Autoexpress asks whether the M235i coupe is the new E36 M3.
In a recent BMW M235i commercial [see all], the M235i is seen performing a spin maneuver while backing away from and then leading a BMW 2002 (symbolizing a passing of the proverbial torch).
To show that the maneuver seen in the commercial was real (not CGI generated) and also possible with the 8 speed auto transmission, BMW invited two stunt drivers to recreate the action.
Our full video review of the BMW M235i coupe from its recent launch at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
BMW M235i review by XCAR:
The BMW M235i is a rare thing. It’s the kind of car that just feels… right. It makes you feel special, and it makes me wonder whether BMW needs release an M2 at all.
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 … 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
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.
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.