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      08-16-2020, 11:22 PM   #1
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EVO magazine M2 CS vs Cayman GT4 comparo review

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This month's EVO magazine is a good read if you come across it.

I'll just post the last paragraph.
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Why choose?

Next year they will be side by side in my garage
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It will be interesting to hear if you drive them equally, or if you consistently gravitate to one or the other. I'd buy a GT4 just on looks
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^ While both very sporty cars, the layout is different of course.

1 engine placement
2 4 vs 2 seater
3 Turbo vs NA engine

I would say they are complementary cars.Both the best in their own league
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^ While both very sporty cars, the layout is different of course.

1 engine placement
2 4 vs 2 seater
3 Turbo vs NA engine

I would say they are complementary cars.Both the best in their own league
This is a great comment and I think is where a lot of the "Vs." discussions go wrong. It's like arguing over Filet Mignon versus Prime Rib is better. Different, and best in their classes. Just enjoy each for what it is and get both if you can!
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Next year they will be side by side in my garage
not a bad combo! looking forward to seeing the pics when you do
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^ While both very sporty cars, the layout is different of course.

1 engine placement
2 4 vs 2 seater
3 Turbo vs NA engine

I would say they are complementary cars.Both the best in their own league
I agree complementary
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I find this a very interesting comparison. The GT4 is a widely-respected car in most circles, but from what I've seen, the M2 CS is seen as just another wacky BMW special-edition. Obviously within the BMW community we know that it's something very special, but that doesn't seem to be the general consensus (unless someone's driven it.)

I think the GT4 is a superior car on paper, but the CS will beat it in smiles per mile. It's wilder, a bit more powerful, and has WAY more torque. This is one of my favorite projects from BMW in a while.
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This is a great comment and I think is where a lot of the "Vs." discussions go wrong. It's like arguing over Filet Mignon versus Prime Rib is better. Different, and best in their classes. Just enjoy each for what it is and get both if you can!
Great, and now I'm hungry too.
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Those gear ratios on the GT4 tho. Deal breaker if street driving.
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Now I reeeaaally have to find a CS to drive. Can it be that much better than a Competition?
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Those gear ratios on the GT4 tho. Deal breaker if street driving.

Thats exactly the reason mine is coming next year; the PDK version
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Those gear ratios on the GT4 tho. Deal breaker if street driving.
It really is. And if you listen closely on some of the reviews (check out the recent Throttle House comparison of GT4 vs Spyder), the engine doesn't sound good/come alive on the last gen or the new gen until over 5k. So you basically have 1 gear for any street driving, and it's first gear.

Doesn't change that the GT4 is a fabulous track car, and just an amazing mid-engined piece of work at a great price really for what it is. There's nothing bad about the car, and I'll want one badly until I get one in the garage, but when it comes to choices, usability, and non-track dedication, the CS won, and other choices also made their way above it and the GTS 4.0
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Those gear ratios on the GT4 tho. Deal breaker if street driving.
It really is. And if you listen closely on some of the reviews (check out the recent Throttle House comparison of GT4 vs Spyder), the engine doesn't sound good/come alive on the last gen or the new gen until over 5k. So you basically have 1 gear for any street driving, and it's first gear.

Doesn't change that the GT4 is a fabulous track car, and just an amazing mid-engined piece of work at a great price really for what it is. There's nothing bad about the car, and I'll want one badly until I get one in the garage, but when it comes to choices, usability, and non-track dedication, the CS won, and other choices also made their way above it and the GTS 4.0
You're getting a CS? Any ADM?
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You're getting a CS? Any ADM?
Sorry, I tend to be acronym challenged. ADM?
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Sorry, I tend to be acronym challenged. ADM?
Additional Dealer Markup.
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Additional Dealer Markup.
Ah! No. Local dealer has an MSRP max policy. I also played a little game on some stuff BMW offered, so I should get the car with about 1500 cash back when all is said and done. I had to put down $3500 as a deposit to secure their first allocation about a year ago, but I was confident in the decision, and they had 2 more people walk in within 24 hours after me to deposit (accepted second deposit in the hopes of more than one car, and turned away 3rd person).
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If only it had a bigger trunk
Just fold down the rear seats and voila, room for the the IKEA furniture. If you also want to carry your family of four, there is the M4 and also the M3.
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