Bearing the name of the BMW’s legendary M name which constituted the racing cars with modified engines, superior aerodynamics, racing transmission and suspension, the new M240i is not for people with faint hearts. The M version 2 series BMW M2 is built for racing and leave its competitors in the dust with the super powerful N55 turbocharged engine.
BMW is a German automobiles maker that builds luxury, sports, and racing cars. The company also manufactures high-performance motorcycles and used to build aircraft engines until 1945. Founded in 1916, the company has been continuously producing automobiles since then and has spread to the whole world. They make motor vehicles in many countries all over the world from Europe, America, Australia, Africa, and Asia. BMW was the 12th largest car producer in 2015. The German car giant also owns other car brands like Rolls-Royce and Mini and also manufactures motorcycles under the name Motorrad. The Company has a significant motorsport history in formula 1, touring cars and sports car and hasn’t forgotten its legacy.
The BWW M240i coupe follows on the image set by its predecessors for four decades. The M badge indicates that the car was made by the motorsport division of BMW. M240i is available both in coupe and convertible versions. Powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine, the M240i produces the power that isn’t controllable by a faint-hearted person. M240i has a lightweight aluminum suspension, same as the M4, with Active M differential and compound brakes.
M240i has a 335 HP engine with 369 ft torque, the same value as M2 but with lower HP. It has been recorded to manage 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds and a quarter mile in 12.7 seconds. The BMW m240i is available with two transmission options – 8-speed automatic or 6-speed manual. Gear transition is smooth and offers split-second gear shifts. Carbon fiber friction lining and a precise rev-matching system boost the precision during gear shifts.
The M240i is the best cruiser in the range with noise cancellation and superior handling. The interior is pure and simple according to the standards of the M badge. Blue stitching on black Dakota leather really harmonizes the carbon fiber trim and black panel instrument cluster. The adaptive M suspension is the standard for all US cars with electrically assisted power steering and various modes for a comfortable ride. The electric steering is very accurate. The car hustles on ignition and responds enthusiastically. The grip is higher and removes any chances of slipping.
The M240i has many driver modes which include dynamic, comfort, sports and sports+. In dynamic mode, the damper firmness is adjusted to provide firmness. In the comfort mode, the M240i delivers what BMW as promised- a smooth ride even in poor quality roads at high speeds. In sports and sports+ driver mode, the perfect balance and dynamic traction control the car offers the full power, you won’t even notice when your car becomes a rocket.
Other features of M240i includes wireless charging for Smartphone and Wi-Fi hotspot for connecting with ease and free 3gb data for 3 months. With M lap timer app and GoPro integration, you can automatically calculate your lap time and analyze your driving style using data from the steering column, g-force, and accelerator pedal. Overall the BMW M240i is the perfect BMW that deserves to carry the M badge.