• (4.8) 13 reviews
  • MSRP: $16,708–$27,420
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 28
  • Engine: 240-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2014 BMW 228

Our Take on the Latest Model 2014 BMW 228

What We Don't Like

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Notable Features

  • Replaces 1 Series in BMW's lineup
  • Offered in 228i or M235i form, both with turbocharged engines
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive

2014 BMW 228 Reviews

Vehicle Overview

BMW is continuing its confusing numbers game and will welcome the 2 Series to its lineup in early 2014. The rear-wheel drive coupe seats four and replaces the 1 Series coupe. The 2 Series will be available in 228i and M235i versions.

Powering the 228i is a 240-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder; BMW says it's good for a zero-to-60 time of 5.4 seconds with the eight-speed automatic; a six-speed manual is also available. Preliminary fuel economy estimates for the eight-speed are 23/35/27 mpg city/highway/combined and 22/34/26 mpg for the six-speed manual.

The M is amped up in every way, with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder good for 322 hp and 332 pounds-feet of torque as well as an M specific adaptive suspension, M Sport braking system, variable sport steering and specially tuned exhaust. BMW pegs its zero-to-60 time at 4.8 seconds with the eight-speed automatic and estimates a 22/32/25 mpg rating for the automatic and 19/28 /22 for the six-speed manual. The eight-speed is standard, and the six-speed manual is a no-cost option on the M235i. An automatic stop-start system is standard on both models.

The new coupe is 2.8 inches longer than the 1 Series, which BMW says translates into 0.7 inches of additional front headroom and 0.8 inches of extra rear legroom. The trunk also grows slightly, with an added 0.7 cubic feet of space for a total of 13.8 cubic feet.

Standard interior features include dual-zone automatic climate control; Driving Experience Control, which allows the driver to adjust the suspension setup; and BMW's iDrive multimedia system (with a 6.5-inch screen). Navigation with an upgraded 8.8-inch screen is optional. Other options include Bluetooth audio streaming, an upgraded Harman Kardon audio system, adaptive headlights, the ConnectedDrive in-car connectivity system, parking assist, a rearview camera and a cruise control system with braking function.

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70th birthday gift

by Grandpa Bill from Mill Valley Ca on October 18, 2017

My wife and sons got this used 228i with low Mike's for my 70th bday as I kept complaining about having sold my 330i some years ago. I loved the 330 with a manual shift, but this 228 is better in ever... Read Full Review

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Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

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Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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