View Single Post
      03-29-2013, 01:23 PM   #7
Ramos's Avatar

Drives: 2014 M235
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: So-Cal

iTrader: (6)

Originally Posted by bimmerjph View Post
And since an i4 is lighter, it doesn't have to have the same hp target as an i6.
While I agree that a lighter car does not need to have the same HP target, I think for competitive reasons, BMW are bound by a few things in terms of the HP numbers for the M2:
  1. The M2 cannot have less HP than the M235 or the 1M
  2. The M2 has to be competitive with the CLA AMG 45 and the RS3, not neccesarily match them, but at least be in the ball park

For these reasons, I don't think that 300 HP will do regardless of weight, I think they have to be targeting the 340-350 range.

Speaking of the CLA AMG 45, does that car really have the highest specific output of any production car ever?
The current champ is the Porsche 911 GT2 RS pushing 620 HP from 3600 CC which puts it at 172.2 HP per liter. If the speculation about the Merc having 360 HP from a 2.0 I4 is true, that would put it at 180 HP per liter !!
Is that for real? How insane is that