2015 BMW M235i Spotted Sans Camo

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The 2015 BMW M235i was revealed ahead of schedule, thanks to our spy shooter. The all-new two-door was spotted during a photo shoot and was wearing no camouflage whatsoever.

The M235i will be the replacement for the current 135i and 135is in BMW's lineup. Based off of the rear-wheel-drive, F20-generation 1 Series hatchback that debuted in Europe last year, the M235i will sit atop the 2-Series range in the U.S. It's expected that the M235i will be powered by the same turbocharged N55 3.0-liter I-6 as the current car; our sources tell us that the 2015 model should have be rated between 315 and 320 hp. Buyers looking for less power and more efficiency will be able to pick up the 228i that will share its N20 2.0-liter turbo-four with the 320i and 328i. Transmission options for both versions are expected to be a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic.

Dressed in Melbourne red, this M235i that we caught blends the current 1 Series coupe's design with numerous cues from the F20 1 Series and upcoming 4 Series coupe. In profile, the new 2 Series wears a similar greenhouse to the current 1 Series coupe, albeit longer and slightly more sculpted. The front end has gaping intakes with detailing reminiscent of other M-spec cars, more upright kidney grilles, and squinting headlights like the 4er's. Interestingly, unlike the 3 and 4 Series, the 2 Series' headlights do not extend all the way to the grille surrounds, although they do have a similar shape to the lights on the 3/4er. The rump is covered in some black plastic, but we can clearly make out dual exhaust outlets, a trunk spoiler, and a grey diffuser. We can also see the new taillights – they have similar graphics to the 1 Series hatchback's, but are more rectangular than square. Telltale signs that this is, in fact, the M235i include M-Sport-style five-spoke wheels, blue-painted brake calipers, silver mirror caps, and what look to be M badges on the front quarter panels.

The 2015 BMW M235i's official debut is expected toward the end of the year, with sales commencing in the beginning of 2014.

Ganesh Parase
nice
Kevon Jones
Just saw this on carbuzz not my favorite bmw......I am e46 & e90 guy......
Chris Story
My only favorite design from the 80's is the 635csi and E30 M3. The rest of my favorites are the E39, current 6-series and E92 M3.
Andy Jones
BMW needs to go back to their basics. Nowadays they lost all what they stood for to begin with a true sports sedans. The interior is cheap and crappy, performance not there anymore and design is questionable !
Chris Story
That looks right! Perfect size and proportions. A modern, 82' 320i.
Craig Jackson
Wow....it...looks....like...a....3...series.....zzzzzzzz.....
Sergiu Covalciuc
Looks like a 3rd series. But still better than 1st series. Also the new 4th series is coming out. Too many models and all super expensive. Why do we need this? I guess this is how the american and Asian car industries will win the market.
Richard Macintyre
did BMW develop an addiction to line expansion after the Mini adventure?
Richard Macintyre
I'd love to see a first generation 6 series with today's running gear. It'll never happen but it would be beautiful and actually comfortable...
Steve Rothaug
They might have stood out from the masses with those characteristics back then, but I don't think that would translate too well into 2013.
Christian Davenport
looks like anything else on the road - BMW needs to get back to the tall greenhouse, skinny athletic esthetic of the '70s & '80s when BMWs design stood apart from the masses.

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