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TMR Team | Oct, 10 2013 | 2 Comments

BMW M235i

New details for BMW's upcoming 2 Series Coupe have reportedly surfaced online this week, revealing key technical details for a trio of model grades.

It is understood that the carmaker's South African arm is responsible for the slip-up, prematurely publishing details on its consumer website.

The pages were quickly removed - but not before eagle-eyed members of the online Bimmerpost community snapped a few screenshots.

MORE: BMW M135i Hatch - Australian Review

If accurate, the tables shown that at least three models will feature in the 2 Series range: 220i petrol and 220d diesel entry models, and the top-shelf M235i performance option.

Like its five-door M135i hatch sibling, the M235i will draw power from a turbocharged 3.0 litre in-line six-cylinder petrol engine - but with a slight power boost.

While the M135i offers 235kW of power, the M235i looks to have been blessed with another 5kW of power. Both models offer 450Nm of torque, however.

The table describes a 4.8 second run to 100km/h in eight-speed sports automatic form, while the manual lists a 5.0 second sprint - both 0.1 seconds quicker than the hatch.

In South Africa, the 2 Series will also be offered in 135kW/270Nm 220i and 135kW/380Nm 220d form, although it remains to be seen what powertrain options will come to Australia. (Local 1 Series options include 116i, 118i, 118d, 125i and M135i.)

A successor to the wildly popular 1 Series M Coupe is also rumoured - destined to sit above the M235i - and BMW is understood to have registered the 'M2' trademark in the US.

Watch for the 2 Series Coupe to make its world premiere in the coming months.

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