BMW Australia to price M235i from $79,900

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BMW M235i

EXCLUSIVE

BMW Australia is arming its dealers with pricing and specification details for the forthcoming 2 Series Coupe. Local allocations will begin production in January 2014, meaning you could start seeing them in showrooms by March, possibly late February.

Let’s get straight into it then, thanks to a reliable tip-off, we can reveal there’ll be three 2 Series models offered in Australia:

BMW 220i Coupe – $50,500*
BMW 220d Coupe – $52,500*
BMW M235i Coupe – $79,900*
*Manufacturer’s list pricing (includes GST & LCT), correct at time of publication.

We’ll focus on the M235i for now. Costing well over 80-grand driveaway, at full retail price, we’re seeing the reality of BMW’s aim of placing a higher premium on the 2 Series Coupe compared with the 1 Series hatch. The M135i currently has a list price of $64,900 and $15,000 buys a lot of options. On the other hand you get an extra 5kW and a pretty face in the M235i.

Like the F20 M135i, standard pricing for the F22 M235i includes the well received 8-speed auto transmission. Other base equipment includes Professional navigation, extended Bluetooth connectivity, Cruise Control with braking function and dual zone climate control.

Crucially, for performance-minded buyers, the M235i pricing will position it in between the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG hatchback ($74,990) and four-door CLA 45 AMG ($86,900).

Further details for the Australian 2 Series range can be found after the break.

BMW 2 Series Coupe

BMW 2 Series Coupe

BMW 2 Series Coupe

BMW M235i

BMW M235i

BMW 2 Series 220i Coupe (1J12) – $50,500*
Four-cylinder in-line turbocharged with direct injection, 135kW, 270Nm, 0–100km/h: 7.0 sec, EU fuel consumption: 5.7 litres/100km, CO2 emissions: 134g/km

BMW 2 Series 220d Coupe (1H12) – $52,500*
Four-cylinder in-line turbocharged diesel, 135kW, 380Nm, 0–100km/h: 7.1 sec, EU fuel consumption: 4.2 litres/100km, CO2 emissions: 111g/km

BMW 2 Series M235i Coupe (1J72) – $79,900*
Six-cylinder in-line turbocharged with direct injection, 240kW, 450Nm, 0–100km/h: 4.8 sec, EU fuel consumption: 7.6 litres/100km, CO2 emissions: 176g/km

*Manufacturer’s list pricing (includes GST & LCT), correct at time of publication.

Standard specification highlights

  • 8-speed sports automatic transmission with Launch Control and ECO PRO mode with coasting function.
  • Navigation system Business (standard for 220i/200d)
  • Navigation system Professional (standard for M235i)
  • Extended Bluetooth connectivity
  • Cruise Control with braking function
  • Automatic air conditioning with 2-zone control

Highlights include

  • Standard equipment lines: Sport Line or Modern Line for 2201i and 220d.
  • Functional elegance with a free-standing flatscreen on-board monitor.
  • An Easy-Entry function built into the front seat provides convenient access for the rear passengers.
  • Unique versatility thanks to an optional 40/20/40-split rear backrest.
  • Superior everyday usability – features include large storage compartments in the doors and two cup holders positioned in front of the shift lever/gear selector.
  • Increased space – more legroom (+21mm) and foot room in the rear as well as 20 litres of additional luggage compartment capacity (390 litres).

Option programme

Advanced Parking Package (Z1D) – $1400 ($1000 for M235i)
Parking Assistant
Front parking sensors
Rear view camera

Visibility Package (Z1E) – $2500 ($1200 for M235i)
Bi-Xenon headlights
Headlight washers
Adaptive headlights
High-Beam Assistance
Anti-dazzle exterior mirrors

Professional Multimedia Package (Z1G) – $2400 (n/a for M235i)
Navigation system professional
Internet functionality
Instrument cluster with extended contents
Harmon/Kardon Sound System
DAB audio

Comfort Package (Z1H) – $2400
Comfort Access System
Electric seats with memory function
Lumbar support
Seat heating for driver and front passenger

M Sport Package (337) – $4385 (std for M235i)
18” M light-alloy wheels
M Sport steering wheel
M Aerodynamics package
High-gloss black window surrounds
Aluminium door sills with M designation
Dakota leather upholstery
Anthracite roof liner

BMW 2 Series Coupe

BMW 2 Series Coupe

BMW 2 Series Coupe

Paint colours

Alpine White (300)*
Black (668)
Black Sapphire (475)*
Melbourne Red (A75)*
Glacier Silver (A83)*
Deep Sea Blue (A76)
Mineral Grey (B39)*
Midnight Blue (B38)
Mineral White (A96)*
Moonlight Silver (B66)
Sparkling Brown (B53)
Valencia Orange (B44)
Estoril Blue (B45)* – exclusive to M Sport Package and M235i

*Indicates available with M Sport Package and M235i

BMW 2 Series coupe dimensions (compared to E82 1 Series Coupe)

Length: +72mm (4432mm compared to 4360mm)
Width: +32mm (1774mm compared to 1742mm)
Height: -5mm (1418mm compared to 1423mm)
Wheelbase: +30mm (2690mm compared to 2660mm)
Track (front): +41mm (1521mm compared to 1480mm)
Track (rear): +43mm rear (1556mm compared to 1513mm)