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 |  May 13 2014, 8:06 PM

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BMW is making some additions to its lineup this summer.

First off, the German automaker is adding an all-wheel drive xDrive variant to its venerable M235i sports car, which has only been available in rear-wheel drive form until now. Expect the same powerplant under the hood, a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six with 320 hp paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Thanks to the all-wheel drive, the M235i xDrive will reach 62 mph from a standstill in 4.6 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than the rear-wheel-drive variant.

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Luxury shoppers will benefit from the addition of the 7 Series Exclusive Edition, which comes with metallic paint, 19-inch V-spoke wheels, Nappa leather inside and a leather-trimmed instrument panel. Options on the 7 Series Exclusive Edition include Merino fine grain leather and an Alcantara roof liner. The 7 Series Exclusive Edition will be offered with any available engine choice and either wheelbase lengths.

GALLERY: BMW M235i

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GALLERY: BMW 7 Series Exclusive Edition

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