Set to begin production this November, the M235i will be for those who missed out on the dearly departed 1 Series M Coupe.
The last time we saw spy shots of the upcoming spiritual successor to the beloved BMW 1 Series M Coupe, the M235i was completely covered in camouflage as it tested on the Nurburgring. But today is different as we have just received new images of the car while on an official photo shoot. In other words, it’s completely without camo and is showroom-ready. The bright red M235i shown here clearly has a muscular design with an aggressive front fascia and strong character lines through the doors.
There are also M-sport wheels and blue M-sport brake calipers. If you look closely enough you’ll be able to make out the small "M" badge on the front quarter panel. Although there’s still a bit of black foil covering the rear, we can still see the dual black-tipped exhaust outlets and trunk spoiler. Power is expected to come from a 3.0-liter turbo six with around 315-325 horsepower, mated to either a seven- or eight-speed automatic transmission. The base-level 228i model will be equipped to a 2.0-liter turbo four or a detuned version of the inline-six. M235i production is supposedly set to begin this November.