BMW M235i Coupe entering producing this November - report

2013 BMW 2-Series Coupe spy photo 19.12.2012 / Automedia
2013 BMW 2-Series Coupe spy photo 19.12.2012 / Automedia

At Leipzig factory

A recent report indicates BMW will start production of the M235i in November this year.

According to BMWBlog.com who was able to take a look at a BMW production schedule, the company will kick off production of the M235i Coupe this November and will be sold in the United States. Set to be manufactured at the firm's factory in Leipzig, the M235i Coupe will be heavier than the M135i launched last year.

It will probably retain the same inline-six 3.0-liter engine which produces 315 hp (235 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) in the M135i. Spy shots (see source link 2) have revealed the engine will be linked to an eight-speed automatic gearbox while the steering wheel will have a sportier design.

It will probably get the same dual exhaust pipe setup of the M135i, a small trunk spoiler and blue M Performance brake calipers. The car seen in the spy photos had 255/40 R18 tires at the front and 245/35 R18 for the rear, and featured a Valencia Orange paint.

The same source indicates BMW will launch later on a convertible version of the M235i.

Published Feb 8th, 2013 2:26pm By Adrian Padeanu
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Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
Why not call all Beemers BMWM. Since from the coffee mug to the umbrella, sweater and car(s) everything`s an "M". Even if they are not.
Feb 11th, 2013 8:56am
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Hellbound Hellbound
Maybe it's going to be heavier because it'll have bigger brakes, strut bracing and a mechanical LSD? :D
Feb 9th, 2013 2:06am
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Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
I want the M2 without fake engine sounds in the cabin... make them sound proper everywhere like you allways did BMW
Feb 8th, 2013 6:00pm
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MyQuitAcre MyQuitAcre
So a heavier car with only 15 more horsepower?
Feb 8th, 2013 3:53pm
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adrian.padeanu adrian.padeanu
Engine could be tweaked for the M235i.
Feb 8th, 2013 3:56pm
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94geo 94geo
Heavier than what? lol. It will be lighter than the M135 which has been receiving very strong praise in Europe. Chris harris preferred it over the RS3. This M235, and M2 will be great drivers cars!
Feb 8th, 2013 4:29pm
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Hellbound Hellbound
The article says it will be heavier than the M135i (assuming they mean the 2dr). I don't see how this is going to be the case, unless it's just really really stiff and only 1kg heavier! It could still be quicker and have better, more precise handling though.
Feb 9th, 2013 2:01am
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This is the car I am waiting for!
Feb 8th, 2013 3:42pm
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