Spied! Undisguised BMW M235i

Photo shoots happen regularly in the auto industry- as a spy photographer if you stalk your prey to one of these shoots you will make a bunch of money and snap an undisguised car well before launch. Thanks to <a href=\"http://www.autoblog.com/photos/bmw-2-series-coupe-spy-shots/#photo-5884970/\">Autoblog</a> we now have a clear view of BMW\'s replacement for the current 135i, the M235i.

Lead Mercedes AMG Engineer Heading to BMW M

According to <a href=\"http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/mercedes-amg-loses-chassis-guru-bmw-m\">Autocar</a> Arnd Meyer, the man behind all chassis engineering for AMG has left to join BMW M. According to sources meyer will lead all chassis, powertrain, electrics and electronics development in future BMW M models likely starting <em>after</em> the upcoming M3/M4.

BMW’s Big Plans for Small M Cars

The success of the 1M and now the M135i have made it obvious to BMW that smaller M products are vital the future of the brand. While the 1M was limited, it sold briskly from the start. The M135i seems to be carrying on that success albeit without the limited edition constraints that 1M had. And it\'s not just BMW that sees the potential market. Both Mercedes and Audi will be coming to market with offerings in the next 1-2 years.