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2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe You Will Love

The 2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe is a four-door coupe from the compact class segment. As an entry-level luxury sedan, Some strong competitors of this car are the Mercedes-Benz CLA, Audi A3 Sedan, and Mazda3 Sedan.

They first introduced the sporty BMW M235i as a completely new vehicle in November 2019 in Los Angeles. We have a good report because there was no accident during the Euro NCAP test.

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2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe blue

Engine and Performance

What about the engine and performance of the BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe 2020?


Under the hood, you have a 2-liter 4-cylinder line (2.0 l Turbo 4-cylinder with VANOS variable camshaft control). The engine is capable of producing 301 hp (225 kW) and a peak torque of 332 lb-ft between 1,750 and 4,500 Rpm.

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M235i xDrive Gran Coupe performance BMW engine
It shifts using the Steptronic sports automatic transmission system. This car has an all-wheel-drive drivetrain, and the front axle is driven in daily operations. Depending on the driving situation, 50% of the power can be applied to the rear wheels.

The BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 in 4.8 seconds. The maximum speed is 155 mph (limited). According to the manufacturer, the average consumption is 6.7 liters per 100 kilometers, with CO2 emissions of 153 g / km (WLPT: 7.60 / 172).

You can refill completely with premium fuel; ideally, you can cover a distance of 740 kilometers. The great news is that you can optionally order a BMW M235i with a smaller gasoline engine and diesel.

If you notice, BMW has completely redesigned the Gran Coupe Series 2. You will see that the Kidneys are broader and flatter than the Series 1, the headlights are also flattered.

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Taillights and exhaust of M235i xDrive Gran Coupe
Not only that, on the list of improvements, but you also get ARB, which is the latest BMW wheel slip mitigation system. ARB works by placing an AWD slip controller straight into the engine control part to reduce the signal route and increase response time when splitting power between axles. ARB works together with BMW Performance Control (yaw management systems) to brake the inner wheels in turn to resist power-induced understeer.

The M235i maneuver is agile because it has a regular Torsen limited-slip differential within the front wheels and  19-inch rim with 225/40 R18 tires as standard to help fight understeer.

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M235i xDrive Gran Coupe wheels
What about DTC (Dynamic Traction Control)? With active settings, the M235 xDrive Gran Coupe has substantially more range of driving before computerized anti-pleasant controls kick in to ruin your day. Even without a computer supporting to meet the handling flaws, this car is still quick and active to steering inputs.

Exterior and Interior of BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe

BMW redesigned the rear lights, which were lit by LEDs. The BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupé 2020 luggage can hold 430 liters. The maximum allowable load is 535 kg, where you can load 75 kg of them onto the roof.

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M235i xDrive Gran Coupe grills, front bumper, and headlights
 This car looks handsome from several angles. Though when you look at it from another perspective, it can be seen more than a small Corolla. Even though the exterior is close to Toyota, however, the interior is entirely BMW. BMW continues its tradition with large cabins as a delightful area for you to spend time on.

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M235i xDrive Gran Coupe steering wheel and dashboard


In addition to ergonomic controls and stellar seats, you will also get a BMW infotainment system with a 10.25-inch HD screen in the center. But, if you choose "BMW Live Cockpit Professional," you will also get a driver cluster screen with almost the same size, precisely a little smaller. Both will give you all the information you need, but if you don't need it, this will look a bit overwhelming.

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M235i xDrive Gran Coupe backseats

The weakness of the BMW M235 iDrive 2020 is in the interior because some parts of the trim look cheap and like not where it should be, in a vehicle for almost $ 50,000.

Features and Price


Both trims, the 2 Series Gran Coupe come standard with a series of BMW's "Active Driving Assistant" driver assistance features, some of which are:

  • advanced emergency braking with pedestrian detection

  • blind-spot monitors

  • lane warnings

  • parking sensors

  • rear cross-traffic warnings for backup cameras

Even so, cheaper manufacturers have long allowed this technology to be in the economical car segment. Therefore, it is very encouraging to see BMW recognize that they need to offer these features as standard in their sedan products.

However, the Intelligent Personal Assistant, is this too sensitive? How not, this robot servant responds to the word "BMW" or anything that sounds like that. Imagine, when you talk to other people who don't care or people in other cars, this system is too active to react.

The 2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe base MSRP is $46,495.

Specs


The following are the specifications of the BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe.


2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe Specs
Engine
Type2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Cylinder4
Power301 hp @ 5000 rpm
Displacement2.0L/122
Torque332 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm
Turning diameter37.4 ft
Top speed155 mph (limited)
Drivetrain
DrivetrainAll-wheel drive
Transmission8-Speed Automatic
Fuel and Emissions
TypeGasoline
MPG highway32
MPG city23
MPG Combined28
Tank capacity (gal)13.2
CO2 @15K mi/year
Suspension
FrontStrut
RearMultilink
Brakes
A4 Wheel ABS
Tires
FrontP225/40VR18
RearP225/40VR18
Front-wheel size18" x 8"
Rear-wheel size18" x 8"
Body, Capacity, and Weight
BodySedan
Seats5
Base Curb Weight2,605 lbs
Cargo space12 ft³
Exterior Specifications
Wheelbase (in)105.1
Length, Overall (in)178.5
Width, Max (in)70.9
Height, Overall (in)55.9
Ground clearance (in)
Color Option
Alpine White (Standard)Misano Blue Metallic
Black Sapphire MetallicSnapper Rocks Blue Metallic
Melbourne Red MetallicStorm Bay Metallic
Mineral Gray Metallic

Conclusion

BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe 2020 has pretty reliable performance and will beat the S3 easily. Also, the car is more powerful, the interior is complete, the chassis is better, and the Haldex system adjustments are improved. So is this a great vehicle? Yes, of course, although that doesn't mean this is a good car that you expect.
Ryan Daniel
Ryan Daniel Ryan Daniel is a car enthusiast. Since owning his first BMW at a young age, he has loved the automotive world even more.