The trunk is decidedly sedate for anything with any type of M badge, and aside from the loss of the roof, the rear of the M235i Convertible looks almost identical to its Coupe sibling. Not all of us lose ours, though. The meaty steering wheel is just like the one in the 3 and 4 Series. Even in Sport mode, the chassis tuning was a bit soft, while turn-in felt a little clumsy when really pushed hard. You have no way of knowing when launch control is going to work.
The maximum torque of 330 lb-ft is available between 1,400 and 4,500 rpm. In less confined settings it's easy to imagine the rear-wheel-drive coupe as a drift machine. The M235i comes standard with an adaptive suspension, while all-wheel-drive is optional. Typically a fast-shifting eight-speed automatic with wheel-mounted paddles and a launch-control program is standard, although a six-speed manual can be swapped in at no cost, which is how our car arrived. The model gets a 3. Both settings also transform the steering effort, making the wheel feel heavier.
The M235i is easy to drive slowly and rewarding to drive quickly. The difference in roadholding is minimal despite the extra weight, the driven front wheels helping the car cling to our skidpad with similar tenacity. The 2, it seems, is a bit too grown up. The front end is shared and gets a face on its own. Its six-speed manual transmission shifts smoothly and precisely, and the six-cylinder engine churns out 325 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. The M235i also stops shorter and corners harder than the old M car; tire technology has also advanced. The 2 Series is pretty from any angle.
While vanishingly rare, some babies are born with an honest-to-goodness cartilage-, nerve-, and muscle-filled tail. Stopping power is powerful and fade free. I agree with the cost but would not go that far as to say 100% as I think that's ludicrous. The first rule you learn about playing hide-and-seek is to wait until the seeker is out of sight before you move on to your next position. The ramp-up in steering ratio as you add lock happens quite a ways off-center, so the M235i doesn't feel nervous as you turn in. The backseat is only slightly tighter than a 4 Series's, but you wouldn't want to be back there all day.
Simply put, it was an instant icon and a future collectible. Is the total cost of the upgrades on our test car worth the 30-percent premium? Our Michelin Pilot Super Sport-shod tester flung itself quite quickly to an indicated 160 mph on the test track. But no, they were too busy futzing with. The stock cabin tech proved very useful, and I particularly like the phone integration. It has even advertised this two-door model as the spiritual successor to the 2002, the model that predated the original.
The six-speed shifter rows through the gears with smooth precision. Construction restricts the road to one lane before opening up to five miles of uninterrupted switchbacks. The M235i is within an inch and a half of the in almost every exterior dimension. The M2 will be just as fast if not faster than the E92 M3 on the track when it comes out. The interior remains stock, save for monogrammed floor mats and aluminum pedals. I guess that means we can't bitch that the M235i has neither a coolant-temperature gauge nor an oil-temperature gauge. The 2002 is too far back in the rapidly evolving car world to share much of its character or size with any new car.
There is, however, some strange proportion thing happening that makes the rear wheels look an inch or two smaller than the fronts. Let's just hope they don't limit the production like the 1M. The 2 is totes adorbs. I was so sick that I couldn't drive home, and my friend Mike dropped everything to come and get me. When both are equipped with six-speed manual transmissions, the M235i trails the M3 to 60 mph by a tenth of a second 4.
Make sure to check back soon for updates to this 4 second 0 to 60 specs category as these stats are frequently changing. The e92 m3 feels more engaging, but the numbers don't lie. To make more money, M needs to sell more cars. I agree with the cost but would not go that far as to say 100% as I think that's ludicrous. Performance and Handling Powering this Beemer is the silky smooth twin turbo 6 making 320 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque.