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.