The 2016 BMW M2 Coupe is the company`s latest hot car, the model being a constant hit from the start with its extraordinary sporty design and impressive performance figures under the hood. More than that, some claimed that it is even higher-performance than the M3 and M4 stars.
For that matter, journalists from Motor Trend have taken the M2 and the M4 on the track for some fine performance measuring. Both of them are highlighted in the video below, tackling the tight corners and accelerating on straight lines. But we won`t spoil the surprise.
On the track, some might bet on the M4 as it is bigger and packs more power and torque than the M2 Coupe, while others might favor the latter for being smaller and lighter, which would give it a clear advantage from the start.
To better understand the situation, let`s take a closer look at both models. Even if the M2 comes with a 1,570 kg kerb weight, the coupe is just 20 kg lighter than the BMW M4. Also, motivation from the same M2 Coupe comes from a 3.0-liter straight flat-six, with 370 horsepower and 465 Nm of torque. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is done in 4.5 seconds with the manual, and 4.3 seconds with the DCT.
On the other hand, the bigger M4 Coupe sports a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder TwinPower Turbo mill, with 425 horsepower and higher 550 Nm of torque, enough to reach 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds with the manual and 4.1 seconds with the DCT gearbox. This means that the M4 is just 0.2 seconds faster than the M2.
Another criteria that we might take into account when choosing between the two models, is the price tags. The M2 Coupe is priced at $51,700 in the USA, while the M4 Coupe costs $65,700, meaning an additional $14,000. Given the slight performance figures between them, I might incline that an M2 Coupe would be more preferred than the M4. Even so, the latter has the upper hand of being considered one of the fastest cars in the coupe segment.
Enjoy the video with the BMW M2 Coupe and BMW M4 Coupe below and decide for yourself which one should be declared the fastest!