BMW Bringing M235i to the US in 2014

The BMW M135i is the epitome of compact speed right now. Before any customer has ever set foot in the car, it’s already being heralded into the world as an ideal driving machine. All that excitement comes from fitting the smallest car with the 3.0-liter straight six you normally find in a 335i 3-Series.
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But what about the shape? Can this road rocket succeed in America, where hatchbacks are always tricky to sell? Probably not. Even though it’s a veritable road rocket.

AutoWeek reports that BMW’s M Performance Line will debut in the US in early 2014 with the M235i, a coupe version, powered by the same engine and replacing the famous 1-Series M Coupe.

As you’ll know by now, BMW is moving the 1-Series coupe and convertible to the 2-Series name. The base models of the range will make their debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. After that, the N55 turbocharged 3.0L will be dropped in the car that will bow at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show the next January.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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