2015 BMW 228

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$32,100

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2015 BMW 228
2015 BMW 228

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • None of the 1 Series' awkward lines
  • Snug cabin still accommodates taller people
  • Excellent handling and balance

The bad:

  • Expensive
  • Lack of expected standard features

2 trims

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Notable features

  • All-wheel-drive version now available
  • Offered in 228i or M235i form, both with turbocharged engines
  • Coupe or convertible

2015 BMW 228 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

BMW’s 2 Series is the company’s entry-level car. It is a sporty two-door coupe or convertible with seating for four. It’s available in two models: 228i and M235i. The 228i has a 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine while the M235i is motivated by a 320-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder. Competitors include the Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe.

New for 2015
A convertible body style is new for 2015, and the 2 Series now offers all-wheel drive in addition to rear-wheel drive. A new Track Handling Package for the 228i includes a 10-millimeter lower ride height, an adaptive suspension, variable-ratio and variable-effort steering, upgraded brakes and 18-inch light-alloy wheels with performance tires.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch alloy wheels; 18-inch wheels available
  • Fog lights
  • Available adaptive headlights with LED accent lighting
  • Available rear spoiler and body kit
  • Available moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • iDrive multimedia system with a 6.5-inch screen
  • Available navigation system
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Available Harman Kardon audio system
  • Available self-parking system
  • Available heated front seats and steering wheel

Under the Hood

  • 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (228i)
  • 320-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder (M235i)
  • Six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Automatic stop-start system
  • Available adaptive suspension

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Available backup camera
  • Available front and rear parking sensors
  • Available lane departure warning

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

For those who prefer performance

This vehicle is a steal. It only has 28500 miles on it. No wrecks All maintenance records available. I am the only owner. My wife passed and this was her baby.

5.0

In love

This car has so far met my expectations. Great handling and smooth ride. With the sport/comfort option you can really feel the power. It’s got a touch of sport, sexy, and classy

4.1

Never had a BMW..hope it lives up to it's reputati

It is fun to drive. It has the style and features I was hoping to find. I was fortunate to find a 2015 model with only 8,000+ miles.

See all 17 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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