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2014 BMW M235i

We know a number of BMW owners who reside in the Munich brand's core demographic – upper-five- and six-figure professionals who like to keep their automotive brand credentials as highly respected among their peers as their alma maters or the letters after their names. Before heading to Las Vegas to drive the new M235i, we asked four of those owners, "What did you think of the E30 3 Series?" Although phrased differently, every one of them had the same answer: "What's that?" You can counter that we just happened to query a tiny and ignorant sample size, and it's possible that you're... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 3.0L I6
Power:
320 HP / 330 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$44,025
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