BMW gave updates to its 2 Series range for the 2017 model year. To reflect the cars' added performance, they have brand new names. The 228i becomes the 230i while the performance-oriented M235i wears an M240i badge. It is reported the forthcoming models comes with increased power, torque, and efficiency.
According to BMW's website, the M240i features 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder petrol engine partnered with enhanced M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology. Its engine chunks out 335 horsepower, which is a 15 hp increase in maximum power output over its predecessor. It can also produce 369 lb-ft of torque, 39 lb-ft more than before. Given the engine's impressive power, the 2017 M240i also delivers rich sound.
Furthermore, the new 3.0-liter mill is installed with an aluminum cylinder, an aluminum crankcase and acoustic shielding. BMW explains the car's twin-scroll turbocharger is finely tuned into the steel exhaust manifold for more fuel efficiency. In addition, it uses an indirect intercooler into the intake manifold.
The M240i Coupe uses 36.2 mpg, and the M240i Convertible uses 34 mpg.
Drivers who love to go faster will love this year's 2017 M240i. BMW claims the car will be quicker than its previous version. Car Magazine has reported the M240i can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds faster than its previous version.
The Coupe and Convertible models of 2017 BMW M240i are available with the top-class 8-speed Steptronic Sports Automatic transmission. Buyers can also choose rear-wheel drive models with a six-speed manual gearbox as a no cost option. Also, there's an xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive option.
The M240i has a sleek and sophisticated design. Outside, it features M aerodynamic package coupled with exterior mirror caps in a metallic Ferric Grey color. Inside, the drivers will be welcomed by the M leather steering wheel, specialized footrest, and comfortable sports seat.
As of now, the prices of the M240i Coupe and M240i Convertible have not yet revealed. Car and Driver claim the cars' prices will not change too much from the 2016 base prices of $45,145 for the M235i. BMW will announce more details later this summer, and it could launch the 2017 2-series range in July.
Meanwhile, the forthcoming 230i is said to come with a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder, which produces 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
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