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      04-19-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
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We've given you live action looks of the M235i and 228i during winter testing, now have a look at the M235i coupe undergoing testing at the Nurburgring this week.

The M235i mule is seen in Estoril Blue II and shares its wheels, M Sport brakes, and double black exhaust pipes with the M135i hatchback. A trunk spoiler lip can also be seen clearly.

M235i and 228i coupe production begins in November. There will be no 235i model in the US or elsewhere, as the M235i will take its place in the lineup. The M235i will feature the same powerplant and mechanicals as the highly touted M135i hatchback [reviews].

We've also reposted below the first interior photos of the M235i, as well as some up-close photos of the exterior.

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      04-19-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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Will you be trading in ur E82 for one of these.
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Can't wait until the camo comes off. Is it me or did it sound like it wasn't working very hard on the track?
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Can't wait until the camo comes off. Is it me or did it sound like it wasn't working very hard on the track?
Yea sounds like its not being pushed very hard. The m135i has the same exhaust and can sound very good.
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The weight might be around 1500 kg... Not the best, not the worst
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Those electric motors are REALLY quiet! Think they'll go with the birds chirping, or the ice cream truck sound to warn pedestrians when they're coming?
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This is going to be such a good looking car I think.. might be the only thing to get me out of my e82.
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Can't wait until the camo comes off. Is it me or did it sound like it wasn't working very hard on the track?
I have noticed similar comments on the i8, everything does not need to go around the ring at breakneck speeds unless it is high speed testing. There are multiple development areas that are also part of chassis testing which do not involve having the car almost on its door handles, because where on earth do you legally get to drive like that (tracks are exceptions) unless you are a complete idiot.
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This is going to be such a good looking car I think.. might be the only thing to get me out of my e82.
If you like the 135i you will absolutely love the M235i.
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Exciting news ! Can't wait for videos where the car is a little faster... They were clearly not pushing it
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big improvement over current gen 1 series (like front a lot more).
Can't wait to see M2.
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very nice. Im guessing thats the 4 series next to the m235 at the end of the video?=)
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This is going to be such a good looking car I think.. might be the only thing to get me out of my e82.
If you like the 135i you will absolutely love the M235i.
The only think I am worried about is that it will look to chunky for its length.

Just out of curiosity, what would happen if BMW said screw the NCAP pedestrian safety regulations and designed the cars without them in mind?
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Can't wait until the camo comes off. Is it me or did it sound like it wasn't working very hard on the track?
I'm assuming that BMW tests cars at different levels of driving, even at the Nurbugring. For a car like the M2/3/4, testing at breakneck speeds makes sense, because plenty of M# car owners track their cars. The M###i cars are less focused, so it makes sense that they'd tune them more for "spirited" driving than all out hooning.
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