The M235i may only have a slight leaning to a traditional coupe silhouette but we don’t mind the overall look of it, particularly with the M styling that adds a sassy body kit and funky wheels.
It sports BMW’s current trademark grille which together with the front lighting configuration suggests its aggressive intent.
The longer overhangs seem a bit untidy which make the side profile almost ordinary, but the rear end drags the M235i back in the black with a pronounced lip, diffusers and fog lights making for a sporty appearance.
On the inside the M235i is decidedly familiar with comfortable, sporty leather bucket seats up font and an air of restrained luxury.
Two 10.5-inch digital screens (for the instrument cluster and operating system) make a great statement piece in a cockpit which is largely focused on the driver.
We like the quality switchgear, the well-placed steering wheel controls, and the fact that the plastics don’t mark easily.