BMW M2 2017

“HOW MUCH do you love this car, man?” A cyclist pulls up next to me at a red light. He’s practically hugging the BMW. I tell him that I’m test-driving it without getting the chance to say much more. But no need, lie’s telling me about the M2, lie’s read about it. “Zero to 60 … [Read more…]

BMW i3 94AH Range Extender

We’ve already driven BMW’s revised i3 on its launch in Munich, but now we’re trying it in the UK. To recap, the new ‘94Ah’ part of the name refers to a new battery pack. It’s the same size as before, but its energy density has been improved by 50%, resulting in a 33kWh capacity that … [Read more…]

The New 5 Series Is Finally Ready For Launch

BMW is preparing itself for the launch of its crucial new, seventh-generation 5 Series saloon ahead of the car going on sale in February next year. Codenamed G30, the latest incarnation of what remains the German manufacturer’s most profitable model sticks closely to the design language established by the latest 7 Series luxury saloon, despite … [Read more…]

BMW X2 Was Unveiled in Paris

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BMW showcased the new Concept X2 at Paris, confirming that the brand will expand its SUV range in 2018 with the addition of the sporty crossover. The car is destined lo slot into the line-up between the X1 crossover and larger X3 SUV. Head of design Karim Habib said the car “combines the fast-moving body … [Read more…]

BMW M240i Convertible

BMW updated its 2 Series range this summer, with some changes to the engines and specifications across the line-up. There were a few naming tweaks, too, with the M235i becoming the M240i to reflect a small power boost. Now, we’ve driven the Convertible version in the UK for the first time and, as there’s no … [Read more…]

New BMW 8 Series Is Taking Shape

EARLIER this year we were first to reveal news of BMW’s forthcoming range rejig – our report in Issue 1,425 confirmed the brand’s plans to reinvent its 6 Series as a Porsche 911-fighting sports car. At the same time, we spilled the beans on the brand’s new flagship 8 Series – a car aimed squarely … [Read more…]

BMW 2002 Hommage

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BMW has revealed a mild update of its recent 2002 Hommage concept for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The revised concept wears a livery reminiscent of the classic orange Jagermeister scheme worn by all manner of BMWs throughout the 1970s and 1980s – including the original 2002, as well as E21 and E30 3-Series and … [Read more…]

Ford Mustang vs BMW M235i vs Lexus RC200t

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There different approaches to the rear-drive coupe concept. With £35,000 in your back poket, which is the one to have? Wherever you care to look, the automotive industry seems to be convergning on the same technical solutions. Hypercars must have some form of hybridisation, hot hatches are powered by four-cylinder turbo engines, supersaloons run twin-turbo … [Read more…]

DMS BMW M2

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According to the official figures, just 60bhp separates the BMW M2 from the bigger, more expensive M4. In reality, however, the difference is greater than that. “M2s just about make the 365bhp that BMW claims,” says DMS Automotive founder Rob Young, “whereas M4s always produce way more than the daimed 425bhp.” In the real world, … [Read more…]