BMW 2-Series News

  • 2021 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    The redesigned 2-Series Active Tourer will boast a new platform capable of packing battery-electric powertrains.

  • 2020 BMW M2 Competition-based race car - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    BMW M2 Competition racer successfully completes first test

    BMW's M2 Competition will spawn a customer race car in time for the 2020 motorsport season.

  • Teaser for BMW M2 Competition-based customer race car
    BMW teases new M2 Competition-based customer race car

    BMW M Motorsport released a teaser video of its new race car based on the BMW M2 that will be unveiled this Saturday.

  • 2020 BMW M2 CS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW M2 CS spy shots and video

    The M2 Competition is already making 405 horsepower but an upcoming M2 CS is expected to spit out close to 450 horses.

  • 2021 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe spy shots and video

    BMW will soon launch a sedan smaller than the 3-Series.

  • Teaser for BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe debuting at  2019 Los Angeles Auto Show
    BMW locks in 2-Series Gran Coupe for 2019 LA Auto Show

    The 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show isn't until November but the show's first world premiere has already been confirmed. During BMW Group's annual financial results press conference held Wednesday in Munich, Germany, CEO Harald Krueger announced that a BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe will be unveiled at the...

  • 2020 BMW M2 CS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    BMW in the not too distant past was known as the maker of the Ultimate Driving Machine, but the famous slogan doesn't sit too well with the automaker today—though thankfully there are still some exceptions. BMW certainly churns out its share of segment busting niche fillers that aren't fit to sniff the tires of some of the classic hits, but it also still makes a few cars that live up to the slogan. One of these is the M2, which is set to get an even more intense version later this year in the form of the M2 CS. Prototypes have been spied for a while but now we have some details from a...

  • 2019 BMW M2 Competition
    Next BMW M2 internal nickname is "drift machine"

    Klaus Fröhlich, BMW's research and development chief, claims the next M2 has one heck of an internal nickname: "drift machine." The Australian website Motoring reported Friday that Fröhlich took responsibility for coining the internal nickname and he wants to ensure fans that the next M2...

  • BMW M2 M Performance Parts concept
    BMW M2 CS and CSL still possible

    It appears that the recently introduced M2 Competition might just be the start of BMW M's tuning program for the M2. In fact, we could see both CS and CSL versions added the down the line to keep interest in the M2 on the boil. Citing one of its sources, the BMW Blog reported Wednesday that an M2...

  • BMW M2 M Performance Parts concept
    BMW brings the carbon fiber with M2 M Performance Parts concept

    BMW M already offers a host of upgrades for the M2 via its M Performance Parts line, however the official tuner to BMW has showcased the potential for even more goodies with the new M2 M Performance Parts concept unveiled on Thursday at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. In particular, the parts...

  • 2019 BMW M2 Competition
    2019 BMW M2 Competition priced from $58,900

    Roundel fans, rejoice. While BMW is busy focusing on bringing more SUVs and electric cars to the market, the M division still wants more performance options. By hook or by crook, the M folks seem to have snuck one past the money men: the 2019 M2 Competition. And the best part is that there's no...

  • Lightweight creates BMW M2 convertible
    BMW won't make an M2 convertible, but this German company did

    BMW does not offer the wonderful M2 as a convertible, but that hasn't stopped a German company by the name of Lightweight from modding the standard convertible into something comparable. With some modifications and M2 parts, Lightweight will transform a standard 2-Series convertible into a drop-top...

  • 2019 BMW M2 Competition M Performance Parts

    BMW already has a full assortment of performance upgrades for the new M2 Competition due in showrooms later this year. Munich's latest creation is near perfect straight out of the box but BMW is well aware that the car targets the enthusiast market. It's no surprise then that the automaker is offering a full range of M Performance parts from the get go. There are parts for the exterior and the cabin, most of them aimed at reducing weight, the result being better performance in virtually all dynamic qualities. Examples include the carbon fiber hood, roof and tailgate, which reduce weight by...

  • 2019 BMW M2 Competition
    2019 BMW M2 Competition coming to delight purists, slay tracks

    Purists should be delighted with the 2019 BMW M2 Competition. The hotter version of the M2 will boast 405 horsepower from its twin-turbo inline-6, as well as 406 pound-feet of torque, increases of 40 and 63, respectively. That's enough to launch the car from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds with the 7-speed...

  • 2019 BMW 1-Series Hatchback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    BMW's new front-wheel-drive cars to ride on FAAR platform

    BMW in 2014 finally did away with its rear-wheel-drive focus by launching the 2-Series Active Tourer. The compact minivan rode on a BMW Group platform for front-wheel-drive cars known as UKL, which made its debut a year earlier in the Mini Hardtop. The UKL platform has since gone on to spawn...

  • 2018 BMW M2
    BMW M2 Competition name confirmed via leak

    It seems the more hardcore and powerful BMW M2 finally has a name. Thanks to a leak from BimmerPost published this past Sunday, we know the car will bear the M2 Competition name. The M2 Competition has been all but confirmed for about a year, but we've also referred to the car as the M2 CS...

  • 2021 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Rear-wheel-drive BMW M2 Gran Coupe in the works?

    Whether BMW's next-generation 2-Series family will include a rear-wheel-drive coupe to serve as the basis of a new M2 is still up in the air, but regardless the M2 nameplate isn't likely to disappear. Autocar reports that the 2-Series Gran Coupe sedan currently being tested will get the M2...

  • 2018 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer
    BMW gives 2-Series Active Tourer minor updates

    BMW sells a frumpy, front-wheel-drive minivan known as the 2-Series Active Tourer outside the United States. (There’s also a 7-seat version known as the 2-Series Gran Tourer.) The vehicle made its debut in 2014 and was originally pegged for sale in the U.S., though BMW’s local division...

  • 2018 BMW M2 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    The BMW M2 is a Motor Authority favorite. The car’s powerful engine, razor-sharp handling and rear-wheel-drive layout ticks all the right boxes. Soon, though, an even better version will be thrown our way. BMW has been testing a more potent M2 for the good part of a year. Previously thought to represent a mid-cycle update for the M2, we now know the prototypes are actually for a new model with Competition classification. The Competition cars represent the next step up from the standard M cars. This means there’s still room for even more hardcore M2 CS and possibly even M2 GTS...

  • 2018 BMW 2-Series
    2018 BMW 2-Series preview

    The 2-Series is one of our favorite cars in the BMW lineup. In fact, the high-performance M2 variant was voted Motor Authority’s Best Car to Buy 2017. It’s mostly because the car reminds us of BMWs of old, where rear-wheel drive, inline-6s and manual transmissions ruled. Yes, the...

  • 2018 BMW M2 refresh leaked
    BMW M2 facelift leaks showing subtle styling changes

    BMW of Belgium has let the cat out of the bag. And by cat, we mean arguably one of BMW's best sport coupes in recent times. The Belgian company published images to its website and it shows the 2018 BMW M2 in all its glory, first reported by Bimmer Today. If it looks the same, that's because the...

  • 2018 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer spy shots

    BMW sells a frumpy, front-wheel-drive minivan known as the 2-Series Active Tourer in some markets. (There’s also a seven-seat version known as the 2-Series Gran Tourer.) The vehicle made its debut in 2014 and was originally pegged for sale in the United States, though BMW’s local...

  • 2016 BMW M2 with M Performance parts, 2015 SEMA show
    2017 BMW M2 Performance Edition amps up already great car

    Yesterday, Bimmerpost and BMW Blog spotted order code ZL9 for the 2017 BMW M2 in the U.S. BMW dealership ordering system. It specifies the 2017 M2 Performance Edition. We reached out to a spokesman from BMW, who confirmed that this limited edition package is indeed available to order at this time...

  • 2016 BMW M2 Coupe
    BMW M rumored to be planning family of ‘CS’ models

    Recent trademark filings reveal that BMW has protected the names of a range of potential M cars wearing the CS designation. The names range from “M1 CS” through to “M8 CS.” While it’s not unusual for automakers to trademark names even when there’s no intention to...

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