BMW M2 Generations DRAG RACE

Thanks to everyone who lent us their cars and trucks:
– BMW :
– BMW M2 CS:

Here we go, Bimmer fans … It's time for every BMW M2 to take on over the quarter-mile! We've got our hands on the original BMW M2, the BMW M2 Competition, the BMW M2 CS and the to see which is the quarter-mile king! Not just that, we've got our hands on the automobile that motivated them all – the !

So let's see how they stack up. Starting with the Coupe, it's powered by a 3-litre twin-turbo straight-six that can produce 340hp and 500Nm of torque. Power is sent out to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox, and the car weighs in at 1,495 kg.

Next up we have the original BMW M2. It's powered by a 3-litre turbocharged straight-six, and it can put down 370hp and 500Nm. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a dual-clutch automated transmission, and it ideas the scales at 1,520 kg.

Then we have the BMW M2 Competitors. With a 3-litre twin-turbo straight-six under the bonnet, it can put down 410hp and 550Nm, and power is sent to the rear wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch automated gearbox. It's the heaviest cars and truck in the very first race, weighing 1,575 kg.

Then we have the vehicles for the second race. Starting with the BMW M2 CS, it's housing a 3-litre twin-turbo straight-six under the bonnet, and it can put down 450hp and 550Nm. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed handbook transmission, and it can be found in lighter than the M2 Compensation, at 1,550 kg.

Then lastly we have the latest BMW M2. It's got a (you guessed it …) 3-litre twin-turbo straight-six under the bonnet, and it's the most effective vehicle here, putting down 460hp and 550Nm. Power is sent to the rear wheels by means of a 7-speed automated transmission, and it's a lot much heavier than the other cars and trucks, weighing in at 1,725 kg.

So will the brand-new M2 beat them all? Or will the extra weight work against it? There's only one way to learn for sure … LET'S RACE!

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78 responses to “BMW M2 Generations DRAG RACE”

  1. carwow Avatar

    Which BMW M2 is BEST?!

    1. Squintus Avatar


    2. Carter Kenneally Avatar
      Carter Kenneally

      The new one ❤

    3. Niklas K Avatar
      Niklas K

      M1 coupe🔥

    4. Magnus Likes Tanks Avatar
      Magnus Likes Tanks

      CS. Best combination of looks and performance.

    5. J4K3 Avatar

      1M coupe

  2. Kory Hardy Avatar
    Kory Hardy

    CarWow be giving back to back quality content

    1. Janey Arnold Avatar
      Janey Arnold


    2. asmr raining Avatar
      asmr raining


    3. Gourab Das Avatar
      Gourab Das

      Feels like OG carwow fr

    4. Reece Chadwick Avatar
      Reece Chadwick


  3. nosiema Avatar

    1M is time-resistant!

    1. Jimmy Avatar

      Thanks to Matt for adding the 1M!!!

    2. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      ​@JimmyRen Hazuki also saw the BMW 1M there. 😂

    3. td Avatar

      For sure that 1m will be a stylish car until the end

    4. julienjjj Avatar

      @td unlike the G87 that will be ugly forever

    5. Bảo Quốc Avatar
      Bảo Quốc

      @julienjjj that’s an “just kinda okay” opinion, as it’s still more subjective than the context you want to believe in

  4. WAM Barn Avatar
    WAM Barn

    Thanks again for having us guys, it’s a pleasure as always! What a great excuse it was to buy that 1M! Our M2 CS also performed extremely well, hats off to Sam for showing the capabilities of that car!😮‍💨

    1. Luke Media Avatar
      Luke Media


    2. PazLeBon Avatar

      considering its a manual lolololololololololol

    3. John Frayne Avatar
      John Frayne

      Chris Harris’ old car?

    4. WAM Barn Avatar
      WAM Barn

      @PazLeBon manual gear shifts Vs auto aren’t comparable, computers are too fast!

    5. WAM Barn Avatar
      WAM Barn

      @John Frayne correct!

  5. Unaided Avatar

    1st race: 6:33
    2nd race: 8:44
    Rolling race from 50 mph 3rd gear: 10:03
    Brake test from 100 mph: 11:35
    3rd race: 15:55
    4th race: 18:09
    5th race : 19:35
    Rolling race 50 mph 3rd gear sport setting: 20:54
    Brake test 100 mph : 22:32

    1. hamdan ali Avatar
      hamdan ali

      no one cares bruv. we will just watch the video

    2. Quag Glennmeyer Avatar
      Quag Glennmeyer

      I care. Way too much talking in These Videos.

    3. ribenaxc Avatar

      @Quag Glennmeyerikr

    4. SighFly Avatar

      4:36 special mention

    5. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      ​@Quag Glennmeyeryep. Fr.

  6. Waseem Khan Avatar
    Waseem Khan

    The F87 M2 is easily one of the best looking BMW’s ever made, perfect blend between modern and classic styling.

    1. Jordan Griffin Avatar
      Jordan Griffin

      The front end is so lost on it. Angles going every direction. And the rear end looks like it was rear ended. Their side profile is awful tbh

    2. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      M2 F87 and M2 CS easily the bests.

    3. ggroombr Avatar

      I think we can all agree that the new M2 is absolutely horrid

    4. leon94 Mills Avatar
      leon94 Mills

      F80 has my heart

    5. Jordan Griffin Avatar
      Jordan Griffin

      @leon94 Mills a man with taste

  7. Oisian Downey Avatar
    Oisian Downey

    Considering I watch these videos nearly every day Mat somehow seems to keep this series entertaining throughout due to the sheer passion he has for cars

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Ren Hazuki also ever driven this BMW M2 2023 in a drag race against the Audi RS3.

  8. s  s Avatar
    s s

    Sam is one hell of a driver for what he did with that 1m💯💫

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      E82 M1 still accelerated better than M5.

    2. Filipe Ferreira Avatar
      Filipe Ferreira


    3. Josh Watton Avatar
      Josh Watton

      What, drive in a straight line? 😂 German car talk that.

    4. Bảo Quốc Avatar
      Bảo Quốc

      @Purwanti Allan I have to stop you right there. That’s an absolutely “BOLDLY” statement, you don’t know which kind of M5 that it can beat.

    5. Bert Demeulemeester Avatar
      Bert Demeulemeester

      Automatics are overrated. I can shift Lightning fast and I am slowing down already. Every automatic from comfort to sport has never really impressed me. A mate(from rallying) tried to time my shifts ones. He gave up after a while. I shifted before he even noticed it. Not gonna lie, you need some formidable talent and excellent foot hand hearing coordination but a human can shift faster than the fanciest Lamborghini automatic. Definitely faster than the auto in an M2 bmw. Both me and Sam are that specific agegroup that are old enough to race manual shifters in anger around the narrow twisties and still young enough to have all our senses working properly plus actually still care.

  9. Me Vo Avatar
    Me Vo

    Carwow’s videos could reach new heights by including acceleration metrics like 100-200 km/h and 60-130 mph. These figures would add an exciting dimension to their content, enhancing the overall experience for enthusiasts and viewers alike.

    1. SamTV YT Avatar
      SamTV YT

      I don’t think they use dragy or vbox during drag races

    2. Nathanael Cole Avatar
      Nathanael Cole

      @Smzxe Whatever they are using for 1/4 mile times surely can also do these metrics. I agree, give us some roll race data.

    3. Eugen Avatar


  10. Amirhossein Vatanara Avatar
    Amirhossein Vatanara

    Sam is one of the rarest people in carwow who actually knows how to drive!

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan


    2. Omar Avatar

      So does Mat watson.

    3. Auchen888 Dolly Avatar
      Auchen888 Dolly

      Such an awesome driver

  11. WB Wayne Avatar
    WB Wayne

    Sam’s a master manual driver. Winning personality also. I can’t help but pull for him in every Carwow race he’s in.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      The BMW M2 has tons of personality.

    2. Joe Lloyd Avatar
      Joe Lloyd

      Matt always gives him the worst cars in the lineup 😂

    3. Luke Kelly Avatar
      Luke Kelly

      I think I’m a little bit in love with Sam, I want to be his friend more than I’ve ever wanted to be anyone’s friend in my life

    4. kimchee411 Avatar

      He also jumped the gun twice.

    5. Armand Bíró Avatar
      Armand Bíró

      @kimchee411 Right? Everybody’s saying he’s really good and he probably is but all I’m seeing is that he jumps the starts. It’s like he wasn’t told that the race starts _after_ “one” and not _to_ “one”.

  12. Milan Avatar

    Mat at 80 years old:

    “Here I’m sitting at a wheelchair made of carbon fiber. When I push it with one hand it has 2 hp, with both it has 4hp. It is custom made.”

  13. Ryan Andrews Avatar
    Ryan Andrews

    Sam actually brings out the advantages of a stick shift in a drag race which has long been underrated. Big ups

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      No doubt.

    2. 1234EggNogg Bob Avatar
      1234EggNogg Bob

      Would have been good to see them race without launch control also, I have a feeling the manual might have had a win.

    3. YC030 Avatar

      Manuals are objectively worse at drag racing than automatics and this proved that

    4. Ismail Avatar

      Which advantages?

    5. Rentta Avatar

      * Roll races not drag races.

  14. Skänkhunt42 Avatar

    Sam and Nick are such nice dudes!
    Nick is absolutely pure, Sam’s driving is awesome and totally relatable to me!
    Always appreciate their appearance 🤙🏽

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan


  15. Zyzz Avatar

    The last M2 looked so unbelievably good, and now we got this.. 🤝

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Yep. BMW 1M seemingly a forgotten coupe.

    2. Majin Boo Avatar
      Majin Boo

      New one looks better

    3. Anson Cheong Avatar
      Anson Cheong

      @Majin Boo telling me u love lego without telling me u love lego🤣

  16. Luc Wijngaard Avatar
    Luc Wijngaard

    Recently saw a 1M coupé in real life, what a bomb of a car it is! The concept of a shorter wheel-based BMW is just amazing, so much power on the rear wheels but less weight!

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      1M coupe had 590bhp.

  17. zee Avatar

    I love watching Nick and Sam in Carwow races. The double meaning jokes were awesome 😅

    1. PatriotPigeon Avatar

      Those are also called a _double entendre_ , when a word or phrase has two meanings simultaneously.

    2. Lucas Celeste Avatar
      Lucas Celeste

      “having just been beaten” 💀😭

  18. DPCcars Avatar

    Can we just take a moment to appreciate the evolution of the M2 series? From the iconic 1M Coupe that started it all, to the newest beastly M2 pushing 460hp, this lineup proves BMW has been at the top of their game for years. Also, Sam’s performance with the manual transmissions is a testament to the beauty of traditional driving skills in the modern tech era. Kudos to the whole Carwow team for putting together a race that serves as a tribute to the legacy and innovation of BMW! 🚗🔥👏

  19. Dino_mk7 Avatar

    That m2cs and comp look so damn good…. Timeless design, in my opinion way prettier then the new one.

  20. Seshad Kirtan Shanker Avatar
    Seshad Kirtan Shanker

    Man that rolling race between the first 3 generations was intense. I absolutely love it when they are neck and neck like that (or at least 2 of them.)

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