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2015 BMW M235 Overview (See Available Styles)

New/Notable:
  • Performance oriented 2-Series variant
  • 320-hp, turbocharged six-cylinder engine
  • Now available with all-wheel drive
BMW introduced the 2-Series last year as a replacement for the outgoing 1-Series and the sportiest member of the new lineup is the 2015 BMW M235.

The 2-Series is the smallest of BMW’s series of coupes and sedans, but instead of replicating the awkward styling of the 1-Series goes for a look that matches the rest of BMW’s lineup more closely. The M235 does thankfully keep the fun-to-drive nature of the outgoing cars though, with arguably the best performance to dollar ratio of any car that the Bavarian automaker produces. 18-inch alloy wheels with the M logo on them come standard, with larger 19-inch alloys optional. The M235 is also offered as a convertible for those who are looking for top-down motoring.

Under the hood is where the M235 shines, with a 320-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that makes 332 pounds-feet of torque. There are two transmission options: an eight-speed automatic, or a six-speed manual that is offered as a no-cost option. For 2015, the M235 adds all-wheel drive to the options list (coupe models only). An M sport braking system, adaptive suspension, and a sport tuned exhaust also contribute to the M235’s performance chops.

The 2-Series is also longer than the old 1-Series which adds extra legroom, but the backseat is still a tight fit. It works alright for short journeys, but we would avoid putting anybody we like in the backseat for an extended period of time. There are plenty of standard features, including Bluetooth connectivity, HD radio, iDrive with a 6.5-inch display, USB port, push-button start, automatic climate control, and powered front seats. Also available are leather upholstery, a navigation system with a larger 8.8-inch display, and heated front seats.

Safety features include all-wheel disc antilock brakes, six airbags, automatic collision notification, and an electronic stability system with traction control. A rearview camera is optional, as is adaptive cruise control, and a parking assistant.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 20 - 21 MPG
  • Highway: 30 - 32 MPG

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
4.9/5
Value:
4.4/5
Exterior:
4.6/5
Interior:
4.6/5
Comfort:
4.6/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
4.8/5

14 of 14 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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