BMW not completely abandoning the manual transmission just yet, upcoming F22 2-Series interior spied - 235i? M235i?
With all the dual clutch transmission talk and even companies like Porsche doing what was thought unthinkable and giving their purest drivers car a dual clutch transmission over a manual it's nice to see BMW not completely abandoning the transmission. The car you see here is the upcoming F22 2-Series which will take the place of the 1-Series in the USA. It will also be the competitor for the Mercedes-Benz CLA
and the Audi A3 Sedan
The car we see here is likely a 235i or possibly an M235i to rival the new Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG
as the more aggressive body work points to. The 7K redline on the tachometer and also the dual exhaust setup would point toward a turbo six cylinder likely an N55 just like the F20 M135i
. This would likely just be the 2-Series version of that same car mirroring the drivetrain.
Well, it's coming and this one actually will be available in the USA unlike the M135i.