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    • Video of the F23 2-Series (235i?) testing on the Nurburgring

      The F22/F23 2-Series will be the spiritual successor to the BMW E82/E88 1-Series in the United States. The good news is that the 2-Series will have a cabriolet F23 variant in addition to the F22 coupe and this will be the entry level and affordable BMW convertible. This is likely the 235i testing meaning it will have an N55 turbocharged and direct injected 3.0 liter six cylinder under the hood likely with the same 320 horsepower output as the 135i.


      There will also be a hotter M235i variant which should have some software tweaks along with revised bodywork and suspension. The F22/F23 is poised to be a lightweight, fun, and affordable (for BMW) car. Despite its entry level position, it may offer the most driving pleasure out of anything in the BMW lineup. Check out the video below.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Video of the F23 2-Series (235i?) testing on the Nurburgring started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 17 Comments
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Wow the size of this car looks like a 3 series! I really think the m2 will be special
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        This will at least be one of the better drivers cars coming from BMW. Lightweight, manual option, rear wheel drive, affordable, fun. What a BMW once was.
      1. G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
        G0TB00ST? -
        So the 1series=bite sized
        2series = about what the 3 series should be/ last drivers car
        3series = e39 5 series size with decent performance
        4 series =stupid
        5 series= whale
        6 series= 2door whale
        6series gc= stupid whale
        7series = ocean liner
        Z= no ///M so no care
        BMW = $$$ell out
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        ^
        Ha...win.
      1. klipseracer's Avatar
        klipseracer -
        0 Series?
      1. G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
        G0TB00ST? -
        ^ it will come in about 5 years and the 4 door version will be the 1/2 series
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by G0TB00ST? Click here to enlarge
        So the 1series=bite sized
        2series = about what the 3 series should be/ last drivers car
        3series = e39 5 series size with decent performance
        4 series =stupid
        5 series= whale
        6 series= 2door whale
        6series gc= stupid whale
        7series = ocean liner
        Z= no ///M so no care
        BMW = $$$ell out
        Well 1 series and 2 series are basically the same size and weight but I get your point.
      1. G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
        G0TB00ST? -
        @Sticky yeah but like you said I made my point lol but on a serious note I can apart live with a 4 series but a 2 series just sounds stupid... It doesn't roll off the tongue like other series names. I'm sure this car will be nice on a track ( for 2 laps until it overheats and goes into limp mode)
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        2-Series does sound stupid but whatever. At least this will be a good car I can't say that about many BMW's these days.

        Let's just be happy they aren't doing an i2.
      1. G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
        G0TB00ST? -
        You just jinxed it
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        BMW jinxed themselves.
      1. Brey335i's Avatar
        Brey335i -
        I thought BMW introduced the 2 series so they could merge the 1 series and the Mini fwd lineup. It's all heresy in my book.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Brey335i Click here to enlarge
        I thought BMW introduced the 2 series so they could merge the 1 series and the Mini fwd lineup. It's all heresy in my book.
        The next generation 1-Series will ride the Mini platform.
      1. SaviorXi's Avatar
        SaviorXi -
        Imagine how it feels to be this guy when he wakes up in the morning knowing he gets to race cars in driving utopia for a living? I honor him and those like him for living the dream for those of us who live normal lives.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SaviorXi Click here to enlarge
        Imagine how it feels to be this guy when he wakes up in the morning knowing he gets to race cars in driving utopia for a living? I honor him and those like him for living the dream for those of us who live normal lives.
        It's a job I wouldn't want to get fired from that's for sure.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
      1. Group.america's Avatar
        Group.america -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by G0TB00ST? Click here to enlarge
        So the 1series=bite sized
        2series = about what the 3 series should be/ last drivers car
        3series = e39 5 series size with decent performance
        4 series =stupid
        5 series= whale
        6 series= 2door whale
        6series gc= stupid whale
        7series = ocean liner
        Z= no ///M so no care
        BMW = $$$ell out

        I chortled quite a bit

        Click here to enlarge