Configure Your Ideal BMW 2-Series And We'll Let You Drive It

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The best ideas are often the ones that seem to appear out of nowhere, like when BMW asked us if we wanted to configure a new BMW 2-Series for the local press fleet. We said yes, but we asked if we could let you the reader do the configuring and some of the driving. They said yes to that, too.

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In either a moment of genius, or a moment of blissful insanity, BMW press guy Matthew Russell asked if we'd be interested in speccing out one of the cars that BMW orders for journalists to drive.

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UPDATE: We selected a winner, story to come when the car gets built.

Unable to agree on what we'd like to see, we decided to turn it over to you. Spec out your ideal BMW 2 Series right here and leave a comment with a picture of your BMW 2er, a link to the built car, a reason why it's perfect, and a description of the places around where you live you'd like to drive it.

That last part is important because they said they'd ship it to either one of their U.S. ports-of-entry (yes, you have to be in the U.S.) and that we could let the person who built the car drive it (under our supervision) so long as we get it back to BMW within the one-week period they normally give a car like this out to journos.

We'll take the car we like best and the area we most want to drive — within safe and reasonable bounds.

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So get cracking, we'll pick a car/route next week and reach out to BMW to make it happen. As always, Gawker contest rules apply as well as any other logical requirements.

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Oh, and it can be a 228i or an M235i. Just make it perfect.

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DISCUSSION

tommcparland
Tom McParland

I call this the Jalop special- it is a 4cyl and white like a classic 2002. I has everything I need and nothing I don't: synthetic leather, 6 speed manual, dynamic handling suspension. For "only" 34,525. Oh I live in Jersey so I can get to delivery port easily...jus sayin.' :D

My 228i CoupeDetails

2.0 liter, BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder
Rear-wheel drive

See all standard features

BASE MSRP

$32,100

Alpine White

$0

Black SensaTec

$0

Brushed Aluminum trim

$500

Dynamic Handling Package

$1,000

Manual Transmission

$0

Highlight trim finishers Black high-gloss

$0

Destination & Handling:

$925

BMW Ultimate Service™

A suite of premium benefits that are included at no cost with all new BMW Vehicles.

4 Years/50,000 Miles Warranty

Included

4 Years/50,000 Miles
Maintenance Program

Included

4 Years/Unlimited Mileage
Roadside Assistance

Included

Total MSRP as Built$34,525

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