2015 BMW M235i: One Size Fits All
May 18, 2015
I am height-challenged in the sense that my gawky, 6-foot 4-inch frame makes it difficult to fit perfectly in many compacts and sports cars. Imagine my delight when I climbed into our 2015 BMW M235i for the first time to find that the small convertible offered plenty of room to stretch my legs. Even better is the ample head room afforded by a tall roof and adjustable seat bottom.
I'm not the only one surprised by the M235is unexpected amount of driver space.
That's Senior Editor of Retail Experience, Matt Jones, sitting shotgun in the above photo. Matt's built like a 9/10-scale version of actor Vinnie Jones and is good-natured enough to have once squeezed himself into an Alfa Romeo 4C for my amusement. Hoping to witness more gymnastic futility, I invited him to examine the BMW soon after it arrived at our office. To my shock, he climbed in without any sort of bodily contortion. Even the prominent side bolsters in the standard M Sport seat presented no problem for Matt.
We know from our time in the 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo that BMW's seats are highly adjustable and the bottoms can drop considerably. Combined with the soft top's high ceiling, the M235i has plenty of room for people my size and possibly a few inches taller. It is spacious enough that I wouldn't even have to consider a 4 Series.
Cameron Rogers, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 1,280 miles