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      01-22-2014, 10:17 AM   #1
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Live pics and video of M235i in Estoril Blue II

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The BMW dealer in Beirut, Lebanon had this M235i...Took some fast iPhone pics.

It looks beautiful in EB2 and the engine sound was great.


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      01-22-2014, 10:51 AM   #2
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Wow, looks amazing
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      01-22-2014, 11:20 AM   #3
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Yes, thanks for the pics. Does make me wish the US got the more interesting seating options, though.
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      01-22-2014, 03:34 PM   #4
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wow, looks like you guys got one of the first M235's. None in the amercia's yet that of know of. Thanks for the PICS.
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Ugh...want those seats
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      01-22-2014, 03:36 PM   #6
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I've always reserved blue/yellow/red/orange more so for M cars (I prefer the conservative blacks and grays), but this blue looks fantastic for this car! I may have to consider this color...what do you think for interior? Terra leather and wood trim?
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      01-22-2014, 03:38 PM   #7
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Looks Ugly from the back....
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Looks Ugly from the back....
Wait for LCI model.
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      01-22-2014, 03:43 PM   #9
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Lebanon will pass by tomorw and take more pics!!!!
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      01-22-2014, 03:45 PM   #10
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I've tried those seats.

The alcantara surely feels good but the hexagon cloth looks out of place in premium cars like BMW, especially the part inside the doors. I'd probably buy it if that part and the seat's center part was in leather or another much classier fabric.

Matter of taste of course...
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Looks Ugly from the back....
i agree with that assessment... except ill add in the side as well... diggin the interior though... front is also cool but they keep trying hard to give the 1 and 2 bug eyes. lol

i have to see in person but the idea of the car is awesome , id drive it if the lease was cheap but id take the ugly duckling 135 over this for now until i see it
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I've tried those seats.

The alcantara surely feels good but the hexagon cloth looks out of place in premium cars like BMW, especially the part inside the doors. I'd probably buy it if that part and the seat's center part was in leather or another much classier fabric.

Matter of taste of course...
At $43k, I wouldn't call it a premium car these days. I agree with you on the pattern to an extent, but I'd much prefer it than leather or leatherish from a practicality standpoint, despite the acid flaskback design.
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Love that build!
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The BMW dealer in Beirut, Lebanon had this M235i...Took some fast iPhone pics.

It looks beautiful in EB2 and the engine sound was great.


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Looks absolutely beautiful in EB! Great find and thanks for snapping a few quality shots for us
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      01-22-2014, 04:27 PM   #15
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These are the first pics I have liked EB for the M235--looking good!
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Looks Ugly from the back....
At least the front isn't barftastic like the current 1-series. 2-series looks 10x better than the car it is replacing.
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At least the front isn't barftastic like the current 1-series. 2-series looks 10x better than the car it is replacing.
Agreed--and the back will be dressed up nicely by a new diffuser I think.

Should be some nice CFRP or faux ones coming soon--that should help a lot.
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Looks Ugly from the back....
+100 ... Hopefully the LCI will rectify this.
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These are the first pics I have liked EB for the M235--looking good!
+1

Can't wait to see it in person and of course drive it.

Looking at these pics, I have no doubts that I'm making the right choice for my build.
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Can't wait to see it in person and of course drive it.

Looking at these pics, I have no doubts that I'm making the right choice for my build.
Is this the color you picked?

My current E82 is Lemans Blue, so I went with Black Sapphire.
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Oh wow!!!! That looks awesome.
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+1

Can't wait to see it in person and of course drive it.

Looking at these pics, I have no doubts that I'm making the right choice for my build.
Is this the color you picked?

My current E82 is Lemans Blue, so I went with Black Sapphire.
Yes

I'm doing EB II with Terra Leather.

Black Sapphire will look stunning, just too much up keep for me
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