BMW‘s 2 Series is the current entry-level sport coupe from Bavaria’s best automotive manufacturer. With the success of the E82 generation 1 Series Coupe and F22 generation 2 Series models, BMW released the current G42 2 Series.
There is a lot we love about the BMW 2 Series including a powerful turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine, aggressive styling, and a modern interior. BMW claims an impressive 0-60 mph time of 4.1 seconds, which is faster than the previous generation M2 competition.
With that in mind, the all-new BMW 2 Series Coupe is an affordable super-sporty compact sports car with a lot of potential. In the video, the YouTube channel carwow drag races the new BMW M240i against an Audi RS3 and Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45S.
6-Cylinder Vs 5-Cylinder Vs 4-Cylinder
Regarding the BMW, the same turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine known as the B58 powers the M240i. Not only does this powerplant motivate the BMW 3 Series, but it also is the same engine used in the Toyota Supra.
With all-wheel-drive, 374 hp, and a curb weight of 3,725 lbs, the BMW is at a slight disadvantage compared to the other cars.
Next, a turbocharged inline 5-cylinder engine making 400 hp powers the Audi RS3. The Audi is also a bit lighter at 3,472 lbs. Lastly, the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 S produces an incredible 421 hp from its turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. However, the AMG is the heaviest car in the group at 3,736 lbs.
Because of the Audi’s lightweight and power, it wins the race with a 1/4 mile time of 11.9 seconds. The BMW takes second place at 12.2 seconds, and the AMG CLA 45 S is in third at 12.7 seconds.
Although the BMW M240i did not win the race, for the price compared to the other cars, it is extremely impressive.
New BMW M2 Competition
While the M240i is an extremely impressive performance car in its own right, it is not a full BMW M product. With the success of the previous M2, M2 Competition, and M2 CS models for BMW, a new BMW M2 based on the G42 generation is a sure success.
BMW has not confirmed any details yet, but the S58 twin-turbocharged inline 6-cylinder that powers the M3 and M4 is the obvious engine choice for the new M2. BMW may once again detune this engine to make less power in the M2 like the previous generation, but not by much.
Hopefully, BMW offers a base M2 trim with a manual transmission, like the G80 M3. With the rapid performance numbers of the M240i, the new M2 is exciting to think about.
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