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2020 BMW M235i Gran Coupe Reviews Compilation


The 1 Series was that nimble, budget friendly, RWD (with true xDrive if you need it) enthusiast little car. It never made it in North America. Shame!

The 2 Series supposed to be that replacement for over the pond people, even if we never got that hot hatchback.

Now, the 2 Series (except the Coupe) is a nowhere design wannabe that brings nothing new to the table and has no BMW ingredients. Shame!

They are pushing, screaming and defending their new design language all over, yet, they are deaf to peoples reaction. Good for you BMW, sometimes a wakeup call is need it. Except some will go for good…

VW/Audi group is happy… believe me.





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Originally Posted by Habber

Not a nice looking car at all. There seems to be a creativity vacuum at BMW over the last few years and as a result, we have a watered down lineup as we move forward.


Their designs are literally hit or miss at this point. I commend the designs of the 3, 8, X3-5 & 7. And even the 1er hatch that someway manages to look better than this.

I would accept stuff like this if the proceeds (assuming the targeted demographic eats this up, doubt it though) were going to the R&D of a true halo sports car but instead we’re getting a halo SAV/SUV. Not to mention steadily getting unproportional grills too.





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2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe (F44) Official Thread: Price, Specs, Wallpapers, Videos









2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe (F44) Official Thread: Price, Specs, Wallpapers, Videos


General Information

Full Press Release

Ordering & Pricing Guides

Model Highlights

Wallpapers

M Performance Parts

Videos

Tech Specs

Comments

Pricing / Launch / Production

2020MY US Pricing:

  • MSRP 228i xDrive Gran Coupe – $37,500 plus $995 Destination
  • MSRP M235i xDrive Gran Coupe – $45,500 plus $995 Destination.

Production begins November 2019 for US market.
Market Launch March 2020 for US market.

Performance / Engine / Exhaust

  • 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder
  • 301 HP @ 5000-6250 rpm / 332 lb-ft @ 1750-4500 rpm (M235i xDrive)
  • 0-60 in 4.7 seconds [4.6s with optional M Performance Package’s overboots function] (M235i xDrive)
  • 228 HP @ 5000-6000 rpm / 258 lb-ft @ 1450-4500 rpm (228i xDrive)
  • 0-60 in 6.0 seconds (228i xDrive)
  • 155 mph top speed (performance tires) (M235i xDrive)
  • 130 mph top speed (all-season tires) / 151 mph (performance tires) (228i xDrive)
  • M235i xDrive gets:
    • larger turbocharger with built-in exhaust manifold and integral diverter valve
    • reinforced crankshaft with larger diameter main bearings
    • new pistons
    • modified connecting rods
    • larger flow fuel injectors
    • independent transmission oil cooler (separate from engine’s coolant circuit)
    • electric 850 watt fan
    • two remote coolant radiators in wheel arches
    • enlarged expansion tank
    • dual-branch exhaust system with minimal backpressure

Tranmission / Performance Control

  • 8 Speed automatic transmission
  • DSC
  • DTC setting (Dynamic Traction Control) allows great degree of slip
  • ARB system (near-actuator wheel slip limitation system)
  • BMW Performance Control (intelligently applies brakes at wheels on side of the bend)
  • When DSC switched off, EDLC (Electronic Differential Lock Control) applies brakes to simulate mechanical limited slip differential
  • xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system (can split drive 50:50) if necessary
  • Newly developed standard mechanical Torsen limited- slip differential in M235i xDrive
  • Launch Control function allows full 332 lb-ft peak torque to be available in first and second gear

Chassis / Suspension

  • Aluminum hood and trunk
  • Standard bracing in engine compartment and rear suspension area
    • Strut tower tie bar and bracing on the front axle subframe and in the tunnel area, plus an anti-roll bar mounting with high preload
  • Standard sports suspension and the M Sport steering with more direct ratio
  • M Sport suspension standard on M235i xDrive, optional for 228i xDrive as part of M Sport Package
  • M Sport suspension lowers height by 10mm
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Optional Dynamic Damper Control (lets driver choose from two different shock settings)
  • Comfort and Sport settings for Driving Experience Control switch

Wheels / Tires / Brakes

  • Standard on M235i xDrive: 18-inch M Double spoke wheels with 225/40R18 all-season runflat tires
  • Standard on 228i xDrive: 17-inch Multi-spoke wheels with 225/45R17 all-season runflat tires.
    • 17-inch wheels with performance non- runflat tires can be specified as can wheel and tire combinations from a varied selection, including 18-inch wheels with 225/40R18 all-season runflat and 19-inch wheels with 235/35R19 performance tires.
    • Optional M Performance package includes 18-inch wheel with non-runflat performance tires or all season run-flat tires or 19-inch wheels with 235/35R19 non-runflat performance tires or alternatively a 19”-inch bi-color option with performance tires.
  • M Sport brakes standard on M235i xDrive and optional on 228i xDrive Gran Coupe.

Exterior Design

  • Frameless doors
  • Standard full-LED headlights
  • Four-eyed halo DRL
  • Full LED, L-shaped rear taillights
  • Chrome 90mm exhaust tips on 228i xDrive, free-form exhaust design on M235i xDrive set inside a contoured rear diffuser panel
  • Large optional panoramic roof (29.1-inch by 28.3-inch interior opening) with an interior electric roller blind for shading
  • Sport line trim standard on 228i xDrive
  • M Sport Package available for 228i xDrive
  • M235i xDrive features Cerium Grey finish for the Kidney grille surround and slats, front air inlet surrounds, side sill inserts, mirror caps and free form tailpipe finishers

Interior Design / Technology

  • Backlit interior trim with six color options — white, bronze, orange, lilac, green and blue
  • Standard 8.8-inch center screen with iDrive 6
  • 10.25 inch Control Display iDrive screen (with optional BMW Live Cockpit Professional)
  • Info Display cluster up to 10.25 inches (with optional BMW Live Cockpit Professional)
  • iDrive 7 with optional BMW Live Cockpit Professional
  • Optional 9.25 inch Head-Up Display (HUD)
  • iDrive Touch Controller (with optional BMW Live Cockpit Professional)
  • BMW Live Cockpit (standard)
  • BMW Live Cockpit Professional (optional)
  • Standard BMW Stereo sound system includes ten speakers and a 205-watt amplifier.
  • Optional Harman Kardon surround sound system includes 16- speakers and 464 watts amplifier.
  • 12 cubic foot trunk
  • 40/20/40 split rear seats

Exterior Colors for 2020MY

228i xDrive Gran Coupe:

  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Jet Back
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Grey Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Seaside Blue Metallic
  • Storm Bay Metallic

M Sport Package adds:

  • Misano Blue Metallic
  • Snapper Rocks Blue Metallic

M235i xDrive:

  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Grey Metallic
  • Misano Blue Metallic
  • Snapper Rocks Blue Metallic
  • Storm Bay Metallic

Interior Colors / Trims for 2020MY

228i xDrive:

  • Standard Oyster/Black Sensatec or Black Sensatec
  • Optional Dakota leather in Magma Red, Mocha, Black with Blue highlights, Oyster or Black
  • Standard Berlin Illuminated trim
  • Optional Brooklyn and Boston Illuminated trim

M235i xDrive:

  • Dakota leather standard
  • Standard illuminated interior trim Boston
  • Optional Illuminated Brooklyn Trim and Illuminated Berlin Trim

Ambient lighting available as an option on the 228i xDrive and is standard on the M235i xDrive model.

Driver Assistance Systems

  • Standard Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation Function
  • Standard Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Standard Land Departure Warning system with active lane return
  • Standard Active Driving Assistant with Lane Change Warning System
  • Optional Active Cruise Control system with Stop & Go
  • Standard Park Distance Control (PDC)
  • Optional Parking Assistance Package

Standard and Optional Equipment

Standard for MY2020:

  • Sport 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 17” Multi-spoke wheels with all-season run-flat tires
  • Sport leather steering wheel
  • Alarm System
  • Rear view camera
  • Park Distance Control
  • LED headlights and fog lamps
  • Power front Sport seats
  • 40/20/40 Split folding rear seats
  • Satin Aluminum line exterior trim
  • Navigation
  • Illuminated Berlin interior trim (Boston interior trim on M235i xDrive)
  • Dynamic Cruise Control
  • iDrive 6
  • Connected Package Plus
  • Apple CarPlay Compatibility with 1 year trial
  • Active Driving Assistant – Lane Departure Warning, Pedestrian Warning with Braking, Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Collision Preparation, Speed Limit Information.
  • BMW Assist eCall
  • BMW Remote Services
  • Storage Package

The M235i xDrive Gran Coupe model includes the following additional standard equipment:

  • 18-inch M Double-spoke bi-color wheels with all-season run-flat tires?
  • M Sport Brakes
  • M Sport Steering wheel
  • M Sport Steering
  • M Sport Suspension
  • Torsen front axle limited slip differential
  • Aerodynamic Kit
  • Shadowline exterior trim
  • Cerium Grey exterior finisher trim color
  • Ambient lighting
  • Illuminated Boston interior trim
  • Comfort Access Keyless entry
  • Lumbar support

Optional packages include:

  • Convenience Package (228i xDrive only) – Comfort Access keyless entry, Panoramic moonroof (or moonroof deletion), SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 1 year All-Access Subscription.
  • M Sport Package (228i xDrive only) – Choice of: 18-inch M Double-spoke bi-color Style 819M wheels with all-season run-flat tires or 18-inch M Y-spoke Style 553M wheels with performance run-flat tires or 18-inch M Forged V-spoke Style 554M wheels with 19-inch M Double-spoke Style 552M wheels with performance non-run- flat tires, M Sport Steering, M Steering Wheel, M Sport Suspension, Aerodynamic Kit, Shadowline Exterior trim (black highgloss design details). The M Sport Package adds additional design features such as kidney struts in aluminum, door sill finishers featuring aluminum inserts with “M” designation, floor mat with “M” lettering, M footrest with metal insert, M pedals stainless steel look, BMW key with “M” lettering and a contrast stitching. The rear spoiler in body color.
  • Parking Assistance Package – Parking Assistant, Active Park Distance Control, Back- Up Assistant.
  • Premium Package – Heated Steering Wheel, Universal garage-door opener, Comfort Access keyless entry (std. on M235i xDrive), Panoramic sunroof (or sunroof deletion), Lumbar support (std. on M235i xDrive), Heated front seats, Adaptive Full LED lights, interior Ambient lighting (std. on M235i xDrive), Head-Up display, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 1 year All-Access Subscription, Connected Package Pro (Remote Services, Concierge Services, Real Time Traffic Information, On-Street Parking Information, In- Car Experiences, Connected Teaser Package with 3 months: Connected Music, Microsoft Office 365), Connected Navigation and Live Cockpit Pro which includes 10.25-inch digital instrument display and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.
  • Dynamic Handling Package (228i xDrive only) – choice of 18-inch Y-Spoke bi-color Style 553M wheels with run-flat tires, 19-inch M Double-spoke bi-color Style 552M wheels with performance non-runflat tires, Dynamic Damper Control, M Sport Brakes, extended Shadowline exterior trim which adds high gloss black kidney frame and struts, tailpipe finishers and bumper details.
  • Shadow Line Package (M235i xDrive only) – Choice of: 18-inch Forged V-Spoke Style 554M wheels with all-season run-flat tires or 18-inch M bi-color Style 553 wheels with performance runflat tires or 18-inch M V-spoke Style 554M wheels with performance non-runflat tires or 19-inch M Double-spoke bi-color wheels with performance runflat tires, Dynamic Damper Control, Black Mirror caps, Extended Shadowline trim, M Performance Package (turbo overboost function).

Stand-alone options on the 2 Series Gran Coupe include:

  • Remote Engine Start
  • 17-inch Double-spoke bi-color Style 548 wheels with all-season runflat tires (228i
    xDrive only)
    17-inch Double-spoke bi-color Style 549 wheels with all-season runflat tires (228i xDrive only)
  • 17-inch Double-spoke bi-color Style 549 wheels with performance non-runflat tires (228i xDrive only)
  • 18-inch Multi-spoke bi-color Style 488 wheels with all-season runflat tires (228i xDrive only)
  • 18-inch M V-spoke Style 554M wheels with all-season runflat tires (M235i xDrive only)
  • 18-inch M V-spoke Style 554M wheels with performance non-runflat tires (M235i
    xDrive only)
  • 19-inch M Double-spoke bi-color Style 552M wheels with performance tires (M235i
    xDrive only)
  • 19-inch M Forged V-Spoke Style 557M wheels with performance non-runflat tires
  • Mobility Kit
  • Space-saver spare tire (228i xDrive only)
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Lumbar support (std. on M235i xDrive)
  • Illuminated Brooklyn interior trim (M235i xDrive only)
  • Illuminated Boston interior trim (228i xDrive only)
  • Ambient interior lighting (std. on M235i xDrive)
  • M Sport seats for driver and front passenger (M235i xDrive only)
  • Extended Shadowline Trim (M235i xDrive only)
  • Harman-Kardon Surround Sound system
  • Wireless mobile device charging
  • Live Cockpit Pro – 10.25 inch digital and 10.25 center displays, Connected Navigation,
    BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.
  • Gesture Control
  • Heated Front Seats and Steering Wheel
  • Universal garage-door opener
  • Mirror Caps in Black (228i xDrive only)
  • Active Cruise Control

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Jalopnik first drive review: The M235i Gran Coupe is Actually a Blast to Drive


Quote:



Originally Posted by AndroidRobot

Still not a proper BMW with a FWD based AWD sorry not sorry but this is junk regardless. If someone wanted that platform they could buy an Audi


Yawn.

AWDs are not proper bmws but they sell the most nowadays.

Time has moved on and so ….

Im happy to hear though expected as much, my X2m35i is a blast and im sure this will be too





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