BMW 2-Series News

  • 2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    The Mercedes-Benz CLA will soon have competition from a coupe-like sedan from BMW. A prototype has been spotted for what’s likely to be a 2-Series Gran Coupe. The car is on track for a debut in the spring and on sale later in 2019 as a 2020 model. Its development may explain why BMW has been reluctant to sell its 1-Series sedan outside of China: for global markets, a sharper-looking 2-Series Gran Coupe makes more sense. The 2-Series Gran Coupe sits on a front-wheel-drive platform, in this case the FAAR design that debuted in the 1-Series. Compared to the 1-Series, we can see that the...

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

    BMW M is out testing a new version of the M2 at the Nürburgring, believed to be a hardcore M2 CS. The car may look like the recently launched M2 Competition but if you look a little closer you'll notice some key differences. For instance, the front fascia sports an additional lip spoiler...

  • 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...

  • 2020 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
    2019 BMW M2 Competition spy video

    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...

  • 2018 BMW M2

    BMW still uses the Ultimate Driving Machine slogan, but it doesn't always wear it well. The automaker 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. Now we hear that the already great M2 is set to get an even more intense version. Get ready to be very excited by the impending arrival of the BMW M2 CS. Spanish website Motor.es has a bit of the low down on the upcoming top-tier model in the 2 Series family. BMW will swap out the M2's single-turbo...

  • 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 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...

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

    The 2-Series coupe is one of our favorite cars in the BMW lineup. In fact, the high-performance M2 variant was just 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...

  • 2017 BMW M240i Coupe
    2017 BMW 2-Series preview

    BMW is overhauling the powertrain lineup in its 2-Series range for the 2017 model year. The coupes and convertibles adopt the latest versions of the automaker’s 4- and 6-cylinder engines and in the process benefit from performance and efficiency gains. The cars also adopt new badges to denote...

  • 2016 BMW M2  -  First Drive
    2016 BMW M2 first drive review

    The 2016 BMW M2 is, at long last, the M car that doesn’t try to please everyone—and will, because of that, end up pleasing far more driving enthusiasts in ways that matter. Get a group of longtime BMW enthusiasts together to talk cars—the ins and outs of the uncompromised...

  • BMW M2 official safety car for the 2016 MotoGP season

    Following in the footsteps of the M6 and M4 coupes, BMW’s new M2 will serve as official safety car for the 2016 MotoGP season. But before it could be supplied to Dorna Sports, the organizer of MotoGP, the M2 needed a few modifications. The modifications were handled at the BMW M factory and included additional reinforcements to the body, some new aerodynamic aids all crafted from carbon fiber, and some extra electronic gear including radio communication systems and the roof-mounted light bar. ALSO SEE: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE Revealed With V-6 And V-8 Options No changes were made to...

  • 2016 BMW 330e and 225xe plug-in hybrids
    BMW 330e and 225xe plug-in hybrids revealed ahead of Frankfurt auto show

    BMW is well on its way of offering its eDrive plug-in hybrid option on every model in its lineup. Having already shown the fuel-efficient versions of its X5 and 7-Series, the German automaker has now given us our first look at its upcoming 2-Series Active Tourer and 3-Series plug-in hybrids. They...

  • 2016 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid prototype
    BMW 2-Series Active Tourer Plug-In Hybrid Edges Closer To Production

    When BMW first previewed its 2-Series Active Tourer back in 2012 with the Concept Active Tourer, it chose to fit the vehicle with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, suggesting that a gasoline-electric setup would be offered in the production version. Now we’re getting our first look at the plug-in...

  • BMW 2-Series Active Tourer
    BMW Backtracks On 2-Series Active Tourer U.S. Plans

    Anyone looking forward to BMW’s new front-wheel-drive range in the U.S. is going to be disappointed, as the automaker has reversed a previous decision to bring the cars over here. BMW’s front-wheel-drive range includes the five-seat 2-Series Active Tourer and seven-seat 2-Series Gran...

  • 2015 BMW 2-Series Convertible
    2015 BMW 228i Convertible first drive review

    Fifty shades of grey may be a box-office phenomenon this weekend, but at BMW, it's business as usual. Ever see a Bavarian brochure without some halftone hue? Or five of them? If grey could be anthropomorphized, it'd be the brand mascot. Somehow BMW manages to conjure grey outside of showrooms, too...

  • BMW 220d xDrive Gran Tourer (European spec)
    BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer Preview

    With BMW’s re-naming scheme mostly in place, and a small handful of new models bearing those names, BMW is using the new nomenclatural real estate to introduce yet another: the 2-Series Gran Tourer. Fitting the vehicle class known as an MPV elsewhere in the world, Americans can think of the...

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