Autoexpress asks whether the M235i coupe is the new E36 M3.
In a recent BMW M235i commercial [see all], the M235i is seen performing a spin maneuver while backing away from and then leading a BMW 2002 (symbolizing a passing of the proverbial torch).
To show that the maneuver seen in the commercial was real (not CGI generated) and also possible with the 8 speed auto transmission, BMW invited two stunt drivers to recreate the action.
The 2015 X4 U.S. price and order guide is now available (click on image below). Together with the online configurator, you can now price out and visualize your X4.
The 2015 X4 xDrive28i starts in the U.S. at $45,625 (including destination and handling) and xDrive35i at $48,925 (including destination and handling). It will make its debut at the 2014 NY International Auto Show and production begins this Spring at the Spartanburg, South Carolina plant.
For full details on the X4, see the X4 Official Thread.
Our full video review of the BMW M235i coupe from its recent launch at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
BMW M235i review by XCAR:
The BMW M235i is a rare thing. It’s the kind of car that just feels… right. It makes you feel special, and it makes me wonder whether BMW needs release an M2 at all.
The online preview configurator for the BMW X4, which was revealed last week, is now online.
For details on the X4, see the X4 Official Thread.
The reviewer loved it.
"Initially" is the key word, because the more I drove the M235i, the more it reminded me of that orange 1M, and the more the jealousy started to disappear. Consider the performance data. The 1M was a party-sized M3, putting down the same numbers as its V-8 big brother. But despite the M235is perceived shortcomings, its right on the pace of … CONTINUED
More BMW X4 videos have been added to our X4 Information Thread.
X4 Compared to Macan:
Length: 0.39 in / 1mm shorter than Macan
Width: 1.65 in / 42mm narrower than Macan
Height: same height as Macan
Wheelbase: 0.12 in / 3mm longer than Macan
xDrive28i – 240hp / 260lb-ft – 0-60 in 6.0 seconds (2.0L turbo inline 4 cyl)
xDrive35i – 300hp / 300 lb-ft – 0-60 in 5.2 seconds (3.0L turbo inline 6 cyl)
Macan S AWD – 340 hp / 339 lb-ft – 0-60 in 5.2 seconds (3.0L turbo V6)
Macan Turbo AWD – 400hp / 406 lb-ft – 0-60 in … CONTINUED
We revealed the BMW X4 to you yesterday and as you saw, it shares very similar styling to the BMW X3, in particular the front end styling. Here’s a set of visual comparison images to show how the X4 compares to the X3.
Length: 184.3 inches (4,680 mm) (0.6 inches / 14mm longer than X3)
Height: 63.9 inches (1,624 mm) (1.5 inches / 37mm lower than X3)
Front seats sit 0.8 inches … CONTINUED