BMW is bringing a new performance line to the United States that gives vehicles more horsepower and a sportier feel.
But the cars won't get the total revamp BMW gives its range-topping M high-performance models with the throaty engines and high price tags.
The M Performance Automobiles, or MPA, lineup debuts with the M235i next month. The 2-series coupe is BMW's new entry car in the United States. It is the successor to the 1-series compact two-door, which has been redesigned and renamed for the 2014 model year.
The MPA models are BMW's attempt to offer the enthusiast a sporty but moderately priced model similar to Audi's S line, which is a step down from its top-tier RS cars.