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2014 BMW 228 consumer reviews

$32,100 starting MSRP
side view of 2014 228 BMW
94% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7
Explore the 2014 BMW 228

Beautiful car

This is a beautiful well kept vehicle. The exterior and interior look and smell brand new. The paint job looks great and beautiful wheels to ride on.


Best of them all!

You cannot go wrong with this little car. I love how it's smaller than the 3 but big enough to be safe on the road. It feels so well balanced and substantial. The exterior is one of the best I've seen in BMW and the interior is well appointed. Leather is a must for me. Dakota leather may not be premium quality but it smells so good and holds up well if taken care of vs Sensatec which smells like plastic.


An appreciating collector car

The visibility and handling of this 1973 "Roundie" 2002 is what made it so appealing. It has a cult following as evidence by the BMW forums. One in good condition will continue to appreciate,


The car I ever owned!

Absolutely loved driving my BMW 228i and its neat design! The handling is superior compared to my previous Acura. It makes boring commute much more fun!


a very excellent car ti drive

this car is excellent to drive in town or on long trips the fuel mileage is good the handling is good the performance is great


70th birthday gift

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 every way, even with the 8 speed automatic, as when you put it in sport mode it does what you want with a stick. Really fun weekend car for me. Can't wait until I'm 80.


Fantastic to drive

This is one of the most fun cars you could possibly ever own. Incredibly responsive, fast, luxurious yet a true driver's car. A throwback to everything that made BMW great, with all the modern conveniences. Exceptional!


What a BMW is supposed to be.

I bought this car new and was able to order it from the factory just the way I wanted it. I liked the fact that BMW allows you to order features ala cart vs. forcing you into buying ?packages? for upgrades. Some annoyances that come with this is though you do not get the small things that come standard on all modern cars now. For example, the car did not come with a panic button on the key fob or basic anti theft system. I upgraded to the sport seats, lighting package which gives you the signature BMW ?angel? headlights and the m package. The car performs remarkably. The 4 cylinder is the right engine for this model. Although engines are available which put HP all the way to 390 with the M2 the 240 unit in the 228 is plenty to have great fun with. R commend the m package 100%. Styling is much better looking and suspension settings are great for when you want to choose to be a little more aggressive in corners.


Best BMW Bang for your Buck

Have not owned the car long but it has delivered in every way possible. It's hard to find a car this quick, sporty, and fuel efficient at this price point. It's also much more visually pleasing than it's predecessor 1 series. So far no maintenance issues but car has received a good reliability rating. Interior styling is ok - I would prefer a more detailed instrument cluster that included engine temperature gauge and not just a light that comes in ONLY if engine is overheating (not when engine is cold). I would have preferred a 6 spd but they are difficult to find and honestly the automatic transmission in these cars is very smooth - paddle shifting is very responsive and fun. My only complaint is the run-flat tires - they work fine but are expensive to replace. Would prefer non-run flat with spare in the trunk with tools but I understand the practicality of run-flats.


Funnest, fastest, most economical, reliable cars

One of the best cars I've ever owned and I owned a lot. One of the funnest, fastest, 4 cylinder cars you will ever drive. Nothing comes close. I've test drove them all. I also get 42 mpg on the highway. Its comfortable, handles like a dream, gets great mpg and looks great too.