engine from the M3/M4 with a most energy of 405 hp. The engine might be mated to a 7-speed M-DCT transmission or a six-speed handbook.
Together with the facility enhance, the supped up M2 will even introduce new colours to the lineup. One in all them is Silver Hockenheim, whereas the opposite is a flashier one – Sunset Orange. The M2 CS will proceed to be supplied in Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Mineral Gray and Lengthy Seaside Blue Metallic.
The M2 Competitors will certainly go up in worth, with premiums anticipated wherever from $10,000 to $15,000 over the worth of the “common” M2.