Price: from $46,000 (estimate)
Like the M2, the Mustang belongs to the old school. Two-wheel drive in the right place, a large displacement (5 L) and the ability to play the lever to extract all the quintessence. The Mustang may not have the sophistication of the BMW, but it does have the merit of being more affordable, undergoing continuous development and being available as a convertible. A test of the latest version of the American stallion will be published soon.
Price: from $46,498
On paper, the Z has a lot to offer. A crisp line, a manual gearbox, a 400 hp supercharged V6. All for a fraction of the price of the M2. If you have the privilege of driving on a closed circuit, the Z will struggle to keep up with the pace of the BMW, which is more gifted and more agile. On the other hand, on public roads, the Z does not demerit and is practically more comfortable. On the other hand, the noise level is high, the cockpit narrow, the trunk not very greedy, and visibility average.
Price: from $72,214
Thanks for forgetting the four-cylinder version of this Toyota-revisited BMW. The straight-six is better, and not just to compete with the M2. Just like the latter, the Supra is a lot of fun to drive, but you can’t help but see BMW everywhere (similarity of controls and behavior). The Supra fears the white season just as much as its “rival Munich”. Its passenger compartment is not very functional, and access and exit require a good deal of flexibility.