BMW's spiritual successor to the 1 Series M Coupe is just around the corner.
Many are still grieving over the BMW 1 Series M Coupe no longer being in production. It was an absolutely fantastic car, perhaps the most pure M machine in recent times. Fortunately, BMW is all too aware of the car's significance, and it's been working on its spiritual successor: the M235i. We saw spy shots of it last March with very little to any camouflage, but its official specs still remained a mystery. Until now. An official spec sheet was just leaked online revealing the high-powered coupe will pack a 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six.
It'll produce 321 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. 0-62 mph will happen in 4.8 seconds when equipped with the dual-clutch gearbox. If you prefer to row your own gears via six-speed manual that sprint time will drop by 0.2 seconds. Top speed, like nearly all other BMW models, will be electronically limited to 155 mph. Pricing will start at US dollar equivalent of $50,000 in South Africa, but expect that number to be lower when it goes on sale stateside sometime next year.