BMW M235i announces four wheel xdrive
May 19, 2014
After introducing the BMW M235i late last year, the German marque has just revealed the all-wheel drive variant of that car dubbed the BMW M235i xDrive Coupe.
Under the hood, the BMW M235i xDrive Coupe is obviously powered by the same 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine as the regular, rear-wheel drive M235i. As a result, the M235i xDrive Coupe delivers an identical 322 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque.
This power is sent through an eight-speed Steptronic transmission and when driving all four wheels, the M235i xDrive hits 100 km/h from a standstill in a mere 4.6 seconds. By comparison, the eight-speed automatic equipped rear-wheel drive M235i completes the same sprint in 4.8 seconds while the manual option takes a flat 5 seconds.
Inevitably, the addition of an all-wheel drive system does add some extra weight to the car with it now tipping the scales at a fairly hefty 1525 kg considering its rather small proportions.
In case you didn’t know, the new BMW 2-series coupe range as a whole replaces the 1-series coupe and incorporates all-new styling to help make it fit better in-line with the styling of the new 3-series and 4-series. All 2014 BMW 2-series models released thus far are 4432 mm in length, 1774 mm wide and 1418 mm higher. That means the car is 72 mm longer than the outgoing BMW 1-series coupe, 24 mm wider and 7 mm lower.