'Carwow' presented another drag race between the mighty M2 Competition from last year and the new-gen M240i xDrive.
The M2 Competition is a full-fledged M car with a more powerful engine roaring under its hood.
The M240i is a toned-down version of the M2, and has a less powerful engine, but drives all four wheels.
The M2 Competition has a lower curb weight of than the M2 "Lite", which is about 3,472 pounds.
A twin-turbo straight-six engine lies under the hood of the M2 Competition which puts out 410 horses and 406 pound-feet of twist. This engine drives the rear wheels only via a seven-speed DCT.
The new generation M240i xDrive is heavier, possible because of the AWD system, and the added catalytic converters for stricter emission norms. It weighs about 3,726 pounds.
It has the same 3.0-liter inline-six but there is only one turbocharger. It puts out 374 horses and 369 pound-feet of torque, while driving all-four wheels. An eight-speed torque converter automatic gearbox comes to this engine.
The drag race starts with the M240i taking all of the advantages from its xDrive system.
The M240i is smashes the M2 Competition off the line and completes the race undefeated.
The winner M240i completes the quarter-mile in 12.2 seconds.
After 0.3 seconds, the M2 Competition reaches the finishing line.
Both the rolling races are won by the M2 Competition, by the way. A more powerful engine, the DCT gearbox, the less curb weight, and fewer drivetrain losses are the reasons.
The M240i xDrive was nowhere close to the M2 Competition at the end.
Finally the brake test commences and this time the M2 "Lite" takes back the lead.
You can see that the difference, and both of them has upgraded performance brakes.
Swipe up to know every nitty-gritty of the drag race.