2016 BMW M235i Release Date, Review and Specs

2016 BMW M235i Release Date, Review, Price, Specs – As the entire release of the BMW 2 Series lineup is being released there is great attention surrounding the M235i version. This is a model that is going to make you look good and it comes in coupe and convertible versions for the 2016 model year. The M235i released from BMW is a statement that says that a car can really make the driver look good but beauty comes with a price, actually a 2% increase from last year’s version.

2016 BMW M235i
2016 BMW M235i

The entire 2 Series released from BMW is actually based on the past models from this popular automaker. They have decided to reminiscence on some of the past cars from their lineup and have managed to base some of the design cues on them, but most importantly have managed to get some of the standard features from the cars back into the 2016 one. The M235i is one which got the better part of an update and besides a more powerful engine than others it also comes with a new Track Handling package.

2016 BMW M235i Convertible, side view, exterior, alloy wheels

Additionally, it appears that eh AWD drivetrain has become a standard for pretty much the majority of vehicles offered in the crossover department. Thus BMW has decided to follow this trend hand has managed not only to upgrades the largest 7-Sereis vehicles but has included it in the ones all the way to the 2-Sereis ones. Thus this is something new for the 2016 BMW M235i as it comes with an all-wheel drive as a standard choice. If you are interested in finding out more about the setup of this car, read the entire review.

2016 BMW M235i rear view, red color, taillights

2016 BMW M235i exterior

2016 BMW M235i front view, exterior, headlights and grille

The 2016 BMW M235i is a 2 Series BMW release and comes in convertible or coupe forms and can carry up to 4 passengers. Of course the convertible trim comes with a  power-operated fabric roof, black by default or brown with metallic weave as optional, and a removable wind deflector with automatic pop-up roll hoops. As a more powerful option, the M235i comes with a multitude of accessories that enable better performance rates. It comes with a standard 18-inch alloy wheels option which are also combined with summer performance tires, There are many accessories that this version holds as well, gray exterior mirror caps, adaptive xenon headlights with LED accent lights, an aerodynamic body kit, an added rear spoiler, a sunroof for the coupe version and a new dark exterior color trim called the Shadowline.

2016 BMW M235i front
2016 BMW M235i front

As you can see the car is quite a contemporary asset and provide many good looking inclusions and a fabulous display of additions that are entirely usable and progressive in their looks. It makes the car quite a handsome devil and with the added packages you can even archive much more with the vehicle. For instance, the M Sport package adds some performance orientated features while the Cold Weather Package makes it much easier for you to use this car in colder weather conditions.

2016 BMW M235i back
2016 BMW M235i back


2016 BMW M235i interior, leather seats

The inside or the 2016 BMW M235i is quite a handsome display of features and quality inclusions The car receive an update which is in the style of a BMW car and holds many advantages to other cars in the segment. The driver-centric layout of the cockpit will be a welcome comeback to all the fans of the BMW vehicles as they have already gotten used to this kind of a rendition of the inside. Even the base levels of the 2 Series car come very nicely displayed and have a great setup of features. You will find a BMW’s iDrive infotainment system which has two displays and allows you greater use of the added features inside the car. The iDrive system is much better now as it responds much better to commands and makes it a lot easier when using the car.

2016 BMW M235i interior
2016 BMW M235i interior

The seats have been tweaked up a bit and are now useful even for longer trips. The ultra-supportive sport seats can be adjusted any way that you wish them to be comes with a higher degree of comfort inside the car. But as with other cars in this segment, there is not too much of room inside. Adults may feel a bit cramped and they will certainly lack some space inside the car. Fitting the people nicely inside the car may be a problem but it is achievable. But the trunk space is pretty reasonable as in the coupe versions you get 13.8 cubic feet and in the convertible 9 cubic feet.


2016 BMW M235i engine

The 2016 version of the M235i vehicle from BMW offers a more powerful engine than other cars in its 2 Series. The 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine can make up to 320 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque and as mentioned comes with a RWD and an AWD option. So the estimated 0-60 mph acceleration is measured at 4.5 seconds or 4.8 seconds for the convertible version. The EPA specs for the M235i are measured at 24 mpg combined (20 city/31 highway) for the RWD version while the AWD one comes at 23 mpg combined (20 city/30 highway), but with a manual transmission they drop to 22 mpg combined (19 city/28 highway).

Price and release date

2016 BMW M235i side view, exterior, red color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

The new 2016 BMW M235i version is going to be available for a base MSRP price of 54,220 USD. This is a nice and reasonable pricing range considering the fact that this is a BMW vehicle. You will be able to purchase it upon its release date which comes next year in January. There are not that many differences with the rivals particularly as the model goes against the 2016 Audi A3 and the 2016 Acura ILX models as its closest rivals.

2016 BMW M235i rear angle, blue color, taillights and tailpipe