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BMW 2 Series
BMW 2 Series
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BMW 2 Series Overview

The 2 Series, a small two-door sportster, replaces the 1 Series, and carries on that car's razor-sharp handling and sense of immediacy, unlike other recent BMWs, which seem to focus more on luxury and comfort. The "base" 228i comes with a 240-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine while the up-level M235i we tested has a terrific 3.0-liter turbo six-cylinder. Transmission choices are a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic. A convertible will follow later. The excellent front seats are surrounded with ample space but the rear seats remain very cramped. Interior appointments are first rate but the iDrive unified control system remains a bit of a pain to learn and use.

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