220i or 228i

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220i or 228i

Post by cammerz » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:06 pm

I'm starting to consider my next car, I think I'd like to go to a 2-series next and petrol rather than diesel as I don't do the mileage to warrant a diesel.

I'd like something a little faster than my E81 120d and affordable to run and insure. Out of curiosity the other day I looked up how much it'd cost to insure a 228i and it's actually cheaper than what I'm paying now so insurance isn't a big deal, and I like the look of the horsepower for the 228i.

But there's a lot more 220i's out there to choose from, a little cheaper to buy, slightly more horsepower than my 120d. I'm now wondering if the extra cost for the 228i is worth it?

Are there any 228i owners here that are happy with going for that over a 220i? Any comments to go for one over the other?

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Re: 220i or 228i

Post by Kerr » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:11 pm

Personally I'd just jump to the M235i.

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Re: 220i or 228i

Post by OneTwenty » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:21 pm

+1

M235 or M240 wouldn't cost that much more to run than a 228.
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Re: 220i or 228i

Post by rm1 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:29 pm

OneTwenty wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:21 pm
+1

M235 or M240 wouldn't cost that much more to run than a 228.
at least ten % less fuel, cheaper tax, oil changes and tyres all add up to quite a bit cheaper in my book.

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Re: 220i or 228i

Post by cammerz » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:53 pm

And surely more to insure?
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Re: 220i or 228i

Post by Jamesno1 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:01 pm

Depending on the age of the car you may well get the 20i remapped to the same or near as damn as the 28i...same engine I'm sure
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Re: 220i or 228i

Post by Kerr » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:33 pm

rm1 wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:29 pm
OneTwenty wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:21 pm
+1

M235 or M240 wouldn't cost that much more to run than a 228.
at least ten % less fuel, cheaper tax, oil changes and tyres all add up to quite a bit cheaper in my book.
What is the difference in tax £70 per year? £30-40 per tyre for premium brands if you choose a 228i with 17" wheels?

Servicing is only every 2 years or 16-25000 miles depending on your driving style. Pick a car with a service pack to avoid the 4th year big service. I'd still bet the 228i isn't massively different. I only paid £235 for an oil service for the M235i.

I'm not sure what the 228i is like on fuel, but guys with 328is barely matched 335is on fuel economy. There wasn't much in it at all.
cammerz wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:53 pm
And surely more to insure?
Insurance is a lottery. Prices are as random as anything. Personally over the years I've found 3l BMWs cheaper to insure than lower models. Lots of other people finding the same.


Long term I'd hope the M235i hold its value better than the 228i. We all know the 3l engines are coming to an end and hopefully that will firm up prices.

Depreciation will probably still be the biggest cost on a used car.

I don't think there will be much in the running costs to not pick the M235i or even M240i if your budget goes that far.

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Re: 220i or 228i

Post by dorsetred » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:54 am

Perhaps you'd be better using the right area as this is for the Active Tourer drivers. :lol:

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Re: 220i or 228i

Post by cammerz » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:47 pm

My mistake! :P
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Re: 220i or 228i

Post by Twin Turbo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:34 pm

Well I been driving n 28i for over 3 years - and previously had an 335i.

28i - you can get 50+ MPG - and since its lighter has great turn in.
If you add an JB4 or similar which I have done - will be just as quick 240i upto 80 mph
I also have KW3's addedd and my mate in his 135i struggles to keep up through the twisties.

Downside
Aucustic sound, 235i is an monster
235i has loads of torque

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https://youtu.be/xERJ0KPgsgM
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