How is it in the flesh? Very new, very low, very wide. The ideal BMW Coupe! The proportions are dead-accurate to the desirable long-hood appearance BMW coupes have long delivered their loyal fans (and fan-boys alike).
The is the car I would order versus the pricier 235i — the 228i in M Sport trim. The other options are a bit tamer outside without this front bumper and other sport enhancements. Stay tuned for the big first drive article soon — plus photos of the 228i Luxury that sat beside this M Sport car.
Overall — a great entry into rear-drive bliss for an entirely new market of shoppers. This $38,000 228i M Sport lacks the Executive package and the snazziest headlights, which would certainly be a must-have for my ideal 2 series coupe.
One unexpected discovery? Swanky cabin with much nicer leather than the X1. Another? A huge trunk with fold-down rear seats!
Yes sweetie, very practical…
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