It is safe to say there are two types of electric car owners. The first group drives responsibly to save power and lower their carbon consumption. But the other half embraces the performance of battery power. So what happens when electric hot rods line up against the Ultimate Driving Machine? Get ready to watch a Tesla Model 3 vs a BMW M2 Competition.
The German is a turbocharged 3.0L straight-six making 405 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. It is a compact RWD coupe with a six-speed stick. The M2 Competition arrived a year after the M2, and completely replaced it. We don’t mind, as it has track-ready suspension and a drift-happy personality.
To keep the comparison somewhat fair, the Tesla Model 3 is not the extended range or performance models. It is their standard dual motor with 346 horsepower. No matter who wins, the BMW offers 25 mpg and great performance. The Tesla only has a 60 kWh battery powering both motors. After 208 miles you better find a plug or the game is over. It is fast, but too quiet. The M2 is more fun than a barrel of monkeys, so click the link below to find one near you.