BMW M2 CS and Old M4 Competition Coupe Engage in Lewd Drag Battle

We’re very much aware that BMW’s M Division is currently working on the new generation M2 Coupe. However, the current one is quite far from giving its last breath. In fact, it keeps being subjected to all kinds of races, like the latest one where it met the old M4 Competition Coupe.
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Just by looking at the names of the two, one might be tempted to think that the balance tilts in favor of the bigger model. However, the M2 Coupe in question is actually in the hot CS form, which means that it has identical output and torque to the previous generation fixed-roof M4 Competition.

So, what does that mean exactly? Well, it means that the M2 CS packs a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine that is good for 450 ps (444 hp / 331 kW) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque. The engine can be paired to a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed automatic, and when ordered with the latter, it can hit 62 mph (100 kph) in 4.0 seconds (4.2 seconds with the stick shift) from a standstill, en route to a top speed of 174 mph (280 kph).

Arguably much better looking than the modern-day M4, the F82 generation of the car gets the same turbo-six engine, in the exact same configuration as the M2 CS. The output and torque are identical, and just like in its smaller sibling, it can be hooked up to a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic transmission. When ordered in the latter configuration, the 0 to 62 mph (0-100 kph) acceleration took 4.0 seconds (4.3 seconds with the manual gearbox), and top speed was electronically limited to 155 mph (250 kph) in both variants.

Now, they may be equally powerful, and just about as fast to 62 mph, yet since the M4 Competition Coupe is bigger than the M2 CS, it is also heavier. But can it pull a surprise and teach its smaller sibling a lesson in fast takeoffs and straight-line acceleration? There’s only one way to find out.

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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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