The market launch of the BMW 2-Series Coupe also means the arrival of the M235i Coupe, the latest member of the BMW M Performance family. As you may know already, the BMW M235i Coupe is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology, that generates 326 hp (240 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque.
The M235i Coupe hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.0 seconds when using the manual transmission and in 4.8 seconds when using the eight-speed Sports automatic transmission with Launch Control activated. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h or 155 mph with both types of gearbox. Fuel consumption is 8.1 litres per 100 km (34.9 mpg) when using the manual transmission and 7.6 litres per 100 km (37 mpg) when using the eight-speed Sports automatic gearbox.
Moreover, the BMW M235i Coupe comes as standard with the M Sport braking system and variable sport steering. As standard, BMW offers 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 225/40 R18 format tyres for the front wheels and 245/35 R18 at the rear. As an option, customers can buy the 19-inch BMW M Performance forged light-alloy wheels available from the Original BMW Accessories range.
Another suspension-related retrofit product offered exclusively for the BMW M235i Coupe is the BMW M Performance limited-slip differential, which optimizes the traction in suitably dynamic driving situations. In terms of design, the M235i Coupe comes with a front apron that bears the hallmark of M design, featuring large air intakes with flaps adapted from racing car design, with a new rear bumper with integrated exhaust system and air diffuser as well as with contoured side skirts.
And this is not all as the M235i is offered with BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line trim, exterior mirror caps in Ferric Grey, side skirts and rear apron whose lower section is finished in Dark Shadow metallic paintwork.
The door sill strips show aluminum inserts bearing “M235i” lettering, while the interior comes with sports seats for the driver and front passenger, M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons, BMW Individual roof liner in Anthracite, Aluminium Hexagon interior trim with accent strips in matt Estoril Blue or high-gloss black, leather trim for the gearshift lever / selector lever and handbrake lever gaiter, an M driver’s footrest, a special instrument cluster with digital model designation together with red dials and numbers for the speedometer and rev counter. 2014 BMW M235i Coupe starts at $44,025 in the United States. [source: BMW]