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      02-23-2014, 11:29 PM   #89
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Beautiful Car!

My one complaint with the interior after sitting in it at the auto show, is the cheap plastic on the glove box door and the plastic glove box. I know these things are minor but the interior of the glove box especially didn't feel like it belonged in a BMW.
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Agreed. The rear is my least favorite view of the car. I also don't like the way the trunk lid integrates.

Otherwise, looks and sounds like a great car.
I have to admit I was really scared about the rear end, specifically the diffuser. I think it is a real strength of the E82 design, and the M235's rear in pics left a lot to be desired.

In person, I believe it looks a lot better, especially if you stand back and give it some room. Just my opinion.
I am really interested in what that diffuser (sic) looks like in person. I have been theorizing that picking a dark color might be the way I'd try to camouflage it.

Awesome car; best of luck with her.
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      02-24-2014, 12:34 AM   #91
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Truthfully, I haven't spent a ton of time digging through all the menus. From what I have though, I haven't seen anything unfortunately. It would be awesome to have the ability to reassign the HP and torque digital gauges to temp or boost.
Do you have the nav pkg? If so there should be some way to view the oil temp.
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      02-24-2014, 01:02 AM   #92
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Great review and congrats!! I'm on the fence on wether or not to downsize for this little car. I currently have a 11' 335 m package e90. We just bought an SUV so the room isn't the issue anymore. I just think this would be a fun fast little ride. In your opinion do you think this is quicker than a 335 with PPK on it. Essentially I think that's all this car is, the n55 with the PPK straight from factory. BMW states 4.8 0-60 times but in my opinion I feel BMW always states .4-.5 seconds slower than actual times. What's your take? Thanks!!
This car is really nice. I have a 2011 E90 MSport with Factory installed MPPK and I would say that they are about the same in the power dept. The M235 has the edge because of the 8spd transmission. The E90 feels very solid especially interior wise and has 4 doors (for me a plus for others??). Steering goes to the E90 because I have Active Steering but the M235 is not bad. The overall feel is similar. The M235 is for a younger crowd and comes with great looks and a lot attitude (Michelin Super Sports, Active Sound and aggressive facia)
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      02-24-2014, 01:30 AM   #93
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Absolutely stunning! Congrats!
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      02-24-2014, 02:44 AM   #94
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Great review and congrats!! I'm on the fence on wether or not to downsize for this little car. I currently have a 11' 335 m package e90. We just bought an SUV so the room isn't the issue anymore. I just think this would be a fun fast little ride. In your opinion do you think this is quicker than a 335 with PPK on it. Essentially I think that's all this car is, the n55 with the PPK straight from factory. BMW states 4.8 0-60 times but in my opinion I feel BMW always states .4-.5 seconds slower than actual times. What's your take? Thanks!!
This car is really nice. I have a 2011 E90 MSport with Factory installed MPPK and I would say that they are about the same in the power dept. The M235 has the edge because of the 8spd transmission. The E90 feels very solid especially interior wise and has 4 doors (for me a plus for others??). Steering goes to the E90 because I have Active Steering but the M235 is not bad. The overall feel is similar. The M235 is for a younger crowd and comes with great looks and a lot attitude (Michelin Super Sports, Active Sound and aggressive facia)

Unfortunatley, nothing is grabbing me. I was hoping the 435 Msport would be for me, but its just doesn't and very large. Im having a tough time deciding if I want to change a car with only 10K or sell it and get Daddy a fun toy and get the wife a 335 GT Msport with PPK for the larger more responsible car. Or maybe I should just think of the E90 as the M235 GC
Very nice ride. Mine is exactly the same as yours just in Le Mans blue. I did the PPK a couple years ago and just have been hesitant to mod outside of warranty. That's why this little M235 seems appealing since it's quick stock and if the PPK comes out for it soon then I could just imagine. We just bought the explorer sport so we don't need the room in my car anymore. So I may bite the bullet and downsize. Plus my payments should be lower than the 335. Thanks for sharing!!
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      02-24-2014, 07:25 AM   #96
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Congrats on the car! Did you get it with the 6speed or the 8speed? If 6 speed, how do the shifts and clutch work feel?
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      02-24-2014, 08:36 AM   #97
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Congrats on the car! Did you get it with the 6speed or the 8speed? If 6 speed, how do the shifts and clutch work feel?
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It has an 8 speed.
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      02-24-2014, 09:12 AM   #98
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Have you driven a 135i? If so, how does this compare?

Nice ride btw
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      02-24-2014, 09:56 AM   #99
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Great car OP!! Love it! So, jealous right now.

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Well said... I just need it drilled into my thick skull from time-to-time. Do u prefer MW or AW or MG (ooops u've already indicated MG doesn't suit this car, right?) on the M235i? Terra or Black interior?
I think either of the whites are very good looking on this car! If I chose white, then I would definitely go with terra or coral inside. I really want to see terra in person, too!
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      02-24-2014, 11:16 AM   #100
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congrats looks fantastic in white.
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      02-24-2014, 11:27 AM   #101
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AW looks Amazing!
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Awesome! Thanks for the room car looks very sharp. Better looking than the 4 in my honest opinion
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      02-24-2014, 11:56 AM   #103
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The wheels look so tiny in comparison to the size of the car.
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Quite amount of people to change from a lease E92 M3 to this 2 series pseudo/M?! You're joking right?!
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This is going to sound weird and really boring, but could you take some photos of "real life scenarios" with your 2? e.g., hauling groceries and such? Just trying to get an idea of how practical it can be with the seats down and such. I had a 135i and found it to be not horrible for everyday life, but definitely small in the cargo area. Just trying to decide between an M2 when it arrives and an M3.
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I'm seriously reconsidering my color choice now after seeing how good AW looks

I have EB w/ Terra on order but now I'm thinking MW w/Coral Red might be a better choice ahhhh! Lol

OP, congrats! You made an awesome choice
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I feel like this car is to the M3/M4 like the Porsche Cayman is to the 911.
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I'm seriously reconsidering my color choice now after seeing how good AW looks

I have EB w/ Terra on order but now I'm thinking MW w/Coral Red might be a better choice ahhhh! Lol

OP, congrats! You made an awesome choice
Both beautiful choices. Also 1 and 2 on my list having decided against MG on coral.

I'm just a little worried that the EB/Tera combo might not work (clash or end up being too soft and not aggressive enough)
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I am really interested in what that diffuser (sic) looks like in person. I have been theorizing that picking a dark color might be the way I'd try to camouflage it.

Awesome car; best of luck with her.
I was thinking the same thing - one of the reasons I ended up going with Black Sapphire Metallic. I should have mine in a couple of weeks, we shall see.
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