2015 BMW M235i: About That Blind Spot
by Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor on September 10, 2015
Can I just say that I love driving our long-term 2015 BMW M235i? It's the perfect car for getting around Los Angeles, whether picking your way through the city streets or sitting in traffic. I usually hate, hate, hate rush-hour traffic, but when I had this car for the night, I jumped into that slow-moving slog home with gusto. I had no trouble pointing and squirting around cars on Interstate 10. That power. That nimbleness.
The only thing holding me back was that huge blind spot over the driver's right shoulder.
The large C-pillar, combined with the small rear window and rear-seat headrest, makes a double- or even triple-take necessary. Look at the photo above. Am I right? Yes, you can remove that headrest, but to little effect. Even with a triple-take, I wasn't too sure about changing lanes. Check the mirrors, look over the shoulder, look again, look again, hold your breath and switch lanes. Maybe it's something M235i owners get used to.
In any case, that didn't dampen my fun with the car.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor