Bentley Flying Spur W12 vs BMW M2 CS drag race

November 17, 2020 by

If you buy a BMW M2 CS, you’re probably a bit of a petrolhead – the sort of person who’d love to blast past luxurious leather-laden limos with a well-timed launch away from the traffic lights. But could a Bentley Flying Spur W12 serve you up a hearty slice of humble pie? 

Tap the video to watch the race.

Let’s start with the heavyweight in this bout – the Bentley. This Flying Spur packs a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine with 635hp and 900Nm of torque. Unsurprisingly for a luxury car, it has an eight-speed automatic gearbox, but what might raise a few eyebrows is that this Bentley actually comes with launch control.

It also has four-wheel drive to help put its power down and enough leather, wood and brushed metal in its cabin to re-trim the Titanic. As a result, it’s very heavy and very expensive – how does 2,437kg and £168,000 sound?

The BMW M2 CS is cheaper, but it’s still pretty pricey for a small-ish two-door coupe. This CS model will set you back £75,000. But, it does come with plenty of important upgrades over the standard M2. The most exciting being its 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight-six engine that’s been lifted straight from the bigger M4 Competition. It produces 450hp and 550Nm of torque.

Like the Bentley, the BMW M2 CS gets a dual-clutch automatic but, unlike the Bentley, it only has seven speeds and sends power to just the rear wheels. That said, it only has to push along 1,572kg compared with the Bentley’s belt-busting 2.4 tonnes…

So which will win in our boy-racer vs bank-manager drag race? Watch the video to find out.

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