2015 BMW 2 Series is the Grandson of the BMW 2002
In many respects, the all-new BMW 2 Series Coupe, now available at Braman BMW, is the grandson of a legend. Back in 1968, BMW was a small, struggling European automaker – until they introduced a model called the 2002. The model proved wildly popular worldwide, selling more than 300,000 and becoming the company’s first big hit. The 2002 was a sporty, two-wheel drive coupe with fresh, clean styling that appealed to drivers who wanted a sports car, but had to deal with practical considerations like family and luggage and weather. And, as it turns out, there’s still a big market for exactly that kind of car – and a convertible version will be available later this year.
2015 BMW 2 Series Models and MSRP
This entirely new model series arrives in the U.S. with two models, the 228i and the M235i. The BMW M235i, the first M Performance Automobile offered in the US, includes an impressive list of performance enhancing features. Pricing for the 2015 BMW 2-Series starts at $33,050 for the 228i, rising $1,800 to $33,850 for the all-wheel-drive 228i xDrive. The M235i starts at $44,050, while the M235i xDrive begins at $45,850.
2015 BMW 2 Series Power and Performance
The BMW 228i Coupe is the first sub-compact BMW model to be powered by the 240 hp version of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Performance figures include 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 5.4 seconds with the 8-speed sport automatic, and a top speed of 130 mph. Preliminary EPA Mileage Estimates are 23 city/35 highway/27 combined for the 8-speed sport automatic and 22 city/34 highway/26 combined for the 6-speed manual.
2015 BMW 2 Series Offers High-Performance Models
The M235i has a unique M Performance 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder with TwinPower technology delivering 322 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Performance figures include 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 4.8 seconds with the 8-speed sport automatic transmission, and a top speed of 155 mph. Preliminary EPA Mileage Estimates are 22 city/32 highway/25 combined for the 8-speed sport automatic and 19 city/28 highway/22 combined for the 6-speed manual. The M235i also features M-specific chassis tuning which, for the US will include standard M Adaptive suspension, M Sport Braking system, variable sport steering and Michelin Pilot Super Sports tires. Even the exhaust has been specifically tuned for the M235i.
2015 BMW 2 Series Interior and Features
The high-quality interior with driver-focused cockpit includes standard dual-zone automatic climate control, iDrive operating system with a 6.5 inch Control Display in exclusive BMW flatscreen design. The optional Navigation system includes an 8.8-inch screen and Touch Controller. Also offered are High Beam Assistant, Adaptive Headlights, Parking Assistant, rear view camera, Driving Assistant, cruise control system with braking function, extended integration of smartphones and music players, Advanced Real Time Traffic Information (ARTTI) and extended functionality provided by BMW Apps for internet-based services like Facebook and Twitter.
A wide range of 2015 BMW 2 Series models are in stock at Braman BMW in West Palm Beach and Jupiter. And if you’re interested in the car of the future, Braman BMW has the all-new BMW i3 electric car in stock and available for test drives.