I test drove the new AT 228i at the dealership (before I had purchased my 335i) and it was a blast. The compact size of the car, the gearing, and the suspension make it a lot of fun to drive. The M235i hadn't arrived yet so I hadn't driven it but I thought the 228i would be sufficient. Plus, with a turbo engine, its easy enough to change a few components, add a new tune, and get a lot more power.
PTF Map, Pure Turbo Stage 1, GFB DV+, Mfactory LSD, AA FMIC, B12 Pro Kit, M3 FCA, AR DP and
Dynavin N6, Mosconi AS100.4, AS100.4, AS200.2, Micro Precision tweeters & woofers, Esotar2 1200