BMW 2 Series M235i Coupe leaks

Oct 24, 2013
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BMW's new 2 Series Coupe has leaked in M Series form, with photos of the range-topping compact two-door emerging ahead of the German company's official reveal expected on Friday. The shots of the BMW M235i Coupe, leaked in the 2Addicts forum, show the car wearing its M body kit, paired with what's expected to be a 322HP gas engine under the hood.

The design - and the use of the M Series branding - is already prompting controversy among BMW fans. Particularly divisive are the rear light clusters, which some have argued are oversized for the overall shape of the car.

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However, the appropriateness of the M-branding is also in question, though BMW - and leaks - are yet to confirm whether or not there will be a true BMW M2 Coupe. That leaves this M235i Coupe as the current range-topper and the most powerful of the line, expected to be capable of a 0-62mph dash in 4.8 seconds when the 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six engine is paired with BMW's 8-speed auto gearbox.

Drivers opting for a more hands-on experience with the 6-speed manual transmission will sacrifice 0.2s in 0-62mph speed in return for controlling the shifting themselves; no matter the gearbox, BMW is expected to limit the top speed to 155mph.

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In Europe, BMW is expected to offer five variants of the new 2 Series Coupe, three of which will be diesels. Whether those will also see a US launch remains to be confirmed, though with an official unveil at the end of this week, we won't have long to wait.

Update: It's official!

VIA Autoblog; Carscoops


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