Limited-edition BMW M240i M Performance Edition is looking great

Article by Christian A., on May 19, 2017

BMW 2 Series gets a serious facelift, giving it more spunk. The Bavarian company just refreshed the not-so-new model with a limited M240i M Performance Edition. And though the differences between this model and the current model are very subtle compared to the 2 Series update, there’s nothing wrong with adding a few extra features in the special edition package. In fact, updates are almost always a good thing, right?

The company suggests that this M Performance Edition is meant to “express the athletic appeal of the sport coupe even more”. And a sportier car definitely means a faster one right? So let us start off with the upgraded 3.0-liter inline six engine that can yield up to 340 horsepower that is paired to either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic gearbox - adding only an extra five horsepower over the standard 335 horsepower.

If they choose to get the xDrive all-wheel drive system, they won’t have a choice but get the automatic. Though the company promises that whichever one you get, the 2 Series will get you to 60 miles per hour in a little over four seconds.

Aside from the fact that it can perform well, the M Performance Edition will have to look handsome too. Therefore, all units will be finished in an Alpine White exterior, and to give it some contrast, it will come with a black kidney grilles, carbon fiber mirror caps, and carbon fiber side skirts. For an even sportier look, a carbon fiber spoiler is matched with carbon fiber diffuser and exhaust tips. This is finished off with a set of 19-inch Orbit Grey wheels, a revamped front bumper, and a prominent splitter. Slight aerodynamic tweaks on both ends of the car should optimize “handling and driving performance.”

The company did not mention any new updates on the inside cabin, except for the standard steering wheel that has been replaced with an M Performance version.

To keep it limited, the Bavarian company will only produce 750 units of the M240i M Performance Edition. Sales are set to begin in July. BMW even added that this is just the beginning of a new M Performance Edition series, so let us see what they have in store for us in the next few months.

The latest update from BMW is that they will only be selling 65 of the 750 units of the M240i M Performance Edition in the United States. And all these will come in the rear-wheel-drive, manual transmission configuration. So far, the company has not said anything regarding the price of the limited edition model.

Press Release

The new BMW M240i M Performance Edition.

The desire for individualisation remains unbroken. With M Performance Parts, BMW offers sports-oriented customers the opportunity to customise their cars according to their preferences. With the new BMW M240i M Performance Edition, BMW M is now launching a special series in line with this trend. It has been designed to express the athletic appeal of the compact sport coupé even more. The Edition model already features many high-grade exterior components from the M Performance accessory program ex works. These have been harmonised with care and enhance the sporty appearance and dynamic appeal of the powerful Coupé even further. Carbon fibre or black detail parts provide distinctive contrasts to the Alpine White paintwork. The BMW M240i M Performance Edition is powered by a 250 kW/340 hp inline 6-cylinder engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo Technology (combined fuel consumption: 8.5 – 7.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 195 – 176 g/km)*.

Powerful statement and outstanding athleticism.
The athletic look of the compact sports coupé is highlighted especially by the large 19 inch light alloy wheels, fitted with 225/35 R19 (front) and 245/30 R19 (rear) mixed tyres. The high-quality double-spoke forged wheels are finished in bicolor Orbit Grey and have a diamond polished visible side; at the front the special edition features areodynamics parts consisting of air guides, splitter and bumper front section, whose spoiler lip is finished in matt black. The radiator grille including kidney grille bars is also in black. The partly painted rear diffuser and a carbon-fibre rear spoiler add to the car’s expressive appeal. Here, too, carbon fibre and black colours create an impressive contrast to the car’s white paintwork.

Carbon fibre tailpipe trim with embossed M logo underline the motor racing character of this edition model. Carbon fibre outside mirror caps and the side sill attachments with foiled M Performance inscription round off the dynamic appearance of the BMW M240i M Performance Edition.

Uncompromising quality and performance. All M Performance components have been developed especially for the BMW M240i incorporating the full motor sports know-how of BMW M GmbH and are perfectly harmonised with each other. Together they optimise the aerodynamic flow pattern around the car thereby optimising its handling and driving performance. The BMW M240i M Performance Edition is assembled exclusively in the BMW Leipzig plant.

Consistently sporty, with optional BMW xDrive.
The powerful BMW M240i M Performance Edition can be ordered either with a 6-speed manual gearbox or an 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission. In addition BMW xDrive is optionally available for the high performance coupé. In this case the car always comes with automatic transmission. The compact sports car boasts impressive performance figures. In conjunction with the all-wheel drive (combined fuel consumption: 8.0 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 184 g/km)* it sprints from zero to 100 km/h in only 4.4 seconds, the top speed being 250 km/h for every drive variant.

The BMW M240i M Performance Edition is limited to 750 units and will be available from July 2017.

* The fuel consumption figures were calculated based on the ECE test cycle, dependent on the choice of transmission and the configuration of the drivetrain.

Source: BMW

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