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BMW 2 Series M235i Reviews | Overview

Externally, there is a lot to really like about the compact proportions and crouching stance of the M235i xDrive that proceeds the European really like of sedans masquerading as coupes.


The notion labored so effectively with the Mercedes-Benz CLS from 2004 that rivals adopted the fashion with this sort of fervour that it has virtually taken on its have group, evolving as rampantly as a Cavoodle litter in a High Avenue pet shop.


BMW would make its version underneath the upmarket Gran Coupe label, spreading the really like to variations in the 2 Sequence, 4 Sequence and 8 Sequence.


But the 2 Sequence Gran Coupe – of which there are 4 iterations priced from $forty nine,990 (plus fees) by means of to the M235i xDrive below at $72,990 plus on-highway fees – is not all it would seem. 


It is not, mainly, a “proper” 2 Sequence with rear-wheel generate and it sits on a very different platform to the 2 Sequence coupe and convertible.


What this is, is a Mini that is bought into BMW’s wardrobe and pinched a extravagant outfit.


Further more, the M235i is possibly superior recognised for its 2014-2016 iteration with its stonking 3.-litre turbo-petrol six and 240kW/450Nm of grunt. The vehicle below has the exact same identify different postal tackle.


Now before there is gnashing of enamel by the populace and preparations for a symbolic guillotining of the fake BMW, it has to be claimed that the format operates extremely effectively and is not worthy of derision.


The M235i xDrive’s only crime, even so, is not the donning of a BMW badge, but the software of the coveted M identify. For even so great this is, it is not an M.

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