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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...

Next BMW 2 Series could retain rear-wheel drive, add Gran Coupe model - report

A faction within BMW's engineering division is reportedly pushing for the next-generation of BMW 2 Series models to be rear-wheel drive, including a new four-door Gran Coupe variant. According to Auto Motor und Sport, the engineering team lead by Klaus Froehlich, BMW's chief development officer, is advocating for the next iteration of the 2 Series sports models to be built on the company's next-generation rear-wheel drive architecture...

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer revealed

The all-new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer - the brand's first ever seven-seat mini van - has been revealed ahead of its debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show. The BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is said to "carve out yet another new vehicle segment", with the European-focused small MPV-cum-wagon stretching the practicality on offer in the smaller 2 Series Active Tourer...

2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible : Pricing and specifications

The first-ever BMW 2 Series Convertible range will launch locally in February, with pricing kicking off below $55K. The new entry-level BMW drop-top will be offered in three model lines - the 220i Convertible (priced at $54,900 plus on-road costs), the 228i Convertible ($68,900 plus costs) and the M235i Convertible ($85,800 plus costs)...

Face/Off - BMW M135i hatch with M235i coupe front

It's normally the realm of poor Photoshops or bonkers show cars - grafting the nose of one car onto another. Nissan famously followed fans who were fitting the S13 Silvia nose onto the sister 180SX hatch with an official "Sileighty" model. This one comes from a BMW fan in the UK who (like many) was not a fan of the BMW 1-Series nose on the sporty M135i hatch...

BMW 2 Series Coupe gains three-cylinder engine option, ruled out for Australia

The three-cylinder engine that has already been seen in the just-released BMW 2 Series Active Tourer can now be found in the sporty BMW 2 Series Coupe. BMW has revealed details of its new 218i base model Coupe, which is powered by the same 1.5-litre three-cylinder powerplant that is also seen in the Mini Cooper range...

BMW Australia upbeat about its front-wheel-drive future

BMW Australia is continuing to forge ahead with its plan to offer a product to suit every driver, and the majority of its growth will involve its new front-wheel-drive UKL platform. At the recent launch of the 2 Series Active Tourer, the German car maker revealed there are already 20 products planned to be introduced next year - joining approximately 25 new arrivals this year and 20 the year before...

BMW Australia rules out 2 Series Active Tourer seven-seat and xDrive variants

BMW Australia says it will likely steer clear of expanding its front-drive 2 Series Active Tourer range with Euro-focused seven-seat or xDrive all-wheel-drive derivatives for the foreseeable future. The seven-seat baby MPV 'Gran Tourer' has been spotted out and about in disguise overseas, and is tipped to launch in Europe by the middle of 2015...

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer: Seven-seat baby MPV due for mid-2015 launch

BMW will launch a stretched seven-seat variant of the 2 Series Active Tourer MPV in 2015, possibly branded as the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer. According to the UK's Car magazine, the seven-seat variant of the 2 Series will be unveiled during the early part of the northern summer of 2015. It's unclear when, or even if, Australia will receive the lengthened 2 Series MPV...

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer : 216d, 220d, 220i, xDrive variants expand MPV range

UPDATE 16/03/2015: BMW has confirmed that the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer will only be available in front-wheel drive guise for the Australian market. The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer range has been expanded with the addition of three new turbocharged engines and the availability of all-wheel drive...

2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible revealed

The wraps have been taken off the BMW 2 Series Convertible, which has been launched as a replacement for the outgoing 1 Series Convertible. The sporty small drop-top features an electric fabric soft top that is capable of opening or retracting in 20 seconds at speeds up to 50km/h, and BMW claims drivers will enjoy a sportier drive thanks to a 20 per cent increase in torsional rigidity in comparison to the outgoing 1 Series Convertible...