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2016 BMW M235


City 20 MPG Hwy 30 - 31 MPG

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Overall Rating:
5 (out of 5)
Value 4.6
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.7
Comfort 4.6
Performance 5
Reliability 4.7
Literally the best drivers car I ever had!

by Anthony from Owens Cross Roads | September 03, 2019

I have had a lot of European vehicles in my life. From Mercedes to VW to Audi. All were fantastic at what they were built for. I am all about hi performance and luxury. This M235i offers all of that and then some. The affordability is outstanding as well as the reliability. Power is instant no matter what gear you are in. M2? Nope, I'd take this baby M sport over an M2 all day.

Super versatile sports convertible

by Kyoshi68 from Colorado | November 29, 2018

Do you want a sports car, just a tad bigger than a roadster, with a back seat, decent trunk, convertible, that can be your comfortable daily ride OR a ripping fun drive? The m235i fits the bill. With X drive it's no problem in any conditions. Whatever your mood, this one car delivers superlatively! Awesome handling, super quick, and surprisingly comfortable for a small sports car. For monster straight line acceleration it's the Vette. A long highway road trip ... That's what the Q7 is for. But the M235 convert is for EVERYTHING else.

My new to me

by maccsco from Charlotte, NC | September 20, 2018

I was looking for a fun to drive, yet comfortable enough to take on a road trip rwd car with a back seat for the dogs that could still be found with a manual transmission. I test drove a lot of cars, including cars like the golf R, S3, Focus RS and Camaro, even a few automatics but this car just stood out as making me smile when I drove it. There are faster cars, and cars that handle better, and cars with better interiors, but for me this car was the best overall package for what I wanted.

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2016 BMW M235 Overview


The 2016 BMW M235i is built for driving enthusiasts who want more performance than the 228i can offer. The M235i swaps out the 4-cylinder engine from 228i for a more powerful 6-cylinder and it also has more standard features.

The M235i comes as a coupe or a convertible with rear- or all-wheel drive configurations.

Outside, the M235i has a more aggressive, bigger mouth on its front end than the 228i. But the rest of the body has the same familiar sport compact styling. Standard features include HID headlights and power moonroof. The convertible has an automatic droptop that retracts in 20 seconds.

Powering the M235i is a 320-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder mated with an 8-speed sport automatic transmission with paddle shifters. A 6-speed manual transmission is also available at no cost. Fuel economy varies for the M235i depending on its trim and layout. The coupe with an automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive (RWD) configuration is rated 20/31 mpg city/highway by the EPA. With all-wheel drive (AWD), fuel economy drops to 20/30 mpg. With a manual transmission and RWD, it’s rated 19/28 mpg.

Like other BMW’s, the M235i has a driver-centric, sporty interior. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth streaming audio, and iDrive multimedia system with 6.5-inch screen. Auto-dimming rearview mirrors, leather upholstery, heated front seats and steering wheel, a navigation system, and a Harmon Kardon premium audio system are also available.

The M235i earned a Top Safety Pick+ Award from the IIHS. Standard features include front airbags, antilock brakes, and electronic stability system. Lane departure warning, self-parking system, front and rear parking sensors are also available.