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Old 05-16-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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Here is the M235i coupe, fully uncovered (save for the covering on the back). But, nearly the entire car is revealed here!

Non-fans of the F20 1 Series front design with its in-your-face headlights and blunt nose look will appreciate the much sportier 2 series coupe front end, with significantly sleeker headlights and grilles.

The front air intakes are large and aggressively shaped, with the fins that we spied in the last M235i sighting. As on the prototypes, the wheels are from the M135i, as are the blue M Performance brakes. Unfortunately, the hood shut line retains its position high above the kidney grilles. And as a big surprise, the headlights do not join the kidney grilles like other late model BMWs.

The side fender features an M badge, but no air breather vent as seen on BMW's newest models (4 series coupe, 3 series GT). Front and rear quarter panels looks similar to the F20 and the side mirrors are a contrasting silver, a color scheme which we've seen BMW implement before on the Z4 sDrive35is and Z4 Silver Top Edition.

The headlights on this model are the optional LED with squared off corona rings. The tail lights' lighting elements remind us of the current 1 Series coupe LCI, with thick floating contrasty light bars.

Although the back remains mostly covered, we know that it will feature split twin black exhaust pipes, a trunk spoiler lip, and a black rear bumper diffuser.

Overall, the 2 Series coupe looks to be much sleeker and less pugnacious a design compared to the E82 1 Series coupe that it will replace at the end of this year.

The M235i and 228i both begin production this November. Unlike the M135i, the M235i will come to the US. There will be no 235i produced, as the M235i will take its place in the lineup. The M235i will feature the same powerplant and mechanicals as the much ballyhooed M135i hatchback, so expect approximately 315 HP.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:22 PM   #2
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looks sick!

Hopefully its reasonably priced...
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:27 PM   #3
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Not as bad.

The roof is significantly bowed upward, but in general the profile is significantly better than the 1-coupe.

Was hoping for a mini-6'er, thought, with fastback hatch.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:28 PM   #4
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Wow that's far better looking than the current 1-series.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:34 PM   #5
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Wow that's far better looking than the current 1-series.
Yes ! Odd proportions and cat belly syndromes are gone .
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:42 PM   #6
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looks good
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:51 PM   #7
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Wow, I knew I was going to like the 2-series when the pictures finally surfaced. Does anyone have the exterior dimensions of the 2-series coupe? I would like to see how it compares to the E92 and the outgoing 1-series coupe in terms of length/width/height etc.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:53 PM   #8
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Looks pretty good - and they're usually better in person. Think they have a winner.

Wonder how pissed the wife would be if I got another 1er, make that 2er, after we agreed I need a car-seatable 4 door. I miss my freakin' RWD I6T. Hmmm. Might be worth it. Wonder if the back "seats" are any bigger?

I think the technical agreement was "Needs to fit a carseat, and an auto would be nice."

Couple more inches in the back + a DCT would fit the bill me thinks...

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Old 05-16-2013, 03:10 PM   #9
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looks sick!

Hopefully its reasonably priced...
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:20 PM   #10
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Someone speculated on 2addicts it would be $32K on the low side and $34K on the high side. $32K base would be nice.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:29 PM   #11
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So... every shot was covering the oft-hated cat belly underside. How convenient.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:34 PM   #12
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You can see the bottom door edge shut line, and it is not bowed the same way as it was.

It is mostly flat at the front, and upswept at the rear. the "cat belly" was higher at the front than the middle.

I doubt the bottom sill of the car is anything but flat.
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Someone speculated on 2addicts it would be $32K on the low side and $34K on the high side. $32K base would be nice.
There is no ****ing way this thing can be had for $32k.

Maybe $42k.
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So... every shot was covering the oft-hated cat belly underside. How convenient.
Meow !
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There is no ****ing way this thing can be had for $32k.

Maybe $42k.
I should have clarified, the person was saying the base 2-series, meaning the 228i.
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Wonder how pissed the wife would be if I got another 1er, make that 2er, after we agreed I need a car-seatable 4 door
I'm having similar thoughts. What will she say when I get a coupe? With my luck she'll be happy, because she'll just hand me the keys to the Outback anytime she leaves the kids with me .
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Fully optioned minus Nav, my 6MT '10 1er was $44K and change. I got it for $40K.
I'd expect this to be no more than $1K-$2K more than that. Afterall, it's basically the same car.
My problem is I need a DCT this go-around and I'm not exactly sure how much that tranny is. Not to mention this has the N55 vs. my old N54. Rather have the N54.

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I'm having similar thoughts. What will she say when I get a coupe? With my luck she'll be happy, because she'll just hand me the keys to the Outback anytime she leaves the kids with me .
LOL. Yep.
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I should have clarified, the person was saying the base 2-series, meaning the 228i.
Ah, that makes more sense.
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first unofficial crash test awhile ago







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Old 10-15-2013, 07:34 AM   #20
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what did that car hit that got its front drive train chomped off?
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:44 AM   #21
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first unofficial crash test awhile ago







Real life crash testing!!!
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:10 PM   #22
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what did that car hit that got its front drive train chomped off?
high speed at the autobahn combined with destroying of 50 m guard railing.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:53 PM   #23
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Guess it still needs a bit more work in the high speed handling department. Wonder if the electronic nannies were on when the crash occurred?
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:32 PM   #25
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Definitely an improvement compared to the current 1M. Still not sure if I like it. I'll wait until I see one in person.
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