BMW M235i gets back on the horse

BMW M235i prototype

Back in June when we brought you our last update on the BMW M235i it was a rather sorry tale of metal on metal. We much prefer these latest shots showing the sporty 2 Series coupé being tested at the Nürburgring. Mostly because that reminds us that it should be a cracking drive and that it’s actually going to look bloody good too.

[Source: 2addicts]


That’s not gone well

BMW 2 Series prototype crash in Germany

Last time we brought you photos of BMW’s forthcoming new 2 Series we had a big smile on our face. We liked the front end that has done away with the gawkiness seen on the 1 Series hatch on which it is based.

This, we don’t like so much. Here you can see the aftermath of a 2 Series prototype following a coming together with the guardrail on the A72 near Zwickau in Germany.

As far as we can tell the driver suffered minor injuries and nobody else was hurt. Although, as many as four other cars travelling in the opposite direction were also damaged, forcing the highway to be closed in both directions while the mess was cleaned up.

Normally you’d reckon a cushy test driver gig with BMW would be a great job to have. But it just goes to show even factory test drivers have a bad day at work sometimes.

[Source: SZ-Online via 2addicts | Thanks to John for the tip]