A limited edition M240i has been unveiled by BMW, arriving with a range of M Division-spec styling changes and updates.
- Boasts a wealth of M Division styling upgrades
- Comes with 335 bhp 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six engine
- Only 750 to be made
- Could cost around £40,000
Last week BMW announced their facelifted 1 and 2 Series models bringing updates both inside and out. However the German manufacturer still had one more surprise for us in store: a limited edition 2 Series boasting the full M Division kit. Introducing the M240i M Performance Edition, a full-blooded M240i with the full visual works from BMW’s high performance subsidiary.
The M240i brings a whole host of changes to every styling aspect of the car. At the front there’s a redesigned front bumper coupled with an all-black kidney grille, whilst at the rear there’s the black M Performance diffuser accompanied by a new carbon fibre lip spoiler. Elsewhere the car receives M Performance side skirts, carbon fibre wing mirror covers and 19-inch multi-spoke alloys, with an Alpine White paintwork available as standard. The interior receives a few performance bits as well.
I have to say, there really isn’t a more perfect-looking BMW 2 Series than that. I literally wouldn’t change a thing about it.
Performance-wise the M240i M Performance Edition remains unchanged, although it’s not exactly an issue considering it’s still packing a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six pushing out 335 bhp and 369 lb-ft of torque. That coupled with the eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox allows it to hit 0-62 mph in just 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. A six-speed manual is also available, as is the optional all-wheel drive xDrive system should you want it.
A price for the M240i M Performance Edition hasn’t yet been announced, but with only 750 being made, it’ll probably command a significantly larger figure than the standard M240i’s £35,090 price tag. If I was to take a guest, it could end up costing around £40,000, perhaps more.
I have to say, there really isn’t a more perfect-looking BMW 2 Series than that. I literally wouldn’t change a thing about it. I really love the changes they’ve made to the front end, it makes it look so much better. The rear diffuser is quality as well, and the alloys are just spot on.
That’s a great car, but I can’t help but think that if my guesstimated £40,000 price tag is correct, you’d surely be better off spending another £5,000 and buying yourself a brand new M2?