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.
The BMW M235i has received a most impressive 98/100 score from Consumer Reports, the highest ever for a BMW model and beating the costlier Porsche 911 and Chevrolet Corvette in road-test reviews.
According to the report, the M235i, which earned 98 out of a possible 100 points, scored better that the discontinued BMW 135i, making it the Munich-based carmaker’s highest-rated vehicle of all time, according to Consumer Reports. That puts BMW close to the score of 99 Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) received from the magazine … CONTINUED
There was to be no happy ending for the BMW Sports Trophy teams at this year’s Nurburgring 24 Hours (DE). Despite strong performances and leading at times, the podium eluded BMW as the endurance classic was held for the 42nd time in front of a total of 205,000 spectators. BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert, with the number 20 BMW Z4 GT3, was embroiled in a fascinating three-way battle at the head of the field with an Audi and a Mercedes until two hours from … CONTINUED
Autocar looks at the M325i coupe vs the A45 AMG and answers the question – Which is the Better Driver’s Car?
Every year some friends of mine (Team Orga) organize a BMW 1er and 3er car show. In past years we always held the show(s) at the BMW Welt. But last year we simply outgrew that parking lot. So this year’s show was held at a much larger parking lot. Metro is kind of the German version of Price Club.
We even had some crazy BMW lovers(nuts) come all the way from Moscow, Russia! Some 5K kms one way! Now that’s some RESPECT! … CONTINUED
BMW Motorsport will compete with a real eye-catcher at this weekend’s Nürburgring 24 Hours (DE). The BMW Motorsport design team has given the BMW M235i Racing with the appropriate start number 235 an extraordinary look, reminiscent of the famous Art Cars of former years, for the race in the Eifel Mountains.
Among those in action at the wheel of the works-assisted car will be two motorsport journalists Marcus Schurig (DE) and Jethro Bovingdon (GB). They will be supported over the course of the marathon venture … CONTINUED
With BMW continuing to take a more extroverted approach to the F chassis styling, tuners must exercise caution when designing new components. 3D Design is no stranger to this approach as it is ingrained within their company philosophy. Via a thorough approach to design 3D focuses on all lines to ensure the end result is cohesive with the factory panels. Founded in 1998, the Japanese tuner has a rich history with aero and suspension that stems back to the E36 chassis. The goal of … CONTINUED
Another great BMW Performance Center Delivery (PCD) journal, this time featuring the M235i coupe, which appears to be quite popular for PCD.
A beautifully shot M235i coupe review.
Car and Driver performance tests the M235i coupe, achieving some impressive numbers – 0-60 in 4.3 seconds and the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds.
Another great writeup from a Performance Center Delivery of a M235i coupe.
We ride in Tuningwerk’s 1M and M235i on the Nordschleife Nurburgring GP courses…
Recently our friend’s over at Tuningwerk.de asked me IF I would like to come to the Nordschleife to sample some of their products. I asked if they were kidding… because this is like CHRISTMAS DAY to any car (loving)guy!! Why sure, I would LOVE to come! A few days later I found myself in the pit paddock of Nordschleife Grand Prix course. A great place to be! Tuningwerk brought their 720 … CONTINUED
The 2 Series Convertible (F23) is coming at the beginning of 2015 and we’ve got photos of a M235i convertible in nearly fully uncovered form. The F23 convertible features a cloth folding top.
The US market will receive 228i, 228xi and M235i convertible models. Production of demo/dealer models will begin this November and customer cars begin production in January 2015 (per the 2015 model year schedule).
Here are the 2015 model year pricing and ordering guides for the M235i and 228i coupes. Pricing remains the same as the 2014 model year, while xDrive models have been added.
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In this video Deon Joubert tests the M235i at the Killarney track.
Here’s a one-month ownership experience review by a M235i coupe owner.
To not make this yet another redundant review, I will first set the background: I fall under the bigger population of the non-enthusiast population that BMW is trying to please with this car. Oh, well, I could call myself an enthusiast on paper, which is where I live, breathe and dream cars, but have never had the money, or the good fortune of ever driving the true Ms and the Porsches, or even an … CONTINUED
BMW Canada has announced the limited edition M235i, 335i and 435i M Performance Editions. Production will begin in July and August.
See the full details inside.