The M235i is a substantial 4 seconds quicker than the M3 around the track, a huge advantage (as also commented by the Auto Bild crew).
The E46 M3 is still the rawer and more entertaining car (according to one of them), but the guy “sponsoring” the M3 has to admit defeat in the end.
The BMW 2 Series has been picked as an Automobile Mag All-Star for 2015.
With this video promo BMW USA is announcing that you can now equip select BMW models in the online builder with some of the M Performance Parts catalog to get a visual preview of the parts installed on the car.
For now, only certain models have this feature available and only some M Performance Parts have been built into the builder currently.
Just like the expected upcoming badge designations to the 328i, 335i, 428i, 435i (to 330i, 340i, 430i and 440i), the 2 Series will also receive new number designations.
The 228i will be renamed the 230i and the M235i will become the M240i.
BMW 2 Series Coupe (228i) vs Mercedes-Benz CLA vs Audi A3 sedan, by Auto Trader
Check out some photos and a video of the first installed Eisenmann Exhaust System for the BMW M235i.
Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire tests the 228i M Sport on the track.
Owner’s appreciation video featuring his M235i with M Performance Parts.
Here are some more real life pics of AC Schnitzer’s M235i with 380 PS.
The Aachen-based tuners know that for many BMW customers, there’s no such thing as too sporty. So no less than five performance upgrades are offered for the 2-series coupé.
The export version of the BMW 220i takes off with an engine power of 245 hp instead of 184 hp.
The power development of the BMW M 235i is even higher; the AC Schnitzer performance upgrade adds a further 54 hp to the … CONTINUED
On the Monday morning after Germany had won the football World Cup final against Argentina, the Landshut/Ellermühle speedway stadium at the AC Landshut club witnessed one of sport’s more unusual match-ups. It was the first time a representative of a leading German car magazine took a BMW M235i with M Performance Parts onto the almost 400-metre-long track to compete in a drifting contest against BMW motorcycle dealer and four-times dirt-track world champion Karl Maier on a speedway bike.
The respective starting points for the driver … CONTINUED
The BMW 2 Series Convertible has just made its world premiere at the 2014 Paris Auto Show. Here are photos from our first live look at the droptop 2 Series, and the speech transcript from its introduction during the BMW press conference.
The 2015 M235i convertible starts in the US at $48,650 (including $925 destination & handling), the 228i model starts at $38,850 and the 228i xDrive is priced from $40,650. They’ll arrive in US showrooms in early 2015.
For all 2 Series Convertible info and … CONTINUED
Exotics Tuning releases its full aero kit program for the F2x 2 Series (M235i, 228i, 220i with M Sport package).
Programe-F2X Aero kit consist of Front aero cooling lip spoiler, aero canards, mirror cover replacement, rear spoiler and rear vented diffuser.
The limited M235i M Performance Edition arrives in Canada.
This 2 Series gets equipped with some goodies from Hartge.
BMW M235i takes on the Opel Astra OPC and Subaru WRX STi.
BMW combines high performance with a time-honoured brand of driving pleasure and consummate everyday usability – that was the confirmation provided once again by the readers’ poll conducted by German motoring magazine “sport auto”. Five class wins and a second place represented an outstanding return for the BMW Group’s brands in the “sport auto Award 2014”. The BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe were among the biggest voter favourites, with the two BMW M Division models asserting their superiority in the classes for … CONTINUED
If BMW insider Scott26 proves accurate, the decision behind switching to FWD or retaining RWD for the next generation 2 Series based on the UKL platform is still being debated within BMW. Per Scott26:
Interesting update – UKL platform is a modular chassis and can be adapted/subtracted as FWD or RWD.
Full decision on the next 2 Series is not final yet (full decision will be taken by the end of the year) and can use the UKL chassis but can adapted for RWD. (BMW … CONTINUED
Few new cars have been more anticipated than the BMW 2 Series Coupe when it arrived in early 2014. Hot on the heels of the widely acclaimed BMW 228i and M235i Coupe, BMW announces the new BMW 2 Series Convertible. Available in the US as the 228i and M235i, the 2 Series Convertible blends the style and dynamic driving character for which the 2 Series Coupe is already renowned with the open-air pleasure of a folding soft-top. The BMW 2 Series Convertible will make … CONTINUED