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BMW M235i Renamed, Next-Gen 7-Series Will Get Diesel Model

BMW Will Roll Out the New Engine, July 2016

In our previous article we reported that BMW will make some changes to the 3/4-series. BMW will rename the 35i models to 40i, and also the 28i will become 30i.

This is not JUST a name change because the current N55 6-cylinder engine in the 35i models will be replaced by the newly-designed B58 engine.  The same for the N20 engines in the 28i trims: it will be replaced by the brand-new B48 4-cylinder engine as well. BMW is going to roll out this engine swap starting July 2016 and we can NOT wait.

the new B48 engine


What is the BMW M235i/228i New Name?

Today in the news, this change will also make it to the current 2-seri...

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IIHS Released BMW 2-Series Crash Test Results

Today IIHS released its BMW 2-series crash testing results and the corresponding rating.

Generally speaking the 2-series got a Top Safety Pick Plus result, which is because it achieved “Good” results in all testing categories, including the small overlap front test, which is shown in the below image (released by IIHS). From the photo you can see the 2-seires has very good safety cage strength to handle the frontal impact energy: there is no excessive deformation around the A pillar area.


However, we also found some weak points in the BMW 2-series, from the crash test.


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2015 BMW M235i Convertible Spy Shots

The BMW M235i Convertible will join the 2-series coupes starting January 2015. The convertible version of the 2-series will be similar to the coupe, US model line includes the 228i, 228xi (AWD) and the high performance M235i.

While the M235i convertible is not finalized for the production, we have got some low-level camouflaged spy shots of the upcoming car.

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BMW narrows the gap between 228i and M235i

Today BMW announced today that the 2015 BMW 228i coupe can be ordered with the “Track Handling Package”.

Actually this package includes features that are standard on the M235i: Adaptive M Suspension, Variable Sport Steering, M Sport Brakes system, plus the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

The pricing of this package has not been released yet. We are curious to see which model this package will make it more attractive: the 228i or M235i? (if the package is too expensive, more customers would rather prefer to buy the M235i directly)


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