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      09-04-2014, 10:34 PM   #1
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"M435i"?

In the 2-series forum there is a thread on whether the M235i will continue after the M2 is introduced, or will it "drop" to being just a 235i. It made me wonder is the following option group a DIY M435i?:
  • M Sport package
  • Dynamic handling package
  • M Sport brakes
  • MPPK
  • M Performance exhaust

Are those the ingredients for an "M435i"? [without the badging, of course]
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Sure why not.
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      09-06-2014, 02:09 AM   #3
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Does the M235i have PSS (non-runflats)?

Would be great to get that stock, with spare wheel and all.
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Does the M235i have PSS (non-runflats)?

Would be great to get that stock, with spare wheel and all.
It has Go Flats, but no spare.
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There are no 'ingredients' for an M435i, what exactly is your intent? If your intent is to have a 435i with the options you like.... then go for it.

The M235i name already doesn't make sense. I like the car, but personally if I got one I would definitely de-badge it.

Do what makes you happy though brother, that is just my opinion. Also at that price point I would be way more interested in an M4.
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There are no 'ingredients' for an M435i, what exactly is your intent? If your intent is to have a 435i with the options you like.... then go for it.

The M235i name already doesn't make sense. I like the car, but personally if I got one I would definitely de-badge it.

Do what makes you happy though brother, that is just my opinion. Also at that price point I would be way more interested in an M4.
I don't have any intent - I was merely pointing out that, properly optioned, BMW is offering a M235i-like 4-series. And...to your delight it come de-badged from the factory. BTW...in addition to the M-Sport trim (that most us opt for anyway), the M-performance options add about $4K. Not much more than the technology package alone. Hardly putting it into M4 territory. The M235i is flying off the shelves, which would indicate that there is a call for a more sporting model that bridges the gap between the i series and the true M.
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You certainly could. But once you start pushing 60k with a "sporty" 435i config an M4 even in base/stripped configuration starts to look pretty attractive at 66k.
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The M235i has some bespoke suspension options, so a 435i, however specified won't be the same thing.
When you drive the M235i you realise why some are saying it's the best car BMW currently make.

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I don't have any intent - I was merely pointing out that, properly optioned, BMW is offering a M235i-like 4-series. And...to your delight it come de-badged from the factory. BTW...in addition to the M-Sport trim (that most us opt for anyway), the M-performance options add about $4K. Not much more than the technology package alone. Hardly putting it into M4 territory. The M235i is flying off the shelves, which would indicate that there is a call for a more sporting model that bridges the gap between the i series and the true M.
I can see what you're getting at. My point about the price is that with the options you mentioned most people would also include many other options/packages. At that point, the price would easily be $58k+ and with performance in mind, who wouldn't then justify some more extra money for a far superior car? (M4). That's my opinion, while some may prefer a top-optioned 435i, 4GC, 4 convertible, etc.
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The M235i has some bespoke suspension options, so a 435i, however specified won't be the same thing.
When you drive the M235i you realise why some are saying it's the best car BMW currently make.

What is an M235i suspension option that 435i cannot have?
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Pretty much. I think it's even faster than the M235i (to 60 at least)
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      09-07-2014, 06:00 PM   #13
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Pretty much. I think it's even faster than the M235i (to 60 at least)
Based on BMW's officially listed weights, the MPPK 435i has a better power-to-weight ratio than the M235i. The weight handicap of the 4-series is way less than the size difference would indicate.
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Pretty much. I think it's even faster than the M235i (to 60 at least)
Based on BMW's officially listed weights, the MPPK 435i has a better power-to-weight ratio than the M235i. The weight handicap of the 4-series is way less than the size difference would indicate.
Wow, I did not expect that. Good to know!
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Does the M235i have PSS (non-runflats)?

Would be great to get that stock, with spare wheel and all.
Yes. The M235 comes with (non run flat) PSS in the US.
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M435i would be tits. I would skip the DHP though. The M sport package comes with the suspension upgrade if I'm not mistaken, and I simply don't like the steering change - but then, I'm not the most experienced with driving it and have no clue how much of a difference it actually makes or anything. Feel free to clue me in, but those upgrades of the MPPK and M performance exhaust are two things I'm going to be doing anyway along with the CF spoiler, blacked out kidney grills, and color matched reflectors.
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