Originally Posted by Greenkirby21
Why is the car so fat (weight)?
M235i in basic EU-specs configuration weights exactly the same as 135i coupe (see: BMW.com). My guess is that US-specs car weights more because of additional equipment: adaptive suspension, electric seats, automatic transmission, sunroof etc: Maybe BMW also added extra structural reinforcements for US market to pass stringent "small front overlap" crash test. That's pure 100% speculation though.