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F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current)
The 2 Series coupe is the replacement for the E82/E88 1 series coupe. Production starts in November 2013 on the 228i (N20) and M235i (N55) coupes. Look for them in dealerships in February 2014. The convertible F23 2 series will follow in the fall of 2014.

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Old 02-25-2014, 09:50 AM
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Inside door handle,,POOR Choice BMW

This car was on my short list. Finally got to see it in person,, omg I thought it was awesome.

I said this is my next car. Sat in it, perfect, seats great plenty of room.

Then shut the door,,,?? Why is my knee hitting the molded door handle?

Anywhere I put the seat , my knee was right up against it?

Why did BMW make such a BIG and outward protruding handle?

Really turned me off this car! Anyone else notice this?

Another OPPPS I seen recently was on the new Mercedes SL,, the key fob will hit your knee while your just driving,, and can even shut the car OFF if you twist it with your knee!

I guess some things slip thru,,, But man I was kinda pissed about the M235i door handle.


Welp, always the M$,,,,,,,lol M4.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:36 PM
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Assuming you are considering the 8AT AND that you are not driving in the UK, I'm shocked that you haven't considered a left leg amputation (above the knee). If you are in the UK, then you would consider the right, of course.

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Old 02-25-2014, 04:49 PM
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I completely agree. Terrible feature on my F30 if you ask me.

I'm more upset I didn't notice it before I bought my car.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:03 PM
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Weird, I did notice that the door grab handles were quite big...but never in my test drive did the become an issue nor did they come close to hitting my knee/leg. How tall are you? I'm 5'7", perhaps only issue for those with longer legs? The car I drove was the 8SP auto as well, perhaps if my left leg was dealing with a clutch it would have been an issue? Dunno...
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:20 AM
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What should your knee hit otherwise? The door itself? I don't see this being a big deal and didn't even notice.

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Old 02-26-2014, 08:48 AM
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This is odd because I was also almost into a mini jcw gp
sat in it, shut the door and the damn door sill was right on my arm. Big round extension of the door they could have molded way more into the door. But NO, its a huge piece and rests right in the middle of my elbow and shoulder, The side of your arm is kind of a soft spot, and being jammed and jarred right in that same spot all the time ends ups Sore!!!

always SEEMS LIKE SOMTHING. The car I really fit in nice is the TT. Looking into a TTRS or TTS with dsg. The Z4 is also ontop. They have great leases on these 0 down and $525 month!! 3 yr. 30k miles.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:03 AM
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Maybe if the console was narrower by just a small amount (1") ... our legs wouldn't be pushed outward and toward the door panels - I don't bump the doors in my F10 5 Series but my right leg is planted firmly against the console.

I guess packaging of engine and transmission etc etc prevents the console from being any smaller.
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:40 PM
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Being short doesn't seem to have too many advantages, so allow me to gloat for a bit on how sitting comfortably in any small car is no problemo. It must suck being tall.......
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:08 PM
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I test drove an M235i the other day. I'm 5'8" and 140lbs. I didn't have a problem fitting into the car but I did notice that the door handle placement was unusual (very forward and low). I can see how this would be a problem for some taller drivers. The placement of both door handles (little one to work the lock, big to close the door shut) seemed poorly thought out IMO.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:54 AM
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And ty MP87 !

Im kinda picky, and thought maybe this was just another "one of them things",,,,,,, But you know a great seating position right away,, because you don't notice anything awkward right off the bat.

I fit snug like a leather glove in the Z4.

But ya, even the thought of sitting and waiting for a M2 isn't an option either. Seen a couple 1M on Ebay ,, think they still fetch $50k.
That car would be sweet to have, and no intruding door handle! Plus it might still be a car that appreciates .

This new car for me is going to be a fun toy, Selling a zx-10r......don't want to.
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:29 PM
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Any 2 Series Model - has anyone actually taken delivery?

Has anyone actually bought and taken delivery of a 2 Series of any kind?

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Old 02-27-2014, 04:47 PM
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No conspiracy. Talk to your CA.

http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=949803
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