The 2015 BMW 2 Series Guide

Introducing the 2015 BMW 2 Series

Guide Version: 1.0. This guide was created on 10-09-2015 and updated monthly with new information.

 Giving liberal helpings of execution and refinement in an especially all around executing bundled auto, the 2015 BMW 2 Series is a top decision among passage-level extravagance autos.

Awesome autos don’t generally appreciate the considerable measure of exhibit, and the 2015 BMW 2 Series outlines the point. Prior to the 2 Series’ presentation a year ago, we knew it would be supplanting the passage level 1 Series – however, besides its smoother styling, it just resembled a minor departure from the same energetic subject. Once you’ve driven the 2 Series, however, you’ll likely ask why there isn’t more complain about this feasibly evaluated top pick. Its motors are persistently skilled, the inside is much more pleasant than that of its antecedent and its brilliant care for details makes it the purest driver’s auto in BMW’s lineup.

Becoming the dominant focal point for 2015 is the new 2 Series convertible, furnished with a fabric rooftop that powers up or down in 20 seconds at rates up to 30 mph. On the off chance that you pick Comfort Access (BMW’s form of keyless ignition and passage), you can even work the top remotely utilizing the key dandy. Additionally new this year – and a huge takeoff from the entirely back wheel-drive 1 Series – is the xDrive all-wheel drive, offered on the roadsters and additionally on the 228i convertible. On the off chance that you need AWD in your two-entryway BMW, the case for purchasing the bigger, pricier 4 Series just got a considerable choice that’s harder to make.

The 2 Series convertible makes a big appearance halfway through the model year, and all models aside from the M235i convertible can be equipped with all-wheel drive. There’s likewise another Track Handling bundle for the 228i, however it’s essentially a year ago’s Dynamic Handling bundle by an alternate name.

The “base” four-chamber 228i hits 60 mph in around 5 seconds level, yet it returns thruway mpg in the mid-30s. The six-chamber M235i, in the interim, wrenches out 20 more torque than the mechanically comparable 435i, and its standard game directing, versatile dampers and huge brakes (all accessible on the 228i through the Track Handling bundle) take this effectively heavenly two-way to another level. In any case, the inside deserves BMW’s notoriety for high caliber, and iDrive comes standard, as well. What, progressively, might you be able to request in this value range?

All things considered, OK, you may like an additional arrangement of entryways, which brings the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and the 2015 Audi A3 and S3 into play. Experts have a tendency to favor BMW’s back wheel-drive motion, yet these front-drive-based options handle extremely well in their own privilege, and their four-entryway outlines make them more flexible. We additionally prescribe the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang, as its recently discovered refinement makes it a more conceivable BMW substitute than any time in recent memory. However, in the event that you’re searching for all-around perfection, it’s difficult to dodge the conclusion that the 2015 BMW 2 Series is the auto to beat.

What You Need To Know About the 2015 BMW 2 Series

Performance

The 2015 BMW 2 Series is back wheel drive, however all-wheel drive (“xDrive”) is discretionary on each model with the exception of the M235i convertible. An eight pace programmed transmission is standard, with a six rate manual offered as a no-expense alternative on RWD models only.

The 228i has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-chamber motor that delivers 240 pull and 255 pound-feet of torque.

The M235i ventures up to a 3.0-liter inline six-chamber motor that pumps out 320 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. We hustled a back wheel-drive M235i programmed to 60 mph in a rankling 4.5 seconds (4.8 seconds for the convertible).

EPA-assessed mileage for the 2 Series relies on upon which motor you pick and whether you lean toward a roadster or convertible. On the back wheel-drive 228i roadster with the programmed transmission it is 28 mpg consolidated (23 city/36 interstate) and 27 mpg joined (23/35) with all-wheel drive. The RWD 228i manual drops to 26 mpg joined (22/34). The convertible 228i gets an assessment of 27 mpg joined (23/34) with RWD and 26 mpg combined (22/33) with AWD.

Mileage gauges for the M235i programmed stand at 25 mpg joined (21 city/32 roadway) with RWD, and 24 mpg consolidated (20 city/30 interstate) with AWD. The RWD M235i manual drops to 22 mpg consolidated (19 city/28 interstate).

Every one of the 2 Series models has a programmed stop-begin capacity, which close off the motor when you’re halted to spare fuel. Programmed transmission autos likewise have a dispatch control highlight.

Driving

The 2015 BMW 2 Series is uncommonly socialized for an elite machine. Street and wind clamor levels are lavishly low in the roadster, however the convertible’s inside is a touch louder than we’d like. In any case, the ride is firm yet never unforgiving, even with the suspension alignments at their sportiest. Driven regularly, the 2 Series could trick you into supposing it’s an individual extravagance auto. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you have a craving for assaulting a few corners, the 2 reacts with incredible body control, exact directing and unflappable balance – particularly with the M235i’s (or Track Handling package’s) updates.

Interior

Inside, the 2 Series utilizes a downplayed, driver-driven control format that will be in a flash commonplace to BMW fans. Materials quality is useful for a section level extravagance vehicle, surrendering little to the apparently fancier 4 Series. BMW’s iDrive infotainment framework controls one of two accessible showcases: the base 6.5-inch rendition or the Technology bundle’s crisper 8.8-inch widescreen. While the iDrive framework looks great and reacts rapidly to summons, we’ve discovered it frequently requires a couple more snaps and spins of the dial to get to craved capacities when contrasted with Audi’s MMI or Mercedes’ COMMAND interfaces.

In normal BMW style, there are numerous front seat outlines to browse. Our inclination is for the ultra-steady game seats, whether you get the 228i’s discretionary manual seats or the M235i’s standard force thrones. Concerning back traveler space, the 2 Series is a minimal auto, and grown-ups won’t fit easily unless they’re smaller themselves. That is not irregular for the fragment, however, and the rearward sitting arrangement lives up to expectations pleasantly as a bundle rack or a spot to lock in little kids.

Trunk limit in the roadster is a respectable 13.8 cubic feet, and the back seatbacks fold down to permit transport of longer things. In the convertible, BMW ventures a 7 percent change over the 1 Series convertible’s 8.5-cubic-foot load hold with the top down.

Safety

Standard security hardware on the 2015 BMW 2 Series incorporates four-wheel antilock circle brakes (with brake-drying and blurring pay highlights), footing and steadiness control, and slope begin help for manual-transmission autos. Front-seat side airbags, front knee airbags and (on the car) full-length side window ornament airbags are likewise standard.

Discretionary security hardware incorporates front and back stopping sensors, a rearview camera, a path takeoff cautioning framework and a frontal impact moderation framework with programmed braking.

The free Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2 Series its top rating of “Good” in the little cover frontal balance, moderate-cover frontal-balance, side effect and rooftop quality tests. The 2 Series’ seat and head restriction outline was likewise appraised “Great” for whiplash security in back effects.

BMW i3 SPECS

ENGINE TYPE: 2.0L 240HP In-Line 4

HORSEPOWER: 240 hp @ 5000 rpm

TORQUE: 255 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm

FUEL ECONOMY– 23/36 mpg

TRANSMISSION-8-speed shiftable automatic

FUEL TANK CAPACITY: 13.7 gal.

CYLINDER CONFIGURATION: Inline-4

DRIVE TYPE: AWD, RWD

TOP SPEED– 130 mph

0-60MPH– 5.4

Price: $32.100 (base)

WHY YOU SHOULD GET THE 2015 BMW 2 Series

In the motor room, the base 228i scarcely has a craving for settling. Punching far over its ostensible 240-hp rating, with better mileage than boot, the 2.0-liter turbo four-barrel is sufficient to make you doubt the requirement for the M235i’s 3.0-liter six-chamber. In any case, then you drive the stunningly refined, incredibly speedy M235i, and you’re immediately reminded why BMW’s inline-6 motors are among the untouched greats. You truly can’t turn out badly in any case. The eight-speed programmed transmission is another highlight, reacting easily and rapidly to charges. It’s cheering to see the sweet six-speed manual soldiering on as a no-expense alternative, at any rate until further notice.

PROS

√ Impressively quick yet fuel-efficient with either engine

√ Excellent handling

√ Supple ride

√ High-quality, feature-rich interior

CONS

× Cramped backseat

× No sedan body style offered