Rendering: 2013 BMW 235i

Rumors | June 18th, 2012 by 13
7169673255 037ce2b0b2 o 750x500 Rendering: 2013 BMW 235i

Next year BMW will unveil the new generation 1 Series Coupe, only that this time around the entry-level coupe goes through a name change: 2 …

Next year BMW will unveil the new generation 1 Series Coupe, only that this time around the entry-level coupe goes through a name change: 2 Series.

The spin-off from the new 1 Series will include the coupe and convertible variants. The highest offering in the lineup will be the 235i model, a coupe powered by a six-cylinder turbocharged engine.

Built on the F20 platform, the F23 2 Series will share some design cues with the 1 Series Hatchback, but overall, the 2 Series Coupe is expected to look and feel sportier than its brother, as well as more luxurious.

7169673255 037ce2b0b2 o 655x392 Rendering: 2013 BMW 235i

Our sources say that the F23 2 Series will use more or less the same engines and transmissions as the hatchback, starting with four-cylinder petrol and diesel powerplants. Here are some of the models, and their power, that we expect to see:

  • 216i (2.0 petrol, 150bhp)
  • 218i (2.0 petrol, 177bhp)
  • 225i (2.0 petrol, 218bhp)
  • 220d (2.0 turbodiesel, 214bhp)
  • 235i (3.0 petrol, 300bhp)

The engines will be mated to a six-speed manual or ZF eight-speed automatic, with the DCT option reserved for the high-end 235i model and M models.

For the first time in its short history, the 1 Series or 2 Series Coupe family may get the xDrive platform. Our sources say that a 2 Series Coupe xDrive would compete successfully against the Audi A3 Quattro and Mercedes A-Class 4Matic.

To illustrate its potential exterior design, Roger Lighterness renders the 235i Coupe.

13 Responses to “Rendering: 2013 BMW 235i”

  1. Giom says:

    Nice render, but I suspect that the next coupe will again sport a more rakish greenhouse.

    • fredyschiftan@aol.com says:

      these models will be the sporty ones by which BMW goes back to the old 3 series of great steering and performance, very clever to separate all the series into Sporty, luxory, GT, I think I understabd know what the future is ahead at BMW, the different types will be more easy to choose .

  2. auaq says:

    I like odd numbers!

  3. Sajan says:

    Yeah the greenhouse looks a bit squashed compared to what we’re gonna see but overall I like it. I can see the new 2 Series becoming my favourite BMW. Can’t wait to see the 4 series and 2 series I have a feeling they’ll be gorgeous

  4. yonutr says:

    220d (2.0 turbo diesel, 214bhp) will be the best model :X

  5. The engine volume for the 216 and 218 are wrong. The 1.6 engine derived from the mini (developed jointly with the PSA group) with 138hp and 170hp will be used a currently seen in the new 1 series. The 2.0 150hp is a naturally aspirated engine and is only produced for the e92/93 chasis currenlty (with most markets receiving the 170hp version). If a 220i version is produces, this will definately use the new 2.0 engine with 180hp. The 220d will not produce 214hp, however if a 223d model exists, this may very well produce the mentioned output.

  6. JC says:

    3.0L i6 turbo and 4 doors, thank you!

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