Technically the 2 Series Coupe and Convertible are closely related to the current generation F20/F21 1 Series, which implies the use of a rear-wheel drive architecture and in some cases, an all-wheel drive system. Therefore an M235i xDrive is planned as well.
Under the hood the high-end BMW M235i lays a 3.0 liter six-cylinder N55 TwinPower engine which also outputs 450 NM of torque between 1300 and 4500 RPM. Top speed is limited to 250 km/h.
From 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h), the BMW M235i with manual transmission runs in 5.0 seconds while the 8-speed automatic is 4.8 seconds.
The M235i has a lenght of 4454 mm, measures 1774 in width and 1408 in height. The wheelbase is 2690 mm, Track, Front 1516 mm, Track Rear 1532 mm.
It weighs 1455 kg with the manual transmission and 1470 with automatic.
A pure M model, BMW M2, has been rumored for a while but no concrete information are available at this point.