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      03-19-2013, 12:22 AM   #1
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OK, it's not truly being hooned, but a M235i coupe prototype is seen doing doughnut patterns in an empty lot as part of its testing. As a result, we get a great live look at all the various angles of the car - a bit like the car being on a rotating auto show display. We also get a good listen at its exhaust and engine sounds.

There is also a brief look at the F22 2 Series Coupe against the F30 3 Series Sedan, for a glance at how they compare in size/shape from the rear.

Production of the M235i coupe begins this November 2013 in the Leipzig plant, for an 8 month first-model-year production run (until June 2014). There will be no 235i model in the US or elsewhere, as the M235i will take its place in the lineup.

The M235i will be joined by the 228i coupe in the US. The 228i coupe will also begin production this November. The production 2 Series will be revealed in the Fall, with its public debut potentially coming at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show in September).

Europe will see additional models, including a 220i, 225i, 218d, 220d and 225d.

An M2 coupe will follow some time later to succeed the 1M coupe, although no prototypes have yet been spotted.

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The BMW M235i will be the very first model of the BMW M Performance cars lineup to come to the North American market. The M235i prototype features shares its wheels, M Sport brakes, and black double exhaust pipes from the M135i. This particular M235i even appears to be painted Estoril Blue II, the launch color for the M135i. A trunk spoiler lip can also be seen clearly, but the rear bumper design is still obscured with very heavy cladding (you can see the raised camouflage panels in the closeup images). We can also see that the 2 Series xenon headlights will feature squared-off angel eyes / corona rings.

The M235i should essentially be a coupe version of the very well received M135i.

For a preview of what to expect from the M235i, the M135i is quoted from 0-62mph (0-100kmh) at 5.1 / 4.9 seconds (manual/auto), but real life tests have already resulted in 0-60 in 4.49 seconds (from Chris Harris review).

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      03-19-2013, 03:58 PM   #3
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      03-19-2013, 04:15 PM   #5
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Are the dimensions of the M235 going to be bigger than the current 135?
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Should be nice just hope they get exterior right
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First cars in the US will probably be January 2014, late December 2013 possibly. I think it is pretty cool that the line will be M235i and no 235i. Probably about $50k-ish.
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First cars in the US will probably be January 2014, late December 2013 possibly. I think it is pretty cool that the line will be M235i and no 235i. Probably about $50k-ish.
The M235i badge is cool?
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Any car testing experts know what kind of information they get from doing slow turn power slides? Curious as to what they are looking for.
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Any car testing experts know what kind of information they get from doing slow turn power slides? Curious as to what they are looking for.
No expert here, but I was desperately trying to tell whether it has an LSD! Unfortunately, it never did a complete donut for me to tell...
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There's just something about the 2 series that's really exciting. Haven't felt this way about a BMW release in years.
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There's just something about the 2 series that's really exciting. Haven't felt this way about a BMW release in years.
Same here
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There's just something about the 2 series that's really exciting. Haven't felt this way about a BMW release in years.
More then the original 1 series coupe launch? That was truly exciting because BMW hadn't had a small/light car for awhile. The 2 series coupe is not ground breaking or anything, it's just the new 1 series coupe.

The 2 series GC on the other hand... I'm really excited for that if it exists.
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Yeah the 2er GC is exciting for sure.
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I'm confused what's going on with the new 2 and 4 series cars, are they just the M versions of the 1 and 3 and no more M3 or they just trying to the 1/3 x28i and 2/4 x35i or they just tryin to make too many cars to sell? Anybody got a real good idea yet or everything still speculations?
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I'm confused what's going on with the new 2 and 4 series cars, are they just the M versions of the 1 and 3 and no more M3 or they just trying to the 1/3 x28i and 2/4 x35i or they just tryin to make too many cars to sell? Anybody got a real good idea yet or everything still speculations?
No 1 series in US. 2 series is the new model of old 1 series, just coupe, 3 series is sedan. 4 series coupe.
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There's just something about the 2 series that's really exciting. Haven't felt this way about a BMW release in years.
Same here, the M235i and M2 sound very interesting. None of the recent BMW's peak my interest in the slightest.
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Place your bets ladies and gentleman..4 or 6 cylinder for the M2
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What a waste of time . Why are they making 1.2.3.4.5.6.7 series
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Looking at the speed of wheel turns from left to right, i should say this car is equipped with Active steering, which im not a big fan of for a sporty car
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BMW is certainly making itself busy....
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