Pictures of the new BMW M235i have been leaked online, revealing the car in full.

The images, which are claimed to be official BMW shots, appear to show the final production version of the the M235i.

Previously, images were published on an internet forum following a dealer presentation.

The M235i is powered by a 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 322bhp and 322lb ft of torque, according to leaked specifications. It's the most powerful model in the 2-series range and can sprint from 0-62mph in 5.0sec. Its top speed is thought to be limited to 155mph.

It's the least efficient of the 2-series range, managing 35mpg on a combined cycle and emitting 189g/km of CO2.

The standard 2-series has been caught testing numerous times before, in various stages of disguise. The BMW 2-series will replace the current 1-series coupé and cabriolet models when it goes on sale.

The new BMW M235i is due to launch towards the middle of next year.