2015 BMW M4 vs. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the track

by Bernie McGroarty on July 16, 2014, 4:56 pm
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BMW hopes it has a new benchmark for the sports car world with its 2015 M4. Automobile magazine puts the new M4 up against the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, to see if the M4 really is the benchmark, or if the Stingray will steal its thunder.

Check out some key points from their test and then have a look at m4 and the Stingray on track.

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray handily keeps pace with the M4. It's no surprise the cars are well-matched in a straight line, what with America bringing 460 hp to Germany's 425 hp, but this Corvette keeps up everywhere on the track.

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has all the fancy technologies of the M4 -- carbon-fiber body parts, electronic differential, adaptive suspension, direct injection, color head-up display -- and it matches the BMW's every move.

More tellinglythe M4 fails to evoke the same response from drivers. Road test editor Christopher Nelson, an M4 champion who begged to take the BMW to the track, finally admits even he's jealous of our small-block Stingray.

The 2015 BMW M4 is an incredible car. The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is equally incredible. And that realization, that a Kentucky-built icon can stack up to Munich's legend, is the most incredible thing of all.

Source Automobilemag

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11 responses to 2015 BMW M4 vs. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the track

e39 dave commented:
July 19, 2014, 12:30 pm

Great video. The Chevy Corvette has come a long way, but I still prefer the BMW.
After Hours commented:
July 21, 2014, 9:26 pm

Any thoughts about this theory: BMW has realized that cars can be made crazy fast these days, way beyond what most BMW drivers actually use, and has begun to focus more on what they see as the future: fuel economy and increased use of technology.

That is, the Corvette is catching up as a track car or may even have passed the Bimmer, but my guess is that for use on the public highway the 4-passenger more luxurious M4 would be the better purchase.
IntlExec commented:
July 22, 2014, 12:35 am

New BMW are too soft even on Sport + Mode
MasterYoda commented:
July 22, 2014, 6:45 am

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New BMW are too soft even on Sport + Mode


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IntlExec commented:
July 22, 2014, 8:14 am

2011 F10 550i Twin Turbo will upgrade coils any suggestions..? Thanks
schmitzna commented:
July 22, 2014, 9:23 am

I have a 2006 C6 Base Coupe Corvette that I bought brand new and is now a dual use street/track car. The wife drives a 2009 528ix.

Was planning on buying a 2015 Corvette C7 Stingray. Opted for the 2015 M3 instead. Biggest reason -- interior. They may have improved the interior in the Chevy, but five years later the 2009 BMW still looks new and the Corvette interior was showing lots of signs of wear at the same age. If I ever gut and cage the C6, I will have no regrets discarding that interior.
IntlExec commented:
July 22, 2014, 9:29 am

Typical USA made they look like crap after a few years...cheap materials !
I have seen 20 year old BMW with the paint looking much better than 7 year old USA made Cadillacs or Corvettes
DerStig commented:
July 22, 2014, 10:31 am

Totally different cars. Corvette has no rear seats!
IntlExec commented:
July 22, 2014, 10:33 am

It does not matter all have exterior paint and interior amenities USA made are much lower in quality !
DerStig commented:
July 22, 2014, 10:40 am

I wouldn't say they are lower in quality. I have seen the new corvette stingray, and it's interior has improved over the previous model significantly. It is still not German quality, but certainly not cheap and you get a lot for your money.
IntlExec commented:
July 22, 2014, 10:55 am

Yes I have heard the same from some comments and videos on line...excellent engine no doubt !
Never owned one perhaps someday I will ..Thanks