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      01-18-2014, 06:45 PM   #9
Wheelwright
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Drives: M235i (6MT fakerich edition)
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Originally Posted by Greenkirby21 View Post
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.
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