The BMW M2 is, undeniably, the most interesting kid on the block today. The new “Baby-M” as it has been called by numerous people already is taking the world by storm bringing a great package to the table. The new M2 will take on the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG which has been equally praised by customers from around the world. Recent comparison tests have put the A45 AMG ahead in the straight line test, thanks to its 4Matic all-wheel drive system that sends all the power to the four corners of the car, offering better grip at launch, which is essential in a drag race.

Furthermore, the three-pointed star vehicle has more power and more torque coming from its 2-liter engine compared to the M2. Not by a lot, but enough to make a difference in a 1/4 mile run. But what if we compare the A45 AMG to the more powerful, sportier yet heavier M4 Coupe?

BMW M4 Coupé Tour Auto Edition-17

If the M2 has issues putting its 370 HP down, how will the M4 manage to keep its 431 HP in check? Well, the guys from Auto Bild were also curious about this prospect. Therefore, after they saw the M2 being just marginally slower than the A45 AMG, they decided to throw its bigger brother in the ring.

The Mercedes A45 AMG will reach 62 mph from standstill in 4.2 seconds thanks to AWD and 381 HP. The torque figure squeezed out of the 2-liter 4-cylinder engine under the hood reaches 350 lb-ft. As for BMW, the 7-speed DCT version of the M4 reaches 62 mph in 4.1 seconds due to the 431 HP and 406 lb-ft of torque sent to the rear wheels by the 3-liter biturbo S55 engine.

Therefore, the difference between the two shouldn’t be all that big on the 1/4 mile. Let’s see what happened though.