According to a BMW production schedule we have seen, the BMW M235i Coupe goes into production in November of 2013 and if nothing changes in BMW’s product strategy, we will see the M-tuned 2 Series Coupe on U.S. soil. We initially reported on the M235i back in June 2012, but since then several prototypes have been spied during their testing phase.
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Built on the F2x platform, the 2 Series coupe and convertible models are being separated from the 1 Series family. The more premium offerings will share some design cues with the 1 Series Hatchback (especially inside), but overall, the 2 Series Coupe and Convertible are expected to look and feel sportier than the hatchback.
The 2 Series vehicles will be driven by a rear-wheel drive architecture with the possibility of the coupe to be paired with the xDrive system.
Launched last year, the M Performance Automobiles line-up consists of several vehicles tuned by the M Division, considered to be “very sporty and fast, made for everyday driving.” Shortly after its market launch, the M135i has become a darling of automotive journalists, so the bar has been set high for the M235i Coupe, a car that will be heavier than its “younger brother”.
BMW will build the M235i model at the Leipzig plant.