JF Musial of /DRIVEN takes a BMW M235i across South Africa’s Western Cape, exploring some of the most scenic mountain passes and roads in the world.
The BMW M235i Coupe is the latest member of the BMW M Performance Automobile family. The 2014 BMW M235i will be offered in the U.S. at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price $44,025, including $925 destination and handling. In Germany, the BMW M235i costs 36,764 Euro.
It is powered by the N55 3.0 liter TwinPower turbocharged inline-six engine also found in the M135i. It produces 322 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque taking the M235i from 0-60 in 4.8 seconds when optioned with the 8-speed sport automatic. Top speed is 155mph and MPG is 22 city/32 hwy for the auto and 19/29 for the 6-speed manual.
BMW M235i also comes with exclusive 18-inch M light-alloy wheels fitted with mixed tires in 225/40 R18 format for the front wheels and 245/35 R18 at the rear.
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