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.