The BMW 2 series entered the very popular small car market in 2014 as the smallest coupe in BMW's lineup. It is by no means "affordable" from most perspectives, but for drivers who want a BMW brand vehicle with plenty of pep at a slightly lower price, the 235 is a good option. While the base 2 series coupe has a four cylinder engine, bumping up to the 235 grants drivers the thrill of a turbocharged 6-cylinder with 320 horsepower. The 235 is meant to be an everyday car, with steady handling and a comfortable interior, but with its powerful engine and sporty design, it also draws buyers looking for a little excitement on the daily commute.
The 235's high-class features and enjoyable ride make it a top contender in its category, where it competes closely with the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and the Audi A3. All three brands have similar features and price tags, though the BMW stands out as the only two-door.