American Made or Munich Manufacturing? The Ford Mustang vs. the BMW M2
The Mustang Advantage
If there’s one thing the Mustang excels at in this competition (besides performance), it’s in value. While comparing both the top-tier Mustang GT Premium Fastback with the top-tier BMW M2, the former admittedly has a bit of an unfair advantage with its 5.0L V8 engine—but that still hasn’t stopped its 4-cylinder EcoBoost counterpart from beating the V6 Dodge Challenger.
|2018 Ford Mustang GT Premium 2dr Fastback||2018 BMW M2 Base 2dr RWD Coupe|
|Comparably Equipped price||$52,538||$66,335|
|Engine||5.0L V8||3.0L I-6|
|Transmission||10-speed automatic||7-speed auto-shift manual|
|Fuel Efficiency – City/Hwy/Combined (L/100km)||15.5/9.5/12.8||12.7/9.2/11.1|
|Fuel tank (L)||61||52|
|Horsepower (hp)||460 @ 7,000RPM||365 @ 6,500RPM|
|Torque (lb-ft)||420 @ 4,600RPM||343 @ 1,400RPM|
Where the Mustang really shines in this competition is with the sheer value you can get from purchasing one over the famed European sports coupe. The Mustang GT comes at nearly ⅔ the cost of the M2, with a powerful V8 engine, 10-speed automatic transmission, and even a 100 horsepower more. Even if you decide to upgrade the Mustang with all the amenities to have it comparably-equipped with the M2, you still end up spending less for the total.
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