More details about the all-new BMW M240i xDrive Coupé have been released, and it’s already creating an exciting buzz in the motoring world ahead of its official launch in 2022.
The current 2 Series is a major innovation from BMW as it marks a genuine distinction between the range and the 1 Series models. While the new BMW 1 Series has changed from rear wheel drive to front wheel drive, the BMW 2 Series range boasts rear wheel drive. The range-topping M240i xDrive has all-wheel drive capability, making it an even more appealing option.
The sporty exterior is typified by the design of the front end, with the wide kidney grille and headlights positioned to the outer edges. Trapezoidal exhaust tailpipes are a highlight of the rear, while light alloys set the wheels off perfectly.
Inside, the Sport leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons, is standard, as is M Sport specification which includes heated sport seats. The BMW M240i xDrive has Electric M seats with integrated headrests.
A series of Driver Assistance systems are available, including Front Collision Warning, Speed Limit Info, Lane Departure Warning and Cruise Control - all as standard. Among the optional extras are Rear Collision Prevention, Reversing Assistant and – available for the first time on the 2 Series – BMW Head Up Display.
M240i xDrive FAQs & Stats
Is the M240i an xDrive?
Yes, the M240i is an xDrive, which is BMW’s renowned intelligent four-wheel drive system. It uses Dynamic Stability Control sensors to react to conditions that may affect grip and sends power to the set of wheels that provide the best traction in any given scenario.
Is the BMW M240i reliable?
Pre-launch, it’s difficult to accurately assess how reliable the BMW M240i is, but initial reviews are favourable when scoring practicality. As with all new BMWs, a three-year warranty and roadside assistance for the same period comes with the M240i for additional reassurance.
What engine is in a M240i?
The BMW M240i has a six-cylinder inline 3.0-litre petrol engine.
Has the BMW M240i got a Twin Turbo?
The M240i is fitted with the latest M TwinPower Turbo engine, which has High Precision Injection, twin-scroll turbocharger and Valvetronic – as well as that iconic M engine sound.
How much horsepower does a M240i have?
The BMW M240i delivers an impressive 374hp – in comparison with 184hp from the 220i Coupé and 190hp from the 220d Coupé. Peak torque is 500Nm.
Is the M240i faster than the M2?
Officially, both the BMW M240i and BMW M2 have a top speed of 155mph.
How much is a BMW M240i?
Preliminary on the road (OTR) starting price for the BMW M240i is £45,795. That’s subject to confirmation of the VED band – road tax, in other words.
How much does a BMW M240i weigh?
Kerb weight of the BMW M240i ranges from 1,560 to 1,690kg.
What transmission is in M240i?
8-speed Steptronic sport transmission with gearshift paddles is fitted as standard in the M240i, as with all BMW 2 Series Coupé models. This includes functions such as Sport Plus, Sprint and Launch Control.
What is the 0-60 time for the M240i?
The M240i can go from 0-60mph in a rapid 4.1 seconds, and 0-62mph in 4.3 seconds.
M240i xDrive From Dick Lovett
You can choose to spec your BMW M240i XDrive with a range of upgrades and options available from Dick Lovett BMW. There are some exciting options as Jack, Sales Manager at BMW Bristol, details:
The M Sport Pro Package provides everything you need to enhance how aesthetically pleasing the BMW M240i is, including larger wheels and the Harmon Kardon sound system!” he says. “The Technology Plus Package provides Drive Recorder, which films your surroundings for up to 40 seconds and enables you to document potentially dangerous driving situations in road traffic. You can also capture footage of scenic driving routes at the touch of a button, if you’re on a picturesque journey. The Comfort Pack adds a heating steering wheel.
The colourway I’d choose on the new M240i is the Thundernight Purple because it pops – it’s a new colour especially for this car and I’d opt for black with blue stitching Vernasca Leather upholstery inside. It’s just classic BMW!