Everyone seems to be thinking it, so we’ll just going to ask: Is the BMW M2 better then the BMW M4? Its sort of the classic BMW M2 vs BMW M4 standoff.
Many people aren’t that thrilled with the current F80 BMW M3/M4. Pick your reasoning – fake exhaust sound pumped into the cabin, turbo-charged inline-6 engine, name change (hello M4?), bigger footprint. The last one is what we go with – we just think the current generation BMW M3/M4 is just too big. No matter if BMW made the weight the same as the previous generation E90 M3, its still to much weight for a sporty car.
Considering that the current BMW M235 is considered the best driving car by some, and the BMW M2 will use it as a foundation, many are excited. With the reports of the hp being at 365hp, we know thats going to be pretty for the smaller car. If rumors are correct and BMW adds some weight-saving technology to the BMW M2 like they did the BMW M3/M4, then you are talking about a car that will be close to the power-to-weight ratio of the BMW m3/M4 but in-compassed into a smaller footprint car. Just shave 100 lbs BMW and we are in business. This is what people are looking for.
The M2 will realistically be more fun to drive and more manageable on the road as well. Just look at the rave reviews Mazda is getting with the new Miata. They made the new Miata the same size and weight as the original Miata that was released 20 years ago. That is amazing and if BMW can take one thing from Mazda, it would be to go smaller but the same level of power.
Will the BMW M2 be the driver’s car we are waiting for from BWM? If they reduce the weight, and come with the reported HP and torque in the leaked reports we would save our money for the 2016 BMW M2 and say thats the best driving BMW M car available today.
Yes, we’ll leaning to the BMW M2.