BMW's M235i Revealed Via Leak

TTAC Staff
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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.

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  • Gasman5280 Gasman5280 on Nov 04, 2013

    Umm, guys... have you seen how these cars are made? There is nothing cheap about a BMW... even the entry level ones are $$$. If you don't want to pay for one, don't buy one. Just stop the whining please. They are phenomenal cars and you know it ;)

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    • 3Deuce27 3Deuce27 on Nov 26, 2013

      @28-Cars-Later "when they are not in the shop" That old urban BS myth again. I put 200,001 miles on my 96'_328is, before I swapped in an M5 drive train. The only problem I had in all those miles, was the seal in the VANOS system. Other then that, it was tires, pads/rotors, and it had the original clutch before the transplant. PS No derogatory implied '28cars'. I'm just responding to the typical oft repeated mythical/prejudicial noise that has gone on for years by people who pass this stuff on without actually having any real world experience with the product, the place, or people. Part of the old 'Fix or Repair Daily', GM crap noise, and the 'Lazy Mexican', 'The Only Good Indian, is a Dead Indian' kind of myth/BS. Tiresome! Maybe you have had experience with BMW's or whatever. But did you buy it new and treat it like the fun, utilitarian, investment it is/was? The trouble I see with BMW's, Porsche's, Alfa's Ford's Chevy's etc, are the result of abuse, neglect, or back street NA mechanics.

  • Cornchip Cornchip on Nov 24, 2013

    Why axe the 1? Marketing is just running wild at BMW. I don't get it.

    • RHD RHD on Dec 06, 2013

      They ran out of 1s, and had boxes and boxes of 2s, maybe? All snark aside (almost), this looks like a Mazda with a kidney-shaped radiator grille.

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