Many enthusiasts want good handling at a cheap price, and even luxury automakers are trying to allow entry-level buyers to get into fun cars.
BMW is doing its part by offering the 2015 228i Coupe with a new track handling package, allowing buyers of the cheapest coupe in the brand’s lineup a chance to tack on some performance oriented parts.
Choosing the track handling package will add-on adaptive suspension, Michelin pilot super sport tires on 18-inch light-alloy wheels, variable sport steering and sport brakes. The car sits 10 mm lower than the standard 228i, and all of its added bits can be controlled through BMW’s driving dynamics control located in the center console.
The package can be added onto both the six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic equipped car. Under the hood, the 228i packs a turbocharged four cylinder that makes 240 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque.
The package will be available starting in July 2014, and pricing information will be announced closer to the on sale date. A base BMW 228i starts at $32,100.
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