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04/18/2014    6:30 AM
COMMENTS: 22

TST Road Test Editor Zack Klapman takes the all-new BMW M235i out for a few hot laps of Laguna Seca to see what all the buzz is about.

04/16/2014    7:45 AM
COMMENTS: 63

Motor Trend pits the BMW M235i Coupe vs the Mercedes CLA45 AMG.

04/15/2014    7:45 PM
COMMENTS: 63

Autoexpress pits the iconic E46 M3 CSL versus the M325i coupe on the track.

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04/13/2014    7:34 PM
COMMENTS: 35

We are no big fans of the changeover from the 3-series to the 4-series moniker, but at least BMW is making the transition as easy as possible. The proven concept remains unchanged, and the styling is so evolutionary that a casual observer might find it difficult to tell the difference.

The 4-series Convertible grows slightly in almost every dimension: At 182.6 inches, it is 0.7 inches longer than its predecessor; at 71.9 inches, it is 1.7 inches wider; and its wheelbase grows by 1.9 to 110.6 inches. At least it is lower – at 54.2 inches, which is 0.3 less than before. The 48 per cent front and 52 per cent rear weight distribution remains unchanged.

BMW says the open-top 4-series is “up to 44 lbs … CONTINUED

04/09/2014    7:30 PM
COMMENTS: 35

Sam Hall discovers the German brand’s spiritual successor to the iconic E36 M3.

04/08/2014    1:40 PM
COMMENTS: 93

The guys at TFLCAR pit the M235i against the Lexus IS-F in a drag race. Watch the results of M235i’s 320 HP / 330 lb-ft (turbo 3.0L I6) versus the Lexus IS-F’s 416 HP / 371 lb-ft (5.0L V8), at a mile above sea level.

According to manufacture quoted stats, the IS-F does 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds with its 8 speed auto and the M235i covers 0-60 in 4.8 (auto) / 5.0 (manual).

04/07/2014    7:05 PM
COMMENTS: 64

On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago tests the new BMW M235i, the smallest and least expensive performance car in the automaker’s lineup. It has the right formula: rear-wheel drive and a 320-horse turbo straight six. The problem is that the M division, despite what the badges say, didn’t develop it. So is the M235i a poser or the real deal? Through instrumented testing, a drive on the winding road, and a hot lap with Randy Pobst at Streets of Willow, let’s find out.

04/04/2014    5:40 PM
COMMENTS: 56

Chris Chilton of CAR puts the new BMW M235i through it’s paces in tricky conditions. Is this new BMW worthy of the prestigious ‘M’ badge?