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 are in the new Mercedes Benz C250 AMG today. And I could have sworn that when Mercedes showed us the car that we were meant to drive, I nearly said, “Mate we asked for a C class not a S class”, until I looked to my left and saw a bigger version of the car that I was looking at. Then it dawned on me that this is what people meant when they said this car is the “baby S”
So there’s a new Volkswagen Polo out, if you look at the picture you will see that it looks totally different to the old car (insert sarcasm here). This is in fact not a new car, no matter how hard they try to punt it as one, revised Polo, yes but totally new car, no. Now that we have that out the way, let’s talk about what has changed here.
We at the motorist 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.