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BMW 2 SERIES GRAN COUPE

M235i xDrive 4dr Step Auto [Tech/Pro Pack]

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Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Emissions
Emissions162.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed155mph

Driver Convenience

  • 2x USB Type C ports (for charging and data transfer)
  • Active guard plus
  • Attentiveness assist
  • Auto start-stop
  • BMW emergency call
  • BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant
  • BMW Live Cockpit Professional with 10.25" high resolution instrument and control display
  • BMW Online services
  • BMW operating system with 7.0 mid interface
  • BMW Teleservices
  • Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
  • Electro hydraulically controlled multi plate clutch in rear axle
  • Energy efficient operating strategy
  • Enhanced bluetooth with wireless charging
  • Head up Display
  • iDrive controller with touch function and 7 short cut favourite buttons on centre console
  • Integrated navigation data with map data via USB +features such as 3D landmarks and micro city models
  • Integrated owners handbook
  • Intelligent voice assistant
  • M Sport steering with M235i xDrive M performance specific settings
  • On board computer - average speed+fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warning
  • Optimum shift indicator
  • Park assist including reversing assistant, lateral parking aid and reversing assist camera
  • Personal Profile
  • Pull away assistant
  • Speed limiting function
  • Wifi hotspot preparation

Entertainment

  • 4G LTE Connectivity with hard wied 4G network sim card
  • DAB digital radio, MP3 players and RDS double tuner
  • Harman/Kardon loudspeaker system

Exterior Features

  • Automatically dimming rear view mirror
  • BMW icon adaptive LED headlights with automatic headlight beam throw control
  • Body colour door handles
  • Direction indicator side lights integrated exterior mirrors
  • Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control and trap release
  • Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzle
  • Fading support
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
  • Front door sill finishers in black plastic with M235i designation
  • Heated, electrically adjustable exterior mirror aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger side
  • High beam assistant
  • High gloss black B pillar finish
  • High gloss shadow line exterior trim
  • High level third brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front fog lights
  • Lightweight engineering
  • M Performance exhaust system with valve control and minimised exhaust back pressure
  • M rear spoiler
  • Model designation on right side of tailgate includes xDrive designation onleft handside for M235i xDrive
  • Preparation for high beam assistant
  • Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
  • Rear fog lights
  • Reinforced crank drive, new pistons and adapted con rods
  • Reversing light in rear light cluster
  • Sun protection glass
  • Trailer stability control
  • xDrive intelligent all wheel drive with M235i specific reinforced components

Interior Features

  • 12V power socket in centre console
  • 2 cupholders in front centre console
  • 3 rear seat head restraints
  • 3 spoke M sports design leather steering wheel finished in nappa leather with specific M badge
  • Additional under floor storage in luggage compartment
  • Anthracite finished floor mats with contrasting surround
  • Anthracite headlining
  • Automatic two zone climate control air conditioning
  • Child seat ISOFIX attachment for two outer rear seats and front passenger seat with anchorage points
  • Conditioned Based Service
  • Driver and front passenger seat heating
  • Front and rear door pockets including bottle trays
  • Front and rear side armrests integrated into door trim
  • Front Armrest foldable with integrated storage compartment
  • Front centre interior light over interior mirror and rear centre automatic interior light when door is opened/ignition switched off or via remote key
  • Front head restraints
  • Front M Sport seats
  • Glove compartment
  • Glovebox with light
  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Manually adjustment steering wheel column
  • Multi-function controls for steering wheel
  • Shift-by-wire selector shift
  • Steering wheel paddles
  • Sun visors with vanity mirrors and insert tab
  • Through loading system with 40/20/40 split folding rear seat
  • Two lashing eyes
  • Welcome lighting

Packs

  • Connected pack professional - 2 Series Gran Coupe
  • Extended lighting pack - 2 Series Gran Coupe
  • Extended storage pack - 2 Series Gran Coupe
  • M Sport aerodynamics pack - 2 Series Gran Coupe 235i

Safety

  • 2 tone horn
  • Airbag - Front driver and passenger, front and rear head, front side, curtain head protection, manual deactivation of front passenger airbag possible
  • Anti lock braking system (ABS) with cornering brake control
  • Brake drying
  • Braking readiness
  • Crash sensor activating of airbags,Unlocking doors,hazard warning lights,fuel cut off,interior lighting+activation of safety battery terminal clamp
  • Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Electrically operated hand brake
  • Integrated Torsen mechanical limited slip differential on front axle
  • M Seatbelts
  • M Sport braking system with blue painted brake calipers with M designation
  • Rear brake discs
  • Rear child proof door locks
  • Seat belt security check for driver and front passenger
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Side impact protection
  • Three point seat belts on all seats including front belt stopper, pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiters
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Ventilated front disc brakes
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit

Security

  • Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
  • Deadlocking function system to all doors
  • Drive away locking system on all doors and luggage compartment
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Start/Stop button (illuminated) in centre console with keyless engine start and Auto Start-Stop deactivation button
  • Thatcham Cat.1 alarm with remote control and immobiliser
  • Two remote control key with integrated key - open/close doors/fuel flap/tailgate +1 button for unlock compartment with M design high gloss black inlay

Technical

  • 2 balance shafts
  • 8 speed sport automatic transmission with electronic selector lever, auto P function, coasting idle, race track, sport, gearchange display manual mode
  • Aluminium lightweight construction
  • Double VANOS
  • Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
  • Electronic differential lock
  • Engine cover with M performance designation
  • High precision injection
  • Larger fuel tank capacity (50 litres)
  • Launch control
  • M Sport suspension with 2 tube gasfilled shock absorbers, Anti roll bars, stiffer spring/damper and lowered by 10mm + M235i xDrive specific settings
  • M235i specific heavily de-throttled engine intake air guide
  • M235i specific high-performance cooling package
  • M235i specific larger turbocharger with integrated divert-air valve
  • Petrol Particulate Filter
  • Power transmission of front wheel drive on the rear axle via angle transmission on the front axle differential and two part cardan shaft
  • VALVETRONIC engine management
  • Variable, stepless and infinitely adjustable distribution of drive torque between the front and rear axles

Trim

  • Contrast stitching on instrument panel

Wheels

  • BMW Mobility tyre sealing system with electrically powered 12V compressor
  • Reduced rolling resistance tyres

Driver Convenience

Entertainment

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Safety

Security

Trim

Wheels

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    153
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    162
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    168
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    162
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    156
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max
    163
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min
    156
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    139
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max
    145
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min
    139
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    228
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max
    235
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min
    227
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    166
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max
    170
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min
    166

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1998
  • Compression Ratio
    9.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    82
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    94.6
  • Engine Code
    B48A20T1
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TWIN TURBO
  • Gears
    8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    7.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    7.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    7.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    6.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
    7.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
    6.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    10
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
    10.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
    10
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    7.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
    7.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
    7.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    39.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    38.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    39.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    41.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
    39.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
    41.5
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max
    44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min
    46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    28.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
    27.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
    28.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    38.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
    37.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
    38.7

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.0
  • Badge Power
    306
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    i xDrive
  • Coin Series
    M235 [Tech/Pro Pk]
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    34E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    94
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    87
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    76
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    72
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    4.9
  • Engine Power - BHP
    306
  • Engine Power - KW
    225
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    332
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    45.9
  • Engine Torque - NM
    450
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1800
  • Top Speed
    155

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    235/35 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear
    235/35 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    M V SPOKE STYLE 557M
  • Wheel Type
    19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1420
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4526
  • Wheelbase
    2670
  • Width
    1800
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2081

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    50
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2105
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    430
  • Max. Loading Weight
    535
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1570
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.4

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

BMW coupes used to be all about compactness, lightness and rapid responses. This one still is. The Munich brand has really come good with the M235i, a cracker of a little performance coupe that packs a 326bhp punch, is priced keenly, looks the part and, unlike pricier BMW performance models, is still available with a manual transmission. With this car, the game just changed for the better.

Models

2dr Coupe (M235i/M240i)

History

Back in 1985, BMW launched a car called the M3. There was nothing else quite like it, a racer for the road with four seats and everything Munich knew about motorsport technology plumbed into the lightweight engine beneath the bonnet. Driving it was a living, raw, involving experience - in a way that today's sharp-suited M3 can't quite duplicate, for all its extra power and sophistication. But here perhaps, is a BMW that can, the M Performance versions of the brand's 'F22'-series first generation 2 Series Coupe and Convertible models, badged 'M235i' from 2014 to 2017 and 'M240i' from 2017 to the end of production in 2021. Though the suspension, the engine and the handling all benefit from the expertise of the company's famous M division, the Munich maker insisted that this wasn't an official 'M car'. Instead, it was an example of the new breed of interim 'M Performance' variants the brand introduced earlier this century to bridge the price and performance gap between standard fast BMWs and the all-out M series models. The most obvious example of such a car was this one's direct predecessor, the much-loved 1 Series M Coupe, 6,000 of which were produced between 2011 and 2012 and which attracted such a following that a successor in the brand's first generation 2 Series coupe line-up that came fresh to the market early in 2014 was essential. The M235i variant was it. By 2014, coupes like this were getting even-numbered model designations within BMW's line-up, but in every other way, this car was a direct replacement for that hottest version of the old 1 Series Coupe. Tick off hotshoe handling, a 3.0-litre straight six turbo engine and rest to sixty two supercar-style in under five seconds. Yet this car will comfortably seat four adults, has a big boot and an easy-going daily temperament. It could, in other words, be all the sports car you'll ever need. The 'F22'-era 2 Series Coupe was facelifted in 2017, which was when the 326hp M235i made way for the 335hp M240i. The 'F22' range was replaced by a second generation 2 Series Coupe model in late 2021 only offered in fixed-top form, but the Convertible F23 range, with its M240i derivative, carried on for a little longer.

What You Get

You'll need to know the 2 Series Coupe range quite intimately to instantly appreciate the difference between the M235i or M240i and a standard model merely fitted with M Sport trim. The giveways that this is this is the potent six cylinder version include M aerodynamic body styling, Ferric Grey airblades, twin chromed tailpipes, an M rear spoiler and lovely 18-inch M Double-spoke alloy wheels. Move inside and you step over door sill finishers with the 'M235i' or 'M240i' logo and take your place on a low-slung sports seat with classic M-style upholstery seams. It positions you perfectly in front of a grippy M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons and there's also an M driver footrest. Sporty 'Aluminium Hexagon' trim and an Anthracite headliner both aim to generate the appropriate atmosphere and the M-branded instrument cluster has a specific dial design and fine chrono scales. There are nice little extra touches too, like the way that the interior lighting can be set to exclusive orange-red or white colours. Otherwise, the cabin will hold few surprises for existing BMW owners. Though there are a few plastic panels that feel quite hard to the touch, overall, the high quality materials and solid construction impress and it's this general classiness that makes it all feel special rather than any stand-out detailing. What we think the brand is very good at is deciding what functions should remain as dashboard buttons - like the ventilation and stereo controls - and which ones should be squirreled away into infotainment system menus, in this case an iDrive set-up which is one of the very best of its kind. Rear seat passengers meanwhile, will be grateful for that boxy shape. It's certainly more spacious in the back than a more swoopily-styled rival would be, even if legroom remains in somewhat short supply, despite the fact that it increased by 21mm over the old 1 Series M Coupe. Still, adults who aren't too lanky should be able to squeeze themselves in reasonably comfortably with a bit of co-operation from those ahead, provided that the folk in front aren't basketball players and the journey isn't too long. Though only a couple of people can be accommodated, a stowage compartment is provided in between and there's a cockpit-like feel to these two chairs that rather suits the character of the car. Most of the time of course, you'll be using these seats to sling briefcases, jackets or designer shopping bags onto - or indeed folding them down to increase boot space. There's more of this than you might expect too. More in fact than you'd get in a supposedly more practical five-door BMW M135i Sports Hatch from this period. In fact, the 390-litre total cargo area capacity is 20-litres up on what the old 1 Series M Coupe could offer, which means that even before you start pushing forward the 60:40 split-folding rear bench, you've got more space to play with than you would in an everyday Focus or Golf family hatchback. No other compact coupe competitor can match this and some are way behind: we're talking around 30% more luggage space than you'd get in a Volkswagen Scirocco from this period for example. Plus there are cargo nets to tie your shopping down so you'd don't have to worry about attacking a few of your favourite backroads on the long route back from the supermarket. The 60:40 split-folding rear bench just mentioned is standard but new buyers were offered the optional extra flexibility of a 40:20:40 three-way folding arrangement with a Through-loading facility for long items like skis. In other words, though in choosing this BMW, you'll have bought yourself a coupe, it's not a car without a certain level of practicality.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

Our owner survey did reveal many satisfied users of this car but inevitably, there were a few issues reported. Obviously, a fully-stamped service history is vital. Frequent issues include a need to replace the air conditioning condenser and the ABS control module. One owner in our survey reported an Exhaust Valve Flap Actuator squeak. Another left his car parked for a week, then found it wasn't making full power under hard acceleration, at which point he got a drivetrain malfunction saying 'maximum power output not available'. We've heard that early on, the six cylinder petrol engine had timing chain issues which led to blown motors. This was sorted on cars made after 2015, which had a redesigned timing chain. There was a fuel pump issue on early cars too, evidenced by a warning lamp and an error message display in the instrument cluster before the engine cuts out. The fuel pump should have been replaced to sort this. 2 Series models built October 2014 and December 2017 might have EGR Cooler issues too. Cars made between September 2014 and March 2015 might have a faulty Driver's side seatbelt mechanism that makes it difficult to use in cold weather. A possible issue with the power steering affects some cars manufactured between 2014 and December 2015, and you may notice heavier steering than usual if it fails. Faulty airbag modules in some models made between August 2016 and November 2016 may not activate correctly in a collision; new modules will need to be fitted to solve the issue. An issue with the crankshaft sensor was reported on some cars made between May 2018 and June 2018 - which could lead to the engine going into an emergency reduced power mode, limiting performance. Otherwise, it's just the usual things. Look for signs of child interior damage and check the alloys for scratches and scuffs.

Replacement Parts

[based on a 2015 model 235i auto] Parts prices for an M23i or M240i Coupe from this period can be reasonable if you shop around. We trawled around the internet and found these: An air filter costs around £56. An oil filter is in the £29 bracket. A fuel filter is in the £43 bracket. Front brake discs cost in the £105-£150 bracket, though pricier brands can cost in the £420 bracket. Rear brake discs cost in the £315 bracket, though pricier brands can cost in the £400 bracket. Front brake pads sit in the £84-£97 for a set. A set of rear pads is around £167. A starter motor is around £570. A wiper blade costs in the £12-£15 bracket.

On the Road

You expect quite a lot of a BMW bearing a badge like this, even though it designates 'M Performance', rather than full M-car status. The Bavarian marque has, after all, produced some legendary cars of this kind back down through the years. So, what's it like? Well, you settle in behind the wheel and everything seems just right, the driving position perfect: already, you're feeling like driving rather than merely travelling. Punch the starter button, listen to the rasp of BMW's superb six cylinder 3.0-litre petrol unit set off and you'll find yourself looking forward to finding a road that will put the Bavarian maker's bold claims for this car to the test. Get to the first open bend and you also find yourself pushing a little harder than you might normally - just to see. Sure enough, power into a corner, dab the brakes, turn the wheel and it's true. There's a feeling of perfect control. Ideal 50:50 axle load distribution, optimised aerodynamics, a long wheelbase and a low, ideally balanced centre of gravity combine with rear wheel drive to give this car its unique agility It's one of those that just feels right within the first fifty metres, this down to the sum of a whole series of small but important things that simply hit the right notes. The things we've just mentioned also combine with many others: seating position, control weights, engine tractability, suspension refinement, basic ergonomics - stuff like that. As for the way that leaves you feeling, well, it's much like the sort of thing you've probably heard about interviewers you've faced having often made their decision before you've even got into your seat. First impressions are crucial - and this 2 Series nails them. But then you'd expect a top performance 2 Series model to be able to do that. We're anticipating that many buyers of this M Performance 2 Series Coupe F22 model (the 326hp M235i sold between 2014 and 2017 and the 335hp M240i took over until the end of sales in 2021) will be people who owned or enjoyed the old 1 Series M Coupe - or maybe even an old M3. If that's you, then one of the first differences you're going to notice with this car is the addition of standard Drive Performance Control, the rocker switch for which you'll find down by the gearstick. You might be familiar with this kind of thing by now, a set-up that allows you to tweak the steering, throttle and stability control system thresholds depending on the operating mode you select. Gear change times too if, like many M235i or M240i buyers, you decide against a version with the slick 6-speed stick shifter and choose a car with 8-speed Sport automatic paddle-shift transmission. This features a natty launch control system for would-be Alonsos. If you ignore the attributes of Drive Performance Control - or select its most relaxed 'Comfort' or efficient 'ECO PRO' settings - then the travelling experience in this car, though quite comfortable, won't be especially memorable. Push the rocker switch forward into 'Sport' though and the reaction you get immediately feels keener and more alert. More like the kind of 2 Series enthusiasts would expect this car to be. The further 'Sport +' setting will of course sharpen things up even more and relax the DSC control to provide a little more tail-out cornering leeway - if you should be that way inclined. To really create that kind of machine though, you've to get a car whose original owner spent a bit of extra money on the M Sport Adaptive Suspension set-up, a system that works as part of Drive Performance Control and is able to alter the ride to suit the road you're on and the mood you're in.

Overall

Driving enthusiasts will often tell you that sports cars aren't what they once were. With four wheel drive and electronic interference rife in modern performance machines, almost anyone can buy such a thing and drive it very fast indeed. So where are the cars you have to master? The ones you have to tame? Where yours are the risks - and yours the rewards? Most manufacturers no longer make them - but BMW does. With compact dimensions, a reasonably light weight, explosive power, rear wheel drive and realistic pricing, this 'F22'-era M235i/M240i model satisfied just about every wish on an old-school enthusiast's tick list. And it did so in a way that truly re-captured the spirit of original M Power models. There's simply nothing else like this car from its period. Everything else you might consider as a competitor is either bigger or smaller, with front or four-wheel drive. Would a pricey, fully-fledged M2 version of this 2 Series Coupe 'F22 model be any better than this? We rather doubt it. Sure, it'd be more powerful, but away from the racetrack, that wouldn't really add any extra real world speed to those rare occasions when it's possible to let rip on a public road. As one writer pointed out, if the M3 is a hunting rifle in its approach to delivering powerful performance, then this car's attitude is more akin to that of a sawn-off shotgun. It might not be pretty but it's pretty darn effective - and something you mess with at your peril. A race car for the road. Just as every true M Power machine really should be.

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