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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...

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...

2016 BMW 2 Series Coupe and Convertible pricing and specification update

The BMW 2 Series Coupe is now cheaper and better equipped than before thanks to an update to the brand’s compact two-door range. The BMW 2 Series Convertible line-up benefits from similar specification enhancements, though prices of the soft-top models have either increased or remained the same...

BMW 225xe Active Tourer taking eDrive plug-in hybrid tech to Frankfurt

BMW will unveil another new model in its growing range of eDrive models at this month’s Frankfurt motor show, this time in the form of the 225xe Active Tourer hatch. Joining the previously revealed 330e medium and 740e large sedan, along with the X5 xDrive40e SUV and the extra-special ‘BMW i’ cars, the 225xe enters as the latest BMW to embrace plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology...

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 M235i Convertible pricing and specifications

The first-ever BMW M Performance drop-top model has arrived in Australia in the form of the all-new BMW M235i Convertible. The flagship drop-top model in the 2 Series range is priced at $85,800 plus on-road costs, making it a $5900 premium over the impressive BMW M235i Coupe...