By now we all know the “king of drift” in the journalism world is Chris Harris from the Drive channel. Many people are enthralled by the art of drifting. It looks easy but there’s more to it than merely turning a rear wheel drive car into a bend, saying your favourite catch phrase and voila you’re the star of Jozi drift. So watch Chris show us how to do a BMW M235i drift in style.
In the world of compact SUV’s, to say that a consumer is spoiled for choice would be an understatement. Years ago car manufacturers realised that the normal SUV was found to be cumbersome for some buyers, some felt nervous to drive something so “big” so they rather opted for a sedan or an MPV. This left a gap open for a smaller sized SUV that would share many characteristics of a normal SUV and even perform like one(even though most SUV’s only climb pavements).
It’s a pity we’re not a more established online magazine, the reason why I say that is because currently we are hulk green with jealousy because of all the BMW M4 reviews that are happening. If we were more established we would have confidently gone to BMW South Africa and said “keys please!” Without hesitation they would have handed us the keys to a Yas Marina new Blue M3 and an Austin Yellow M4, with full tanks of petrol of course and their blessing to return the car with baby smooth rear tires. At least that’s how it goes in my mind, but since I’m not Jeremy Clarkson or Chris Harris it will be a long time until that happens.
We at TheMotorist had the great opportunity of driving the “crème de la crème” of BMW’s 2 Series range, the M235i. A car that boasts a 6 cylinder twin scroll (one turbo with the power of two) turbocharged engine producing 240KW and 450NM of torque. all that in such a small body? Yes! The result? A big grin, a great noise and some traffic fines, OK a lot of traffic fines.