2015 BMW M235i: Road Trip Preview
by Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager on April 21, 2016
Until a couple of months ago, we spent the majority our time with the 2015 BMW M235i convertible in city driving situations. Doing so skewed our fuel economy results in that direction and failed to give us true, long distance driving impressions. So we made an effort to level the scales.
Cameron started things off with a 900-mile trip to Zion National Park. Jay and Kurt snuck in a quick and eventful 700-mile trip to Fremont, California to pick up our new Tesla Model X. And I set a goal to do another 1,300 miles in 3 days.
My planned route stretched north on SR 99 through farm country to Red Bluff, California on Day One. I'd cut across SR 36 past Lassen National Park to Reno, Nevada on Day Two. And then take US 395 south back home on the final day. There was just one thing I needed before I could leave town.
On the previously mentioned trip to pick up the Model X we used the cannister of tire sealant goo. So I ordered up a new one to be safe. I called in the morning and Sterling BMW Newport Beach had a replacement for me by early afternoon. Total cost: $31.81.
Mike Schmdit, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 17,637 miles