Nice 135is, but $52k for a one-er is some serious change. I have a feeling when the 2 series comes around it will be a choice between the N20 in a 228i and an M235 with a $50k or higher price tag. It's all about how the new fuel efficiency rules are limiting the quantity of small cars with big engines that manufacturers can build because small cars have to get better mileage than the big ones. Production is cut via high prices. Total profit remains about the same as margins per unit go up. This started with the big price increase for 2012.
I also think the DCT is going away on the 2 series in favor of the ZF 8 speed already used in the M135i.