2023 BMW M2 Competition Spied At The Nurburgring With Fat Exhaust Tips

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2023 BMW M2 Competition Spied At The Nurburgring With Fat Exhaust Tips

BMW unveiled the new 2 Series Coupe in early July and yet we’ve already seen our fair share of spy shots depicting the M2. The latest batch from the Nürburgring is a bit more special as we have reasons to believe this is no ordinary M2, but actually, the hotter Competition version scheduled to arrive at a later date. The dead giveaway is at the back where the exhaust system features visibly larger quad tips compared to the standard M2.

Although we don’t have a clear view of the interior, from some angles, it appears the prototype features carbon bucket seats – yet another hint we’re dealing with a spicy version. Not only that, but the wheels seem larger (20 inches?) and the test vehicle appears to be riding slightly lower to the ground than previous M2s caught undergoing testing in recent months.

All of the latest-generation 2 Series Coupe versions so far come exclusively with the automatic – yes, even the M240i – but that will change with the M2 as it’s widely believed it will have three pedals. The previous Competition (and CS) also had a stick shift, so we’re keeping our hopes up high its replacement will allow drivers to row their own gears. 

The detuned S58 sourced from big-brother M4 is said to make as much as 490 horsepower in the Competition guise. While the larger M performance coupe is optionally offered with xDrive, rumors say BMW will sell the next M2 only with a rear-wheel-drive layout to keep the weight down. An automatic transmission is expected to be available as well.

For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.

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