2016 BMW 228i M Sport

A colleague of mine in the Bay Area recently took delivery of a BMW 228i with the Track Handling Package. A long time BMW owner, we both like to talk cars when we get the chance. Given that we work for a large technology professional association, our conversation instantly revolves around the finer technical points of the vehicle, most notably the turbocharged, 2.0 liter engine and how well the 8-speed automatic his 228i is equipped with complements this powerplant. I’ve driven a decent number of new cars over the last two or three years, and some of the automatic gearboxes are quite impressive in their performance, while returning better economy. I feel like something is missing though every time I get behind the wheel of a two-pedal vehicle, but thankfully, BMW still gives 2 series buyers the option of the third pedal. Of all the new cars out there currently, this 228i with the 6-speed manual is speaking to me, especially in Estoril Blue, one of my favorite BMW colors.

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Year: 2016
Model: 228i M Sport
Engine: 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 1,943 mi
Price: Reserve auction

2016 BMW 228i
Rare 6 Speed Manual
1,900 Miles
Non Sunroof Car
Please call (504)733-1377

It’s not often that we feature a lot of cars from the current model year on GCFSB, even if this one is slightly used. The MSRP for a 228i M Sport optioned as we see it here is running around the $36,000 mark at the present time, so with a reserve, it’s unclear where the ask is on this car. There’s not a lot of detail on the short history of this car, but given it’s almost new status, it shouldn’t be too much of a concern. I was rather intrigued that this 2er was not optioned with a sunroof. Along with its lightly optioned spec sheet, this should appeal to those drivers out there wanting to maximize performance over luxury.

-Paul

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3 Comments

  1. Sweet little ride.

  2. I have a 2014 228i M Sport, black sapphire metallic/Terra, 6-speed, and just under 10K miles on the clock. It’s an absolute blast to drive, and though I test-drove a 2 with the impressive auto box, I was dead set on the manual and have never regretted it. BMW knocked it out of the park with the 2-series – it may be something of a niche car by today’s standards, but it captures that old-school BMW essence often missing in the rest of the lineup.

  3. However, a lightly used M235i is the same price, with more ponies and better spec. I’m in the market and seeing a lot of enthusiasts ditching little bro for the M2. Yes, please!

    It’s a great time to be in the M235i market….what a cracker of a car.

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