Price of Performance: BMW M4 Vs. Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack 2

Track day. There isn't a car enthusiast on the planet who either hasn't been to one or doesn't want to go to one, and for good reason — it's a heck of a lot of fun. And one of the best cars to take to a track day might just be the 2018 BMW M4 with the Competition Package. It has everything you could possibly need to go fast on the track and have a really good time doing so.

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It's got a 444-horsepower, twin-turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine, 19-inch Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive, adjustable everything — and the thing goes zero-to-60 mph in 3.8 seconds, according to BMW. There's only one problem: It costs $87,000! And we asked ourselves, "Can you have as much fun at a track day for a little bit less money?"

Well, Ford answered our question. The Blue Oval sent us the 2018 Mustang GT with the Performance Package Level 2. It has a lot of the same numbers as the BMW, except for one — it costs only $46,000. So, we decided to have our own track day at GingerMan Raceway in western Michigan to see how these two compare out there.

Despite the price difference, the BMW and the Ford aren't as different as you might think, specs-wise. How did they match up on the track? Watch the video above to join us at our track day and find out.'s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with's long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don't accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of's advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

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