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BMW M235i spied virtually undisguised during a photoshoot

BMW M235i spied undisguised on photo shoot
BMW M235i spied undisguised on photo shoot / CarPix

Should have a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with 320 HP (235 kW)

The highly-anticipated BMW M235i has been spied virtually undisguised during a photoshoot.

Set to become the spiritual successor to the 1-Series M Coupe, the M235i has an evolutionary design which clearly echoes its predecessor. More notably, we can see the model will have little in common with the 1-Series that it is based on. Key styling changes include new bumpers, a revised grille and unique headlights.

While the exterior will be exclusive to the 2-Series, the interior will be heavily influenced by the 1-Series hatchback. This means the M235i will likely be equipped with Hexagon/Alcantara cloth upholstery, a sport steering wheel and Aluminum Hexagon trim with Estoril Blue or high-gloss black accents.

Like the M135i, the M235i is expected to be powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 320 HP (235 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. The hatchback accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 4.9 seconds, so expect the coupe to be a few ticks faster.

The M235i is expected to go into production in November, so an official unveiling is likely just around the corner.

 

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Aesthetics Aesthetics
someone was not happy with the 1-series's face resulting in this 2-series looking so different. a positive responce
May 20th, 2013 6:27am
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buruchaga buruchaga
A sedan would also be great.
May 19th, 2013 9:09pm
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efgh efgh
looks really sexy... i can already imagine her drifting
May 18th, 2013 11:44pm
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LWE7 LWE7
Looking forward for the convertible version ! Nice design
May 18th, 2013 7:21pm
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mroctober mroctober
Are people just grabbing 0-60/100mi/km figures out of thin air these days? it's always conveniently x.9 seconds
May 18th, 2013 1:13am
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NYyanks NYyanks
Looks like a stumpy 3-series, but I'm sure it will have great driving characteristics!
May 18th, 2013 12:08am
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peterjames7 peterjames7
The wheels look a little small actually not sure this is the m235i
May 17th, 2013 12:44pm
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Mark633CSi Mark633CSi
I would say you're probably right. It looks like maybe a 235i with the M Performance option.
May 17th, 2013 4:31pm
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JMac JMac
Take a look at the M135i, they're the same 18" alloys. This isnt the M2 Coupe though if thats what you meant.
May 17th, 2013 4:40pm
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9TNine 9TNine
Nice to see "Cinderella" is a lot better looking than her ugly sister, the 1-series. Who would buy the 1-series now?
May 17th, 2013 11:10am
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MadAboutCars MadAboutCars
Just when I thought the 1 M could be the best thing BMW could come up with for a while they give us this a year later. Good job.
May 17th, 2013 9:18am
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Han Solo Han Solo
Wow...this car looks good...slightly cooler than the 3'er I would say...
May 17th, 2013 7:19am
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peterjames7 peterjames7
Very well done bmw looks great way better than any of the fake renders and has its own individual style
May 16th, 2013 10:05pm
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jerry05cod4 jerry05cod4
this looks very enticing! this is the new 3 series (size wise)
May 16th, 2013 9:35pm
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tazcubed tazcubed
Following other threads, why is it that the M235i is a "35" when the "40" in the 7 series produces less HP overall, and the same torque? Seems to me that BMW can't follow their own nomenclature...I wonder if it was because they didn't want it associated with the Nissan 240SX. Other than that, it's better looking than that 1 series shy of odd curve of the roof line.
May 16th, 2013 9:07pm
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Aesthetics Aesthetics
using 35 is accurate enough, old **'5'i moniker had a 3.4 liter turbo engine when they downscale engine size from 3.5
May 20th, 2013 6:19am
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tazcubed tazcubed
If they followed displacement somewhat closely then I'd agree. However, BMW has followed a theoretical displacement equivalent which makes no sense, especially given what evidence I've provided. These are 3.0 litre engines, and they vary it depending on horsepower and torque. They might as well just put a question mark or remove any badging because it doesn't make any sense.
May 22nd, 2013 1:47pm
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DTM DTM
My Next Car!!!
May 16th, 2013 9:00pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
This looks amazing! I'm glad styling details haven't been carried over from the 1-series, the 2 series looks much better as a result.
May 16th, 2013 8:49pm
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SouthAfrica SouthAfrica
Just when Mercedes thought they going to have a treat in the market for themselves with the CLA .....If there is going to be a four door version....I"ll definitely buy one
May 16th, 2013 7:23pm
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AstonMartin AstonMartin
Oh my! This changes EVERYTHING! Great job BMW - this coupe looks wonderful. Test mules had me concerned its looks would be weak however I am elated that this sporty design is extremely handsome and will likely be my next commuter car.
May 16th, 2013 7:19pm
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bavorak bavorak
Love it from the front but isn't the rear bumper too "fat"?
May 16th, 2013 7:06pm
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Decypha Decypha
This is awesome.
May 16th, 2013 6:57pm
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oliver993997 oliver993997
i want one! first BMW i have said that about in quite some time!
May 16th, 2013 6:49pm
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pzxpjy pzxpjy
Wow much sexier than 1-series, but will it be much more expensive than 1-series?
May 16th, 2013 6:48pm
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raduq raduq
Of course..
May 16th, 2013 10:14pm
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Mark633CSi Mark633CSi
Probably not. Maybe a $2000 price increase for a 228i over an E82 128i...
May 17th, 2013 6:37am
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pzxpjy pzxpjy
I personally guess the price would be much closer to 3-series than to the 1-series.
May 17th, 2013 7:56am
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