BMW M2, known to their rivals


does Not have a rival natural, the BMW M2 is unique is his kind

The BMW M2 bursts into the market as
sports ///M is more compact and more economic
of the of Bavaria. Comes in
a moment in which the compact high-performance of other
vehicle manufacturers take time taking place in the
market, but the BMW has a different approach.

BMW M2 Coupe, the new neighborhood

First introduce you to the protagonist. The BMW M2 is a compact coupe of three volumes and two doors that measured 4,47 meters long and 1.475 kg of weight. Under its bonnet we find a petrol engine inline six-cylinder 370-HP and 465 Nm, which sends the power to the rear axle through a manual change of six speeds series or automatic dual-clutch seven relations optional.

Propulsion and rear manual change series

Accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds with the manual gearbox or 4.3 seconds thanks to the function launch control the automatic change. Serial the maximum speed is limited to 250 km/h but can be optionally extended up to the 270 km/h. Its price is 62.900 euros with manual transmission 67.708 euros with automatic. This is roughly the new sports BMW M, now know their opponents.


The Mercedes CLA / A 45 AMG does not have possibility to mount rear-wheel drive or manual change

Mercedes Class A 45 AMG

The Mercedes Class A 45 AMG measures 4367 mm long and weighs 1555 kg 381 HP and
475 Nm of torque are the output power of its engine, a
block four cylinder in-line direct injection
is associated to the 7-speed automatic transmission and
the all-wheel-drive 4MATIC exclusively.

despite the extra power, the
benefits reveal themselves as very couples of the BMW with a sprint of
0 to 100 km/h in in 4.2 seconds and 250 km/ maximum. However its price is clearly lower: 56.978 euros.

on the other hand we have the version saloon compact silhouette coupe, the CLA 45 AMG. This has the same set
engine, transmission and traction to the Class more powerful, and even nails with accuracy the
figures for acceleration and maximum speed. Your condition saloon (4.691 mm long) makes it 100 kg heavier (1595 kg) than the M2. The price is 63.150 €, more economical than the BMW with automatic transmission and slightly higher than the manual.


the most powerful of The Audi compact is very similar to the M2 in terms of performance

Audi RS3

on the part of Audi find the
spectacular RS3 Sportback. The compact of the four rings has
the updated block 2.5 TSI five-cylinder online
367 HP and 465 Nm of torque. Power sent to the four
wheels thanks to the all-wheel drive Quattro and its transmission
automatic S tronic 7 relationships without leaving place to other configurations.

The RS3 has similar benefits

Ends the srpint from 0 to 100
km/h at exactly the same time that the M2 transmission
automatic (4.3 seconds) although serial your maximum speed is still
still limited at 250 km/h with no option to enlarge it. Is the pattern more evenly to the M2 in terms of power and performance even though it is heavier (1595 kg). Your price
it is also more economical: 59.800 euros.

Porsche Cayman GT4

In this list we also include a
luxury sports car as is the Porsche Cayman GT4. What are we was the caliper? For nothing, we explain why. This sporty German two-seater measures slightly less that our coupé of four. In the rear center position, has a engine boxer shorts
six-cylinder 385 HP
and 420 Nm of torque that sends all power to the rear axle by means of a manual change of six speeds.


The characteristics of the Cayman GT4 are similar but the price is much higher.

In terms of performance: it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, in line with the rest of the vehicles that we talked about, but has the advantage of being able to move at speeds of up to 295 km/h before the electronic stopping you from accelerating more, in addition to a lower weight (1.415 kg). The downside is its high price: 99.094 euros.

Ford Mustang GT

muscle car american you also have the right to appear among the opponents of the M2. The Ford Mustang GT 2015 mounted a block 5.0 V8 421 HP but at the time of accelerating is displayed noticeably slower than our German. And it is that muscle makes him out to be nearly 250 kg heavier that his rival, we are talking of a total weight of 1.720 kg that prevent you from reaching the 100 km/h from standstill in less than 4.8 seconds.

But his approach is similar in that it offers benefits that are comparable in format four-seat coupe rear-wheel drive and manual change of six speeds. Its price is very lower than the rest of rivals, 46,000 euro. But we must not forget that their quality is not comparable to BMW, Audi and Mercedes and not to speak because of their 20 l/100 km urban consumption approved.


The Mustang V8 in Europe is similar to the M2 but benefits and category below

BMW M2 Mercedes CLA 45 AMG/ A 45 AMG Audi RS3 Porsche Cayman GT4 Ford Mustang GT
Power 370 HP 381 HP 367 HP 385 HP 421 HP
Acceleration 4,5 s Man. / 4.3 s Auto 4,2 s 4.3 s 4,4 s 4.8 s
Vel. maximum 250 (270 opcional) 250 250 295 250
Transmisión 6v Man / 7v Auto 7v Auto 7v auto 6v Man 6v man
Tracción Trasera Total Total Trasera Trasera
Tamaño 4,47 m 4,69 m / 4,36 m 4.34 m 4,43 m 4,78 m
Price 62.900 euros / 67.708 euros 63.150 euros / 56.978 euros 59.800 euros 99.094 euros 46,000 euro

there is No other like the BMW M2

What is certain is that the M2 does not have a direct rival. For car body and power the most closely related is the CLA 45 AMG, but this has a couple of doors and we have no choice to pick it with propulsion in the rear and manual change. With the Audi RS3 we are in the same, the all-wheel-drive Quattro and the automatic change S tronic are immovable. It is for this reason that the BMW M2 can afford to be more expensive than their rivals comparing the version of the automatic change.

Unique in its kind

In terms of the Porsche Cayman GT4, provides benefits equal to and a similar configuration of power, rear-wheel drive and manual change. But yeah, to change a very far away compared to the rest. At the other end we have the Ford Mustang, which provides a concept similar to M2, but of lower quality and of a consumption that it costs to believe in a vehicle for sale at the end of 2015.

¿Which do you think is the best rival to the BMW M2?