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
2 Series 220i gets fitted with aftermarket aero kit and M135i exhaust.
Photos and coverage of the M Car Day at Griot’s Garage – BMWCCA Puget Sound Chapter by Sir Loin:
Today was BMWCCA Puget Sound Chapter’s M Car Day at Griot’s Garage. Lups’ AY M4, Tocoma290′s SO M4 (with Sonoma Beige leather, pictures of it included in this post), my SSII M3, and another gentleman’s AW M4 (I missed his name) were there to represent the F8x cars. We got to park our new cars right in front of Griot’s Garage shop. There were also all … CONTINUED
KW 3 Way Suspension (three spec)
Steel Brake Lines
BMW M Performance Front Splitter
BMW M Performance Carbon Rear Spoiler
BMW M Performance Side Skirts
Apex EC7 wheels 18×8.5 ET35
(It will run Pilot Sport Cups/ Dunlop Dirreza for track 235/40/18)
10mm spacer for the front
BMW Alcantara Steering Wheel
BMW Black Kidney Grills
JF Musial of /DRIVEN takes a BMW M235i across South Africa’s Western Cape, exploring some of the most scenic mountain passes and roads in the world.
Autocar pits the M235i, M4 and Alpina B4 against one another in this comparo to determine which they think is the real modern day M3 coupe.
Short but neat listen and look at the BMW M235i Racing, M4 MotoGP Safety Car and M4 DTM cars.
The M4 Safety Car utilizes the F82 M4 M Performance Exhaust.
A special BMW M235i Track Edition model has been introduced in the Netherlands.
The “exclusive” and “sporty” version of the M235i Coupe incorporates numerous BMW M Performance parts, including an aerodynamics package, a special exhaust system and a limited slip differential.
The M performance aerodynamic pack comes complete with a front splitter, carbon trunk spoiler and a diffuser at the rear. The model additionally features a black grille, a trunk-mounted spoiler, a stainless steel sports exhaust system and 19-inch lightweight alloy wheels.
Inside, you’ll find an Alcantara … CONTINUED
Official H&R 228i M Sport Coupe featuring H&R lowering springs and OZ wheels.
H&R 2014 BMW 228i M Sport Coupe
Courtesy of Laurel BMW of Westmont
2014 BMW 228i M Sport Coupe
2.0L TwinPower Turbo
8-Speed Sport Automatic Transmission
Glacier Silver Metallic
Chris Harris shows us how to drift, using the BMW M235i.
Is it possible to make a drift-choreography in a rotary traffic? BMW took some hollywood stunt drivers and added the same amount of BMW M235i cars. The result: About 90 seconds of driving pleasure and smoking tires. Please note that all these driving-scenes are real.
To avoid accidents, BMW had to block the road.
Watch the behind the scenes story inside also.
…or watch the drifting world champion Rhys Millen testing the BMW M235i.
Chris Harris dishes on the M235i experience with limited slip differential (LSD) and M Performance Parts installed.
Photos from the recent Nurburgring 24 hour race and M Festival, as well as catching up with the American F80 M3 / F82 M4 European Delivery crew.
Behind the scenes videos look at the making of the BMW Drift Mob featuring the M235i Coupe.
Beautiful photoshoot of a M235i kitted out with M Performance Parts.
The 2014 BMW 2 Series coupe has received IIHS’ “Top Safety Pick” from its performance in the institute’s crash tests. It scored the highest possible “Good” in all categories of crashworthiness.
Inside are the results, with photos and videos.