Spyshots: BMW M235i Spotted Completely Undisguised
Like its ugly but impressive hatchback brother, the M135i, this car is a product of the M Performance division. Think of it as the birding point between real M cars and the rest of the BMW lineup.
The comparison to the iconic 1 Series M Coupe is inevitable, so let's see whats the two measure up. The 1M had the N54 3-liter twin-turbo engine, while this will use a single twin-scroll N55 3-liter that will have slightly less power, 320 PS if we're not mistaken. Also missing will be a real mechanical differential and an M-specific gearbox, but we'd still buy the M135i in a heartbeat since 1M are impossible to find.
Showing itself in the best light possible, the red rocket you see here shows all the best goodies BMW has to offer on the 2-Series, including LED headlights, contrasting silver mirror housings and 20-inch wheels.
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