2015 BMW M235i: The Case for a Practical Sports Car
by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on November 18, 2015
They aren't designed for adults with legs, but our long-term 2015 BMW M235i definitely has rear seats. It also has doors that open wide, a relatively quiet ride on the highway and a windshield you can see out of. Combined with overall drivability, these bits make the M235i a pretty practical sports car.
It's not a hardcore racecar like our long-term Dodge Viper and that's a good thing.
With the BMW, there's a sense that with some limited practice, you could reach the vehicle's practical performance limits. With the Viper, I get the feeling that the amount of skill required to control it would take a lifetime of track-driving instruction and a big tire budget.
The BMW requires less effort to drive, yet it's more rewarding. There are faster cars out there than our M235i, but it makes an excellent case for itself as a daily driver and a weekend canyon car all in one.
Travis Langness, Social Media Editor