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      02-12-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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We've previously posted photos of the 2 Series coupe (F22) and convertible (F23) testing, but we've not spotted them testing together, giving us a great look at how the two models compare visually.

The F22 coupe seen here is a M235i model judging by the blue M Sport brakes and split dual black exhaust tips (also seen on the M135i upon which the M235i is based).

The M235i coupe (315 HP) is already confirmed for the US (see VIN details). Production will begin in 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).

As the VIN thread linked above shows, Europe will see additional models, including a 220i, 225i, 218d, 220d and 225d.


POTENTIAL 2 SERIES LINEUP

The following is a potential / expected 2 Series lineup:
• 2 Series Coupe (F22) - confirmed.
• 2 Series Convertible (F23) - confirmed.
• M235i M Performance Automobile - confirmed.
• No 235i (replaced by M235i in lineup).
• 2 Series Gran Coupe (four door coupe) - still speculative [more info].
• 2 Series Gran Sports Tourer (Hyundai Veloster type vehicle) - still highly speculative [more info].
• M2 Coupe - successor to current 1M coupe, recently rumored to be 4 Cylinder [more info] (though we have our doubts as the M235i is likely to share the M135i's six cylinder inline engine and our photographer confirms clearly hearing a 6 cylinder in the M235i prototype).
• M2 Gran Coupe - M version of 2 Series Gran Coupe to compete with Mercedes Benz CLA45 AMG and Audi S3 Sedan; still speculative [more info].

Follow our 2 Series news, coverage, and updates @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/2-series/


BMW 2 Series Coupe and Convertible in Testing



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      02-12-2013, 01:29 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting. Car looks promising
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      02-13-2013, 01:51 PM   #3
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More excited for this car than for the 4 series
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I'm sorry, but BMW is really screwing up on the nomenclature. Change is good, but "M235i" sounds like a gun James Bond would strap somewhere in-between his ankle and knee.
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Interesting that BMW is opting to not create a 235i. While it makes sense that the difference between a 235i and an M235i would be too subtle for most, it's odd that they'd add an M badge to a non-existent model. It's as if there was a 135is without a 135i -- a sportier version of a car that doesn't exist.

BMW's naming conventions are far from elegant. The MBAs are running amuck.
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why do we need the ///m before the 235? oh thats right.. marketing
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More excited for this car than for the 4 series
Agree.
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Coupe looks better.

Makes sense to not have both M235i and 235i. Just wonder how much more the M235i will cost than the current 135i coupe. Hopefully not too much!
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If they don't use the ugly ass F30 headlights then I'll be taking a good hard look at an M235i one day.
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no real surprise that there's no 235i. i mean there's no 135i f20 either. just goes straight from 125i to m135i. Even though it will be critqued for being "parts-bin", the M235i will be an awesome car and affordable.
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M235i with DCT is probably gonna be a tremendously fun and fast car.
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I like :-D the new 2 will look gorgeous !!!
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So is this something we could look forward to from here on out? No more "base" 35i models, just the M35i to designate the "performance" car in that lineup?
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So is this something we could look forward to from here on out? No more "base" 35i models, just the M35i to designate the "performance" car in that lineup?
Maybe just for the 1 and 2 series.

The upcoming 4 series has a 435i model. see http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=797907
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Maybe just for the 1 and 2 series.

The upcoming 4 series has a 435i model. see http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=797907
Somehow missed that thread. Thanks.
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Glad they're skipping straight to the point with the 35i's. Always annoyed me that they would release a car with the sport package, then a year or more later, add the M package.
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I didn't even pay attention to the cars because of the breathtaking scenery. That place is beautiful!
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why do we need the ///m before the 235? oh thats right.. marketing
I think you mean ///Marketing.

Anyway, I'm under the impression that they have essentially eliminated the m sport package on all the new cars, opting instead to create a separate model in the line up but in addition to just cosmetic bits they also throw in the ppk that has been available for years now. This is exactly what the m135i hatch is...maybe I'm wrong though.

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