The BMW 2-series essentially replaces the 1-series. It’s slightly bigger and certainly more attractive, and the BMW M235i is the most powerful one you can get. But what about that M-part of its name and the 16 badges throughout the car that repeat it? Never mind what they imply this isn’t in the M-car forgetting even the special tooling M-cars normally have this is the same as what you get in the three and four series though it’s rated 20 horsepower higher and it has an open differential.
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BMW M235i Review
Despite to confused name the BMW M235i though is a simple, rear-drive, 2-door coupe with a powerful straight six. Can this faux M-car be a rekindling of things that made BMW great? We achieve the fastest acceleration without using launch control. And at 4.4 seconds to 60 miles an hour and 13 seconds to the quarter-mile, the M235i is just two-tenths of a second behind the 1M.
Our best 60 to 0 stopping distance at 103 feet is shorter than what we recorded from the 1M and any last generation M3. The M235 posted a 24.9-second lap around the figure eight and generated 0.97 G average around the skid pad putting it off the 1M’s pace by a tenth of a second and a hundred have an average G respectively. Remember this car is heavier than the 1M and has less power than an open differential.
Verses the 1-series the two is 2.8 inches longer and 1.3 inches wider. Its track is wider by 1.6 inches front, and 1.7 inches rear. These increases in size make for a much better-looking car. On the 1-series the proportions never looked quite right. Here the two makes great use of them making it look sporty without seeming overly aggressive. Well-tailored describes it well. The M235i on the road now that’s an interesting name but we’ll come back to why that’s interesting in a little bit.
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First let’s talk about how this drives which is probably the most important thing about this car. Scratch that it is the most important about this car. This is the least expensive, smallest, fun BMW you can buy. It’s fun, it’s really fun. It has a really nice balance in the chassis. A lot of power, good break performance so pretty much everywhere throughout the road it’s nicely controlled and it seems really fast too. It has a pretty stout amount of grip thanks to these Michelin pilot super sports tires. They do need some heat to them as we found at the test track but after driving on them a bit they feel great you can carry some pretty good speed in them.
Overall the whole package feels really nice. There are pieces that help with that. The transmission is 8-speed automatic. It is very good, better than a lot of twin clutch transmissions out there. When I go hard on the brakes it actually downshifts into high RPM’s anticipating your need to accelerate hard out. Tight ratio space is really nice because this engine has a lot of power. A really healthy mid-range about 3500 rpm and on it’s really meaty punch this engine has and it feels really good to keep the engine right there. That said you can let the engine scream all the way to its 7000 RPM redline and it feels just as fun too if not a little more because that’s where the horsepower peak is.
Speaking of 320 horse claim, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this was making that power at the rear tires. This car feels very, very powerful and its sounds really good to you get that straight 6 howl. And with the windows down when cruising you can faintly hear the turbo charger. Now the parts that are confusing about the M235i Well it has an M-badge in front of the name, in fact, it has something like seventeen M-badges on the exterior of the car. It’s very proudly displaying the M-name which is interesting because it’s not an M car. You can get the optional diff, the optional sports suspension, and braking upgrade. But if the car is an M235i why aren’t those parts standard? If you’re going to use the M-name make it have M-components. So it’s kinda confusing a little bit frustrating but it’s also meaningless because this is just a good handling car.
BMW M235i Specs
This M235i Convertible costs $45.000,-. Then you will get the M235i Convertible with the 3.0 Twin Turbo engine, with 326 hp. It’s the famous six inline engine in combination with an 8-speed automatic. It’s definitely fast enough and you can compare this car with the Audi S3 Convertible Which is also a two-seater with two seats in the back but I don’t think you want to sit there.
I think you will use it for the groceries and your luggage For being a compact but not very small convertible. It drives very well In comparison with the 1-Series, it the chassis of this car a bit longer and wider, And you can really notice the difference. It’s not so nervous It sticks to the road and thanks to 326 hp, it’s also very sportive, And that’s what BMW is trying to do with this car; it has to be a sportive car, But it shouldn’t be like a real BMW M.
You can compare M-performance with Audi S. And yes, we can call this car sportive. Definitely when I see how good this car handles I was already a fan of the BMW M235i Coupe But I know that there will be a BMW M2. It really surprises me how this car behaves Real wheel driving, lovely steering That’s also because of this lovely steering wheel; it’s a bit thin but covered with thick leather Yes. I like this car!
The M235i is almost perfect, especially with this color: Estoril Blue with a black leather interior Looks great but the interior could be more exciting but that’s what we are used from BMW Despite some M235i badges, you can’t really tell that you are driving an M-performance model. But of course, there will be a real BMW M2 The difference between the M2 and the M235i can’t be too small. The BMW M235i Convertible are nice, much fun to drive But for me, it will be the BMW M235i Coupe with a manual gearbox!