Used 2016 BMW 2 Series M235i xDrive

2016 BMW 2 Series
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2016 BMW 2 Series

Pros

  • Impressively quick, yet fuel-efficient with either engine
  • handling inspires confidence without sacrificing ride quality
  • interior is well made and has a long list of features.

Cons

  • Backseat is cramped for average size adults
  • base models don't always have the features you want.

Used 2016 BMW 2 Series M235i xDrive for Sale

BMW 2 Series 2016 228i xDrive SULEV 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
11,415 miles
Used 2016
BMW 2 Series
228i xDrive SULEV
List$29,991
Est.Loan: $546/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2016 BMW 2 Series 228i xDrive 2.0L I4 16V TwinPower Turbo Odometer is 16774 miles below market average! Certified.Reviews: * Impressively quick, yet fuel-efficient with either engine; handling inspires confidence without sacrificing ride quality; interior is well made and has a long list of features. Source: Edmunds * Long list of standard features; richly trimmed interior; seductive coupelike appearance. Source: Edmunds * Powerful and fuel-efficient engines; engaging handling; upscale interior; hatchback-style utility. Source: EdmundsCARFAX One-Owner. 3523 HighwayCity MPGAwards: * 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+
BMW 2 Series 2016 M235i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
5,714 miles
Used 2016
BMW 2 Series
M235i
List$34,995
Est.Loan: $637/mo
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$300 Below Market
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The sport-loving variant of BMW's 2 Series, the M235i distills the renowned virtues of the brand's high-performance M models down to the smallest coupe in the portfolio. The result is a reasonably priced luxury four-seater that performs with the precision and gusto of a dedicated sports car. The M235i is powered by a turbocharged 3-liter six-cylinder that delivers 320 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. The M235i carries an adaptive suspension, a sport-tuned steering setup, performance-spec brakes and a sport exhaust system. This 2016 BMW M235i Coupe is in absolute pristine condition, with only 5K miles! STILL UNDER BMW FACTORY WARRANTY! This beautifully crafted driving machine is coated in an Estoril Blue exterior on Black Dakota interior, one of the most sought after, and rare color combinations. Options include M Package, Premium Package, Technology Package, Cold Weather Package, DRIVERS ASSIST AND DRIVERS ASSIST+, 6 SPEED MANUAL, and more! **HARMANKARDON**CARFAX CERTIFIED 1 OWNER HISTORY**THIS IS A FULLY LOADED M235i model! VISIT OUR SHOWROOM TODAY AT 25284 PLEASANT VALLEY RD #110, CHANTILLY, VA 20152. CONTACT OUR SALES DEPARTMENT AT 703-574-4736. CWP,DAP,DAP+,TECH PK,HK WWW.CHANTILLYAUTOSALES.COM
BMW 2 Series 2016 228i SULEV 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
10,510 miles
Used 2016
BMW 2 Series
228i SULEV
List$29,250
Est.Loan: $533/mo
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BMW 2 Series 2016 M235i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
31,912 miles
Used 2016
BMW 2 Series
M235i
(17)
BMW of Fairfax
17.4 mi away
List$32,982
Est.Loan: $601/mo
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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) 2016 BMW M235i Coupe MANUAL with only 31,000 Miles! Mineral Gray Metallic over Coral Red Dakota Leather Interior with Aluminum Trim. Options include: Manual Transmission with Technology Package, Drivers Assistance Package, NAVIGATION, Back Up Camera, Parking Sensors, Harman Kardon Premium Sound System, Power Front Sport Seats, Heated Front Seats, Comfort Access, 18 Wheels, Xenon Head Lights, Moonroof, Alarm System, iPodUSB Hook up, BMW Bluetooth, Satellite Radio, BMW Apps, and much more. This 1 Owner Car is in great shape. The car has been inspected by our BMW Factory Trained Technicians and passed BMWs Certified Pre-Owned Inspection, and Virginia State Inspection. This car has an extensive service history, and full maintenance records. The Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Warranty is in effect until 92020 with Unlimited Miles! Call Today for an Appointment.
BMW 2 Series 2016 228i SULEV 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
17,149 miles
Used 2016
BMW 2 Series
228i SULEV
(4)
VINS
18.2 mi away
List$27,980
Est.Loan: $510/mo
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$300 Below Market
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$47K MSRP. SPORT LINE, DRIVER ASSIST, PREMIUM, LIGHTING PACKAGE, Harman Kardon upgraded sound, rear view camera, xenon lights, parking sensors, upgraded sport wheels. This 1-owner, low mileage convertible BMW is in pristine condition. A rare color combination that is classy and sporty. Still under full BMW warranty.
BMW 2 Series 2016 228i SULEV 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
12,783 miles
Used 2016
BMW 2 Series
228i SULEV
List$29,990
Est.Loan: $546/mo
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BMW 2 Series 2016 228i xDrive SULEV 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
34,940 miles
Used 2016
BMW 2 Series
228i xDrive SULEV
List$30,880
Est.Loan: $562/mo
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$500 Below Market
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BMW 2 Series 2016 M235i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
42,992 miles
Used 2016
BMW 2 Series
M235i xDrive
List$32,400
Est.Loan: $590/mo
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Clean CARFAX.Recent Arrival!Awards:* 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.Every Loaner Vehicle Internet Price includes current applicable manufacturer rebates and incentives, but certain conditions apply to some of these offers. Those offers and conditions may require financing through BMW Financial Services.
BMW 2 Series 2016 228i xDrive SULEV 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
45,103 miles
Used 2016
BMW 2 Series
228i xDrive SULEV
List$24,995
Est.Loan: $455/mo
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BMW 2 Series 2016 228i xDrive SULEV 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
29,439 miles
Used 2016
BMW 2 Series
228i xDrive SULEV
(3)
Northwest BMW
46.6 mi away
List$31,000
Est.Loan: $564/mo
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$300 Below Market
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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Black Sapphire Metallic 2016 BMW 2 Series 228i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 2.0L I4 16V TwinPower Turbo **SPORT PACKAGE**, Ambient Lighting, Auto-Dimming Interior & Exterior Mirrors, Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Lumbar Support, Power Front Seats, Premium Package, Satellite Radio, Universal Garage-Door Opener.Every Loaner Vehicle Internet Price includes current applicable manufacturer rebates and incentives, but certain conditions apply to some of these offers. Those offers and conditions may require financing through BMW Financial Services. Recent Arrival! 3422 HighwayCity MPGAwards:* 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+****THE GOLDEN RULE DEALER*****Reviews:* Impressively quick, yet fuel-efficient with either engine; handling inspires confidence without sacrificing ride quality; interior is well made and has a long list of features. Source: Edmunds* Powerful and fuel-efficient engines; engaging handling; upscale interior; hatchback-style utility. Source: Edmunds* Long list of standard features; richly trimmed interior; seductive coupelike appearance. Source: Edmunds
BMW 2 Series 2016 228i xDrive SULEV 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
18,638 miles
Used 2016
BMW 2 Series
228i xDrive SULEV
(3)
BMW of Towson
53.4 mi away
List$30,990
Est.Loan: $564/mo
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BMW 2 Series 2016 228i SULEV 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
39,314 miles
Used 2016
BMW 2 Series
228i SULEV
CarMax
86.4 mi away
List$20,998
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Fleet
BMW 2 Series 2016 228i xDrive SULEV 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
50,564 miles
Used 2016
BMW 2 Series
228i xDrive SULEV
(2)
Faulkner BMW
94.7 mi away
List$25,609
Est.Loan: $466/mo
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$300 Below Market
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WAS $26,991. CARFAX 1-Owner. Navigation, Sunroof, Heated Seats, All Wheel Drive, iPodMP3 Input, Dual Zone AC, Onboard Communications System, CD Player, M SPORT PACKAGE, DRIVER ASSISTANCE PACKAGE, COLD WEATHER PACKAGE CLICK NOW!A GREAT TIME TO BUYReduced from $26,991.KEY FEATURES INCLUDEiPodMP3 Input, CD Player, Onboard Communications System, Dual Zone AC. Steering Wheel Controls, Electronic Stability Control, Heated Mirrors, Bucket Seats, Brake Assist.OPTION PACKAGESPREMIUM PACKAGE Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror, Universal Garage-Door Opener, Auto-Dimming Interior & Exterior Mirrors, Moonroof, Power Front Seats, Satellite Radio, Ambient Lighting, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Lumbar Support, M SPORT PACKAGE Rear Spoiler, Wheels: 18 x 7.5 Double Spoke (Style 461M), Tires: P22540R18 All Season Run-Flat, Alum Hexagon Trim wEstoril Blue Matte Highlight, Shadowline Exterior Trim, Aerodynamic Kit, M Steering Wheel, M Sport Pkg, TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE Remote Services, Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information, BMW Online & BMW Apps, Navigation System, Instrument Cluster wExtended Contents, DRIVER ASSISTANCE PACKAGE Rear View Camera, Park Distance Control, COLD WEATHER PACKAGE Heated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Retractable Headlight Washers. BMW 228i xDrive with Mineral White Metallic exterior and Black Dakota Leather interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 240 HP at 5000 RPM*.VEHICLE REVIEWSThe ultra-supportive sport seats that are now standard on all versions of the 2 Series provide a high degree of adjustability and are comfortable even on long treks. -Edmunds.com.Pricing analysis performed on 10162018. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
BMW 2 Series 2016 228i SULEV 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
24,325 miles
Used 2016
BMW 2 Series
228i SULEV
Richmond BMW
96.8 mi away
List$24,642
Est.Loan: $449/mo
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$300 Below Market
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*BLUETOOTH STREAMING*, *REMAINDER OF FACTORY WARRANTY*, *SERVICE RECORDS AVAILABLE*, active certified pre owned warranty, two keys, Aerodynamic Kit, Alum Hexagon Trim wEstoril Blue Matte Highlight, Ambient Lighting, Auto-Dimming Interior & Exterior Mirrors, Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Driver Assistance Package, Increased Top Speed Limiter, Lumbar Support, M Sport Package, M Sport Pkg, M Sport Suspension, M Steering Wheel, Moonroof, Park Distance Control, Power Front Seats, Premium Package, Rear Spoiler, Rear-View Camera, Satellite Radio, Shadowline Exterior Trim, Universal Garage-Door Opener, Wheels: 18 x 7.5 Fr & 18 x 8.0 Rr (Style 461M).Certified.Mineral Gray Metallic 2016 BMW 2 Series 228i RWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 2.0L I4 16V TwinPower TurboOdometer is 1315 miles below market average! 3523 HighwayCity MPGBMW Certified Pre-Owned Details:* 1 yearUnlimited miles beginning after new car warranty expires or from certified purchase date* Multipoint Point Inspection* Transferable Warranty* Vehicle History* Roadside Assistance* Warranty Deductible: $0Awards:* 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+Reviews:* Impressively quick, yet fuel-efficient with either engine; handling inspires confidence without sacrificing ride quality; interior is well made and has a long list of features. Source: Edmunds* Long list of standard features; richly trimmed interior; seductive coupelike appearance. Source: Edmunds* Exceptionally powerful engine; slick automated manual transmission; richly trimmed and well-equipped interior; impressively supportive and comfortable front seats. Source: Edmunds
BMW 2 Series 2016 228i xDrive SULEV 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
12,929 miles
Used 2016
BMW 2 Series
228i xDrive SULEV
List$26,995
Est.Loan: $492/mo
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~ ONLY 12,000 MILES~ CLEAN CARFAX~ MINERAL WHITE OVER TERRA LEATHER~ LOADED WITH OPTIONS! M SPORT PACKAGE~ TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE~ NAVIGATION~ PREMIUM PACKAGE~ MOONROOF~ ALLOY WHEELS AND MUCH MORE! THIS ONE IS A MUST SEE!! ***$350 SHIPPING, PURCHASE ONE OF OUR VEHICLES AND WE WILL SHIP IT ANYWHERE IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. FOR ONLY $350!*** Hyman Bros. accepts all trade-in's, If you have a Carmax Appraisal (We Will Beat It) We offer competitive financing in all states, If you are pre-approved with your credit union or bank (We can usually get you a lower financing rate) We have over 500 vehicles in our inventory to choose from! We can ship this vehicle to your front door for only $350! We are highly experienced in selling cars out of state and make the process simple and quick. Most of our vehicles include a 90 day/ 3,000 Mile Powertrain Warranty and a 3 day/ 150 Mile Moneyback Guarantee. We have been in business since 1946 and have maintained a perfect reputation! Please call 804-747-7007 to speak with a sales consultant or go to www.hymanbrosauto.com to view our complete inventory and more vehicle photos. ~WE FINANCE ALL TYPES OF CREDIT SITUATIONS AND GLADLY ACCEPT ALL TRADES~ SEE OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.HYMANBROSAUTO.COM
BMW 2 Series 2016 M235i xDrive 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
23,251 miles
Used 2016
BMW 2 Series
M235i xDrive
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BMW 2 Series 2016 M235i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
8,903 miles
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BMW 2 Series
M235i xDrive
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BMW 2 Series 2016 228i SULEV 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
23,669 miles
Used 2016
BMW 2 Series
228i SULEV
List$29,991
Est.Loan: $546/mo
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2016 BMW 2 Series 228i 2.0L I4 16V TwinPower Turbo Odometer is 1378 miles below market average! Certified.Reviews: * Impressively quick, yet fuel-efficient with either engine; handling inspires confidence without sacrificing ride quality; interior is well made and has a long list of features. Source: Edmunds * Powerful and fuel-efficient engines; engaging handling; upscale interior; hatchback-style utility. Source: Edmunds * Exceptionally powerful engine; slick automated manual transmission; richly trimmed and well-equipped interior; impressively supportive and comfortable front seats. Source: EdmundsCARFAX One-Owner. 3423 HighwayCity MPGAwards: * 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Ever wonder if a BMW might be right for you? The entry-level 2 Series is a good place to start, as it blends performance and luxury into a compact package that's more affordable than you might think. Interested to hear more?

vehicle overview

For those looking for a small luxury car that can both dominate a winding mountain road and cruise the highway in complete comfort, there are few true competitors to the extremely capable 2016 BMW 2 Series.

At 175 inches long, the 2016 BMW 2 Series is just 2 inches shorter than the first-generation 3 Series coupe

Like the 1 Series before it, the 2 Series combines a small footprint with a choice of powerful engines for impressive results. Even in its base form, the 2 Series lays down impressive performance stats (it makes the 0-60 mph sprint just 0.4-second slower than a Ford Mustang GT). Step up to the 320-horsepower M235i and you'll get a car that is even more dynamically impressive, with bigger wheels, upgraded brakes and adjustable suspension (or order the 228i with the Track Handling package for the same performance upgrades).

But the 2 Series isn't all about straight-line speed and cornering abilities. While sporty, the suspension is well-tuned so the 2 Series never feels rough on the road. Its small footprint makes it easy to maintain lane integrity on the highway, and parking is similarly worry-free. Inside, the cabin is replete with high-quality materials for the entry-luxury class and looks like a slightly scaled-down version of the slightly larger 4 Series. About the only thing we can find fault with is that the 2 Series' compact size and driver-focused nature means the backseats are tight and suitable only for small children.

Others in the compact luxury class might be better options if more interior room is what you're looking for. The Audi A3 (or S3), Cadillac ATS and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class all offer four doors and slightly larger backseats (though that's like saying Connecticut is bigger than Delaware and Rhode Island; it might be true, but all of them are pretty small). If you want excellent performance but at a lower price, check out the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang. Both are fresh designs and achieve new levels of driving refinement and interior quality. However, if a thrilling and sophisticated driving experience is what you're after, the 2 Series is the car to beat.

Trim levels & features

The 2016 BMW 2 Series is a two-door coupe or convertible with seating for four. There are two trim levels: 228i and M235i. The convertibles are equipped similarly to the coupes, except they feature automatic pop-up roll hoops, a removable wind deflector and a power-operated fabric roof that's black by default (a brown roof with metallic weave is available).

The convertible folding top on the 2016 BMW 2 Series takes about 21 seconds to raise and lower.

The 228i comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglights, automatic wipers, automatic dual-zone climate control, leatherette (premium vinyl) upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel (with paddle shifters on automatic-transmission models), eight-way manual front seats and 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks. The standard electronics array includes Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, BMW's iDrive electronics interface with a 6.5-inch display and a seven-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD radio and a USB port.

A Premium package is available for the 228i, which bundles power-folding heated side mirrors, auto-dimming side and rearview mirrors, ambient exterior and interior lighting, keyless entry and ignition, 10-way power front sport seats, driver memory functions and satellite radio.

Aside from its more powerful six-cylinder engine, the M235i adds 18-inch wheels, summer performance tires, adaptive suspension dampers, sportier variable-ratio steering, upgraded brakes, adaptive xenon headlights with LED accent lights, a sport exhaust system, gray exterior mirror caps, an aerodynamic body kit, dark ("Shadowline") exterior trim, a rear spoiler and a sunroof (on the coupe). Inside, you'll find upgraded aluminum trim and an M Sport steering wheel. Additionally, the M235i comes standard with the Premium package.

Two options packages bring performance features from the M235i to the 228i, and can be ordered independently or in addition to each other. The M Sport package adds several of the performance-oriented features of the M235i. These include 18-inch wheels with several tire options, an aerodynamic body kit, Shadowline exterior trim, a sport suspension and an M Sport steering wheel. The Track Handling package includes 18-inch wheels, upgraded brakes, adaptive suspension and variable steering.

The comfort-oriented Luxury package adds 18-inch wheels, leather seats and chrome exterior trim to the Premium package, and cannot be ordered with the M Sport package.

Several other packages are available on both the 228i and M235i. The Cold Weather package includes headlight washers, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. The Technology package adds a higher-resolution 8.8-inch display screen, an upgraded iDrive controller with a touchpad (allowing freehand text entry), an enhanced driver information display, a navigation system, BMW Apps (including Pandora and Facebook integration) and BMW Remote Services (allowing smartphone control of remote start and climate settings, among others).

The Driver Assistance package adds front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. You can also order the 2 Series with the Driver Assistance Plus package (requires the Premium and Technology packages) and receive automatic high-beam headlights, a lane departure warning system and a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking and pedestrian detection.

Stand-alone options for the 228i include 18-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, heated front seats, power-operated front seats and a sunroof. A limited-slip differential is available exclusively with the M235i. Optional on both models are leather upholstery, a self-parking system, enhanced Bluetooth and USB connectivity and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

Eighteen-inch wheels are available on the 228i in several packages or as a stand-alone option.

2016 Highlights

For the 2016 BMW 2 Series, the M235i gets a bit more standard equipment this year (the formerly optional Premium package is now standard) and the M235i convertible can now be ordered with all-wheel drive. For the 228i, sport seats are now standard. A new Luxury package adds leather and chrome exterior trim.

Performance & mpg

The 2016 BMW 2 Series is rear-wheel drive by default, but all-wheel drive ("xDrive") is optional on every model. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, with a six-speed manual offered as a no-cost option on RWD models only.

The 228i has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 240 hp and 255 pound-feet of torque. In Edmunds testing, a RWD 228i coupe with the automatic ran from zero to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds.

The M235i steps up to a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that pumps out 320 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. We hustled a rear-wheel-drive M235i automatic to 60 mph in a blistering 4.5 seconds (4.8 seconds for the convertible).

EPA-estimated fuel economy for the 2 Series depends on which engine you choose and whether you prefer a coupe or convertible. Both the all- and rear-wheel-drive 228i coupes with the automatic transmission earn 27 mpg combined (23 city/35 highway). The RWD 228i manual drops to 26 mpg combined (22/34). The convertible 228i gets an estimate of 27 mpg combined (23/34) with RWD and 26 mpg combined (22/34) with AWD.

Fuel economy estimates for the M235i automatic stand at 24 mpg combined (20 city/31 highway) with RWD, and 23 mpg combined (20 city/30 highway) with AWD. The M235i coupe with a manual transmission drops to 22 mpg combined (19 city/28 highway), while the convertible earns 2 mpg less on the highway.

All 2 Series models have an automatic stop-start function, which shuts off the engine when you're stopped to save fuel. Automatic-transmission cars also have a launch control feature.

A manual transmission is offered as a no-cost option on rear-wheel-drive models.

Safety

Standard safety equipment on the 2016 BMW 2 Series includes four-wheel antilock disc brakes (with brake-drying and fading-compensation features), traction and stability control, and hill-start assist for manual-transmission cars. Front-seat side airbags, front knee airbags and (on the coupe) full-length side curtain airbags are also standard.

Optional safety equipment includes front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a lane-departure warning system and a frontal collision warning and mitigation system with automatic braking.

During Edmunds testing, a 228i M Sport came to a stop from 60 mph in 111 feet, a better-than-average performance. The M235i was even more impressive, performing the same task in only 106 feet (104 feet for the convertible).

The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2 Series its top rating of "Good" in the small-overlap frontal-offset, moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side impact and roof-strength tests. The 2 Series' seat and head restraint design was also rated "Good" for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

Driving

The 2016 BMW 2 Series is one of the few cars able to strike the perfect balance between luxury and sportiness. The civilized ride is firm but never harsh, even with the adjustable dampers in their most aggressive setting. The convertible's soft top doesn't isolate wind and road noise from the cabin as well as the coupe, which is extremely quiet. In normal driving situations, the 2 Series behaves like any other small luxury car. But when the road gets twisty, the 2 Series comes alive. Its precise steering inspires confidence, and we found not a hint of body roll even in the tight left-right transitions on our slalom test course. Superb handling that doesn't come at the expense of everyday livability, and several powerful engines make the 2 Series easy to recommend.

The four-cylinder in the 228i proves that engines don't need outlandish horsepower or torque figures to provide a thrilling driving experience. The car feels so much more powerful than its 240-hp output suggests, and if you don't drive the M235i, you may not feel the need for its extra power. But step into that car and you're quickly reminded why BMW's inline-6 engines are among the all-time greats. A small car with 320 hp is a sure-fire recipe for blistering performance, as we found when we tested an M235i and found it just 0.1 second slower from zero to 60 mph than the almighty M4. You really can't go wrong with either engine. The eight-speed automatic transmission is another highlight, responding smoothly and quickly to commands. It's heartening to see BMW has kept the sweet six-speed manual as a no-cost option for those who want a tactile connection to this entry-level sports car.

Interior

Inside, the 2 Series employs an understated, driver-centric control layout that will be instantly familiar to BMW fans. Materials quality is very good for an entry-level luxury vehicle, giving up little to the ostensibly fancier 4 Series. BMW's iDrive infotainment system controls one of two available displays: the base 6.5-inch version or the Technology package's crisper 8.8-inch widescreen. While the iDrive system looks good and responds quickly to commands, we've found it often requires a few more clicks and whirls of the dial to access desired functions as compared to Audi's MMI or Mercedes' COMAND interfaces.

The interior of the 2016 BMW 2 Series is well-appointed, and will be familiar to fans of the 4 Series.

The ultra-supportive sport seats that are now standard on all versions of the 2 Series provide a high degree of adjustability and are comfortable even on long treks. As for rear passenger space, the 2 Series is a compact car, and adults won't fit comfortably unless they're compact themselves. That's not unusual for the segment, though, and the backseat works nicely as a parcel shelf or a place to buckle in small children.

Trunk capacity in the coupe is a respectable 13.8 cubic feet, and the rear seatbacks fold down to allow transport of longer items. In the convertible, trunk space drops to about 9 cubic feet.


Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

The M235i xDrive is an absolutely Favotite Car
Tom,06/22/2016
I have owned most BMW models throughout my life. M models as well as X's, 3's, 5's & 7 series. This is my most fun car to drive and a very quiet cabin. It's hard to read some of the negative reviews in which people had a completely different experience with their 2 series. The M235i xDrive is not a cheap car. Options add up quickly but leaves me with a big smile while driving. When it's time to take it out look forward to the drive. Was looking at getting the 2016 X1 but it did not put a smile on my face. It was boring to drive and rode just OK. Tried the M235i xDrive and loved it right away. Bought one less than 1 week later. 2016 is the last year of BMW's 4year/50,000 mile COMPLETE warranty. Everything is covered except tires. No more so I opted not to wait for the M340i. I believe it is as good as most reviewers say. Consumer Reports gave it a score of 94. Get it, enjoy it.
My favorite
tony armstrong,04/24/2016
Love @ 235
Linda Pulliam,04/22/2016
I still love it.
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Features & Specs

MPG
20 city / 30 hwy
Seats 4
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
320 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
20 city / 30 hwy
Seats 4
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
320 hp @ 5800 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Should I lease or buy a 2016 BMW 2 Series?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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