This small coupe is exhilarating to drive, with razor-sharp handling and a sporty feel that is missing in other recent BMWs. The 228i comes with a 240-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder; the uplevel M235i we tested has a terrific 320-hp, 3.0-liter turbo six-cylinder that responds instantly to every prod of the throttle. Available six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions are slick and smooth. The excellent front seats have ample space, but the rears are very cramped. Interior appointments are first-rate, but the iDrive control system takes time to fully master. All-wheel drive and a convertible are both available. Reliability has been much better than average. For 2016, a 365-hp M2 version arrives with sportier handling. For 2017, the 228i is renamed the 230i and comes with a 248-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.