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2017 BMW M240i Performance Edition revealed, Australian potential unclear

The 2017 BMW M240i Performance Edition has been revealed this week, bringing various visual and performance-themed enhancements to the company's sporty small coupe. From the outside, the M240i Performance Edition can be distinguished by its 19-inch 'Orbit Grey' bi-colour light alloy wheels wrapped in 225/35 R19 front and 245/30 R19 rear rubber, a sportier front bumper and matte-black splitter, black grille, a carbon-fibre rear spoiler and a new rear diffuser with carbon-fibre-trimmed tail-pipes...

2017 BMW 2 Series revealed ahead of September launch

An updated version of the BMW 2 Series coupe and convertible will arrive in Australia in late September this year, at the same time as the similarly upgraded 1 Series hatch. The minor mid-cycle upgrade to the smallest BMW sports car is in line with the Bavarian company’s strategy of making continuous, incremental changes to its model lines...

2018 BMW 2 Series facelift spied

A partially-camouflaged BMW 2 Series has been spotted on the back of a truck on its way to one of the company's test facilities. The white coupe pictured is believed to be a pre-production version of an upcoming mid-life facelift for BMW's smallest coupe and convertible. As you can see from the small amount of disguise, not a whole lot will change with this updated model...

2017 BMW 2 Series pricing and specifications: new engines, more equipment across the range

The 2017 BMW 2 Series coupe and convertible range has landed in Australia, bringing new 230i and M240i variants, along with the addition of more standard equipment across the range. For the new model year the 2 Series benefits from similar power and specification upgrades seen in the recently-updated 1 Series range...

Seven cars Australians should buy more of: 2016 mid-year report

You may have seen our hugely popular list of cars that Aussies should be buying, but aren’t. And while it hasn’t done anything to improve the fortunes of the Peugeot 308 – despite our vehement insistence that it is one of the cars that should get small car purchasers through the door – the response was excellent...

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe coming with M2 flagship - report

The next-generation BMW 2 Series range will reportedly stick to its rear-wheel-drive roots, and will also spawn a new four- or five-door body style. Insiders have told Autocar that BMW will replace the two-door 2 Series range in 2020, and that the new coupe and convertible may be preceded in 2019 by a new sports sedan variant to be known as the 2 Series Gran Coupe...

2017 BMW M140i, M240i lines revealed: Power boost for hatch, coupe, convertible

The newly powered-up 2017 BMW M140i and 2017 M240i models have been announced today, debuting with the same new powertrain featured in the new 340i, 440i and X4 M40i. Headlining the changes to the small M140i hatch and M240i coupe and convertible models is the same all-new 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine that features in their larger mid-sized stablemates...

BMW M2 v M235i: a technical look

The new BMW M2 has a starting price of $89,900 plus on-road costs, which puts it just $12,400 above the M235i, the smallest price gap between a top-spec standard range variant and its M derivative. The BMW M2 is the first modern-day M to sit below $100,000, undercutting the four-door M3 by $50,000 and the M4 coupe by $60,000 in M2 Pure manual form...

BMW 1 Series M ‘needed another year of development’

The BMW 1 Series M that went on sale in 2011 was a vehicle that needed more time in development, the engineer behind the car has revealed. Speaking at the launch of the all-new BMW M2, Frank Isenberg – the chief engineer behind both the 1 Series M Coupe and the new M2 – said he felt that there were some elements of the existing model he would have liked more time to iron out...

BMW M2 Convertible ruled out

There will be no BMW M2 Convertible, because the German brand’s performance arm doesn’t see the need for it. CarAdvice has just been at the launch of the all-new BMW M2 Coupe, where the chief engineer of the model, Frank Isenberg, made it clear that a drop-top model wasn’t on the cards. “We’ve got such a nice M235i Convertible...

1 Series Sedan: BMW Australia hunting Mercedes CLA rival

BMW Australia is hoping to get its hands on a long-overdue front-wheel-drive 1 Series sedan model to rival the popular Audi A3 sedan and Mercedes-Benz CLA in 2017, provided it can secure right-hand-drive production. It's no secret that BMW is developing a compact sedan...