The new BMW M240i is here: new name; new heights in performance, efficiency and driving pleasure
Powered by a revised version of the class-leading TwinPower turbo 3.0 litre straight-six, the new BMW M240i is available from Spire BMW now and it brings with it new levels of performance and efficiency. Benefitting from a power increase of 14hp and a torque increase of 50Nm, the headline figures for the model are now 340hp and 500Nm respectively, to give the new coupé a 0-62mph time of 4.6 seconds, while the convertible does the same discipline just a tenth of a second slower. Top speed remains limited to 155mph for both versions.
It’s not just the engine of the 2017 M240i that has come in for improvements, with one of the highlight updates coming to the six-speed manual transmissions in the form of an auto blip engagement control function. This blips the throttle on downshifts for smoother and sportier sounding down changes. The optional eight-speed Sport Automatic gearbox now has a wider spread of ratios to enhance efficiency and is capable of multiple downshifts for greater control for the driver. It also incorporates launch control with a predictive shift strategy, linked to the navigation system to ensure every ounce of performance is extracted when accelerating the car from a standing start.
Finally, a rev-linked vibration damper, aided by an acoustic shield beneath the bonnet, improves cabin refinement in terms of engine noise, as well as producing a more satisfying engine note – a hallmark of all sporting BMWs. The M240i is available now to order from us now.