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Is a pre-owned 228i best BMW you can buy these days?

Looking for a fairly new BMW? Well, you can now own a used BMW 228i for 25,000 USD. Though basically considered as a small and modest coupe, the BMW 228i could bring big value for your money. Primarily because it has the perfect size that makes driving more fun. It probably is the best driver’s car around especially with the increasing number of big SUVs on the road.

Tipping the scales at 3,260 pounds, the BMW 228i is not only compact in size but is also relatively lighter. The dimensions are exactly what an everyday driver is looking for in a car because the 228i is neither too long nor too wide. One thing’s for sure, taking this coupe anywhere won’t be a problem since it’s much easier to get through a tight traffic if the car isn’t taking a lot of space to start with.

Most of all, the 2 Series is a relatively new model range, which means, driving one of these won’t definitely ruin your style. It will literally take your driving to a whole new level because it feels more agile than most BMWs. Never mind that it doesn’t come with the M badge like those on the faster BMW models. In fact, the 228i has better suspension than say, a BMW M235 or an M240 because it offers superior comfort and better handling. In most cases, things can get out of hand if the car is too powerful or runs too fast. But certainly not for the 228i since the four cylinder provides sturdy driving force that does not compromise other parts of the vehicle.

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Limited-edition BMW M240i M Performance Edition is looking great

BMW 2 Series gets a serious facelift, giving it more spunk. The Bavarian company just refreshed the not-so-new model with a limited M240i M Performance Edition. And though the differences between this model and the current model are very subtle compared to the 2 Series update, there’s nothing wrong with adding a few extra features in the special edition package. In fact, updates are almost always a good thing, right?

The company suggests that this M Performance Edition is meant to “express the athletic appeal of the sport coupe even more”. And a sportier car definitely means a faster one right? So let us start off with the upgraded 3.0-liter inline six engine that can yield up to 340 horsepower that is paired to either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic gearbox - adding only an extra five horsepower over the standard 335 horsepower.

If they choose to get the xDrive all-wheel drive system, they won’t have a choice but get the automatic. Though the company promises that whichever one you get, the 2 Series will get you to 60 miles per hour in a little over four seconds.

Read the entire article Limited-edition BMW M240i M Performance Edition is looking great

2018 BMW 2-Series Facelift gets all-new interior and a few exciting exterior upgrades

BMW had just launched the 2018 2-Series Coupe and Cabrio Facelift and M2 Facelift, now with subtle changes both in and outside. Seems like the 2 Series is following the footsteps of its bigger brother, the newly refreshed 4 Series.

One of the most noticeable changes would be the new bi-LED headlights, that now come standard across the range. The new headlights and clusters were designed in a hexagon-like “angel eyes” shape that replaces the rounder layout of the previous models. Customers also have an option to go for an adaptive full-LED setup for an additional cost.

The pair of kidney grilles are now larger, as well as the air intakes for a more aggressive face. Though the rear end looks untouched, BMW says that the standard taillights got a nip and tuck. To complete the new look of the 2 Series, customers get to choose from three new colours including Sunset Orange, Seaside Blue, and Mediterranean Blue. Plus there are four sets of alloy wheels that they can choose from - two sets of 17-inch wheels while the other two measure 18-inches.

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AC Schnitzer celebrates 30 years with new BMW M240i ACL2S Special Edition

Nearly a year ago at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, AC Schnitzer unveiled a 570-hp monster in the form of the AC Schnitzer ACL2. For the 2017 edition of the Geneva Motor Show, AC Schnitzer will be unveiling a new version that is less powerful but is nonetheless appealing.

AC Schnitzer is introducing its new BMW M240i ACL2S, a special edition model that the German tuner has come up with as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations. As its moniker indicates, this special edition is based on the BMW M240i. However, AC Schnitzer implemented a number modifications aimed at upgrading both the looks and the performance of a typical BMW M240i.

As it is, a typical BMW M240i is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo engine that could develop 335 hp of max output and 369 lb.-ft. of peak torque. When paired to a manual transmission, this engine allows the BMW M240i to accelerate from zero to 62 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds. But when mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, this powerplant allows the car to sprint from nil to 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds.

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AC Schnitzer showcased a 570 HP monster in the ongoing 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the AC Schnitzer ACL2. The car’s brute force is achieved by replacing the standard engine with an M4 power plant with an AC Schnitzer performance upgrade and by eliminating the Vmax limit via control unit programming. Cornering was vastly improved via the rear limited slip differential with Drexler diff lock increased from 25 to 95 percent.

The concept vehicle was designed with the motto “Less is more” which is reflected in the letter “L” in the name and further reflected in the car’s optimized carbon intake tract as well as the lightweight battery.

Aachen-based engineers working with this “Less is more” formula in mind were able to produce a very lightweight vehicle that, with 2.54 kg per hp, easily outperforms other vehicles like the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Ferrari 458 Italia.

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The BMW 2-Series Coupe was unveiled in October 2013, which means it was time for a small update. As a result, the Bavarian manufacturer introduced today an updated 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine on the 220d Coupe, delivering 190 hp (140 kW) and 400 Nm of torque. If you don’t remember, the current version of the engine delivers 184 hp (135 kW) and 380 Nm of torque.

Bolted to the standard 6-speed manual transmission, the new diesel engine offers an average fuel consumption of 4.4 to 4.1 l/100 km, while CO2 emissions are 115 to 107 g/km.

As an option, the 2015 BMW 220d Coupe is available with an 8-speed automatic Steptronic transmission that makes the vehicle even more fuel-efficient because it needs between 4.1 to 3.8 l/100 km, with CO2 emissions between 107 and 99 grams per km.

Read the entire article 2015 BMW 220d Coupe gets an updated 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine

The all-new Track Handling Package for the 2015 BMW 228i Coupe will be available starting July 2014. The new Track Handling Package – inspired by the original formula of BMW “S-package” vehicles -- includes the M Adaptive Suspension, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on distinct 18-inch light-alloy wheels, Variable Sport Steering, and M Sport Brakes.

The package will be available by July for 2015 BMW 228i Coupe fitted with either six-speed manual or eight-speed Sport Automatic gearboxes. The Track Handling Package may be installed to any 228i Coupe during the ordering process.

The Adaptive M Suspension brings the starting stance around 10mm lower than the suspension of a standard BMW 228i Coupe, resulting to lower center of gravity.

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If you are not a fan of the high-performance M235i, BMW has just revealed the M Performance parts developed for all variants of the 2-Series Coupe. The parts will be available in March 2014 and will add a touch of individual style in a way that expresses motor racing enthusiasm. BMW will also offer the M Performance Power Kit for the 220d Coupe, increasing the output of the 4-cylinder diesel engine by 12 kW/16 bhp to 147 kW/200 bhp and maximum torque by 40 Nm to 420 Nm.

An M Performance silencer system is available for the M235i Coupe, which reduces exhaust gas pressure in order to produce a sports-style sound. Moreover, BMW offers M performance Performance tailpipe trim elements are offered in chrome or carbon, bearing the M logo. For the M235i Coupe, BMW also offers the M Performance limited-slip differential, that ensures traction-optimized distribution of drive torque between the rear wheels.

For all model variants, BMW offers the M Performance sports suspension that includes a lowering of 20 millimetres compared to the standard version, specific dampers and shortened coil springs finished in red, as well as M Performance brake system with brake calipers painted in a choice of red, yellow or orange. The brake calipers are hidden behind the 19-inch forged BMW M Performance light alloy wheels, which are also available in two design versions.

Read the entire article M Performance parts now available for the 2014 BMW 2-Series Coupe (F22)

As expected, BMW officially introduced today the all-new 2-Series Coupe, a model that gives clear visual differentiation from the 1-Series models. Comparing it with the outgoing 1-Series Coupe, the 2-Series Coupe features a 11-centimetre increase in body length, a roofline flowing smoothly into the rear, new front and rear design.

Regarding its dimensions, the 2-Series Coupe has a length of 4,432 millimetres (+72 mm compared to the 1-Series Coupe), a width of 1,774 millimetres (+30 mm), a height of 1,418 millimetres and a wheelbase of 2,690 millimetres (+30 mm). Aerodynamics was also improved as the BMW 220i Coupe has a drag coefficient of 0.29. Inside we find a high-quality interior with driver-focused cockpit, automatic climate control as standard, iDrive operating system, optional Navigation system Professional including touch controller and a wide variety of storage compartments.

Some of the optional driver assistance systems include anti-dazzle High Beam Assistant, Adaptive Headlights, Parking Assistant, rear view camera, Driving Assistant, Speed Limit Info with No Passing Info display, cruise control system with braking function, extended integration of smartphones and music players, Real Time Traffic Information, Online Entertainment, extended functionality provided by apps for internet- based services such as Facebook and Twitter.

Read the entire article 2014 BMW 2-Series Coupe officially unveiled

Earlier today we showed you the BMW 2-Series Coupe and the M235i Coupe, but we didn’t tell you anything about the 2-Series Coupe with the M Sport Package. This option comprises bespoke suspension tuning such as a 10-millimetre drop in ride height and 17-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design.

The design is also updated as the 2-Series Coupe features aerodynamically optimised body elements such as a new front bumper with large air intakes, new side skirts and an air diffuser for the rear apron. A new design for the BMW kidney grille is also available as well as a exhaust tailpipe embellisher in high-gloss chrome.

Inside, we find aluminum door sill strips bearing the M logo, sports seats for the passenger and the driver, Aluminum Hexagon interior trim strips with accent strip in Estoril Blue, special dial design for the instrument cluster and M driver’s footrest. An M sports leather steering wheel is also available.

Read the entire article 2014 BMW 2-Series Coupe (F22) with M Sport Package

If the 4-Series Coupe is available with the Sport, Luxury and Modern lines, the 2-Series Coupe only gets the Sport Line and the Modern line. Both lines include 17-inch alloy wheels in exclusive designs, ambient lighting with variable use of colours and special seat upholstery, but also interior trim strip and car key designs.

The BMW 2-Series Coupe (F22) with Sport Line comes with a high-gloss black finish for the outer air intake surrounds, as well as on the kidney grille bars, cross rib in the centre air intake and rear apron. Meanwhile, the BMW 2-Series Coupe with Modern Line offers matt aluminum finish for the kidney grille, outer air intake surrounds and rear apron.

A body-coloured paint finish is offered for the cross rib in the centre air intake. BMW will not offer the Luxury Line for the 2-Series Coupe, but it does offer the M Sport Pack if you want something different and don’t like the Modern Line or the Sport Line.

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Earlier today we revealed you the fact that BMW will not offer the 1-Series Coupe and Convertible for the 2014MY. Of course, many of you folks already knew the reason but today this reason became official: 2-Series. Just like it did with the 3-Series Coupe and Convertible that were transformed into the 4-Series Coupe and Convertible, BMW will replace the 1-Series Coupe and Convertible with the 2-Series Coupe and Convertible.

BMW officially announced that it will unveil the 2-Series Coupe next Friday, on October 25th. As expected, BMW will offer the 218i, 225i, 220d versions but also top-of-the-range M235i Coupe. There will also be an M2 version that it is expected to debut in 2015. Both M235i and M2 will be powered by the six-cylinder 3.0-liter turbocharged engine rated at 320 hp (M235i) and at 350 hp (350 hp).

The BMW M2 will be capable to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in around 4.6 seconds, while the M235i will be 0.3 seconds slower. BMW 2-Series Coupe will be offered as standard with rear-wheel drive but the Bavarian manufacturer will also offer all-wheel drive as an option. A 2-Series GranCoupe is expected, following the 6-Series GranCoupe and the 4-Series GranCoupe.

Read the entire article BMW teases the 2-Series Coupe ahead of its debut on October 25 [w/video]

BMW will soon introduce the M235i coupe, the first in a line of M Performance models, in early 2014 to North America. It replaces the 1-series M coupe which ended its production after having produced over 6,000 units, of which, 600 were sold in the U.S. BMW has decided to rename the next generation coupe and convertible versions of the 1-series as the 2-series but the hatchback keeps the 1-series designation.

BMW hasn’t confirmed it yet but the M235i coupe is set to debut at the 2014 Detroit auto show. It is the sister model to the M135i hatchback that will start selling throughout Europe this September. The M235i coupe is based on the upcoming second-generation 2-series coupe that will debut at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show.

It will be powered by the 316-hp version of BMW's N55 turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine, the same one used on the M135i hatchback, says Autoweek. An insider from BMW M division told Autoweek that this engine was certified for U.S. sales. BMW's first M Performance model, with a standard six-speed manual gearbox, will be offered in the U.S. and will come with an optional seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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The new trend in the automotive business is to build smaller and more eco-friendly cars, and it appears that Bmw wants to follow this path in order to improve its sales. First vehicle developed by Bmw will be the 2-Series. How do we know this? Well. Bmw filed U.S. trademark applications for these designations: 228, 230, and 235.

If you are not a Bmw fan, we will tell you that -28, -30, and -35 suffixes come from the six-cylinder engine these cars will carry under the hood. Still, Bmw could also offer a model equipped with a four-cylinder engine.

The 2-Series is expected to be rear-wheel drive. What is more interesting is that Bmw filed a trademark application for the “M2” moniker.

Read the entire article Rumor: Bmw 2-Series in the works! M2 a possibility!

It’s not a secret anymore that Bmw is currently working on the next-generation 3-Series which is set to make its debut in 2012. According to Autocar, the Bavarian manufacturer says that the new car will carry state-of-the-art technology, which will enable it to react intelligently with local road conditions in order to allow better fuel consumption, as well as a higher level of safety.

Described as “Connected Drive meets Efficient Dynamics”, the new car is expected to be the leader in its segment when it will be introduced on the market.

ConnectedDrive system delivers all the information the driver needs to know about its vehicle, in order to take the best decisions about the way the car operates.

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Bentley Motors’ centenary celebration is just getting started. As the iconic British carmaker unveiled the fastest production SUV in the world so far, it is also celebrating 100 years of existence by unveiling a limited edition collectors’ car – the new Bentley Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner.

Ever since W.O. Bentley founded Bentley Motors on July 10, 1919, the working principle at the carmaker has always been “build a fast car, a good car, the best in its class.” Nearly 100 years since then, Bentley’s celebratory model is seen to live to that principle. After all, the Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner is inspired by the carmaker’s illustrious motorsport history.

In fact, the Continental GT Number 9 Edition by Mulliner is paying homage to Sir Henry Ralph Stanley “Tim” Birkin. Considered as one of the original ‘Bentley Boys’ of the 1920s and ‘30s, Birkin wasn’t just a customer but also a racing driver. Back then, Birkin commissioned a series of 4 1/2 Litre supercharged Bentley Blower. One of these was raced by Birkin himself at the 1930 Le Mans 24 Hours. As you may have guessed, Birkin piloted the iconic No.9 Bentley Blower – with power increased from 110 bhp to 175 bhp -- at the race.

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The new Audi TT RS – yes, the top version of the German carmaker’s facelifted TT model series – is now officially here. If you could remember, the range-topping TT RS Coupe and Roadster were visually absent when Audi unveiled the facelifted TT model series in July 2018. That got some worried, so Audi is allaying those worries.

As introduced by the brand with the Four Rings, the latest iteration of the Audi TT RS Coupe and Roadster boasts of completely redrawn front end. However, most of us won't be able to distinguish the newest TT RS models from their predecessors right away. It would take discerning eyes – especially those of Audi TT RS fans and enthusiasts – to know how the latest iterations differ visually from the previous model.

For instance, the lateral air intakes on the front bumper are now larger, each divided by vertical strips. In addition, the quattro logo -- in matt titanium-look – is located in the lower part of the gloss black grille that is surrounded by matt black Singleframe. The grille is flanked by LED headlights as standard, or by optional matrix LED units.

Read the entire article Facelifted Audi TT RS Coupe and Roadster now available to order

Alpina is releasing a new limited edition model that is essentially a more powerful and more appealing re-creation of the BMW 4 Series. This is the new BMW Alpina B4 S Bi-Turbo Edition 99, which would be sold either as a convertible and coupe versions, with deliveries set next year. As its name indicates, only 99 examples of the Edition 99 will be built.

This new BMW Alpina B4 S Biturbo Edition 99 is a limited edition model of the Alpina B4 S, which was derived from the BMW 4 Series. However, the B4 S is even more powerful and more dynamic than the high performance iteration of the 4 Series – the M4 Coupe. The Coupe version of the Edition 99 can be availed either as rear-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive (left-hand drive only). The Convertible model of the Edition, meanwhile, is configured as a rear-wheel drive.

While the 3.0-liter straight-six turbocharged engine of the M4 delivers 431 hp of output, the 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six mill inside the B4 S offers up to 440 hp (324 kW). It also delivers 442 lb.-ft. (660 Nm) of torque, allowing the B4 S to accelerate from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.2 seconds for the standard rear-wheel-drive configuration, or 3.9 seconds with the all-wheel drive version.

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Following the global debut of the new Audi R8 LMS GT3 at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the German premium carmaker is introducing the new Audi R8. The refreshed version of the Audi R8 boasts of a sharper look and better performance made possible by more powerful V10 engines and a modified suspension system.

As part of the upgrade of the new Audi R8, the premium carmaker is implementing a change in designation. From now on, the Audi R8 Coupé V10 and R8 Spyder V10 will be known as the Audi R8 Coupé V10 quattro and R8 Spyder V10 quattro. On the other hand, the Audi R8 Coupé and R8 Spyder V10 plus will be designated as Audi R8 Coupé performance Quattro and R8 Spyder V10 performance quattro. Audi plans to commence sales of the new R8 in the first quarter of 2019 in Germany and other markets in Europe.

Under the hood of the Audi R8 V10 quattro is a V10 naturally aspirated engine that has powered up by 22 kW (30 hp) and 10 Nm (7.4 lb.-ft.) to 419 kW (570 hp) of max output and 550 Nm (405.7 lb.-ft.) of peak torque. This allows the Audi R8 Coupe V10 quattro to sprint from zero to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 3.4 seconds and the R8 Coupe V10 quattro in 3.5 seconds. Top speeds are 324km/h (201.3 mph) for the Coupe and 322 km/h (200.1 mph) for the Spyder.

Read the entire article Refreshed Audi R8 is given more powerful engines and new designations

That was fast! It was only a few days ago when Skoda teased its newest creation – the new all-new Skoda Kodiaq GT coupe-SUV -- through three sketched images. Now, the Czech carmaker is formally introducing online the coupe version of its Kodiaq SUV, revealing a number of details that should excite potential buyers in China.

According to Skoda, the exterior of the new Kodiaq GT coupe SUVis wrapped in sporty proportions. With a length of around 4.63 meters, it is slightly shorter than the Kodiaq SUV. On the front, the new Kodiaq GT is marked by a black-framed grille with chrome-plated dual ribs, as bordered on top by a wide bonnet, on the sides by LED headlights, and on the bottom by a three-dimensional bumper. The new Kodiaq SUV also features a front spoiler with wide air inlets.

When viewed from the sides, the new Skoda Kodiaq GT reveals coupe-like flanks, clear precise lines and a gently sloping roofline, which slope starts from behind the front doors. The coupe SUV also features dynamic wheel arches as well as body-colored chiseled side skirts.

Read the entire article China-exclusive Skoda Kodiaq GT coupe-SUV officially introduced