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2014 BMW M 235i Coupe

     

2014 BMW M 235i Coupe

BMW celebrates the premiere of another new model series - The BMW 2 Series Coupe which raises the bar in the premium sub-compact segment in terms of dynamic ability, aesthetic appeal and emotional allure; a distinctive vehicle concept unique in its segment, with a two-door body in classic three-box design typical of BMW Coupes, four seats, rear-wheel drive and a pair of engines and chassis set-up focused squarely on sporting ability; market launch from March 2014, line-up to include a BMW M Performance Automobile - the BMW M235i Coupe. (more below)

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A New Dimension in Dynamics: The BMW 2 Series Coupe

Source: BMW | Published: Fri Oct 25, 2013 by Andrew D.

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Characteristic Features of a BMW Coupe

The specific vehicle concept behind the BMW 2 Series Coupe - unique in its segment - is faithfully reflected in its body design. The two-door model is first and foremost a BMW Coupe, and the design features that identify a member of this special breed - a three-box body with clearly defined trunk and low-slung silhouette, a long hood, doors with frameless windows and a dynamically stretched roofline flowing smoothly into the tail - are carried over into a sub-compact model with greater enthusiasm and intent than ever. The ultra-sporty driving characteristics of the BMW 2 Series Coupe - thanks to a choice of two powerful engines and chassis technology tuned to make the perfect pairing - are thus expressed in the design of the exterior. The 240 hp N20 TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the BMW 228i Coupe makes its debut in a sub-compact BMW model, and the 322 hp inline six-cylinder engine under the hood of the BMW M235i Coupe earns it top billing as the most powerful gasoline-powered member of the BMW M Performance Automobile line-up.

Sporting Tradition on a Sub-Compact Footprint

The BMW 2 Series Coupe builds on the brand's tradition of sub-compact models offering a satisfying degree of driver engagement. And the presence of the 2 in the model designation creates a close link to this heritage. The introduction in 1968 of the BMW 2002, for instance, opened up a whole new vehicle segment in the US. Inspired by its precisely tailored package of powertrain and chassis technology, the two-door Coupe became a standard-bearer for sporty handling and intense driving pleasure in the sub-compact car segment. The BMW 2002 took center stage - in terms of both its popularity and its success in acting as the first building block in the foundation of what is now widely known as The Ultimate Driving Machine. The most spectacular version was the 170 hp BMW 2002 turbo - the first turbocharged model from a European manufacturer.

The Design

A beguiling blend of sporting prowess and elegance marks out the design of BMW Coupes. And the exterior features which are such a key element of this identity have been carried over to the sub-compact segment car with greater purpose than ever for the BMW 2 Series Coupe. The proportions, lines and surface design of the car have all been tailored to accentuate both the agile driving properties of the two-door and its unique appearance. The BMW 2 Series Coupe has its own specific design language, which secures it a stand-out position in the brand's model range and - most importantly - sets it apart unmistakably from its segment rivals.

Interior

The dominant themes of the BMW 2 Series Coupe's interior are the driver- focused design of the cockpit, contemporary functionality and high-quality materials. An Easy Entry function for the front seats facilitates access to the two rear seats, which offer 0.8 inches (21 mm) more legroom than the outgoing Coupe, while headroom for the driver and front passenger has grown by a similar extent. Functionality levels are raised another notch by features including large storage compartments in the doors. The structure of the surfaces for the instrument panel, center console and door trim is dominated by the "layering" effect created by various overlapping surfaces. The length of the doors is emphasized by the converging lines of the door trim elements.

BMW M 235i Coupe: Review (2/2)

Specs
AT (automatic transmission), MT (manual transmission)
Powertrain
Type L6, Twin-Turbo
Displacement 183 cu in (2979 cc)
Power 322 hp (240 kW) @ 5800-6000 rpm
Torque 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) @ 1300-4500 rpm
Redline n/a
Driveline Rear Wheel Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
8 Speed Automatic
Brakes & Tires
Brakes Front - Rear Ventilated Discs - Ventilated Discs
Tire Size Front - Rear 225/40 R18 - 245/35 R18 (19" Opt.)
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Length 174.5 in (4432 mm)
Width 69.8 in (1774 mm)
Height n/a
Curb Weight 3241 lbs (1470 kg)
Performance
0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 4.8 s (5.0 s)
1/4 Mile n/a
60-0 mph Braking n/a
Top Speed 155 mph (250 km/h)
Fuel Economy
EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway 22/32 mpg
Origin & Price
Manufacturer's Origin Germany
Where Built Germany
Base Retail Price (MSRP) n/a

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