BMW M240i M Performance Edition, almost an M2, limited to 750 units globally


If for some weird reason you find the BMW M2 a little too far fetched an idea, perhaps the BMW M240i M Performance Edition would make a reasonable (and forgivable) alternative to the M2. It’s essentially the range-topper 2 Series clothed with a tasteful selection of M Performance parts.

Based on the current M240i, this small coupe is powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six engine producing 340 hp and 500 Nm of torque. Transmission options include the standard six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic. It’s rear-wheel drive as standard, but customers can opt for the xDrive all-wheel drive for a fee.

The M Performance edition is available exclusively in Alpine White and gets a rather handsome exterior kit. Adding contrast to the white exterior are contrasty bits like the black kidney grille, black side skirts, carbon fibre spoiler and mirror caps, as well as a tiny rear diffuser. It sits on lightweight M 19-inch alloys and gets improved aerodynamics.

Just like the facelifted 1 and 2 Series, the BMW M240i M Performance Edition is available from July onwards, but only 750 units will be commissioned worldwide.


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Travis Chang

Travis Chang

While his day job is as exciting as a certain beige saloon, he knows a thing or two about cars and motorsports. The true definition of motoring nirvana according to him is a clear and twisty tarmac surrounded with mesmerizing vistas, followed with a track list of indie tunes on the stereo. Any cars will do fine, not so for big MPVs which he loathes...
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