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2016 10 Best Cars:BMW M235i

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BMW M235i
Famed for their driver-centered nature, BMW’s vehicles have lately become more things to more folks. It sold nearly 100,000 trucks in the U.S. this year, almost a third of the brand’s volume. But this M variant of the 2-series still does exactly what we expect of the company’s machines. The steering informs you of the road’s every nuance. Squeeze the brakes for a corner and the lower-right side of your foot drops easily onto the accelerator to match engine revs for a downshift. It’s the sort of stuff that always seemed so natural to the marque’s cars that one assumed the engineers didn’t even sweat it, that this sort of correctness was baked into Bavarian genes sometime in the Middle Ages and only revealed itself upon the advent of the automobile.
Exhibits the kind of focus that one used to take for granted in a BMW.–J. Lorio
We once heard this perhaps-apocryphal story: American BMW dealers in the Sun Belt sent a litany of complaints back to Germany about the uselessness of Euro-spec air-conditioning systems. The factory scoffed, but finally deigned to send over an engineer as a sop to an important market. The poor guy was thrown in the back seat of a black car, windows rolled up, and driven across a summer-scorched Texas until Munich got the message.
The flip side of that sometimes-maddening Teutonic belief in its engineering rectitude is that we still have cars like the M235i, even as the need to be all things to all people around the globe conspires to put these sorts of cars at risk.
Engine Specification
The M235i takes everything BMW has traditionally done well and concentrates it into a compact, livable package. The 320-hp 3.0-liter turbo six doles out sweet, smooth power. The chassis isn’t punishing the way the M235i’s larger M-badged siblings can be. And with the M2 now on the way, the M235i should be forever freed from the need to post fantasy performance numbers.
While BMW has succumbed to selling indulgences, the M235i coupe stands as the right auto­mobile for just about any road, whether your daily commute is a stoplight horror or the sort of Alpine pass that BMW engineers slalom home on after heli-skiing weekends. The guys responsible for this wonderful thing should probably just nail a picture of the car to the front door in Munich. It worked for Martin Luther.

How it was designed

We’d keep our M235i trim by opting for BMW’s no-cost synthetic SensaTec upholstery, adding the dealer-installed limited-slip differential ($3240), and saving 200 bucks over the Cold Weather package by opting for just the heated seats ($500). The rest of our choices are no-cost decisions: summer tires to best exploit the car’s handling prowess and, naturally, a manual transmission. Total damage: $48,885. 

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