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BMW M2 G87 Faster Than Porsche Cayman GTS 4.0 At French Track


If you may get previous the controversial appears, you’ll instantly uncover the 2023 BMW M2 is a correct observe weapon. Sure, even when it’s a lot bigger and heavier than its F87 predecessor, the second-generation model is a pressure to be reckoned with on a circuit. A brand new check organized in France provides us a good suggestion of the G87’s immense potential if pushed by somebody who is aware of what he’s doing.

That individual must be Sport Auto’s Uwe Sener whereas the observe is Anneau du Rhin, situated close to Biltzheim. Based in 1996, the circuit is understood to be fairly technical and the brand new M2 actually didn’t disappoint. Fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires and the eight-speed Steptronic transmission, the not-so-baby-anymore M crossed the end line in 1 minute and 20.2 seconds. It was 1.5s quicker than the Porsche 718 Cayman GTS 4.0, a mid-engined sports activities automotive that prices roughly €15,000 extra if we examine German pricing.

Together with the M2, Sport Auto has examined a complete of 12 automobiles at Anneau du Rhin, and the KTM X-Bow GT-XR was the one one quicker than the entry-level BMW M by lapping the observe in 1 minute and 17.9 seconds. The G87 was forward of pricy automobiles reminiscent of the brand new (takes a deep breath) Mercedes-AMG C63 S E Efficiency and the SL 63. It additionally got here forward of the track-focused Renault Megane RS Trophy and the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport.

Different BMWs examined by the German journal included the M440i with a time of 1 minute and 25.6 seconds and the i4 M50 with 1 minute and 26.0 seconds. As for the ALPINA B3 Touring (1 minute and 39.5 seconds) and the M135 xDrive (1 minute and 44.5 seconds), these had been put by their paces on the longer configuration of the observe.

Good issues come to those that wait as BMW is already testing an M2 CS that can supposedly have over 500 horsepower and an computerized transmission when it debuts in 2025. Wait even longer – 2026 on the earliest – and that juicy report about an M2 xDrive may simply come true. For sure, that one too is predicted to have solely two pedals.

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