BMW introduced the 2 series in 2014 in response to the trend toward smaller and -- relatively speaking -- more affordable luxury cars. The 228i is a compact coupe that still packs a good punch. It is smaller than its predecessor, the 1 series coupe, and has a comfortable cabin, excellent standard features, and BMW's signature sophisticated design.
The 228i houses a turbo-charged four-cylinder engine that provides plenty of sport for most buyers, though drivers with a serious need for speed and brawn often consider the next step up, the M235i. The 228i competes directly against popular rivals such as the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.