The next M2 Competition could hold up to 483 ponies, challenging the standard M4 coupe
The 2023 BMW M2 Coupe drives around a test track
BMW’s M division has finally released the highly anticipated second-generation M2 with a bolder look and more rugged performance. Even though the BMW M2 is the last BMW M car without hybrid technology, rumors are surfacing that a more powerful version of the M2 is already in the works. According ynguldyna trustworthy person Bimmerpost initiated, the second-generation M2 Competition will enter production in mid-2024, nearly two years after the debut of the G87 M2.
The Competition M2 will pack more power than the standard M2
2023 BMW M2 Coupe showing its large intake grilles and box-like side vents
The new M2 ditches the old S55 engine and welcomes a more powerful and updated S58 engine. That same 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight-six powertrain can be found under the hood of the G80 M3 and G82 M4. However, in M2 form, the engine produces 453 ponies while torque remains the same as before, 406 lb-ft.
The M2 Competition will pack an optimized version of the S58 like its older siblings. However, the difference between the standard M3/M4 models and the Competition models is a whopping 30 ponies. So if BMW continues the same formula with the upcoming M2 Competition, we can potentially expect a rear-drive 483-hp track monster. Also, it could indicate the disappearance of the base versions of the M3 and M4, or BMW could increase the release figures of both cars to help differentiate.
Remember that the xDrive AWD system won’t be available with the M2 Competition if you’d rather live life a quarter mile at a time. Instead, you’ll have to look at the M3/M4 or the M5 CS, the top dog. Also, the next M2 Competition might not come with a six-speed manual gearbox.
BMW could offer the M2 Competition alongside the standard M2
The rear of the BMW M2 Coupé is sportier than ever, thanks to a duck-tail spoiler and quad tailpipes
The first generation M2 Competition was revealed three years after the debut of the standard M2 and was offered as a standalone model until 2021. The speculative timeframe for the introduction of the new M2 Competition is 2024, just one year after the M2 standard. If that’s true, it seems likely that BMW will offer both the Competition and the standard M2 simultaneously. It’s the same approach that BMW uses for the M3 and M4.