BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
2Addicts | BMW 2-Series forum BMW 2 Series (F22) Forum BMW 2 Series Coupe and Cabriolet (F22/F23) General Forum Breaking: BMW M235i Uncovered!

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-15-2013, 08:07 PM   #1
Jason's Avatar
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

Posts: 16,621
iTrader: (0)

Exclamation Breaking: BMW M235i Uncovered!

Breaking: BMW M235i Uncovered!

Here is the M235i coupe, fully uncovered (save for the covering on the back). But, nearly the entire car is revealed here!

Non-fans of the F20 1 Series front design with its in-your-face headlights and blunt nose look will appreciate the much sportier 2 series coupe front end, with significantly sleeker headlights and grilles.

The front air intakes are large and aggressively shaped, with the fins that we spied in the last M235i sighting. As on the prototypes, the wheels are from the M135i, as are the blue M Performance brakes. Unfortunately, the hood shut line retains its position high above the kidney grilles. And as a big surprise, the headlights do not join the kidney grilles like other late model BMWs.

The side fender features an M badge, but no air breather vent as seen on BMW's newest models (4 series coupe, 3 series GT). Front and rear quarter panels looks similar to the F20 and the side mirrors are a contrasting silver, a color scheme which we've seen BMW implement before on the Z4 sDrive35is and Z4 Silver Top Edition.

The headlights on this model are the optional LED with squared off corona rings. The tail lights' lighting elements remind us of the current 1 Series coupe LCI, with thick floating contrasty light bars.

Although the back remains mostly covered, we know that it will feature split twin black exhaust pipes, a trunk spoiler lip, and a black rear bumper diffuser.

Overall, the 2 Series coupe looks to be much sleeker and less pugnacious a design compared to the E82 1 Series coupe that it will replace at the end of this year.

The M235i will feature the same powerplant (N55 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder) and mechanicals as the much ballyhooed M135i hatchback, so expect approximately 315 HP.

The M235i and 228i both begin production this November. Unlike the M135i, the M235i will come to the US. There will be no 235i produced, as the M235i will take its place in the lineup.

* Note: the list may not be comprehensive or up-to-date and info has not been verified by BMW.

For a preview of some 2 Series model options, see

We've also reposted below the first interior photos of the M235i and a recent track video.

Catch our 2 Series news and features @

BMW M235i Revealed

BMW M235i Coupe Interior

Recent Track Video:

Jason is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:18 PM   #2
Major General
Blindside_137's Avatar
Drives: '09 E93 Space Gray 328
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC // Blacksburg, VA

Posts: 5,649
iTrader: (1)

that looks awesome!

I am surprised the headlights don't run into the kidney.. I thought all BMW's were moving to that look. Are they leaving that to the 3/4 series? How nice of BMW....
M3 Edition Grilles|Painted Reflectors|Matte Black Vinyl Window Trim|CF Performance Spoiler|35% Tint|19" Satin Black Avant Garde M359|Lux H8 V3
OEM Aero Lip|M3 Side Skirts|LCI Tails|M-tech Rear|Duke Dynamics CF Performance|Cyba 4.0 Black Chrome
Blindside_137 is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:21 PM   #3
Enlisted Member
andrewt's Avatar
Drives: BMW 325i
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Melbourne

Posts: 30
iTrader: (0)

Much better than I thought! The back looks kinda short but overall looks great
andrewt is offline   Australia
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:21 PM   #4
Drives: E92 ///M
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: IN NY/NJ, missing FL

Posts: 2,297
iTrader: (20)

I want led squared off corona rings!!!!
Diesel///M is offline  
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:22 PM   #5
M3 of the month(05/13)
KHP's Avatar
Drives: BW E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: BC

Posts: 248
iTrader: (2)

What a great news! I think the front of it looks much better than the M135i ~
Hope there will be a Xdrive verson later
KHP is offline   Canada
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:22 PM   #6
Shifting to Top Gear
Yay-Z's Avatar
Drives: E90 M3/F30 328i
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Houston, TX

Posts: 479
iTrader: (0)

damn! Good catch. Looks good
2011 E90 M3 DCT
2013 F30 328i SAT
2011 E92 335i 6MT (Gone, will be missed)
Yay-Z is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:24 PM   #7
Trinni to de bone
wassystyle's Avatar
Drives: 328i sportline
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Oceanside, CA

Posts: 84
iTrader: (0)

wassystyle is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:25 PM   #8
Everything's Bigger in Texas!
Drives: Porsche Tractor
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: The Woodlands, TX

Posts: 1,943
iTrader: (0)

The 2 series gets LED headlights and the touch pad iDrive controller? Wow.

Looks sharp.
Needsdecaf is offline  
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:26 PM   #9
jeremicium's Avatar
Drives: 2009 335i coupe
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Olympia, Wa. USA

Posts: 939
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I've been waiting a long time for this photo. The wait until November will be even longer.... hope it drives as good as it looks.
09 E92/Montego Blue/Black leather/Dark burl trim/6MT/Premium/Sport/19" Matte Black Avant garde M310 Wheels/Nav/Comfort access/COBB stage 1
jeremicium is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:26 PM   #10
First Lieutenant
bimmerJP's Avatar
Drives: 2008 e90 335i
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Texas, the United States of America, Planet Earth, Universe

Posts: 373
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW 335i  [2.50]
I saw this post on Facebook first and was like, "Oh no! Spoiler! I'm not going to Bimmerpost. I'm not..." But then I just couldn't wait for any longer because I really wanna see the 2 will look like.
And yup, this is what the 1 should look like. This looks like a sick Ultimate Driving Machine. Great relief... Faith in current BMW design is now partly restored.
bimmerJP is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:28 PM   #11
New Member
fshek's Avatar
Drives: BMW 135i, Alpine White 6M/T
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Hong Kong

Posts: 29
iTrader: (0)

Any insider update about M235i Gran Coupe? MB CLA is challenging this segment pretty hard....
BMW E82 135i 2008 / Alphine White / 6 MT / BMW Performance Exhaust / iCarbon Diffuser / BMW Short Shift Kit / Advan RZ 18" Gun Metal / GP Thunder 8500K Angel Eye / HPFP Replaced

Last edited by fshek; 05-15-2013 at 09:35 PM.
fshek is offline   Hong Kong
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:28 PM   #12
OG Tray Deee
delta-9-ginseng's Avatar
Drives: BMW 135i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: So Cal

Posts: 136
iTrader: (0)

Not feeling the rims...meh

delta-9-ginseng is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:29 PM   #13
Drives: 2011 535i
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Posts: 487
iTrader: (0)

Originally Posted by andrewt
Much better than I thought! The back looks kinda short but overall looks great
I think that's what made it look so great!
2011 535i Alpine White, Oyster on black interior, Premium 1 & 2 Package, Magnaflow Full Cat-Back Exhaust, JB4 Stage 2
smashhell is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:32 PM   #14
Teemo Panda
*Bimmerpost Plasti Dip Guru*
Teemo Panda's Avatar
Drives: E53, E46-M3, E70, F25-X3
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New Jersey (NJ)

Posts: 1,179
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2013 BMW X3  [2.83]
Awesome, looks well proportioned !
Teemo Panda is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:35 PM   #15
Enlisted Member
Drives: Honda Odyssey
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Bakersfield, CA

Posts: 31
iTrader: (0)

Looks Awsome . BMW, job well done...and the proportions are just right as well. I am curious to see the regular bumper that will be on the 228i.
cisternachyli is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:37 PM   #16
Brigadier General
KEYON's Avatar
Drives: '14 RS5
Join Date: May 2008
Location: LA x SD

Posts: 3,417
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2011 E92 M3  [4.83]
This car looks amazing.. I really hope they make a raw M car out of it. That would be something...
KEYON is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:38 PM   #17
Nixide's Avatar
Drives: AP2
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Newport Beach, CA

Posts: 60
iTrader: (7)

This car is looking very promising!
13' 328i 6MT (F30), 08' 128i 6AT (E82), 06' 325i Sedan 6AT (E90), 95' M3 Coupe 5MT (E36), 89' 325i Vert 5MT (E30), 89' 325i Sedan 5MT M50 Swap (E30), 67' 1600 4MT (E10)
Nixide is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:38 PM   #18
Second Lieutenant
Drives: 06 325i 6MT Sport Premium
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Stamford CT

Posts: 286
iTrader: (0)

obviously they had to ugly it up a bit with girly curvy lines; otherwise, many in undecided 4 series buyers would go down by 2. Nevertheless, looks like the car is worth considering when it is released. Hope there will be M2 to man up the line...
georgere is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:38 PM   #19
Drives: 2015 SO/CSAT F80 M3
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Canton, MI

Posts: 13,781
iTrader: (1)

Nice lines. I like it more than the CLA for sure. It does maybe look a little stubby from some angles, but I like the C pillar area more than both the E82 and E92. I really think the 2GC is going to hit the sweet spot. M2 GC will be very nice indeed.
A gen-u-ine BMW eff-eight-zero with them tandem clutches in the transmission and that dad gum sun roof on the top-a da cawr.
mkoesel is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:40 PM   #20
BMWI6's Avatar
Drives: 335is
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Miami, Fl

Posts: 1,322
iTrader: (2)

WOW! Perfect car. Hopefully it will be priced right. This will for sure be my next car if it is not too expensive.
If everything seems under control, then you aren't going fast enough"
BMWI6 is offline   Colombia
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:40 PM   #21
Enlisted Member
Drives: Honda Odyssey
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Bakersfield, CA

Posts: 31
iTrader: (0)

Has BMW made any mention of starting prices? I have gone through all the info here and i dont think price has been mentioned....
cisternachyli is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2013, 09:40 PM   #22
Brigadier General
Sylon's Avatar
Drives: 2011 135i, SG/CR, 6MT, M-Sport
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Michigan / Ohio

Posts: 3,413
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 135i  [4.60]
I think I found my next car. That is one good looking BMW.

2011 BMW 135i | Space Gray | ///M-Sport | BMW CCA #450291
Facebook / Instagram / YouTube / Twitter
Sylon is offline   United_States
Appreciate 0
Closed Thread


2 series convertible, 2 series coupe, 2 series forum, 2 series forums, 2 series gran coupe, 2-series forum, 2-series forums, 2014 2 series coupe, 2014 2-series, 2014 bmw 2 series, 2014 bmw 2 series coupe, 2015 2 series convertible, 2015 2-series, 2015 bmw 2 series, 2015 bmw 2 series coupe, 228i coupe, 228i forum, 228i forums, 235i coupe, bmw 2 series, bmw 2 series convertible, bmw 2 series coupe, bmw 2 series forum, bmw 2 series forums, bmw 2 series gran coupe, bmw 2-series forum, bmw 228i, bmw 228i coupe, bmw 228i forum, bmw 228i forums, bmw 235i coupe, bmw f22, bmw f22 forum, bmw f22 forums, bmw f23, bmw f23 forum, bmw f23 forums, bmw f24, bmw f26, bmw m2 forum, bmw m2 forums, bmw m235i, bmw m235i coupe, bmw m235i forum, bmw m235i forums, bmw m235i hp, bmw spy, bmw spy photo, bmw spy photos, bmw spy pic, bmw spy pics, bmw spy video, bmw spy videos, f22 228i, f22 235i, f22 forum, f22 forums, f23 forum, f23 forums, m2 forum, m2 forums, m235i, m235i coupe, m235i forum, m235i forums

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.,,,,,,,,, logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST