We had a chance to sit down with Oliver Ganser, Product Strategy and Market Intelligence Manager at BMW, to discuss the M235i and 228i Coupes [Official Info Thread], which are having their world public debuts at Detroit this week and next.
Q: Does the M235i share the same electric power steering (EPS) system as the F20 M135i?
A: It’s the same system as the M135i, but different than the new M3/M4′s EPS. The EPS in the M3/M4 received a lot of structural improvements.
Q: What improvements were made to the N55 engine for the M235i application, if any?
A: It’s a normal N55 engine, but receives an enforced camshaft (cast iron was replaced by steel), adjusted software engine mapping, and improved cooling system.
Q: Does the M235i … CONTINUED
We just paid a visit to one of our favorite places in München: BMW’s Niederlassung München Hauptbetrieb. It’s just up the street from the Welt and they always have some of the best Individual program cars on display there. Have a look for yourself.
This time, we’ve spotted, among others, BMW Individual colors of Sunburst Gold Metallic, Tramonto Bordeaux Metallic, Purple Silk Metallic.
A very unique F31 3 Series Touring in M Sport trim and in BMW Individual Santorini Blue color.
Have a look at a beautiful new BMW F10 M5 Competition model in Individual Tanzanite Blue with a full Cohiba Brown interior.
Check out this stunning BMW Individual leather and carbon fiber interior. Unfortunately, it’s not available in the U.S.
A Special Edition BMW 760Li V12 M Bi-Turbo was recently revealed for the Middle Eastern market and it’s the first 7 Series to wear M badges on its exterior. But, this is not an actual M Car.
It’s powered by the standard 760Li 6.0L twin turbo V12 engine (537 HP, 0-62mph in 4.6 sec). On the exterior, it wears the M Sport aero package and comes with a choice of 19″ and 20″ M Sport double-spoke wheels. Eight BMW M exterior colors are available, including Monte Carlo Blue, Silverstone II, Imola Red, and more. A dark chrome “V12 M Bi-Turbo” and M badge are engraved on the rear trunk trim, door sills and door handles. Shadowline/black chrome replace the standard M Sport chrome bits.
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Congrats to BIMMERPOST member rjberry for taking delivery of this beautiful BMW Individual Moonstone Metallic F30 3 Series.
It’s the first F30 we’ve seen in this color and it’s looking particularly great with the M Performance aero parts and wheels.
Check out Kh’s Laguna Seca Blue M3 by Carrozzeria, put together in Taiwan.
Another limited edition 335i M Performance Edition model has been delivered to a Canadian member, this time in Laguna Seca Blue.
The 335i M Performance limited edition comes standard with:
Comes standard with:
20″ M Performance Alloy Wheels
Black Kidney Grilles
Front Diffuser (body color)
Rear Diffuser (body color)
M Side Skirts
M Power Kit
M Performance Exhaust
Individual Piano Black interior trim
Individual Exterior Paint – Laguna Seca Blue
Rear Lip Spoiler