The BMW M2 continues to write history and sell like hotcakes today, even though more than a few years have passed since its initial unveiling. In BMW M2 Competition guise, the car is even better than before with a proper M engine and something enthusiasts seem to pay a lot of attention to: M side mirrors. Those are just details though and today we’re curious about how it stacks up to some of its rivals.
To be more precise, the guys from Throttle House – the same people who compared an M5 Competition to a Dodge Demon – wanted to see how the M2 Competition compares to the Audi RS3 and the Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE. The numbers game isn’t in favor of the M2 at a first glance. The Audi is faster to 62 mph being quoted at 3.5 seconds. That’s on par with the Jaguar F-Type SVR by the way and it’s only possible thanks to the quattro all-wheel drive system.
On the power and torque battlefield, the two are closer together, the numbers being roughly identical. However, the Audi can only be had with an automatic gearbox making it less fun than the M2 Competition, which is also available with a manual gearbox as is the case here. The Camaro is also using a manual gearbox but trumps over its European counterparts here in terms of horsepower and torque.
It uses an old-fashion V8 with 455 HP and all of that is sent to the rear wheels. Interestingly enough, the Camaro and the M2 Competition are not that far apart in terms of exterior dimensions but the American car is considerably heavier. Which car will win this comparison in the end? We won’t ruin the fun of watching the video but I’m guessing you already know who we’re rooting for, right?