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BMW M235i XDrive Gran Coupe

Robert Barry finds the all-new BMW M235i XDrive Gran Coupe feels fresh and sporty and perfectly formed for the young at heart. 

The new BMW 2-series Gran Coupe sits between the 1-series hatch and 3-series sedan offering a stylish alternative for the young and young at heart. 

It combines coupe-like styling and sporting dynamics with the practicality of four doors (with frameless windows) and a 430-litre boot capacity. 

Priced from $91,400 the flagship all-wheel-drive M235i XDrive is distinguished by Cerium Grey highlights and a three-dimensional mesh kidney grille. 

Standard equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels, gearshift paddles, adaptive LED headlights, dual-zone climate air, comfort access, electronic seat adjustment, Harman Kardon surround sound system and Dakota leather upholstery. 

It has the full M Sport kit out including rear spoiler, seat belts, sport brakes, front and rear sports seats and sport steering. Available options include a $2900 visibility package or a $1500 comfort package. 

BMW M235i XDrive Gran Coupe

A five-year warranty, three-year service inclusive programme and five-year roadside assist coverage come as standard. 

The M235i is propelled by a 225kW/450Nm 2-litre turbocharged petrol engine allied to an 8-speed automatic. 

This unit is BMW’s most powerful 2-litre engine yet, which helps the all-wheel-drive M235i to get off the line very quickly. The engine provides plenty of urge through the rev range and the paddle-shift gearbox is quick, smooth and precise. 

Even in comfort mode, you can feel the M235i grip the road through its stiff chassis, responsive steering and sticky low-profile rubber, while producing the required sporting exhaust note of an M badged machine. It is a swift as well as stylish addition to the BMW family. 

Test drive your new BMW M235i XDrive Gran Coupe at Auckland City BMW today.