Autoexpress reports that a BMW insider they spoke to at the M235i launch in Las Vegas last week let on that the BMW M2 “makes a lot of sense.” In addition, a “source” confirmed that a road-going version of the M235i Racing (a track-only customer race car) was considered for production, but this plan was nixed so as not to “step on the toes of something else higher up the range.” The source added that this refers to a new M car. The article goes on to speculate about pricing and other technical aspects, but that is purely guesswork at this point.
Our resident BMW insider, Scott26, has recently had this to add about a potential BMW M2.
The time frame between M4 Coupe and M2 … CONTINUED
With this BMW TV series you can get a closer look at the BMW i8. This time you can get more information about the Aerodynamics of the BMW i8.
Photos of the 2015 BMW M4 and M3 at the Montreal Auto Show.
This preproduction BMW i8 was just spotted crashed on the A92 in Germany. Driving the BMW hybrid halo sports car was a 30 year old BMW test driver and excessive speed was cited by the police as a factor in the accident. The car was traveling “a little bit too fast,” Police Chief Commissioner Nicholas Bishop suspects.
The i8 first crashed into the median barrier, and was then flung across the roadway, coming to a stop in the right lane. Fortunately, the test driver was unharmed. But, this i8 may have seen its last days of testing.
I represented BIMMERPOST at the press launch of the BMW M235i at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Here are some images I took of the M235i Racing and M235i Performance Parts cars at the launch.
I had a chance to inspect the body parts up close and I would say the quality is excellent. All of the body fitments had tight, consistent gaps, and the look was aggressive and polished. [M Performance Parts details]
The M235i Racing car [official thread] was also very interesting to look at. Its blistered fenders remind me of the E30 M3 and the M hood stripes look fantastic.
Stay tuned for the full review of the M235i and the 4 series convertible, including driving impressions!
A new 2002? Behind the wheel of the M235i
By Jens Meiners, BIMMERPOST Contributor
If there is a single car that has put BMW on the map with enthusiasts in the USA, it is the 2002. Derived from the “New Class” mid-size sedan, it became the quintessential compact sports sedan. In 1975, it was replaced by the 3-series – a worthy successor initially, but a car that has become remarkably large over the years. In fact, the current 3-series is almost as long and tall as the E3 luxury sedan, and it is actually wider. There is plenty of room to reinvent the 2002 – which the company has done a few years ago with the 1-series coupe and now with its successor, the 2-series [Official … CONTINUED
Courtesy of the Build Your Own feature on BMW Belgium’s website, we can show you the first (CGI) images of the standard 18″ wheels style 513M for the F80 M3 and F82 M4.
Tire dimensions are 255/40 ZR18 at the front and 275/40 ZR18 at the rear.
An interesting note is that the 18-inch wheels won’t clear the optional M carbon ceramic brakes, which will require the optional 19-inch style 437M wheels.
For comparison sakes, we have also included CGIs of these 19-inch style 437M wheels, both in silver and in black. Tire dimensions for them are 275/35 ZR19 at the front and 275/35 ZR19 at the rear.
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To commemorate the new Chinese year, which is the “Year of the Horse”, which starts January 31, 2014, BMW has decided to put out a new special edition M car for the Chinese market.
Welcome the BMW M5 and M6 Horse Edition.
BMW will make only 30 copies of the special edition BMW M5 only for the Chinese market. The Horse Edition will feature a unique horse character into the headrests
Deliveries climb 6.4% to 1,963,798 units
New all-time highs for BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands
BMW Group expects further growth in sales in 2014
China becomes BMWs no 1 market
Munich. The BMW Group sold more vehicles in 2013 than ever before in the company
Here is the U.S. military pricing estimates for the 2015 BMW M3 and BMW M4, including base, options and packages.