BMW M140i & M240i, Cant Wait To Drive It! |

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Published on October 15th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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BMW M140i & M240i, Cant Wait To Drive It!

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Here are two impressive compact BMW M Performance Automobiles that we would like to get our hands on.

With a new 6-cylinder in-line engine developing 340 hp you are ensured of enhanced dynamics and reduced fuel consumption in the BMW M140i 3door, BMW M140i 5-door, BMW M240i Coupe and BMW M240i Convertible.

New model designations signal a changing of the guard under the bonnet and the increase in driving pleasure that results.

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The passing of the baton from one generation of engines to the next in July 2016 will enable the BMW M Performance Automobiles in the BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series model ranges to showcase their stellar sporting character with even greater élan. The new six-cylinder in-line petrol engine in question which develops 340 hp, a 14 hp increase in maximum output over its predecessor not only optimises the sprinting power of the two cars, it also lowers their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

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The 3.0-litre unit with further developed M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology is a product of the BMW Group’s latest engine generation.

This boost in power means the BMW M Performance members of the BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series model ranges now offer the same output levels as the BMW 1 Series M Coupe built between 2011 and 2012.  They can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h up to 0.3 seconds quicker than their predecessors, and their fuel consumption and emissions (as calculated in the EU test cycle) are as much as 7% lower.

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The BMW M140i 3-door, BMW M140i 5door, BMW M240i Coupe and BMW M240i Convertible are fitted with a 6-speed manual gearbox or the 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission.

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A key element in the new engine’s ability to serve up thrillingly dynamic acceleration is the pulling power that comes on tap early and is maintained over a wide rev range. The new unit lays on peak torque of 500 Newton metres between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm and generates maximum output of 340 hp at 5,500 rpm.

The BMW M240i Coupe likewise powers from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds (automatic: 4.6 seconds) – or 4.4 seconds in all-wheel-drive guise. This BMW M Performance Automobile races from rest to 100 km/h 0.3 seconds faster than before.

NEXT GENERATION BMW TWINPOWER TURBO ENGINES.

Minimised friction and reduced thermal losses result in outstanding economy and emissions. Less weight over the front axle helps to further enhance agility and steering precision.

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