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    • The new F22 M235i coupe spotted undisguised and without camo - Hot or not? Pictures

      So the "successor" to the E82 1-Series in the USA will be the F22 2-Series. Yes, the new 1-Series hatback will not be coming over to the USA so the 2-Series coupe will fill that void as the spiritual successor. This car will compete with the Mercedes-Benz CLA as well as the Audi A3 sedan. The M235i version you see here will likely share the exact same drivetrain as the F10 M135i which means a 320 horsepower N55 3.0 liter turbocharged and direct injected inline-6.

      The styling of the car looks to be a bit of a blend of F30 3-Series and F32 4-Series although smaller. The headlights takes F30 inspiration but do not go all the way to the grille giving an edgy look to the corners that is aggressive. This will be a pretty good looking car and a great entry level BMW especially if the weight is kept fairly low. It may end up being the most fun car to drive in the BMW lineup.

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      Comments 56 Comments
      1. deemo319's Avatar
        deemo319 -
        This is going to be good. Although, one may want to take off the little M logos on the quarter panels.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Badass actually.
      1. jdub679's Avatar
        jdub679 -
        320 hp?
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        I like!

        It lools as if they are shooting a tv commercial for it, you can make out the camera rigs in front of it.
      1. bigdnno98's Avatar
        bigdnno98 -
        I'm a really big fan of this car. I'm just interested to see what motor goes in the M2. Will it be a detuned M4 motor or will it be a sooped up N55? Or will it have it's own dedicated motor? I find the last very doubtful.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
        I'm a really big fan of this car. I'm just interested to see what motor goes in the M2. Will it be a detuned M4 motor or will it be a sooped up N55? Or will it have it's own dedicated motor? I find the last very doubtful.
        If they do an M2.
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      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by jdub679 Click here to enlarge
        320 hp?
        Mechanically it should be identical to the M135i so yeah 315-320 horsepower N55, rear or all wheel drive, 6MT or 8AT, adaptive dampers, etc. As for whether this is hot or not, I think this may be the best looking BMW in the entire lineup. I generally prefer small cars so the proportions are just excellent for me.
      1. Puerto Rican 335d's Avatar
        Puerto Rican 335d -
        very nice car would love have in my stables alonside my 335d
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        I like it a lot... Glad to see they dropped the connected headlights-kidney grille design. Hopefully the 4-series will get the same treatment
      1. UsualSuspect's Avatar
        UsualSuspect -
        I like it!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        I like it a lot... Glad to see they dropped the connected headlights-kidney grille design. Hopefully the 4-series will get the same treatment
        The 4-Series headlight design is already revealed and it is connected.
      1. Autobahn335i's Avatar
        Autobahn335i -
        OMG BMW can still do it! I was about to lose hope!
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        This car looks good.
      1. Ammonia's Avatar
        Ammonia -
        They fixed the pot-bellied look that is my main gripe about my 1. I like it... Don't like that they put an "M" on the name though.
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Where do I sign up? This is my next car!
      1. SSO95's Avatar
        SSO95 -
        next car
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        M2 = The "New" M3 Coupe?
      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        Beautiful.

        -Rich
      1. AlexQuattro's Avatar
        AlexQuattro -
        I like it better than the 1 series.