Its styling could also be controversial, however nobody can deny the brand new BMW M2 is a drive to be reckoned with in a drag race. This Sapphire Black instance of the G87 outfitted with the eight-speed automated transmission was lined up in opposition to different equally sized efficiency automobiles in a collection of drag and rolling races adopted by a brake check. We must always level out that the compact M automobile is the one automobile of the group to have a torque-converter gearbox as the opposite three use a dual-clutch automated.
One would argue the Audi RS3 Sportback and Mercedes-AMG A45 S have a bonus by each that includes all-wheel drive whereas the Porsche 718 Boxster GTS and the BMW M2 ship their energy solely to the rear wheels. There are some rumors of an xDrive model coming to the infant M, however we’re listening to it’s not going to occur earlier than 2026. Till then, that inline-six routes the 460 ponies to the again.
Talking of which, the BMW is probably the most potent of the lot, adopted by the AMG at 421 hp whereas the Porsche and Audi each have 400 hp. The M2 would be the strongest, however it’s additionally the heaviest by a big margin. Tipping the scales at 1,725 kg, it’s fairly the porker in comparison with the Porsche (1,435 kg) whereas the recent hatches have comparable weights, with 1,570 kg within the case of the RS3 and 1,550 kg for the A45 S.
Regardless of carrying round various additional bulk and having “solely” a torque-converter gearbox, the M2 was the quickest in all drag and rolling races. It solely misplaced the brake check from 100 mph because the RS3 got here to an entire halt a tad faster. It’s protected to imagine the automatic-only M2 CS with a rumored 518 hp shall be even faster when it hits the market in some unspecified time in the future in 2025. Offered an M2 xDrive can be occurring, the G87 shall be a pocket rocket. Nicely, it already is.
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