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    • 2014 F22 M235i test figures including curb weight, 0-60, 1/4 mile, skidpad, and weight distribution - Inferior to the E82 1M

      Finally some solid independent data on the new 2014 F22 M235i. This car is an unofficial successor to the E82 1M taking its place in the lineup as the entry level turbocharged six-cylinder performance coupe. Unlike the 1M the M235i has the N55 inline-6 turbo motor and not the N54 inline-6 twin turbo motor. It also comes in a bit heavier than the E82 1M with a curb weight of 3494 pounds versus the E82 1M which weighs 3339 pounds.


      The F22 2-Series is not exactly as light as one would hope for the size. It is about 3-Series weight which makes one scratch their head as to the advantage over the 335i. That said, handling numbers are about on par with the 1M as the car pulls an impressive .97g on the skidpad and the 1M managed a .98g.

      Weight distribution is shying away from BMW's famed 50/50 with a 53/47 front to back. That is not what a BMW's weight distribution is supposed to look like and the turbocharged motors are making BMW's nose heavy. The 1M managed a better 51/49 which is closer to BMW's own stated ideals. 53/47? That looks more like an Audi figure than BMW.

      The M235i is not available with a dual clutch transmission unfortunately. A manual or 8-speed automatic is available and MotorTrend tested this car with the automatic. 0-60 comes in 4.4 seconds and the 1/4 mile in 13.0 @ 106.6. Also slightly worse than the 1M which managed 0-60 in 4.2 and the 1/4 mile in 12.8 @ 109.6 although different ECU software alone could change this. Still, the M235i is slower stock for stock.

      Essentially, the F22 2-Series and the M235i in particular seem to be a bit of a step back at least in performance from the E82 1-Sereis and the BMW 1M. Looks like there is room for BMW to squeeze in an M2 model afterall.

      2014 BMW M235i
      BASE PRICE $44,025
      PRICE AS TESTED $46,025
      VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, RWD, 4-pass, 2-door coupe
      ENGINE 3.0L/320-hp/330-lb-ft turbo DOHC 24-valve I-6
      TRANSMISSION 8-speed automatic
      CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST) 3494 lb (53/47%)
      WHEELBASE 105.9 in
      LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 174.5 x 69.8 x 55.2 in
      0-60 MPH 4.4 sec
      QUARTER MILE 13.0 sec @ 106.6 mph
      BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 103 ft
      LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.97 g (avg)
      MT FIGURE EIGHT 24.9 sec @ 0.78 g (avg)
      EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON 22/32/25 mpg
      ENERGY CONS., CITY/HWY 153/105 kW-hrs/100 miles
      CO2 EMISSIONS 0.76 lb/mile







      This article was originally published in forum thread: 2014 F22 M235i test figures including curb weight, 0-60, 1/4 mile, skidpad, and weight distribution - Inferior to the E82 1M started by Sticky View original post
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      1. ChuckD05's Avatar
        ChuckD05 -
        is there a 235i that's not the M variant?
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ChuckD05 Click here to enlarge
        is there a 235i that's not the M variant?
        No.

        This is basically the 135i/135is replacement.
      1. Nugs's Avatar
        Nugs -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Because it has an LSD, an M badge, and is the sportiest and most affordable two-door turbo coupe with a manual option in the BMW lineup?
        No LSD, 220i, 228i, 220d are all cheaper turbo coupes, and my 135i has half a dozen M badges on it as well.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
        It doesnt have an LSD, or even a factory option for the LSD. It's only available as a refit part from the dealer.
        You can specify you want the LSD when ordering. I don't see the problem. You essentially have an LSD option.
      1. lulz_m3's Avatar
        lulz_m3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You can specify you want the LSD when ordering. I don't see the problem. You essentially have an LSD option.
        Can you show me where you can order the LSD as a factory option? Everything I have read has stated it is only available as a refit part.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
        Can you show me where you can order the LSD as a factory option? Everything I have read has stated it is only available as a refit part.
        It's available as an M Performance Part isn't it?
      1. ChuckD05's Avatar
        ChuckD05 -
        46k for this car isn't that bad.. The sticker on the e90 n54s were over 50k... BMW is always going to be priced higher than an American Car equivalent and in the case a c7 it's just a better value more so than ever due to better engineering and advancement ... A standard 2007 corvette would hand an ass whooping to a e9x 335i as well.

        Chevy has just decided to engineer a better car when bmw decides to rename the same car with series 1 through 99 with the same engines in all the series.

        The 550i , M3, M4, 640/50 are the only cars bmw has right now that I would consider buying. M5/6 ... sure I'd get those to but for 100k they're not worth it IMO , rs7 would get my money if I was wasting that much on a car. IMO they're the only cars worth their asking price , and even still for that price you can get better elsewhere but being a bmw fan I'd compromise and grab one of them. With that said Mercedes and Audi before long will be getting my attention when i look for a new car in 2016-17 ...

        On top of all of this; the resale on bmw is worse than Mercedes and Audi , by far ... The people who bought last body style m5s got fn hosed. AMG cars hold value much better.

        I don't get what BMW is going for ... They obv want to make more cars and appeal to more people, but the enthusiast, unless buying an M, are getting the same god damn engine and car basically with any car BMW has offered in the last 7 years they just vary in weight ...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ChuckD05 Click here to enlarge
        AMG cars hold value much better.
        What in the world are you basing this on?
      1. lulz_m3's Avatar
        lulz_m3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's available as an M Performance Part isn't it?
        You can purchase the differential from BMW and pay the dealer or someone to install it, but you can't add it as a factory option.

        I guess the best you could hope for would be purchasing the car and having them add the differential and labor to your invoice and have it installed by the dealer. But its not as simple as just "checking a box" when ordering the M235i to have it fitted with a LSD from the factory, which in my opinion is total bull$#@!. I have no idea how much the BMW performance LSD is going to cost, but i am willing to bet that aftermarket options will be a better value.
      1. ChuckD05's Avatar
        ChuckD05 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        What in the world are you basing this on?
        looking a the price of recent AMGs vs M5 and M6's on auto trader in NY

        example =
        http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...Radius=50&mmt=[BMW[M5[]][]]&listingId=361410478&Log=0
      1. ChuckD05's Avatar
        ChuckD05 -
        fail

        Attachment 36743
      1. rawad1017's Avatar
        rawad1017 -
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      1. rawad1017's Avatar
        rawad1017 -
        milage on m5: 86420
        milage on e63: 70670
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
        You can purchase the differential from BMW and pay the dealer or someone to install it, but you can't add it as a factory option.
        Why exactly is the M Performance Part not an option?

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
        I guess the best you could hope for would be purchasing the car and having them add the differential and labor to your invoice and have it installed by the dealer. But its not as simple as just "checking a box" when ordering the M235i to have it fitted with a LSD from the factory
        How do you get the parts? You have to check a box somewhere don't you?
      1. ChuckD05's Avatar
        ChuckD05 -
        that example is old... im talking about 1-2 years ... look at s4s price a few years old ... they hold better too.. they all loose to much value to make any sense of buying them new anyway... and it doesn't change the fact that bmw is beginning to just be another pedestrian car manufacturer trying to sell a dream on each $#@! car they put out like the 435i for whatever that insanely over prices msrp is
      1. ChuckD05's Avatar
        ChuckD05 -
        But that e63 is a good deal lol... id take that over my car ... but your examples are from third party dealers , I am looking and was looking at cars from the OEM dealer... @rawad1017
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ChuckD05 Click here to enlarge
        looking a the price of recent AMGs vs M5 and M6's on auto trader in NY

        example =
        http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...Radius=50&mmt=[BMW[M5[]][]]&listingId=361410478&Log=0
        Honestly, the AMG's don't hold their value well at all. Take a look at the 65 AMG's some time. It would make me cry if I owned one.
      1. lulz_m3's Avatar
        lulz_m3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Why exactly is the M Performance Part not an option?



        How do you get the parts? You have to check a box somewhere don't you?
        It is not part of the online configurator. It doesnt even list it as an option, it is a refit part only, not a factory option. I feel like we are just going in circles here...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
        It is not part of the online configurator. It doesnt even list it as an option, it is a refit part only, not a factory option. I feel like we are just going in circles here...
        I think the problem is the definition of whether an LSD is available or not. An LSD from BMW for this car IS available. It's not my fault it isn't as simple as picking it in the online configurator but there is an option for an LSD in this car, it is from BMW, and you can get your brand new car with it. So saying an LSD is not available is not correct.
      1. ChuckD05's Avatar
        ChuckD05 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Honestly, the AMG's don't hold their value well at all. Take a look at the 65 AMG's some time. It would make me cry if I owned one.
        i have been looking at them, and they really do not... However what i always look at is cars i can afford so mostly its the e55's and c63 which good examples do hold value much like e46 / e9x m3s that are upkept well