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
Dynavin N6 + Mosconi AS100.4 + AS100.4 + AS200.2 + Micro Precision tweeters + Esotar2 430 + Jehnert XE200 + Esotar2 1200