Autocar’s hot hatch shootout featuring the BMW M135i, Mercedes A45 AMG and the VW GTI.
We’ve spotted the BMW M235i Coupe again and although it remains in the previous stage of camouflage (you’ve seen it revealed in the photos below anyway), this is our first ever look at the 2 Series Coupe versus its older brother to be, the 4 Series Coupe.
Next to the 435i, the M235i appears to be a bit taller. But, it’s clearly narrower and cuts a squatter figure than the sleeker and more stretched 435i coupe. Remember too, that the 2 Series prototype still wears some heavy camouflage on its hind quarters and rear, which gives its rear half a bulkier appearance than on the production model.
Although we don’t have an end-to-end look between the cars, the 2 Series Coupe will also be shorter in length … CONTINUED
You’ve seen our comparisons pitting the all new 2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe (F32) against the E92 3 Series, Mercedes C Class, and Audi A5/S5.
Now see it versus its close brother – the F30 3 Series Sedan.
You’ve seen the comparisons between the BMW 4 Series Coupe and the E92 3 Series and Mercedes C Class, not have a look a BMW’s newest coupe versus the Audi A5 and S5, the 4 Series’ closest and strongest competitor.
As you can see in the tables inside, the specs between BMW’s and Audi’s midsize coupes are very similar in performance (for the 435i and S5) and each have nearly identical physical measurements, except weight and weight distribution.
We’ve put together a comparison versus the physical specs, powerplants and performance of the new 4 Series Coupe and the Mercedes C Class Coupe, as well as the comparison photos.
The 4 Series has the C Class Coupe beat in the performance department, hands down. As for styling, well that’s subjective, but the comparison photos inside should help you form your own opinion.
We just showed you the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupe [Official Thread], now have a look at the 4 Series Coupe (F32) versus the outgoing 3 Series Coupe (E92).
First, some stats:
2014 435i Coupe MSRP: $46,925 (D&H included)
2013 335i Coupe MSRP: $45,995 (DH included)
2014 428i Coupe MSRP: $41,425 (D&H included)
2013 328i Coupe MSRP: $39,595 (DH included)
435i Coupe 0-60: 5.3 sec
335i Coupe 0-60: 5.3 sec (5.5 sec auto)
428i Coupe 0-60: 5.7 sec
328i Coupe 0-60: 6.2 sec (6.8 sec auto)
F32 Length: 182.6 in / 4,638 mm (1 inch longer than E92)
F32 Width: 71.9 in / 1,825 mm (1.7 inches wider than E92)
F32 Height: 53.6 in / 1,362 mm (0.6 inches lower than E92)
F32 Wheelbase: 110.6 in / 2,810 mm (2 inches longer than … CONTINUED
Some drag races between a F13 M6 Coupe and some formidable competition: the R35 GTR, Porsche turbo, X6M and R34 GTR.
It’s always interesting to hear the history of the BMW M3 rehashed, but even more fun when you get to see them all together. Even more than that, we get to hear and see them all being driven in this recap of the BMW M3′s evolution, from E30 to E36 to E46 to the E90.
BWS Motorsports’ Marc Norris takes us through the generations.
P.S., if you’re interested, here’s a chart comparing the technical specs of all M3 generations [tech specs chart].
BMW presents an official side-by-side comparison of the 3 generations of X5, including the newest F15 X5.
We get a great look at the evolution of both exteriors and interiors.
Follow F15 X5 coverage @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/x5/f15/