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Breaking Cover: BMW M235i Accidentally Unveiled

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Today, they came up with something break taking: photos of the upcoming BMW M235i, almost completely unveiled. The high-performance coupe was spotted while undergoing a photo shoot, with just a small piece of fabric on the boot, months before its official debut.

Lucky for us, now we can rest assured that this will be yet another successful car from Bavaria, one that will haunt our dreams until we'll finally get our greedy little hands on it. If it's going to be half as good as the iconic 1M Coupe, it's good enough for us.

What you'll instantly notice on this car is the dramatic change in design. Even though this car will take the place of the 1 Series Coupe and Convertible models, it looks nothing like the F20 1er.

The 'in your face' headlights are gone and some sleek, LED Corona ones, that look incredible, appeared out of nowhere. Furthermore, the front fascia is aggressive, with strong character lines and whole car just screams sportiveness and power.

Contrary to what we presumed, the new 2er seems to distance itself from the current 3 Series and the headlights are not connected to the kidney grilles. The M Sport wheels are the same as the ones used on the M135i and the calipers have been painted in the traditional M Blue color.

One more interesting detail is that the front fenders are now sporting the M badge, a nice little touch from the designers in Munich. The taillights resemble the E82 1 Series Coupe LCI ones and look good even though it's been years since that car was released.

The engine will most likely be an improved version of the N55 unit under the bonnet of the current M135i and will have around the same power, ranging between 320 and 350 HP and some 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) of torque, thanks to the turbocharger and the 3-liter capacity.

However, since this model will most likely be using more lightweight technology from the i3 project, it will probably be faster than its hatchback brother and more fun.

Production starts in November, this year, and will bring us the 228i and M235i models most likely, since the 235i model will never see the light of day.

 
 
 
 
 

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