BMW M Cars are regarded as the pinnacle of perfection, but given a limited choice, what's your poison?
The crew over at Carfection were lucky enough to get their hands on a few M-badged cars, and did the most logical thing you could so with them - they took them to a track to thrash them around a bit. The contenders for this BMW vs. BMW test are the , the bigger brother and the insane uncle that scares everyone at family gatherings, the .
But which M Car could you live with on a daily basis? If you click the link, you'll find one opinion that may help. However, before the fight, we need to measure up the contestants.
BMW's M2 brings a turbocharged 3.0-liter straight six with 365 hp and 343 lb-ft to the ring. A good number even though it's size belies a weight not far off the bigger M4. The M4's stats come in at 425 hp and 410 lb-ft, bigger numbers for a bigger car. The limited and rather expensive racecar-for-the-street version of the M4, the GTS, is not too dissimilar in size, but it's been put on a diet to shop the weight down and also received a few motor tweaks that give it a power output of an impressive 500 hp with 442 lb-ft. Given the choice of these three M Cars, which would you pick? Based on looks alone, GTS wins hands down. Fancy wheels, carbon bits and spoilers, a roll cage and that titanium exhaust cannot be overlooked.
Straight away the normal M4 is not even a consideration for me. Even if I could afford the premium over the other two, I think I'd have the M2 parked in my garage. It ticks all my boxes, the size is great, the power is just right and the interior is a place I could spend many hours. It also looks the part, that aggressive front end is all people will see in their rear-view mirrors before hastily moving out of your way. Watch the video to see if Carfection agrees.