BMW’s replacement for the 1-Series has been revealed in its M form courtesy of leaked photos posted to an online forum after a dealer presentation, according the lads at Autocar.
The M235i seen in the photos is as how the smallest BMW will appear when the 2-Series debuts in showrooms next year, with the 220i and 220d filling out the ranks. The M variant will be driven by a turbocharged 3-liter I6, pushing 322 horses out the back door with 332 pounds of tree-pulling power from 0 to 60 in just under 5 seconds; top speed is 155 mph.
The 2-Series overall is longer than the 1-Series it will replace, providing more comfort and cargo room for potential buyers to consider. The collection has been engineered to accommodate both rear- and four-wheel drive, as well.