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BMW M235i Funnest car I've ever driven/owned
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By Jerel R.
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2014 BMW 2 Series M235i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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If you're looking for a entry level luxury performance car, you should test drive a BMW M235i or BMW M240i. This car is beautiful and excites the senses everyday I sit in. I picked this car up for 40k back in 2015 and haven't looked back. Full disclosure, I'm not a car enthusiast, I just like nice things and this car exceeded my expectations. When first entering the market for a new car, I knew I wanted RWD, performance, efficiency, luxury, and reliability. BMW's aren't known to be reliable from some of the reviews I've read, but I take pride in my purchases and take care of my cars. I'm hopeful this will allow me to own this beast for many years to come. Also i believe BMW has figured it out. The common problems with high pressure fuel pump seem to be fixed after 2013. Performance - This car houses a N55 Inline 6 turbo that is used in their 3 series cars but tuned to 320/330 instead of 300/300. This allows this car to sprint from 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds. With 50/50 weight displacement, this car drives and handles like a sports car. Efficiency - this car will support 4 modes, eco mode, comfort, sport, and sport+. In eco mode you're looking at getting 22/32 mpg. I typically drive in comfort or sport averaging about 23 mpg. For a v6 turbo, that's plenty efficient for me. Luxury - I wanted to get that VIP treatment at the dealership when bringing my car in for service/maintenance. BMW takes care of their customers. In my 3 years of owning this car, I've experienced nothing but excellent customer service. This may vary depending on your dealership but those in Arlington, Texas have treated me very well. They provide loaner vehicles when your car needs service, they can also shuttle you back and forth free of charge. They really earn your respect as a consumer when purchasing one of their vehicles. I've worked 25 miles away from the dealership I service my car at and they have always brought a loaner car to my work dropped it off and picked up car that required maintenance. I'm sure other Dealerships may provide these services, but the people at BMW make me feel valued. Reliability - I've only had one problem with my car which was the passenger headlight went out. Under Warranty, BMW replaced it for free and provided me with a free loaner to test drive while it was in the shop. I truly believe taking care of your BMW will ensure it last long with minimal repairs. TLDR: the N55 and B58 engines (235i and 240i) have been top ranked in 2016 and 2017 for their power, efficiency, and value. BMW makes fun cars to drive and they are still some of the most beautiful cars on the road, if you're looking for a performance coupe that can be gas efficient and fun to drive, this car should definitely be on your list to test. Happy Driving All!


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Am I the only one?
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Bored
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2014 BMW 2 Series 228i 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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I purchased a 2014 228i with 9K miles after an exhaustive look at other cars such as the Audis, Mustangs, and Cameros. This was the comprimise between what I wanted (Audi A6 w/ 6 cyl) and what my wife wanted (Camry). Love driving it. Drives wonderfully. Quick, steers well, and is fun to play in. However, I've only had the car for 8 months and it has already been in the shop more than any other car I've owned. Every little thing seems to want to fail. Since I bought it: replaced the radio/nav (still doesn't show traffic), replaced rear shocks, fixed the sunroof, replaced the AC control unit, fixed/adjusted several different sensors and ninnies... Even as I type this, I have it scheduled to return to the shop tomorrow to fix more issues. Unfortunately, depreciation is forcing me to keep it a while longer, but I'm afraid that once the warranty is over next spring I'll be on the hook with a non-stop list of fixes. Maybe I got a bad one. I hope so, as I love driving the thing and all of the reviews are positive relating to its reliability.


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A BMW that actually performs like a true BMW
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By roadburner
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2014 BMW 2 Series M235i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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I picked up a CPO 2014 M235i about two weeks ago. My wife insisted that I check it out; I originally intended to drive it first and then drive a couple of new Mustang GTs in the same general area. As it turned out I ended up making a deal then and there.

I was honestly surprised at how good it was. The car is about the same size as an E36, which suits me perfectly(a main sticking point on the Mustang was its size). It has just about every option, and fortunately there's no Helen Keller Package(Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure warning, etc.). It's also an automatic, but being the Sport derivation of the ZF HP8 I can live with it(in any event, I still have the E36/5 Club Sport and Wrangler TJ to keep my left foot in practice).

What do I like?
The transmission actually does what I want it to do in Sport+/Manual mode- every other BMW automatic I have driven has tried to second-guess me- including the B7 press loaner I tested a while back. Think: electronic full manual valve body, for any older drag racers out there. Durability should be decent as the M235i Racing gets essentially the same transmission, albeit fitted with more aggressive software.

The Adaptive M Suspension literally transforms the car when you toggle into Sport or Sport+. It's almost like two different cars. I've never driven a BMW where the EDC or AMS made such a huge difference.

The standard M Performance Power Kit really eliminates the turbo lag; with 330 lb-ft of torque available from 1300 rpm it almost feels like some of the big block Chevys I drove in my misspent street racing youth. Fuel economy is hovering around 25 mpg, which is more than good enough for me.

Michelin PSS in a staggered setup are standard. No run flats- hallelujah!

The sports seats with adjustable bolsters are excellent as expected. It's no wonder that BMW NA is making them standard fitment in many US models; the base seats in most newer BMWs are only good for generating business for chiropractors.

The H-K audio is good enough that I don't feel like I have to tweak it right away.

Dislikes?
The steering could use a bit more feel. That said, the effort and ratio(s)-Variable Sport Steering is standard-is very good.

I agree with Bob Harper from BMW CAR: the IP needs oil and water temperature gauges instead of the "///M 235i" graphic that illuminates as soon as you open the driver's door

The brakes are great but the pedal feel is somewhat wooden.

No LSD. I will definitely have to add one sooner than later; at half throttle it will light up the rear tires in Comfort mode with DSC fully enabled.

Track time will have to wait a few months. The 2ers first outing will be at Putnam Park- which is my "home" track. I'm too old to attempt to learn a car and a track at the same time. It will also see at least one night at the local 1/8th mile strip- might as well test the Launch Control...

A couple of people asked me to compare it to the E30 M3; the 2er is not as light on its feet and it lacks the "hard-wired to the synapses" experience of the original M3. However, it is very comparable to the E46 M3 in terms of handling and braking. Power in contrast, is more akin to that of the E9x M3- at least from a usability standpoint on public roads. In any event, I can easily see keeping this car for a decade or more. Who knows when/if Munich will build anything RWD in this size class again?

So... Is it worthy of an ///M badge? I'd say it's closer to an "is," but that said, most everyone has forgotten that the first M car based on a production model was the E12 M535i- which boasted the M30 3.5 motor from the E24 635i along with an upgraded suspension, an M body kit, and aggressively bolstered front seats. Sound familiar?


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Outstanding Coupe!
27 of 35 people found this review helpful
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By clint76
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2014 BMW 2 Series 228i 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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Overall an outstanding coupe, significant improvement over the 1 series.
The engine is impressive with no noticeable turbo lag, steering has been lightened up in the comfort mode but does get heavier in the sport mode.
Handling in the corners is on rails, wish I was back in Germany driving on the autobahn!
Interior design is well thought out, controls are easy to use and the temp display is visible with polarized sunglasses now (a problem in my 330xi).
Trunk space is good and with the seats down there's lots of room to carry cargo.
Back seats are OK for a short drive but I rarely have anyone in the back seats so no big deal for me.
Got the mineral grey color/black interior looks great!


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