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
At a press conference at the Geneva International Motor Show, the top three finalists for the World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year awards were announced yesterday.
The overall winners in all categories will be declared at the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 17, 2014.
World Car of the Year
From an initial entry list of twenty-four new vehicles from all over the world, then a short list of finalists, the top three contenders for the overall 2014 World Car of the Year title have been revealed (in alphabetical order by manufacturer):
BMW 4 Series
First 2 series crash / accident that we’ve seen
We have added the full technical data and specs for the U.S. 2 series coupe models – 228i and M235i.
Have a read at our first BMW M235i owner’s review.
Some track footage of the M235i Coupe.
CAR Magazine reviews the BMW 435i coupe against the Audi S5 and Mercedes E400. Check out the comparison review inside.
The U.S. pricing for european delivery of the BMW M235i and 228i coupes have been announced at $40,135 and $29,905, respectively.
Velos Designwerks showcases phase 1 of their 435i M Sport Coupe. This is what they’ve done to the car thus far:
- Gloss Black Kidney Grill
- Gloss Black Emblem
- Color Matched Reflector
- Lowered on H&R Super “Super” Sport Springs
- Painted M Sport Brakes
- Velos Designwerks Sticker (5 horsepower)
- Velos Designwerks Signature Series Monoblock Forged Wheels V1
Hand Brushed w/ tint | 20×9 & 20×10
- Pirelli PZero 255/30/20 & 285/25/20