Sam Hall discovers the German brand’s spiritual successor to the iconic E36 M3.
The guys at TFLCAR pit the M235i against the Lexus IS-F in a drag race. Watch the results of M235i’s 320 HP / 330 lb-ft (turbo 3.0L I6) versus the Lexus IS-F’s 416 HP / 371 lb-ft (5.0L V8), at a mile above sea level.
According to manufacture quoted stats, the IS-F does 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds with its 8 speed auto and the M235i covers 0-60 in 4.8 (auto) / 5.0 (manual).
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago tests the new BMW M235i, the smallest and least expensive performance car in the automaker’s lineup. It has the right formula: rear-wheel drive and a 320-horse turbo straight six. The problem is that the M division, despite what the badges say, didn’t develop it. So is the M235i a poser or the real deal? Through instrumented testing, a drive on the winding road, and a hot lap with Randy Pobst at Streets of Willow, let’s find out.
Chris Chilton of CAR puts the new BMW M235i through it’s paces in tricky conditions. Is this new BMW worthy of the prestigious ‘M’ badge?
BMW NA has announced availability of and prices for M Performance Parts for the 2 Series – 228i and M235i.
Check out the full set of info inside (click for PDF) which contains parts, part numbers, availability and MSRP.
Two M235i Racing cars had unfortunate ends to their day at the first VLN race of the season at the Nurburgring.
For 2 series owners and owner-to-be, or even just the curious, here’s the 2 Series Coupe U.S. Owner’s Manual.
Video of the F80 M3 in Sakhir Orange and a X6 M prototype found test drifting on the Nurburgring.