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The 2021 BMW M2 is a startlingly good-looking car that builds on the heritage of the M2 model’s sporty DNA. The latest in BMW’s line of sporty and compact sedans, the 2021 M2 features super-responsive acceleration, great looks, and a performance that will thrill any car enthusiast. The 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby is also a great-looking car that offers a brilliant ride. Iconic and imposing, the Mustang Shelby is also another favorite of car enthusiast all over the United States. The downside though is that the Mustang Shelby is very expensive and may not deliver value for money.
Design & Style
The 2021 BMW M2 is designed for thrilling rides and this shows in its road-hugging profile as well as the good-looking sporty wheels. BMW has added a new range of sports rims on the M2 for you to choose from when buying the 2021 model. The interior is also solidly built and features premium materials everywhere. The instrument panel is ergonomically designed with every single control within reach. When it comes to the 2021 Ford Mustang Shelby, the iconic exterior design does not match the interior. The 2021 Mustang Shelby is full of less-than-premium materials which is surprising for a car of this pedigree. Space, especially trunk space, is limited but again, this is not a car that people will buy to use for everyday activities.
Technology & Safety
The 2021 BMW M2 comes standard with an eight-inch infotainment display that is cleverly mounted on the dashboard and slightly tilted towards the driver thus improving its functionality. Smartphone integration is also standard in the 2021 M2 as is blind-spot monitoring and forward-collision warning system. When it comes to the 2021 Mustang Shelby, buyers can expect an infotainment system that is controlled by rotary knobs. The graphics on the infotainment system are of low quality and the system is not as responsive as those of cars in this category. Considering that this is a car with a price tag that is north of $80,000, this is rather disappointing.
Performance is everything in the category that the 2021 M2 occupies and so it is no surprise that this car comes with a finely tuned engine. The 2021 BMW M2 is powered by a twin-turbo 3-liter engine that gives the 2021 M2 incredible speed. Drivers also get to choose between an automatic and manual transmission for a truly-track racing experience. The 2021 Mustang Shelby is an equally thrilling car to drive, thanks largely to its 5.2-liter V8 engine that gives the Mustang Shelby extraordinary power. Sadly (and surprisingly), Ford does not have a Mustang Shelby variant with manual transmission. This takes away from the thrill of driving this car down a track.
The Bottom Line
The 2021 BMW M2 and the 2021 Ford Shelby Mustang are both cars that are sure to thrill any discerning driver. Fast and powerful, they fit perfectly into their compact sports car niche. However, the M2 is more well-rounded than the Mustang Shelby. It has a much better cabin, offers drivers the option of a manual transmission, and delivers greater value for money. In this sense, the 2021 M2 easily wins this category.
Ready to Schedule a 2021 BMW M2 Test Drive Today?
At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2021 BMW M2 for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serving you in the best way possible.