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      01-30-2014, 06:40 PM   #1
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Hey there guys,
I've been to the Welt today to see how the M235i looks in person. And it really looks incredible, I can tell you!
The first "meeting" though, was on the Autobahn as we drove towards Munich. A white M235i overtook us:



So as we got to BMW Welt we went straight to the main attraction! Melbourne Red suits the car perfect IMO.
I think it makes it look a bit sportier than the white one, but tastes are different. And I have to say that you really can't capture the colour in pictures. It looks so much deeper in person! Here are a few shots.


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Then we headed back to the center of Munich and what stopped at a red light (Sakhir Orange F80 M3)?!

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A Yas Marina Blue M4 was also driving by, but I couldn't take a pic. They sound awesome! Like a race engine!
There were also two X5M, a 4 Series Gran Coupe, a 2 Series Active Tourer and two i8 all in camouflage. So if you want to see some new cars, go to Munich!!
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      01-30-2014, 07:57 PM   #2
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Awesome pics. Thanks for providing another perspective .

Lucky you to be able to just drive over there.
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      01-30-2014, 08:35 PM   #3
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Thanks for the pics,these are the best pictures I have seen of the M235i.Looks fantastic in every picture at the Welt.
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      01-30-2014, 08:38 PM   #4
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The frontend of that M3 looks like shit in those pics lol
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Great pics!

Quick question--what was your impression of the wheels on the M235? They don't appear as "dark" in these pictures, which I am guessing is because of the amount of light that is present in the Welt.
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You should have broken into the restricted areas and dug up some M2 info Other than that, great pics!
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Great shots! Really does look nice in Red...but I'm still drawn to the Estoril Blue.

Question, anyone know if we can get those fins in the front bumper air ducts that the Euro models have? I actually like them in there! Not sure why the heck they removed them for the US market.
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Quick question--what was your impression of the wheels on the M235? They don't appear as "dark" in these pictures, which I am guessing is because of the amount of light that is present in the Welt.
Mid grey is the best way to describe it, you can clearly see that they are way darker than "usually". I'd say in the one picture of the front wheel you can imagine it a bit.

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Question, anyone know if we can get those fins in the front bumper air ducts that the Euro models have? I actually like them in there! Not sure why the heck they removed them for the US market.
They removed them for better cooling I think. But not sure. Maybe your dealer can order those Euro fins?

Hi-res photos and some more perspectives are coming, Jason will attach them.
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Hey Guys !!

I was now also in the BMW Welt and here my Pics, but the Car looks in real live 1000 times better. I am so happy

have always wanted alpinwhite but now I'm considering to get melbourne red...





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Lovely pictures thanks!

Anyone seen a Sapphire Black M235i yet please?
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Also great photos!

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Anyone seen a Sapphire Black M235i yet please?
Yes, at M-GmbH in Garching was a Black M235i, it makes the car look small and not so sporty IMO. But if you're looking for understatement, then it's definitelly the right choice.
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Mid grey is the best way to describe it, you can clearly see that they are way darker than "usually". I'd say in the one picture of the front wheel you can imagine it
Thanks for the clarification.
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the pic of that m3 looks distorted...
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Hey there guys,
I've been to the Welt today to see how the M235i looks in person. And it really looks incredible, I can tell you!
The first "meeting" though, was on the Autobahn as we drove towards Munich. A white M235i overtook us:


Damn those tires on the white 2 series look soo thin compared to how wide the car actually is !
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Thanks for the pics, Perhaps next time you could bend your knees a bit? The pictures are very distorted by being from a high viewing angle.
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Thanks for the pics, Perhaps next time you could bend your knees a bit? The pictures are very distorted by being from a high viewing angle.
The pictures aren't bad actually it's the lights that are the biggest issue at the Welt.
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I'm sorry but the rear end of this car just looks terrible in every photo. Like a fat face (with skinny tires). I do like the door panel lines and the bottom aero of the front bumper though.
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Awesome! Was it auto or 6MT?
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The more I see the M235i the more I am in!! Love the lines and it appears the performance will be great. Looking forward to seeing it in person and of course driving it.
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Was it auto or 6MT?
It was an auto.

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Damn those tires on the white 2 series look soo thin compared to how wide the car actually is !
They were winter tires, so they are not the standart size.

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Thanks for the pics, Perhaps next time you could bend your knees a bit? The pictures are very distorted by being from a high viewing angle.
The pictures aren't bad actually it's the lights that are the biggest issue at the Welt.
Yes, it really is an issue. As you can see, I bend me knees in most of the photos, but it is really hard to get the right lighting then..

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The more I see the M235i the more I am in!! Love the lines and it appears the performance will be great. Looking forward to seeing it in person and of course driving it.
So am I! And after seeing it yesterday, I am even more excited to drive and experience the whole emotions of it!
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