Loading indicator
News & Reviews
Last 7 Days
Audi RS3 v BMW M2 v Mercedes-AMG A45 Comparison: Track Test

Most Recent posts

Audi RS3 v BMW M2 v Mercedes-AMG A45 Comparison: Track Test

What’s the fastest performance car you can buy for under $100,000? That’s the question we keep getting asked over and over again...

Recent Posts
BMW M Performance Day winners tackle Phillip Island
20
Comments

BMW M Performance Day winners tackle Phillip Island

Recently CarAdvice ran a competition for 20 lucky people to win a drive in the new BMW M2 at one of the world's best racetracks - Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Or, as it's more simply and somewhat affectionately known, Phillip Island. Our 20 lucky winners (listed below) spent the entire BMW M Performance Drive Day behind the wheel of the BMW M2 and BMW M4 on track, and the BMW M235i on the skidpan...


BMW M2 supply for Australia grows
1
Comments

BMW M2 supply for Australia grows

It will surprise few to learn that the 2016 allocation of just 300 BMW M2 coupes for Australia was quickly exhausted. Orders flew out the door so quickly, BMW says, that many who missed out were spending up for an M3 or M4 rather than wait around for next year's deliveries. A clever strategy to boost sales of its more expensive M cars? Perhaps, but you can hardly begrudge a business acting like a business...


2016 BMW M2 Review: Track Test
42
Comments

2016 BMW M2 Review: Track Test

The best car from BMW's M Division also happens to be its most affordable...


BMW M2 to "substantially grow" M brand, says local CEO
6
Comments

BMW M2 to "substantially grow" M brand, says local CEO

The BMW M2 is expected to substantially grow the volume of the M performance brand locally, with wait times for the high-end performance coupe already pushing towards the end of the year. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new BMW M2 at Targa Tasmania this week, BMW Australia CEO Mark Werner said that being able to plug the hole in the M model line-up with the M2, will provide considerable growth...


BMW M2 v M235i: a technical look
29
Comments

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...


2016 BMW M2 Review
74
Comments

2016 BMW M2 Review

The first-ever BMW M2 is sheer driving pleasure embodied.


BMW 1 Series M ‘needed another year of development’
8
Comments

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
0
Comments

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...


2016 BMW M2 M Performance parts detailed ahead of Geneva debut
4
Comments

2016 BMW M2 M Performance parts detailed ahead of Geneva debut

The all-new 2016 BMW M2 now has its requisite M Performance styling and handling pack, detailed this week ahead of a Geneva motor show debut in March. Full to overflowing with carbonfibre goodness, the M2’s M Performance pack adds a number of aerodynamic and styling parts, along with interior goodies and a number of mechanical tricks under the skin...


BMW M2 demand 'overwhelming', could sell out before launch
36
Comments

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...


2016 BMW New Cars
10
Comments

2016 BMW New Cars

Details of the new and updated BMW models launching in Australia in 2016.   750i/750iL – March BMW will start 2016 in style by introducing the flagship variants in its new-generation 7 Series range. The 750i and 750Li inject some twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 grunt into the luxury German limousine to the tune of 330kW and 650Nm, launching the duo from 0-100km/h in 4...


BMW M2 pricing and specifications
55
Comments

BMW M2 pricing and specifications

The BMW M2 will sneak under $90,000 plus on-road costs when it lands in Australia in April. BMW Australia today announced official pricing and specifications for the first-ever M2 coupe, confirming leaked information that appeared online earlier this month...


BMW M car sales to grow 20 per cent in 2016
18
Comments

BMW M car sales to grow 20 per cent in 2016

BMW Australia says it expects M sales to grow by a strong 20 per cent next year as the company closes 2015 with its best M sales record to date, topping out at over 1000 cars. Speaking to CarAdvice today at the brand’s announcement to re-enter motorsports in Australia, BMW Australia boss, Marc Werner, said the BMW M2 will likely become the best-selling M car for the brand...


BMW M2 coupe preliminary pricing and specifications leaked: M2 Pure from $89,900, M2 from $98,900
31
Comments

BMW M2 coupe preliminary pricing and specifications leaked: M2 Pure from $89,900, M2 from $98,900

The BMW M2 coupe looks set to be available from under $90,000 plus on-road costs when it arrives in Australia in the second quarter of 2016. Enthusiast site Ausmotive has published what it claims are the full local pricing and specifications of the pint-sized performance hero. The source of the information is unclear, though it’s likely to have come from a dealer bulletin or some other internal communication...


BMW M2 gets in a quick drift session - video
9
Comments

BMW M2 gets in a quick drift session - video

The all-new 2016 BMW M2 coupe has been previewed on track this week, drifting its way through a short clip released today. Filmed at the BMW Performance Centre in the US, the six-second video (bottom of article) sees the M2 smoking its way along a section of track - just as it’s doing in the new hero car’s recent promo pics...


BMW M2 revealed, Australian debut likely for first half 2016
23
Comments

BMW M2 revealed, Australian debut likely for first half 2016

BMW’s mad M3 and M4 performance mid-sizers now have an ankle-devouring little brother, with the 2016 BMW M2 coupe officially revealed today. First of its name, the new king of the 2 Series range arrives as a successor to the 1 Series M coupe revealed in 2011...


BMW M2 leaked ahead of debut
3
Comments

BMW M2 leaked ahead of debut

UPDATE: The M2 has now been officially revealed. Get it all here. Photos and details of the BMW M2 sports coupe have been leaked ahead of its debut later today. Overnight Jalopnik published scans supplied by reader eightythird from the latest edition of Auto Express, which details the latest addition to BMW's M performance vehicles...


2016 BMW M2 set for October debut - report
2
Comments

2016 BMW M2 set for October debut - report

The 2016 BMW M2 will be revealed online in October, ahead of a later motor-show debut, according to a new report with enthusiast website BMW Blog. Data leaked in recent months has hinted at a November production start for the hot new coupe, which had led to speculation that an unveiling at next month’s Frankfurt motor show was on the cards...


BMW M2 appears in US dealer computer system - report
8
Comments

BMW M2 appears in US dealer computer system - report

Bavaria’s worst kept secret, the BMW M2, has appeared in the computer system of US BMW dealers, revealing additional details of the still-to-be-confirmed compact sports coupe. A screen grab of the dealer production timeline tracker – revealed by BMW enthusiast blog Bimmer Post – shows that production of the M2 coupe for the US market is scheduled to begin in November...