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A few years ago, BMW realized something about its 1 Series M Coupe: It didn’t build enough of them. Demand, as it turned out, was very high for the rear-wheel-drive high-performance coupe that was both lighter and more nimble than the M3 coupe. Who would’ve thought? Perhaps that’s why BMW will build more of its successor, the M2. Go figure. Anyway, the M2 is the M car we’ve been waiting for and, as it turns out, it can more than hold its own against its big brother, the M4.
Motor Trend did a comparison test of both and found the performance specs to be nearly identical in a few key areas. But perhaps, and this is very, very important for BMW, the M2 is the best driver’s car the German automaker has built since, well, the 1 Series M Coupe. Bold claim, we know, and yet the M2 is the cheapest M car on sale today.