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Compare: 2015 Ford Mustang GT vs 2015 BMW M4

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 7/19/2014 Alex Nishimoto
2015 BMW M4 vs 2015 Ford Mustang GT© MotorTrend 2015 BMW M4 vs 2015 Ford Mustang GT

A few years ago, we ran a comparison between the then-new Coyote-powered Ford Mustang GT and the last-gen BMW M3. The test was no doubt a controversial one, but the specs and lap times weren't as far off as you might think.

Ford just dropped official output figures for the 2015 Mustang GT, and they're again within spitting distance of the M3 coupe's successor, the M4. We'd like to know which two-door you'd take in today's TOTD.

2015 ford mustang© MotorTrend 2015 ford mustang

The 2015 Ford Mustang GT was revealed to make 435 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, up 15 hp and 10 lb-ft from the previous model. The extra power was achieved using bigger valves and valve springs from the Boss 302, as well as a higher-lift cam and Boss connecting rods and oil cooler.

The 2015 BMW M4 trades the naturally aspirated 4.0-litre V8 of the last model for a twin-turbo 3.0-litre I-6, which makes 425 hp and 406 lb-ft. That's barely up from the last-gen M3's peak 414 hp, but up significantly in the torque department.

And as we've shown in our dyno test, the new engine has a much fatter torque curve.

2015 BMW M4© MotorTrend 2015 BMW M4

Of course, we can't mention these two cars without considering the price differential. The 2015 Ford Mustang GT starts at US$32,925, while the 2015 BMW M4 just about doubles that beginning at US$65,125. Yes, the BMW will come with more features and be more luxurious inside. But it won't come with a standard line-lock feature, which allows the Mustang GT to do easy, smoky burnouts.

The 2015 Mustang GT manual weighs 3705 pounds, which is 87 pounds more than last year's model and 175 pounds more than the 2015 BMW M4 manual's 3530-pound curb weight.


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