BMW M2 CS Drag Races Previous-Gen Porsche Cayman GT4 In Manual Battle
People from Lovecars grabbed the limited-edition BMW M2 CS and put on a weird drag race for it. The new coupe takes a Porsche Cayman GT4 but not a new one. This is the previous generation 981 of the model.
The M2 CS uses BMW’s S55 turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine that develops 444 horsepower (327 kilowatts or 450 metric horsepower, as shown in this video) and 406 pound-feet (550 Newton-meters) of torque. . Buyers can choose a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic or six-speed manual transmission, which is on display in this clip. Standard features also include an Active M differential and adaptive M suspension.
This old Cayman GT4 challenges the BMW with a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter flat-six that develops 380 hp (283 kW or 385 hp) and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm). Porsche only offered it with a six-speed manual transmission.
The Cayman GT4 has a significant power disadvantage, but it’s a bit lighter. Additionally, the mid-engine layout facilitates weight transfer during launch. These factors make the race less unbalanced than the situation initially appears.
When the race starts it looks like the BMW driver is skipping the start slightly, but there are no lights to be able to tell for sure. The Porsche can follow suit, however. The Cayman stays slightly behind, but the M2 CS manages to pull away towards the end of the race.
If you watch this video and decide you absolutely must own an M2 CS, act quickly if you live in the United States. BMW reportedly intends to bring only around 400 copies of the vehicle to the country.