NEW for 2015:
-xDrive AWD option
Following its introduction as a 2014 model, the 2 Series adds a convertible body style and gains the option of all-wheel drive for 2015, with both of the car’s engines. As before, the choice of powerplants is between a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 241 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque in the 228i, or a 3.0L turbocharged six-cylinder good for 322 hp and 332 lb-ft, in the M235i. Four-cylinder, rear-drive models can be had with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic, but all-wheel drive cars are auto-only. Also, in convertible form, the 228i comes only as an all-wheeler, and the M235i is RWD-only.
Standard features in the 228i include a multi-function leather-trimmed steering wheel, cruise control, heated windshield washer jets, heated and power-adjustable side mirrors, 18-inch wheels with run-flat tires, eight airbags (driver and passenger frontal airbags; front and rear (coupe only) side airbags; driver and passenger knee blockers), leatherette upholstery, velour floor mats, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, brushed aluminum trim, sliding front armrest, front fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, automatic bi-Xenon headlights, USB input, and Bluetooth.
M235i trim adds a heated steering wheel, upgraded brakes, adaptive sport suspension, power seats with driver memory, sport seats, upgraded stereo, M-specific leather steering wheel and aerodynamics package, and high-performance tires.