The M235i Coupe is one of the high points of the entire BMW range. It isn’t billed as a full M-car – instead, it’s part of BMW’s new M Performance range, which is intended to be a gateway between the high-performance cars and the standard models.
Nonetheless, the M235i is a compelling mix of dynamic ability, performance and affordability, with the styling to go with it. The chassis is agile and well balanced, with all the rear-wheel drive adjustability that you’d expect of a performance BMW. The turbocharged in-line six-cylinder engine is strong and responsive, while both gearbox options – six-speed manual and eight-speed torque converter auto – work effectively and suit the car well