With only one day before the official reveal of the BMW 2-Series Coupe, a fresh set of press photos has leaked on the internet. Following the scoop photos of the M235i from a dealer presentation and the photos of the 2-Series Coupe from a German publication, we can now admire the range-topping model BMW M235i Coupe in the first press shots.
The photos have been posted on the 2Addicts forum and reveal the M235i’s sleek body and muscular appearance, courtesy of the M body kit. In my opinion, the car looks good from most angles. Sure, some may criticize the oversized taillights, but it’s probably wise to see the car live before making that statement.
On the inside, the cabin has M135i hatch written all over it, with the exception of the steering wheel, which on the M235i looks sportier and reminds of the one fitted to the BMW M3 E46.
The BMW2-Series Coupe will be released with five engine options in Europe: three diesels - 218d (143PS/141hp), 220d (184PS/181hp) and 225d (218PS/215hp) and two gasoline units – 220i (184PS/181hp) and M235i (326PS/322hp).
Until a BMW M2 Coupe is confirmed, the fastest model of the range will be the M235i. The car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds with the 8-speed automatic gearbox (5.0 seconds with the 6-speed manual). Both acceleration times are 0.1 seconds quicker than the M135i’s. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph).
By Dan Mihalascu