An engine on the entrance, a handbook gearbox within the center and drive going to the again. That’s the recipe for an ideal sports activities automobile. It’s how the automobile gods meant sports activities vehicles to be. It’s what they need to be. Admittedly, there are a lot of nice vehicles with variations of this recipe, with some engines being within the center or on the again and, typically even drive going to the entrance or all 4 wheels (gasp!). Nonetheless, the old-school recipe remains to be one of the best. Rear-wheel drive remains to be be greatest foundation for enjoyable of any drivetrain format. Regardless of that, rear-wheel drive vehicles are a dying breed in in the present day’s world. So Auto Specific determined to honor those that stay with a listing of the ten greatest rear-drive vehicles in the marketplace.
On this record, there are two BMWs that make the reduce. One will probably not shock you however the different simply may. When you’re instantly pondering BMW M2, then cease. As a result of it’s not on the record. In ninth place got here the BMW M4 Competition Package, beating out solely the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe. This isn’t the shock automobile, right here. The M4 Competitors Package deal is among the extra enjoyable coupes you should purchase. It’s blisteringly fast, sharp and agile, whereas additionally being comparatively inexpensive. Whereas a $70,000 coupe isn’t essentially inexpensive, it’s not unhealthy contemplating the present market.
The second Bimmer on the record is available in at seventh place, so no high-ranking Bimmers right here. Nonetheless, what’s stunning is that it’s the BMW 5 Series. Not solely did the BMW 5 Sequence beat out the BMW M4 and AMG C63 but in addition the a lot smaller and lighter Jaguar XE. Whereas AE doesn’t go into element as to why the 5 Sequence beat out its a lot sooner, way more thrilling competitors, we are able to enterprise a guess. Whereas the opposite vehicles are spectacular and enjoyable, the 5 Sequence can supply rear-wheel drive thrills on prime of on a regular basis luxurious. Not solely can or not it’s enjoyable on a twisty canyon highway however it may be easy, calm and opulent on the each day commute. So it’s type of a jack-of-all-trades.
That’s the place the reward for BMW lies, although. No different Bavarian makes it greater on that record. I’m assuming you’re questioning what the primary spot is and if that’s the case, I’ll spoil it for you. Auto Specific’ greatest rear-wheel drive automobile is the (drum-roll, please)…Mazda MX-5. It’s really actually laborious to argue with that. The MX-5 is an excellent dealing with automobile, one which brings again the enjoyable of old-school sports activities vehicles, whereas additionally being extremely inexpensive. Enjoyable truth: Mazda engineers benchmarked the E36 BMW three Sequence when creating this Mazda MX-5. So, in a method, this can be a win for BMW? No less than an previous one.
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