2015 BMW M235i: Still a Top Pick After 15,000 Miles
by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on March 7, 2016
These update pictures are never easy to take. The odometer always seems to roll over at the most inconvenient times, like when I was merging from Interstate 5 onto Interstate 10 this morning in our long-term 2015 BMW M235i.
Since our drop-top Bimmer crested the 10,000-mile marker back in October, we've had plenty of time to enjoy the various details that make this car so great to live with.
The first service didn't occur until the 12,000-mile mark and was preceded by a useful notification in the dash. The detailed tire pressure monitors provide more info than most vehicles, while the engine provides plenty of confidence. We like the adjustability of the infotainment system and the fact that the stop-start system remains on or off, depending on your preference.
That isn't to say that we don't enjoy the car. On the contrary, the M235i rarely sits idle for more than a night. The car is more practical than some of our other sport-minded vehicles while still being just as enjoyable. The M235i is a popular and extremely rewarding car that, despite some flaws, is extremely well-executed.
Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 15,014 miles