BMW Readies The Zweier

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
bmw readies the zweier

As the 1-Series prepares to move to a front-drive platform, BMW is also working on something to keep rear-drive fans happy.

The 2-Series will replace what we all know as the 1-Series, and the model you see here is the M235i, which will use the familiar twin-turbo 3.0L Inline six.

According to Car and Driver, there will also be a four-cylinder 228i and an M2, to compete with the upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG and the Audi RS3. All-wheel drive has been confirmed by a BMW source as well, while a 6-speed stick will be standard equipment (what a novelty these days).

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  • Oldyak Oldyak on May 21, 2013

    Bimmers have been pricey for quite a while now... So whats the surprise? I have seen a couple of 1 series around Memphis and they definitely don't look like 'cheap entry vehicles' and that's the way it should be. If you want a BMW there is a price to gain entry and whats wrong with that? Whether a person purchases a 1,2,3,5,6,7 that person wants it to be something special and BMW has rarely failed in providing this experience. Be happy that such a mainstream manufacturer can continue to provide owners with these qualities. I am

  • BrentNelson BrentNelson on May 21, 2013

    BMW is great brand in automotive sector which launched great cars which running with latest updates.

  • Kosmo Kosmo on May 21, 2013

    I'm still dreaming of a 128 5-door hatchback with a NA 6 and stick. But I've sought counseling, and moved on (I think).

  • Natrat Natrat on May 21, 2013

    i still dream about 135 awd hatch w/ dsg or an s3 hatch or amg a45