The new 2 Series is a good addition to the BMW lineup, and it offers the maker a well-rounded lineup of coupes and sedans. The 2014 BMW M235i Coupe merely adds a little more power to the 2er mix, providing it immediate reliability in the sport coupe world.
The automobile is powered by a 3.0-liter, in-line six-cylinder engine geared up with TwinPower Turbo technology, and modifications to the cooling system, power management and sound tuning. This powerplant pushes the M235i’s output to a healthy 322 horse power in between 5,800 and 6,000 rpm, and 332 pound-feet of torque between 1,300 and 4,500 rpm.
The engine comes mated to an eight-speed sport automatic, however an optional six-speed manual is provided at no additional expense. The M235i sprints from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 5 seconds, and that drops to an even better 4.8 seconds with the basic launch control triggered.
The 2014 BMW M235i Coupe is also rather easy on gas for its performance-oriented nature, checking in at 22 mpg city, 32 mpg motorway and 25 mpg combined for the 8-speed sport automatic. With the six-speed manual in tow, the fuel economy drops to 19 mpg city, 28 mpg motorway and 22 mpg incorporated.
The car looks rather the same as the 135i with some M parts included in, with the same respective modifications you can see in between the 1 Series and 2 Series: bigger dimensions, squashed and stretched headlights, modified trunk line, new trunk lid spoiler, and changed taillights.
Up front, the apron features the standard M design with huge air consumptions and flaps influenced by racecars. The M235i is identified by a BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line trim, exterior mirror caps in Ferric Grey, striking contoured side skirts and a rear apron with its lower area completed in Dark Shadow metallic paintwork that likewise includes the exhaust system’s twin tailpipes.
For some reason, its face does not have the to-the-grille headlights; a clear indication that BMW might have rushed to get the entire 2 Series lineup into manufacturing. The headlights are brand-new when compared to the 1 Series, but they simply do not fit the new look that Bimmer has actually been rolling out. The grille also aims to get a light revision, leaning it forward somewhat to provide the 2 Series a sportier look than the 1 Series.
The backside is a bit of a yawn-fest, but there are some light revisions. The taillights get a light refresh from the 1 Series, and the trunk lid looks less flat than the 1er.
From the profile is really where the brand-new M235i makes its mark, as it wraps the changed fronts lights, taillights and trunk cover all together to bring it all into focus. We conserved this view for last, provided it is actually our preferred and endears the automobile to us a lot more so than the front and rear shots.
For the interior, the 2014 BMW M235i Coupe includes door-sill strips with aluminum inserts showcasing “M235i” lettering. The river and passenger get the extra support of sports seats wrapped in leather, a leather-wrapped M wheel with multifunction buttons, a BMW Individual roofing system liner in Anthracite and Aluminum Hexagon interior trim with accent strips in matte Estoril Blue or high-gloss black.
The gearshift lever and the selector level are covered in leather, and there is also a special instrument cluster with digital model designation together with red dials and numbers for the speedometer and rev counter.
Since the 2 Series’ exterior expanded in relation to the 1 Series, its cabin grew too. The front headroom expanded by 0.7 inches and rear-seat legroom jumped by 0.8 inches. Furthermore, ought to you select the Easy Entry function, the area to access the rear seats likewise grew by 0.4 inches.
2014 BMW M235i Coupe Price
The brand-new model will be unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and will be put on sale in the first quarter of 2014. Rates will start from $44,025.