New pictures of BMW's M235i leak online, displaying the 2-series performance variant in full
22 October 2013

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.

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22 October 2013

I'm saving up now!

Peter Cavellini.

22 October 2013

Looks vile.

23 October 2013

Looks just as boring and bland as all the other BMWs.... Time to get a Merc.

24 October 2013

I wonder if anyone feels the same way as I do about the swage line on the 2 and 4 series. It goes along very nicely until it goes over the rear wheelarch and starts to narrow towards the rear of the car. It looks absolutely horrible, particularly in certain shades, and it has ruined an otherwise very nice design.

24 October 2013

The rear is very ugly. The rest is meh

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24 October 2013

Although much better looking than the 1-Series Coupe, this looks awful. The shorter proportions does not lend itself well to a coupe shape, as well as the need to include BMW styling cues and details. Looks better than a CLA, but both look awful.

24 October 2013

Rather like some recent Mercedes, the back end looks like it has been sat on by something heavy.

 

I'm a disillusioned former Citroëniste.

24 October 2013

What happened the rear? I can forgive the front underbite for 'sportiness' but look at those tail lights? WTF?!

24 October 2013

Stick this front end on the 1 series and I might finally be able to contemplate buying one!

24 October 2013

I don't care what it's straight-line performance is, its rear is so ugly that I fear my eyesight has just got a lot worse. I couldn't seriously contemplate buying one. It's plain awful to look at.

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