No matter where I was, impatiently cruising through town or joyfully opening it up on the freeway, power was ever ready and plentiful. New this year on the options list is all-wheel drive in the form of the xDrive models, as well as a Track Handling Package. Rear seat sitting maybe a bit smaller than the 3 series, but bigger than the previous 1 series. The M Sport package is a pricier alternative to the Sport Line package that features the sport seats plus 18-inch M wheels with similar tire options and the M235i's adaptive suspension dampers, exterior upgrades except the xenon headlights and M Sport steering wheel. Incorporating staggered tires and performance tires. How all of its 322 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque feel off the line is likely of more interest, not to mention my seat of the pants experience through the corners. It should be an absolute joy to drive all the time, not just in a straight line, like the M235i is.
What's New for 2015 The 2 Series convertible debuts midway through the model year, and all models except the M235i convertible can be outfitted with all-wheel drive. It elicits a snappy snarl when the engine is started and then builds to a delicious cacophony as the tachometer sweeps towards redline. The 228i has a 2. For example, xDrive automatically counters oversteer by sending more power to the front wheels and when in an understeer condition it drives more power rearward. Perfect for a driving enthusiast demanding comfort and luxury in a striking 4 door design! Under the hood is the same turbocharged inline-six cylinder engine as before, making 320 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. The sport seats and steering wheel feel divine, and materials are at the top of the class. Under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic, translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the automobile-catalog.
The turbocharged inline-6-cylinder engine revs with a rorty growl, and the turbo delivers boost virtually lag-free. The Track Handling package can be ordered either separately or in conjunction with the Sport Line or M Sport package. Their wheelbases aren't quite so exact, the new M235i spanning 2,690 mm 105. A true M version of the 2 Series should be uncompromised and engaging. The M235i was even more impressive, performing the same task in only 106 feet 104 feet for the convertible. During Edmunds testing, a 228i M Sport came to a stop from 60 mph in 111 feet, a better than average performance. Smooth gearshifts are achieved thanks to the 3 liter 6 cylinder engine, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain.
Top features include heated front seats, leather upholstery, speed sensitive wipers, and power front seats. As for rear passenger space, the 2 Series is a compact car, and adults won't fit comfortably unless they're compact themselves. Normal gets the job done nicely around town. However, it seems misleading to have so much M-branded trim on a car for it to lack the driving enjoyment an M car should bring. Its engines are relentlessly capable, its interior is much nicer than that of its predecessor and its superb handling makes it perhaps the purest driver's car in lineup.
Living in Arizona these tires are great. Just the same, the 1 Series M Coupe or 1M Coupe was the version of that fun loving two-door we all wanted, and therefore skipping past the soup and salad and right into the meat makes a lot of sense. Ah, the good ol' days. A number of packages are available on both the 228i and M235i. Trunk space is pretty good, with coupes and convertibles offering 13.
Other options include a highly recommended Driver Assistance package that bundles together a rearview camera with active guidelines and front and rear parking sensors. There's also a new Track Handling package for the 228i, though it's basically last year's Dynamic Handling package by a different name. That long plateau equates to a very speedy work ethic. All Photo: Karen Tuggay, Canadian Auto Press this is mostly very good, but I'm guessing its overall refinement isn't the crux of what you came here to read about. We hustled a rear-wheel-drive M235i automatic to 60 mph in a blistering 4. And unlike the last model, you can only get the all-wheel-drive variant of the car with an eight-speed automatic.
As Photo: Karen Tuggay, Canadian Auto Press you might expect the interior is very nicely finished too, and much more luxurious than either the old 1 Series or that M3 from the past. Options on the 228i include the M235i's xenon headlights and the somewhat confusing trio of the Sport Line, M Sport and Track Handling packages. I did my best to throw the little red devil off line with no effect, but its rear rubber kept rooted to pavement with such unwavering conviction that even with Sport+ mode turned on and therefore traction and stability control turned off I could barely get a squeak out of its Michelin Pilot super Photo: Karen Tuggay, Canadian Auto Press sports. Oh how we miss the good ole days. Don't get me wrong, as I loved the old E82 135i Coupe that came before. Certainly all the M badges and sporty styling upgrades help, the two-door model's overall profile ideal Photo: Karen Tuggay, Canadian Auto Press for a little M massaging. This car has been a pleasure to own.
© Copyright Canadian Auto Press Who is CarCostCanada We are Canada's 1 choice for New Car Buyers and the Nation's Most Trusted Online New Car Pricing Service. The fact that it has xDrive means you can drive it year round, even in areas that get snow as long as you have appropriate tires. Materials quality is very good for an entry-level luxury vehicle, giving up little to the ostensibly fancier 4 Series. The 332 pound-feet up from 258 lb. In other words, if you want a 228i with the M235i's suspension bits, the Track Handling package will suffice on its own. Road and wind noise levels are luxuriously low in the coupe, though the convertible's interior is a bit louder than we'd like. Not coincidentally, they hold a handy lead in the fun-to-drive department.