BMW has announced its plans to offer the new 228i in Australia too, where customers can currently order the 220i entry-level and the M235i.
The BMW 228i mid-range version will soon become available for order in Australia too, as the company has recently announced. The model in question will join the entry-level 220i and the top of the line M235i. The model in question is getting standard equipment such as the anti-dazzle interior rearview mirror, Business navigation system with a 6.5-inch screen, parking sensors, climate control, sports seats, 6-speaker audio system, audio streaming functionality, Bluetooth phone connectivity and more.
BMW is also offering, on the 228i, the leather upholstery, variable sport steering, bi-xenon headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels, amongst others. Power is being provided by a 2-liter turbocharged petrol burner, which is producing a total output of 245 HP and a peak torque of 350 Nm (258 lb-ft). This is significantly more than the 220i’s 184 HP and 270 Nm (200 lb-ft) of torque. The 228i can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.7 seconds when equipped with the 8-speed automatic transmission and in 5.8 seconds with the manual gearbox. The average fuel consumption stands at 6.6L / 100km. Prices for the model will start at 64,400 AUD.