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BMW M2 Competition: M Performance parts revealed

The new BMW M2 Competition hasn't even hit showrooms yet, but that hasn't stopped the Bavarian manufacturer from revealing its latest line of M Performance accessories for the hottest version of its smallest performance model...

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2018 BMW M2 Competition revealed
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2018 BMW M2 Competition revealed

BMW has whipped the covers off the M2 Competition, two weeks after the hottest compact M car was leaked on the BMW Australia website. As we learned on April 9, the Competition will be powered by a twin-turbo version of the 3.0-litre inline-six engine powering the regular M2. Power has been bumped from 272kW to 302kW, and peak torque jumps from 465Nm to 550Nm...


CarAdvice podcast 98: Three-up in the BMW M140i for 700km!
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CarAdvice podcast 98: Three-up in the BMW M140i for 700km!

Mike Costello and Mike Stevens join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the Ford Focus has been revealed, along with the Audi A6 Avant. Also, pricing and details have been released for the Lexus LS and Ford Ranger Raptor. Plus, the BMW M2 Competition has been leaked, and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is headed Down Under...


2018 BMW M2 Competition leaked
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2018 BMW M2 Competition leaked

The BMW M2 Competition has been leaked online ahead of a likely reveal in the coming weeks, boasting more aggressive looks and a more powerful engine. Revealed on the BMW Australia site (presumably before its scheduled release), the M2 Competition looks to build upon the already-hardcore nature of the current 'regular' and 'Pure' trims...


Configurator Challenge: BMW M cars
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Configurator Challenge: BMW M cars

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our new configurator challenge, we’re going to let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re building BMW M cars of essentially every flavour...


2018 BMW M2 Black Shadow Edition unveiled
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2018 BMW M2 Black Shadow Edition unveiled

BMW has unveiled the M2 Black Shadow Edition, with a range of blacked-out styling tweaks to stand out from the crowd. According to the company, the M2 was the best-selling BMW M car last year, with more than 12,000 finding homes worldwide. The Black Shadow builds on the same basic foundation as the regular M2, with power from a 272kW 3...


2018 BMW M2 Pure review
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2018 BMW M2 Pure review

The BMW M2 Pure is a bridge between the company's M past, and its future. Here we look at the MY18 post-LCI model fitted with a heap of go-fast extras, just because...


2018 BMW M2 LCI review
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2018 BMW M2 LCI review

It's fat, fast and loud. The BMW M2 has built a cult following, but does the LCI update add or detract from the popular pocket rocket?


2018 BMW M2 pricing and specs: Hero coupe gets updates, price hikes
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2018 BMW M2 pricing and specs: Hero coupe gets updates, price hikes

Local pricing and specifications for the 2018 BMW M2 range have been announced this week, with the updated performance coupe gaining enhanced styling and technological features for the new model year. The update forms part of BMW's LCI program, or 'life-cycle impulse', which is the German car maker's term for a mid-life update...


BMW M2: Strong demand drives bigger allocation for Oz
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BMW M2: Strong demand drives bigger allocation for Oz

High local demand for the BMW M2 has seen the company secure additional allocation of its entry-level 'M' car, the company says, cementing Australia's position as the premier BMW M market. Since its introduction in April last year, the BMW M2 has shifted 671 units, and year-to-date is the M brand's most popular model...


2017 BMW 2 Series revealed ahead of September launch
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2017 BMW 2 Series revealed ahead of September launch

An updated version of the BMW 2 Series coupe and convertible will arrive in Australia in late September this year, at the same time as the similarly upgraded 1 Series hatch. The minor mid-cycle upgrade to the smallest BMW sports car is in line with the Bavarian company’s strategy of making continuous, incremental changes to its model lines...


2018 BMW M2 update accidentally revealed on official website
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2018 BMW M2 update accidentally revealed on official website

The updated BMW M2 has been revealed ahead of schedule on the company's Belgian website. The images you see here were captured by Bimmer Today before BMW Belgium removed the offending images and details from its website. If these images are the real deal, the updated M2 won't differ greatly from the car that's currently in showrooms throughout the world...


Aqua is back, baby!
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Aqua is back, baby!

You guys, have you noticed? Aqua is back. No, I’m not talking about the shit band from the 2000s that had the hit about Barbie. I’m talking about the colour. On cars, specifically. In even more specific terms, car brands are seemingly embracing the idea that not all cars have to be black, white, grey or silver, though the targeting is very much where you’d expect it – at the younger buyer group, the ones who aren't going to be spending more than about $40,000 on a car...


BMW M2 upgrade spied in the snow
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BMW M2 upgrade spied in the snow

A BMW M2 prototype wearing pre-production bumpers and some swirly camouflage has been snapped during cold weather testing this week. The vehicle in the images features a new front bumper, headlights, grille, tail-lights and rear diffuser...


BMW M2 adds new M Performance track exhaust system for Australia
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BMW M2 adds new M Performance track exhaust system for Australia

The BMW M2 is now available with a dual-mode M Performance exhaust system that brings track-inspired sound to the company's smallest M model. Now homologated for the Australian market, the M Performance exhaust upgrade comes with a valve silencer system and two modes - 'Sport' for the street and 'Track' for the circuit...


BMW Australia talks manual gearbox sales
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BMW Australia talks manual gearbox sales

BMW’s sales figures suggest there is still a market for passenger cars with manual gearboxes in Australia, albeit a small one. Unlike many luxury brands, and even some mainstream ones, which have discontinued the manual option from their products here in response to minuscule demand, you can still opt to shift your own cogs in several BMWs...


BMW Australia's M Division booming, but Mercedes-AMG and Audi have the edge
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BMW Australia's M Division booming, but Mercedes-AMG and Audi have the edge

BMW Australia’s hardcore M and warmed-up M Performance divisions are both showing strong growth in 2016, as local buyers continue to flock to hotted-up cars despite our low speed limits. The Munich marque's success at this end of the market partially mirrors even stronger performances from rivals Audi and Mercedes-AMG...


2017 BMW 2 Series Review: M240i and 230i
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2017 BMW 2 Series Review: M240i and 230i

Is the BMW M2 too hardcore for you? The new M240i and 230i are there for the buying...


BMW M2 CS reported with M4 twin-turbo power boost
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BMW M2 CS reported with M4 twin-turbo power boost

As if BMW’s stunning M2 wasn’t already potent enough, speculation out of Germany is hinting at even more powerful M2 in the near future. German news outlet bimmertoday is reporting a 400 horsepower M2 is being developed, due for release in 2018. Dubbed the M2 CS (not CSL) it’s understood the pocket M-car will receive a makeover, courtesy of its bigger M3 and M4 brothers...


What are Australia’s most popular sports cars?
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What are Australia’s most popular sports cars?

Sales of two-door sports cars were up 16 per cent in Australia to the end of August, over the previous year, according to the official industry VFACTS figures. But what are the segment’s winners and losers? First off, sales trends in the sports car market are much more exaggerated than in other areas of the market, because these status symbols tend to sharply recede once the initial buzz dies down and all the devotees have taken delivery...