Report: 2018 BMW M2 Competition Might Arrive This April, Prior to Beijing Motor Show
There is no doubt that BMW needed some serious purging in the M lineup, and after announcing the arrival of the BMW M4 CS in a matter of months, the Bavarian carmaker is reportedly planning to release the all-new M2 Competition which would replace the present M2.
According to a new report, the BMW M2 will be ditched in favor of the long-expected M2 Competition, which would be officially unveil on April 25, prior to the Beijing Auto Show.
That being said, the new 2018 M2 Competition will be more muscular in design and more powerful than the current M2. And that until the German carmaker will released the top notch M2 GTS in 2019, with performance worthy of the M4`s newly announced GTS.
We are not sure how the new 2018 BMW M2 Competition will look like, but given the last year`s renderings with the model (which can be seen below), we could depict heavy use of carbon fiber, which will make it lightweight and more powerful.
We expect revised styling bits, with carbon fiber front and rear aprons, aggressive lip spoiler on the trunk-lid and more standout rear diffuser.
As for performance under the hood, the new M2 Competition is set to come with similar figures as its big brother the M4. It will actually use the S55 inline-six engine but will come with a detuned power. According to recent reports, we expect around 404 horsepower, which is quite impressive, given the M4`s stock 425 horsepower.
As for transmission, it is more than likely that it will use the same seven-speed dual-clutch as standard, while the manual transmission will become optional. That would enhance the car`s sprint from 0 to 100 km/h from 4.3 seconds in the current state, to just 4.0 seconds in the M2 Competition guise. Just like the M2 or M3/M4, the new M2 Competition will also come with an electronically limited speed of 250 km/h.
If you want to guess how the BMW M2 Competition will look like once it will be officially unveiled next month, then just take a closer look at the renderings below! Do you fancy the new M2 Competition? Do you think BMW should keep the present M2 Coupe? Please, do comment on that!