Less rules. More performance. Physically as well as virtually: Watch the trailer of the virtual BMW M235i in the upcoming PlayStation 4 videogame DriveClub.
Production of the 2 Series Coupe officially begins today at BMW’s Leipzig plant, which also builds the X1, F20/F21 1 Series and the i3 electric car (i8 will also be produced at the same plant in 2014).
Initially, 720 2-Series will be produced per day, but that figure may be increased if needed. So far, the 2 Series lineup includes M235i, 228i, 220i, 225 and 225d coupes. The 2 Series convertible will join the lineup next year.
Meanwhile, some M235i preproduction models were recently spotted in public. This white M235i coupe was spotted in New Jersey by BIMMERPOST member manoloo and the red M235i in Leipzig by an Autogespot member.
Capable of 0 to 62mph in just 4.8 seconds, we let DTM driver Andy Priaulx loose on the track in the new BMW 2 Series Coupé.
We like the tagline at the end of the video – “Black Sheep. In Red.”
M235i Official Thread: http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=903957
An imaginative look at the BMW M2 Coupe, M235i in different colors and with different wheels, as well as the M235i with M Performance Parts.
The first official 2 Series video teaser posted nearly two weeks ago previewed not only the M235i, but also a cinematic short-film featuring the car.
The complete short-film has now been posted. It’s essentially a gratuitous car chase scene, but what better way is there to get more looks at the M235i in action? Click inside for a look (may take a few seconds for video to appear).
This may not be a direct apples to apples comparison since the M235i is currently only available in 2-door coupe form while the CLA45 AMG has 4 doors and a higher price tag, but the M235i will compete in the same segment as the CLA45 AMG and the performance figures are not far off. This is the best comparison we can make until a M2 comes along…
BMW insider Scott26 shares some info on the upcoming BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe 4-Door Sedan.
A 4 door model of the 2 Series has been conceived as part of an expansive compact model strategy. And make no mistake BMW are interested in such a model because it adds consistency to the Gran Coupe series and would be a successful profit unit as well as establishing a RWD narrative for this exciting new segment.
The car is viable because of the modular architecture within the platform.
The car won’t appear tomorrow. At least we are looking at a possible mid-late 2015 introduction. BMW need to assess the reaction regarding the CLA and A3 Sedan in regards to how they affect the next step ie C-Klasse and A4 … CONTINUED
Autobild shows us some more views of the 2 Series Coupe and M235i Coupe (Official Thread) from a private showing.
Click through for the video and catch our past and future 2 Series coverage at: http://www.bimmerpost.com/2-series/
Here is the official BMW M235i / 2 Series launch film, promo spot with BMW DTM driver Andy Priaulx, and the first action videos of the M235i (including a launch control demo).