BMW introduces the M235i, an enthusiast oriented subcompact two door, and the replacement of the popular 1 Series Coupe.
With the most powerful gasoline M Performance engine available producing 322 hp and 332 lf-ft of torque in, the M235i is capable of 0-60 in 4.8 seconds when optioned with the 8-speed sport automatic. The M235i represents the very first M Performance Automobile BMW offered in the US.
The BMW M team has massaged the chassis with M Adaptive suspension added M Sport braking system as well as an M235i specific exhaust.
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.
[Photos: Johan Lee Photography]