BMW tackling a Mustang is not exactly the first thing you may imagine. The only BMW car that can be loosely linked with the ‘Stang could be the BMW M4. However, Evo Magazine from Britain did not bother with this obvious comparison test. Instead, they put a BMW M2 and the Ford Mustang GT on a Drag strip, made proper preparations and let them race.
First things first – the BMW M2 is much smaller than the latest Ford Mustang and it teams with technology such as stiffened up chassis, launch control, much better low-end torque and awesome dual-clutch transmission. All this enables the Beemer to use up all the power in the best way possible which leads to incredible performance gains over the regular Mustang GT.
The Mustang, now available as a Right-hand drive car, gets a five liter V8 engine. With more than 420 hp, it is considerably more powerful than the BMW M2 (who has a two liter smaller engine, but with a pair of turbochargers). The massive engine certainly has a proper muscle car growl to it, but it is not as near sophisticated as the three liter in the BMW. Actually, the whole car lacks the refinement of the smaller Beemer and that translates to the race track.
While the car can go fast, the more focused BMW trashed it in a half a mile race. No, really, it simply incinerated it.
Bear in mind that the Mustang disposes of with more than 420hp and the BMW M2 goes with 380hp. Seeing that the Europeans are so much better at laying down all that power is quite incredible, to say the least. It is a bit unsettling for sure.