BMW M Performance fans can rejoice. For this summer, we welcome the new 2017 M240i (rebadged from the M235i.) And the best part is the M240i will come with BMW’s brand new TwinPower Turbo straight-six engine.
The new 3.0-liter 6-cylinder aluminum engine, tweaked by BMW’s M division, delivers 335 horses at 5,500 rpm, along with 369 pound-feet of torque between 1,520 and 4,500 rpm. And if those numbers sound familiar, it’s because BMW says they’re the same performance levels drivers loved about the 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe.
The 2017 M240i comes with a standard 8-speed automatic. Drivers who choose rear-wheel-drive can opt for a six-speed manual at no charge. BMW all-wheel xDrive is available as well, but you’ll have to pay for that addition.
As for speed, the M240i Coupe will hit 0 to 60 in 4.6 seconds equipped with the manual, 4.4 seconds with the automatic. The convertible adds a second to both.
Standard specification includes M Sport suspension lowered by 10 millimeters, 18-inch M light-alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, an M Sport braking system with fixed multi piston calipers, Variable Sports Steering with Servotronic function, a model-specific M aerodynamic package and exterior mirror caps in Ferric Grey metallic.
The BMW 230i Coupe and Convertible will also launch this summer. The 230i comes with BMW’s next-generation 4-cylinder 2.0-liter, good for 248 horses and 258 pound-feet of torque.
Both models are due out in July. BMW is still mum on pricing until closer to the launch date.