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BMW X2 takes charge of BMW SUV line up

BMW X2 takes charge of BMW SUV line up   IT’S no secret that BMW has big plans to expand its range of SUVs over the next three years, and arguably the most interesting is the BMW X2, revealed for the first time here in our exclusive main image. BMW intends the newcomer to sit perfectly in the middle of an array of new SUVs – ranging from a Nissan Juke-sized BMW X1 Sport Cross right up to a Range […]

BMW 320d Touring

BMW 320d Touring   As with the saloon, the BMW 320d Touring has been overhauled for 2015 with a new engine, slicker gearbox and revised suspension. This is our first UK drive in the BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics version, which gets active aerodynamics, smaller i6in alloy wheels and less power than the normal 320d, in the name of economy and emissions. The resulting I04g/km and 70.6mpg from this eight-speed automatic model is impressive, and brings company car tax bills of […]

BMW M6 GT3 officially revealed at Frankfurt

BMW M6 GT3 officially revealed at Frankfurt   BMW chose to finally reveal its BMW M6 GT3 challenger for the 2016 season at the Frankfurt motor show and it has to be said that now it’s been unveiled in all its glory the M6 GT3 looks utterly stunning. It’ll take over from the Z4 GT3 at the end of this season and will be available to purchase from BMW Motorsport by the end of 2015 for the princely sum of […]

Hot new BMW X4 Revealed

Hot new BMW X4 Revealed   BMW has revealed the details on its range topping M Performance BMW X4, the M40i, and it looks like it will be a blistering performer. Under its bonnet will be a new version of the turbocharged 2979cc straight-six that’s seen service in a large number of BMWs and it’s perhaps interesting to note that this is the older engine, not the new Baukasten modular unit that’s just been released in the new 340i. BMW […]

BMW M2 Coupe to take on Audi RS3

BMW M2 Coupe to take on Audi RS3   It was only a matter of time before BMW’s M division got its ghand on the 2 Series, and this is the result the hotly anticipated BMW M2 Coupe. Priced from £44,070, it will go on sale in April next year, with fewer than 500 models earmarked for the UK. Two years afterthe car on which it’s based was launched, the M2 has the Audi RS 3 firmly in its sights. […]

BMW teams up with Lexus to rival Audi R8

BMW teams up with Lexus to rival Audi R8   BMW is teaming up with Lexus to develop a supercar that will outperform Audi’s R8. A source close to Lexus says the companies have jointly built a midengined all wheel drive prototype.   BMW and Lexus versions will be produced, and both will use an aluminium spaceframe and carbon fibre tub, with electric motors powering the front wheels and petrol feeding the rears. Two power units are being developed. The […]

493bhp BMW M4 GTS to hit the roads

493bhp BMW M4 GTS to hit the roads   After unveiling a concept version of the BMW M4 GTS at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California Last year, BMW has lifted the covers off the production ready version complete with an uprated 493bhp straight six engine and lightweight carbon fibre body parts.   The special edition BMW M4 GTS is designed as the halo product for BMW’s M car line up, and will be strictly limited to 700 units worldwide. […]

BMW M2 to take on Mercedes A45 AMG

BMW M2 to take on Mercedes A45 AMG   BMW’s M division is fighting back against Mercedes- AMG’s headline grabbing, 376bhp A45 4Matic with the new, 365bhp BMW M2, a car it claims delivers an even richer driving experience both on the road and at the track. Pictured here in production guise for the first time ahead of a planned public debut at the Detroit motor show in January, the eagerly anticipated BMW M2 is the indirect successor to the […]

BMW M5 Pure

BMW M5 Pure   Slappping a Pure badge onto the rump of a BMW M5 creates certain expectations. Particularly when BMW itself says this new Pure special edition is “raw and trackinspired”. This makes you think the BMW M5 Pure will be a strippedout special with less weight, less luxuries and a greater focus on hardcore performance. Could it even be an BMW M5 CSL?   Sadly, the answer is no. What this ‘special edition’ is, in essence, is a […]

New entry level BMW 3 Series

New entry level BMW 3 Series   The BMW 3 Series has sat at top of the compact executive pile for a long time, but it has recently had its dominance eroded by new rivals from Jaguar and Audi. This threat seemed even stronger after we were far from wowed by the range topping six cylinder 340i model.   BMW320d, the BMW 3 Series that has long been Britain’s favourite. This time around, it seemed as though BMW had come […]