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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. lulz_m3's Avatar
        lulz_m3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        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.
        This is incorrect, you would need to purchase the car first, then order and have them install the LSD. We are splitting hairs, but to me it doesn't "come with" an LSD if you cannot order it that way from the factory. How is getting an M performance differential any different from ordering an aftermarket unit?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
        This is incorrect, you would need to purchase the car first, then order and have them install the LSD
        That's not incorrect, you CAN have your new car with it. The order doesn't matter really, does it? I'd like to see the M Performance Part ordering process anyway.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
        We are splitting hairs, but to me it doesn't "come with" an LSD if you cannot order it that way from the factory. How is getting an M performance differential any different from ordering an aftermarket unit?
        Because it's a BMW warrantied part? Can't you also factor these parts into the purchase price?
      1. rawad1017's Avatar
        rawad1017 -
        i gotta agree with sticky here, cause when you order your own brand new bmw, you have to talk to someone, on the phone or irl. if you want the part installed on your car, you tell them what you want and the car being ordered will have the part installed on it and you take delivery of the final product. the problem is not everyone knows you can do that and bmw doesn't make it public.
      1. onurleft's Avatar
        onurleft -
        They had a M235i at Road Atlanta this weekend with BMW CCA. Mike Renner was giving hot lap rides in it. The most impressive trait about it, i'd say, is the fact that it could be beaten on all weekend and maintain n/a like oil temps. No limp mode, no 280 degree spikes, just hundreds of miles of flat out laps with a pro and it didn't miss a beat
      1. rawad1017's Avatar
        rawad1017 -
        well yeah BMW inline-6 engines have been known to be pretty durable despite some of the turbo issues
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by onurleft Click here to enlarge
        They had a M235i at Road Atlanta this weekend with BMW CCA. Mike Renner was giving hot lap rides in it. The most impressive trait about it, i'd say, is the fact that it could be beaten on all weekend and maintain n/a like oil temps. No limp mode, no 280 degree spikes, just hundreds of miles of flat out laps with a pro and it didn't miss a beat
        Glad to see no limping.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge

        I still think the 1M is a better looking car.
      1. ChuckD05's Avatar
        ChuckD05 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo...5iphotos-1.jpg

        I still think the 1M is a better looking car.
        same here...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        The F22 is much better looking IMO. More modern, sleeker. The 1M side profile is not as flattering.
      1. rawad1017's Avatar
        rawad1017 -
        the 1m's widebody is awesome though
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        You put the 1M wide body on the M235i, there is not question which is better looking. The 1-series will always have that bug eyed awkward front end. The M235i is much sleeker modern design.
      1. Nugs's Avatar
        Nugs -
        I like the F22 front better and the E82 rear better. The M235i racing widebody looks the goods, it can't be long until someone puts those flares on a street car.
      1. ChuckD05's Avatar
        ChuckD05 -