Autocar UK puts together an unusual review between the Ford Mustang and the BMW M235i – two cars that can’t be no different from each other. While the Mustang represents the true American muscle car, the M235i is the new hot compact coupe from Munich that has gained a cult in the last couple of years.
The new 2015 Ford Mustang GT is powered by the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 making 410 horsepower and 319 lb-ft of torque. Power to weight ratio is 238 hp with a six-speed manual gearbox.
Featuring a high-revving 3.0 liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine producing 320 horsepower, the M235i accelerates from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 4.4 seconds.
But how do they fare against each other?
Here is an excerpt from the review:
However, a premeet sojourn in the M235i shows just how much car such a sum buys these days. The 2 Series may not cover the square footage like the Mustang, but from the driver’s seat, that’s like complaining that your jeans fit too well. The snugness, the smell, the nourishing thickness under finger and the workmanship of a modern BMW are all present and correct, yet pleasantly understated by the lack of scale or show. Mostly, it’s matt black plastic – and mostly, it’s about as well finished as such a material could be.
So although the Mustang isn’t exactly smooth, it doesn’t seem unrefined or rudimentary. Certainly, it cannot ape the dexterity of the M235i, but at speed the Ford has a way of distancing itself from the road surface – both physically, in the sense that the ground clearance seems adequate to see you to the other side of a football field, and philosophically, as if paying too much mind to your own contentment would be unmanly and pointless.