Tuner F80 M3, F82 M4, 228i and E36 M3 participate in the 2014 European Car Tuner GP. The relatively low powered E36 M3 nearly takes the win. See inside for the winner.
Overview of the most important accolades awarded to BMW in 2014:
Accolades bestowed by the World Car Awards:
World Green Car of the Year for the BMW i3
World Car Design of the Year for the BMW i3
Engine of the Year for the BMW 3-litre straight six-cylinder petrol engine
Accolades awarded by Euro NCAP:
“Euro NCAP Advanced Award”:
Pedestrian Warning with City Braking function
Driver assistance systems from BMW ConnectedDrive
Accolades awarded by “auto, motor und sport”:
BMW i3, BMW 4 Series Coupe, BMW 5 Series in each of their respective segments
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This has truly been an epic year for the much loved M235i. Some accomplishments this year include replacing the 3-Series on Car and Driver’s 10 Best List for 2014, took down the E46 M3 on a track test done by AutoBild, named an Automobile All-star for 2014. Anyway you slice it, this is an impressive list of accolades for a car to make in its first year.
Its only fitting to add another title to the crown, “Best cars of 2014″ given by Autocar UK, … CONTINUED
Although most test mules spotted are covered in camouflage, we generally have an idea of what model it is. Rare is the occasion when we spot an uncamouflaged mule and have to guess what it is.
This BMW mystery mule was recently spotted at BMW’s test route near BMW and it was registered with BMW’s usual Munich number plate.
At first glance, it appears to be a M235i, but a closer look shows that it has a shorter wheelbase and a lowered roofline (see comparison … CONTINUED
Manhart has a trio of BMWs at this year’s Essen Motor Show, including the MH4 550 (M4), MH2 400 WB (M235i Wide Body) and the i8.
Also at this year’s Essen Motor Show Tuning Exhibition, Manhart Performance will be presenting some highlights. In their booth in Hall 10 they will be exhibiting three highly modified vehicles, all of them being world premieres.
Among them the MH2 400 WB, an advancement of the recently revealed MH2 400 Clubsport, equipped with 420HP and a newly developed … CONTINUED
The 2014 Essen Motor Show has opened its doors and we bring you some photos.
Here are the AC Schnitzer 2 Series and 4 Series Gran Coupe from the show.
More technical details:
2 Series: http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1028920
4 Series Gran Coupe: http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho….php?t=1044171
Very unique M235i with a matte grey vinyl wrap and M Performance Parts highlighted with red accents.
The online builder configurator for the 2015 2 Series convertible is now available.
Watch the highlights of the first season in the BMW M235i Racing Cup. Action-packed racing on one of the most demanding race tracks on the planet: the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Enjoy!
The M235i has been named to Car and Driver’s 10 Best list for 2015, replacing the 3-series, which had until this year been on the list for more than 20 consecutive years.
Retail price guide for the 2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible (F23).
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.