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The Drive Five: The unique stories you might've missed – 26 July 2021

As we continue toward a single publishing platform, some great news stories are being published on both CarAdvice and Drive. If you're a keen reader of CarAdvice, you might be missing out on some of the unique content we're publishing over on Drive. Here are our favourite stories published on Drive today – but there are plenty more over on the website to enjoy...

2023 BMW M2 to offer 321kW from twin-turbo inline-six, manual gearbox – report

The 2023 BMW M2 will offer two model variants, a manual transmission and up to 320kW from a twin-turbocharged inline-six, new reports indicate. British publication Autocar reports the next-generation M2 – due to enter production towards the end of 2022 – will switch to BMW's new 3...

2022 BMW iM2: Details of the 1000kW electric coupe revealed – report

Details of the 2022 BMW iM2 have been revealed, and it's set to offer more power than a modern Formula One car. According to Car Magazine, the 1000kW all-electric performance coupe from BMW is said to be a birthday present to itself, as the illustrious M division approaches its 50th birthday in 2022...

2023 BMW M2 spy photos

The 2023 BMW M2 has been spied testing for the first time, ahead of its rumoured unveiling late in 2022. Images captured by our spy photography partners show BMW's fan-favourite compact M2 performance coupe for the first time, combining the traditional coupe proportions of 'standard' 2 Series prototypes spied in recent months with a range of M-specific touches, differentiating the flagship from its regular range-mates...

2020 BMW M2 CS pricing and specs

BMW Australia has announced pricing for the M2 CS, known internally as the drift machine, ahead of its arrival in the second half of the year. Priced from $139,900 before on-road costs, the M2 CS represents a $35,000 increase over the existing M2 Competition. That extra spend gets you a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six engine making 331kW and 550Nm, good for a 4...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: Volkswagen to debut ID...

BMW M2 CS Racing revealed

BMW has unveiled a racing cousin to the 2020 M2 CS, wrapping the road car's fundamentals in a race-ready package. Aimed at the VLN Endurance Championship and TC America racing series, the M2 CS Racing is powered by the same S55 inline-six turbo engine as the road-going model. Here, however, it only makes between 205kW and 268kW depending on the regulations of each race series...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 BMW M2 CS revealed - UPDATE

UPDATE, 12:10pm: BMW has now officially revealed the M2 CS. We've replaced the leaked images with official pictures, and have added details about the car's performance. 19 November, 09:51am: The BMW M2 CS has been unveiled ahead of its launch at the Los Angeles motor show, revealing the most aggressive take on the soon-to-be-replaced 2 Series yet...

Hardcore manuals coming for 2021 BMW M3 and M4, M5 to remain auto only

As the sole carmaker to continue offering a manual option in the premium mid-sized high-performance segment, BMW M is bucking tradition and looking to position the 'stick shift' format as a flagship option in the now-delayed 2021 M3 and M4 range. “The manual stick shift is not an entry proposition any more,” says the boss of BMW M Division, Markus Flasch...

BMW M2 'GT4' teased

BMW M Motorsport has previewed a new 'entry-level' race car for 'grassroots motorsport' based on the M2 Competition. We've unofficially dubbed it as the 'M2 GT4', given the racing class' entry-level positioning in FIA competitions and the overall look of the track car, which doesn't appear too modified from the standard road-going version...