2016 BMW M235i coupe

Pros: Acceleration is pleasingly brisk in 228i and truly invigorating in M235i; agile handling; comfortable ride quality with available adaptive suspension; available all-wheel drive and a convertible body style

Cons: A bit pricey, especially as options are added; extra-cramped rear seat; limited cargo space

CG Says: BMW’s sporty compact 2-door lineup gains a high-performance M2 model for 2016, along with additional standard equipment on existing models. Also, the M235i convertible is now available with all-wheel drive. The new M2 comes only as a rear-wheel-drive coupe with special sport-tuned suspension and unique styling features; it’s powered by a 365 horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder paired with either a 6-speed-manual transmission or a 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual. In addition to the M2, BMW 2-Series coupes and convertibles are offered in 228i (powered by a 240-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder) and M235i (powered by a 322-hp twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder) trims. An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard with both engines, though a 6-speed manual is available on either as a no-cost option. Available features include lane-departure warning, forward collision warning and mitigation, heated steering wheel, heated front seats, and park-assist sensors. The BMW 2-Series coupe offers genuine BMW performance and character in a smaller, more affordable package. You’ll be giving up passenger and cargo room in the bargain, but to some sporty-car buyers, the 2-Series’ compact dimensions are an asset.

The Facts
Class Premium Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer BMW
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices 228i coupe: $32,100
AWD 228i coupe: $33,900
228i convertible: $37,900
AWD 228i convertible: $39,700
M235i coupe: $43,100
AWD M235i coupe: $44,900
M235i convertible: $47,700
M2 coupe: $51,700

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
240
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
6-speed manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
22-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
33-36

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
320
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
6-speed manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-32

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
365
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-27

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