2015 BMW 2 Series

November 28th, 2014 | Comments Closed | BMW

The 2015 BMW 2 Series is a two-door coupe and convertible seats four people. There are two trim levels: 2015 BMW 228i and 2015 BMW M235i. 2015 BMW 2 Series convertibles are equipped similarly to the coupes, if not equipped with automatic pop-up roll hoops and a soft top electric drive which is black by default, with two optional colors (Anthracite and Brown) reinforced by a metal frame.

The 2015 BMW 2 Series (BMW 228i) comes standard with alloy wheels, seventeen inches, automatic headlights, fog lights, heated side mirrors electrically-folding, rain sensing wipers, cruise control, automatic climate control, dual zone, leatherette upholstery a telescoping tilt-and-leather steering wheel, eight manual front seats and backrests folding 60/40-split. The matrix electronics series includes Bluetooth connectivity, interface electronics BMW iDrive with a 6.5-inch screen and a sound system with 10 speakers with CD player, HD radio and USB / iPod interface.

Apart from its most powerful six-cylinder engine, the M235i adds eighteen-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, summer performance tires,  sportier variable ratio steering, upgraded brakes, adaptive xenon headlights with LED accent lights, sports exhaust system, gray exterior mirror caps, an aerodynamic body kit, dark exterior trim, a rear spoiler and a sunroof. In the interior, sports seats are 10-way power adjustment, driver memory functions improved aluminum finish and a sports steering wheel M. The M235i also comes standard with a lighting outside environment and the interior.

Options on the 2015 BMW 2 Series (2015 BMW 228i) include xenon headlights 2015 BMW M235i and confusing Trio Sport Line and M Sport package management track. The Sport Line package adds 18-inch wheels with a different tire options, not adaptive suspension, eight hand positions front seats sport of adapted sports and a handful of aesthetic improvements. The M Sports package is a more expensive alternative Sport Line package and features sport seats, plus 18-inch M and adaptive suspension dampers M235i, exterior improvements and M sport steering wheel.

Handling Package Track can be ordered separately or in combination with the Sport Line and M Sport package. Add sportier steering and brakes M235i, as well as – if not already specified – adaptation dampers and a set of 18-inch wheels with summer tires. In other words, if you want a BMW 228i with suspension pieces BMW M235i, the Handling Track package will be sufficient by itself. But if you want the sport seats and improvements in style, you need one of the other packages, too.

A number of packages are available in both the 228i and M235i. The cold weather package includes headlight washers, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Driver assistance package throws in sensors front and rear parking and a rearview camera. The Technology package adds the higher resolution screen of 8.8 inch screen, enhanced with a touch screen iDrive controller, driver information display improved navigation system, real-time traffic, BMW Apps and BMW remote Services. The Driver Assistance package Plus requires driver assistance and technology packages and adds a system lane departure warning and collision mitigation system with Auto Brake and pedestrian detection.

Are also available on both models is the Premium package, which features a universal garage door, auto-dimming mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, leather and satellite radio. 228i version also includes a sunroof, power front seats eight positions and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. A mechanical limited slip differential is available exclusively on the M235i.

2015 BMW 2 Series Interior

Inside, 2015 BMW 2 Series uses a control design oriented sober driver will be instantly familiar to fans of BMW. The quality of materials is very good for a luxury vehicle entry level, giving little to the ostensibly more elegant Series 4. infotainment system BMW iDrive controls one of the two screens available: the base version 6.5-inch or 8.8-inch sharper widescreen Technology package. While the iDrive system is well and quickly respond to commands, we found that often requires a bit more clicks and swirls wheel to access the desired functions compared MMI Audi or interfaces COMAND Mercedes.

Typically in the BMW, several designs to choose front seats. Our preference is for ultra supportive sport seats, if you get optional manual chairs or thrones 228i standard power M235i. In terms of space for rear passengers, Series 2 is a compact car, and adults are not fit comfortably unless they are compact themselves. That’s not unusual for the segment, however, and the rear seat works well as a tray or a place to buckle in young children. Luggage capacity in the coupe is a respectable 13.8 cubic feet, and the backs of the rear seats fold down to allow the transport of long objects. In the convertible, BMW expects an improvement of 7 percent over 8.5 cubic feet of cargo 1 Series convertible with the top down.

2015 BMW 2 Series Engine

The 2015 BMW 2 Series is rear wheel drive by default, but on all wheels (“xDrive”) is optional on all models except the convertible M235i. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard with a six-speed manual offered as a no-cost option for models with rear wheel drive. The 228i has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. In testing a 228i rear wheel drive with automatic RAN from zero to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy for automatic 228i is 28 mpg combined (23 city / 36 highway) with rear wheel drive and 27 combined (23 city / 35 highway) with AWD. The manual 228i rear wheel drive is reduced to 26 combined (22 city / 34 highway).

The 2015 BMW 2 Series (M235i) is about a six-cylinder 3.0-liter inline pumping 320 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. We hustled a rear wheel drive automatic M235i to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds blisters. Estimated fuel for automatic M235i stand 25 combined (21 city / 32 highway) with rear wheel drive and 24 combined (20 city / 30 highway) with AWD. The M235i rear-wheel drive manual is reduced to 22 combined (19 city / 28 highway). All models 2015 BMW 2 Series have a feature stop-start, which shuts off the engine when you stand to save fuel. Automatic transmission cars also have a launch control function.

2015 BMW 2 Series Safety

Standard safety equipment on the 2015 BMW 2 Series includes anti-lock disc brakes on all four wheels, traction and stability control and Hill Start Assist for manual transmission cars. Side airbags in the front seats, front knee airbags side curtain airbags are also standard-length. 2015 BMW 2 Series optional safety equipment includes sensors front and rear parking, rear view camera, a warning system lane departure and mitigation system frontal collision with automatic braking.

2015 BMW 2 Series Coupe

2015 BMW 2 Series Coupe

In testing a 2015 BMW 2 Series M Sport came to a stop from 60 mph in 111 feet, a better than average performance. The BMW M235i was even more impressive, which performs the same task in just 106 feet. The Independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Series 2 maximum rating of “Good” in the frontal offset frontal small overlap, Offset moderate overlap, side impact tests and roof strength. 2015 BMW 2 Series design of seats and headrests Series 2 also rated as good for whiplash protection in rear impacts.