The reviewer loved it.
"Initially" is the key word, because the more I drove the M235i, the more it reminded me of that orange 1M, and the more the jealousy started to disappear. Consider the performance data. The 1M was a party-sized M3, putting down the same numbers as its V-8 big brother. But despite the M235is perceived shortcomings, its right on the pace of those two. At 4.4 seconds to 60 mph and 13.0 seconds to the quarter mile (fastest run performed without launch control), the M235i is just 0.2 second behind the 1M. Braking performance is improved too, with a best stop of … CONTINUED
Here are photos of the Alpine White M235i 2 Series on display at the 2014 Geneva auto show.
No M Performance Parts 2 Series here, but there is a 4 Series with M Performance Parts.
First 2 series crash / accident that we’ve seen
Have a read at our first BMW M235i owner’s review.
The BMW M235i Racing is currently the talk of the town among privateer teams and drivers. Be it at the Nürburgring 24 Hours, the VLN Endurance Championship or the Rundstrecken-Challenge Nürburgring (RCN): The new car will be a strong ally in their quest to master the challenging Nordschleife.
Some track footage of the M235i Coupe.
The U.S. pricing for european delivery of the BMW M235i and 228i coupes have been announced at $40,135 and $29,905, respectively.
A detailed review by a BIMMERPOST member of his M235i test drive.
When you first see the car it depends on which angle you see it from from the front 3/4 is nice. If you look at it from a dead profile it looks a little strange. As if somebody chopped off the back and the front. When I get a chance to post the pictures I think you’ll see what I mean. But from an angle, the car looks quite nice. It’s definitely a descendant of the 1 series. It’s a little bit more modern and it has more of a slope to its roof-line.
In person the wheels don’t look half bad. Yes 19in wheels would definitely look better but these … CONTINUED