Specs and Details of the G87 BMW M2 Exposed
BMW’s M division is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and with that, we are waiting for not just the G87 M2 but also the first M-powered SUV, the XM. tAlso, an M-powered wagon is waiting to join the line-up later in June 2022, the M3 Touring. So, while we are eagerly waiting for the full-fat M2, BMW teased us with many camouflaged photos of the prototype in Salzburgring, a 2.6-mile racetrack in Austria. Additionally, they have revealed a lot of specs for the upcoming M2, which we will discuss thoroughly.
BMW And Roadsters: The Unholy Combo That Never Went BMW’s Way
BMW has a rich history when it comes to making skillfully engineered and highly technical automobiles, and its 106-year history is a testament to that. Even though most of its cars are classically handsome in a very German way, they do lack the flair that some of their Italian counterparts managed to bring to the table. In BMWs defense, it isn’t for the lack of trying, but unfortunately, there seems to be a curse that bars its flagship and flamboyant droptops from sales success.
BMW M’s Secret Garage Houses Some Insane One-Off Prototypes
When the BMW M4 CSL debuted earlier this year, it was only the third M car to ever wear the CSL badge throughout BMW M’s 50-year history. Prior to the M4 CSL, only two have been blessed with the CSL badge, and these include the (E9) 3.0 CSL and the (E46) M3 CSL. That’s because weight shedding has been the main driving point of all CSL (which means Competition, Sport, Lightweight) vehicles, but did you know that four more CSL cars were actually almost put into production?
The Condition of this V8-Swapped BMW E30 from Car Trek Will Break Your Heart
It is generally accepted that BMWs do not age well. Maybe they do in terms of aesthetics (except the current ones), but not in terms of reliability, as we have seen many times. Things are even less promising when you buy a car that was featured on Car Trek, which is exactly what Jared Pink from Wrench Every Day has done. The YouTuber acquired the 1987 BMW 325i E30, originally driven by Tyler Hoover, and as you would expect, the car is in a pretty rough shape. What you don’t know, however, is just how rough the old "Beemer" really is.
It’s Starting to Sound Like BMW M and ALPINA Are Going to Clash
For nearly six decades ALPINA has been an independent company building modified BMWs. They were usually similar to the in-house M models with more power and occasionally different suspension and handling setups. However, the ALPINAs were designed with a more luxurious attitude, forgoing all-out power and speed. Now, with BMW officially bringing Alpina under its roof, the ultimate driving machine may be taking more and more steps towards luxury and customer customization.
2022 BMW M4 - Performance, Price, and Photos
The BMW 4 Series and M4 were redesigned from the ground up for the 2021 model year. Now in its second generation, the M4 model-line up has evolved a lot to include a wide array of options with something for everyone. For that thoroughbred analog driving experience, BMW still has a six-speed manual option.
But if you want to keep up with the times and want to exploit that M-Tuned heart, then you’ve got a trusty eight-speed ZF automatic on tap that offers lightning-fast shifts. Also, for the first time ever, BMW offers xDrive, which is BMW’s AWD along with the option of a convertible on the top-spec model. Let’s take a closer look at the 2022 BMW M4 range.
10 Best Manual BMWs Of All Time
BMWs are known as some of the purest driving machines that emphasize driving pleasure and engineering excellence over other things. However, in recent years, enthusiasts have been blaming BMW for diluting its core ethos in a bid to chase luxury and efficiency, but the biggest clincher for car enthusiasts has to be the fact that BMW has no manual transmission cars in its current portfolio, save for the M3 and M4. But, fear not, we have curated a list of the best manual transmission BMWs of all time to help you relish and even find your next truly analog Beemer.
Here’s Why You Won’t Find an Electric BMW M2, M3, or M4 Anytime Soon
Good news for the hardcore M car fans, BMW is not yet ready to refurbish its fully-fledged M models with solely electrified powertrains, as the technology isn’t there yet. And, according to the CEO of BMW M, Frank van Meel, you will have to wait until 2030 at the earliest to get your hands on a fully electric M2, M3, or an M4. M Performance cars, like the BMW XM and iX M60i will be growing and getting more advanced between now and then.
These Are the Most Powerful Three-Cylinder Engines in New Cars
Gone are the days when three-cylinder engines were only meant for urban commutes. These engines were light and focused more on fuel efficiency than performance. However, things are changing, and with upsizing not an option anymore, thanks to stricter emission regulations, automakers are making the best they can with fewer cylinders and lower displacements. Companies don’t just offer them with forced induction now; they even pair them with electric motors and batteries to generate all the oomph possible. Believe it or not, there are a handful of high-performance three-cylinder engines that can blow larger engines out of the water.
Spend Some Time with the Mythical E31 BMW M8
You may think that the M8 name was first used in 2019 when BMW launched the M version of the current generation 8 Series, but that’s not the case at all. 30 years ago - in the early 1990s, BMW created an M8 prototype based on the E31 8-Series. The model never made it to production, and more than that, it remained a secret for nearly 20 years. In 2010, when it was finally shown to the public, the M8 E31 made waves.
Watch a BMW M5 CS Fight It Out With the 997 Porsche 911 Turbo S
The folks from Carwow have brought an exciting drag race between two unique cars from different generations. On the left, we have a 10-year old 997.2-gen Porsche 911 Turbo S,. Next to that, a BMW M5 CS is in its current generation for the 2022 model year. They are “bonkers-hardcore-performance-thingy,” as Mat Watson wants to call them. But there are quite some differences between the two, since the M5 CS is a family sedan and the 911 Turbo S is a sports car. Also, on paper, the BMW has all the power to school the Porsche down the quarter-mile, but can the 911 Turbo S from 2012 really keep up? Let’s dive in.
The BMW M3 Touring Could be the Best M Car Ever Built
When BMW M announced back in 2020 that they were building an M3 Touring, the excitement surrounding the car was indeed very high. After all, it’s BMW M’s first wagon in more than a decade. The last high-performance wagon to ever come out of BMW M was the M5 Touring (E61), which was last produced in 2010, and this will also be the first time that an M3 Touring will be ever produced. Australian automotive website CarExpert managed to have an intimate chat with the folks at BMW M who led the development of the highly-anticipated wagon.
The BMW M3 Edition 50 Jahre is a $20,000 Celebration Piece With a Wicked Paint Job
BMW M was established back in May 1972, which means, 2022 marks the division’s 50th anniversary. BMW actually started the celebration back in 2021 when it unveiled a unique BMW M logo designed specifically for the event and culminated with the launch of the M4 CSL a few days ago. Now the celebration continues with the launch of a special edition based on the BMW M3.
2024 BMW M4 CSL - Price, Performance, and Photos
Following the footsteps of the M3 CSL from almost two decades back and the M4 GTS that came out six years back, BMW has launched its latest special edition model, the M4 CSL. For the longest time, it was a well-kept secret, but in recent times, we had spied it a few times and had an idea of how it looked on the outside and the inside. Fast forward to the present day, the M4 “Competition, Sport, Lightweight" is finally here.
The M4 CSL comes with a lot of tweaks when compared to the M4 Competition. It makes 40 extra horses, features an aggressive suspension tune, carbon-ceramic brakes, ultra-high performance tires, and is 240 pounds lighter. The M4 CSL is limited to just 1,000 examples worldwide and costs $139,900; nearly twice as much as the M4 Competition. Is it worth the extra price?
Ride Shotgun in a Pristine E34 BMW M5 as it Laps the Nurburgring
The Nurburgring is a coveted place by many petrol heads around the world and mastering the challenging circuit is a feat few can boast of. Misha Charoudin, the Nurburgring’s resident Russian, professional test driver, vlogger, and Nordschleife veteran is taking us for another ride around the legendary race track. This time, the car of choice is a BMW M5 E34 – a car that is as capable as it is overlooked because of the M5 models that came after it. This is how the, now 32-year-old performance sedan performs.