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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...

BMW M2 demand 'overwhelming', could sell out before launch

Australian demand for the yet-to-be-launched BMW M2 super-coupe is so strong that the company’s local arm is already talking to the factory about getting a bigger share of global production for its first year.  In fact, there’s the very real chance that Australia’s entire 2016 allocation of the newest and smallest BMW M car will be sold out before the car’s April launch — the same thing Ford faced with the Mustang...

Small cars coming in 2016

Small cars coming in 2016 Mainstream small cars Hyundai Elantra – February Toyota Prius – March Kia Cerato update – April Honda Civic – mid 2016 MG 6 – September Alfa Romeo Giulietta update – Q3 DS 4 and/or DS 4 Crossback – Q3 Hyundai Ioniq – Q3 Suzuki Baleno – Q3 (TBC for Oz) Renault Megane hatch – September/October Holden Astra hatch - quarter four Luxury/sports small cars Mercedes-Benz A-Class update (includes A45) – January Mercedes-Benz CLA45 update – Q1 Peugeot 308 GTi – Q1 Ford Focus RS – mid 2016 Hyundai Elantra sports model – Q3 Infiniti Q30 – Q3 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class update – Q3 Volvo V40 update – Q3 BMW 1 Series update – second half BMW 2 Series update – second half...