It just so happens that the BMW 2-Series is my favorite new BMW to come along in some time, because it's a spirited, compact rear-drive coupe that pays homage to the old 2002 with lots of modern amenities and performance. And for its second year on the market, it loses a top and gains all-wheel drive.
Why is drifting a solo sport, anyway? Here's an idea for something awesome: entire teams of people, each driving a BMW M235i, compete to see who can do the most elaborate synchronized drifting routines. It's like synchronized swimming, except on land and with turbos.
Say you've got around $50k to spend on a sporty coupe, do you get a loaded BMW M235i or a stripped-out Porsche Cayman. Both are intended for different purposes but achieve similar performance figures. So which is better on track?
The screams of joy from literally dozens of amateur rallycross drivers could be heard echoing from Vermont to the Netherlands as BMW announced the M235i coupe will get xDrive.
The SEAT Leon Cupra is that better-looking VW Golf R with so much power that it could almost make a purist forget about its FWD-ness. But is it good enough to go up against a BMW M235i in a drag race?
The BMW M235i. It's fast, it looks aggressive, and it's got M badges all over it. From there you might deduce that it's a proper M car like an M3 or an M5. But it isn't! Here's why, and what that means for the rest of the M brand.
If you're American, you can have the bite-sized BMW 2-Series in about three months when the M235i and 228i make their respective debuts. And the M235i is part of BMW's plan for world domination with the M series.
The new BMW 2-Series. It looks good, it's priced well enough, and it has impressive specs. But is the M235i really worthy of that M badge?
BMW has been building the exact same car for 51 years and everyone seems surprised about it.
The sportiest version of the new BMW 2-Series car is something we're looking forward to, and thanks to these leaked official images, I can show you exactly why.