Following on from the release of the BMW M235i in October, the car has made its public debut at the ongoing Detroit Motor Show 2014! Pinned as the successor to the potent M135i coupe, the M235i currently tops out the brand new BMW 2-Series range.
Under the hood, the BMW M235i features a twin-scroll turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder petrol engine producing an impressive 321 horsepower. As a result, when fitted with the standard six-speed manual transmission, the 2014 BMW M235i can hit 100 km/h in a brisk 5 seconds. However, that time falls to 4.8 second when optioned with the eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The new BMW 2-series coupe range as a whole replaces the 1-series coupe and incorporates all-new styling to help make it fit better in-line with the styling of the new 3-series and 4-series. All 2014 BMW 2-series models released thus far are 4432 mm in length, 1774 mm wide and 1418 mm higher. That means the car is 72 mm longer than the outgoing BMW 1-series coupe, 24 mm wider and 7 mm lower.
As for the M235i, it tips the scales at 1455 kg which is actually 105 kg heavier than the base BMW 220i. Nevertheless, the car still achieves an impressive 34.9 mpg in the UK and delivers a potent 332 lb-ft of torque at just 1300 rpm.