The BMW M235i Coupe is now on display at the BMW Welt.
BMW’s development boss has revealed the company is unlikely to offer a competitor to the Audi A3 Sedan and Mercedes CLA.
Speaking to Wards Auto, Dr. Herbert Diess [BMW board member] said the company sees little need for a sedan smaller than the 3-Series in the United States. He went on to say he sees a “high risk of substitution” where customers would buy the smaller car – presumably the 1-Series sedan or 2-Series Gran Coupe – instead of a more expensive model like the 3-Series.
Speaking of small cars, Diess confirmed the company will launch the 2-Series Convertible “toward the end of the year.” He declined to go into specifics but the model will likely share engines with the 2-Series Coupe.
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Check out this Estoril Blue II M235i from the Montreal Auto Show.
Another color has been officially revealed for the BMW 2 Series. This Mineral Grey 228i Coupe is currently on display at the 2014 DC Auto Show.
Take a walk with us around the Melbourne Red M235i and Black Sapphire 228i Coupes from the 2014 Detroit auto show.
Photos of the cars from the show can also be seen below.
EVO’s Henry Catchpole reviews the BMW M235i Coupe.
More looks at the BMW M235i coupe in Estoril Blue II.
Note: This is a global press release (not applicable to all markets).
January 22, 2014
Munich. From the spring of 2014, the pleasure of driving can be experienced in a whole new dimension. BMW is extending its range of engines for the latest additions to the model portfolio and is presenting at the same time four further models equipped with BMW xDrive. The intelligent four-wheel drive system, for example, will be available for the first time in the BMW 4 Series Convertible. In addition, an extensive BMW Individual programme will be on offer for the BMW 4 Series from the spring of 2014.
Further innovative options will be introduced to enhance both safety and comfort. From the spring of 2014, all BMW models except for the BMW … CONTINUED
For the third consecutive year, the BMW Performance 200, the opening round of the 2014 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, will begin the North American racing season as drivers from all over the world assemble at the Daytona International Speedway for the 52nd Annual Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend.
Anthony Royer, President of Allstate Roadside Services, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the race and give the “Start Your Engines” command to the field of 64 cars that include 16 BMW race cars.
“Allstate Roadside Services is extremely proud of the roadside assistance program we provide for BMW,” said Royer. “We value the relationship and are true believers in The Ultimate Driving Machine.”
During the weekend, BMW of North America will feature race cars that have … CONTINUED