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Exclusive Interview with BMW 2 Series / M235i Product Managers

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BMWBLOG’s Chuck Vossler sat down today with Oliver Ganser, BMWNA Product Manager 2 Series, and Thomas Ebner, 2 Series Product Manager BMW AG. Among many …

BMWBLOG’s Chuck Vossler sat down today with Oliver Ganser, BMWNA Product Manager 2 Series, and Thomas Ebner, 2 Series Product Manager BMW AG.

Among many topics on the new BMW 2 Series and M235i, we touched on the Limited Slip Differential on the M235i, electric steering, manual transmission with rev matching, adaptive suspension, M235i xDrive, Power Pack, and many others.

BMWBLOG is heading next to Las Vegas to drive the new BMW M235i on the racetrack so expect a full review this week.

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The BMW 2 Series succeeds 1 Series E82 coupe and the M235i replaces the 135is. MSRP is $44,025. 0-60 is 4.8 with the 8 speed auto. Top speed is 155mph and MPG is 22 city/32 hwy for the auto and 19/29 for the 6-speed manual. The M235i goes on sale March 2013 and has a real cup holder.

Click below to play, audio courtesy of Shure: www.shure.com/americas/products/wireless-systems/fp-systems

 

  • Dragos

    Still I’ve got no answer regarding
    the xDrive. Where I live RWD is pathetic in the winter and this is common for half of North America. But if you look only to trash the car around the race
    track, than good luck BMW. Others will offer this essential option for an all
    around performance car.

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  • Steve

    FYI – The audio interview with the M235i product mgrs is not working! “File not found” error.

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      Please try now

  • Steve

    It’s working now. Great! Thanks for asking about the Perf Power pkg option. Looks like they’re keeping their options open. I missed the question about rev matching. Does the M235I support this feature?

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