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

See the video inside!

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The guys at TFLcar have posted their full comparison review of the BMW M235i coupe versus the Lexus IS-F.

We Review the BMW 435i Convertible

04/13/2014 at 7:34 PM
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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 … CONTINUED

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

BMW M235i Drag Races Lexus IS-F

04/08/2014 at 1:40 PM
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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).

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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.… CONTINUED

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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?

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CAR has posted its effusive full BMW i8 test drive review, which resulted in a full 5-star rating for overall rating, handling, performance usability and “feelgood factory.”

Here are some of the most telling excerpts from the review:

Play it right, and Eco Pro can extend the range over the regular Comfort mode, from 310 to 370 miles. Flick the gear selector left, to engage Sport mode. The dials switch to a bright red glow, any throttle resistance is replaced by eagerness. The six-speed automatic – … CONTINUED

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Autobild.de (German publication) compares the BMW 328i vs Mercedes C250 and Audi A4.

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Motor Trend has just published a comparison of a trio of hot turbocharged cars – the BMW M235i, Mercedes CLA45 AMG and Subaru WRX STI Launch Edition.

You can catch the full review at Motor Trend, but here are some M235i highlights and results.

The Bavarian Ballerina

Comprehending the M’s character took little effort when hustling among the canyons: a few degrees tilt of the thick helm, a stab of the attentive throttle, one snappy downshift from the eight-speed automatic. Everything’s tuned for dynamism. You feel it. … CONTINUED