Published on May 15th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
BMW M240i Coupe does 4.4 seconds?
The BMW M240i is powered by a three-litre straight-six engine complete with direct injection, M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology with twin-scroll turbocharging, fully variable valve timing (VALVETRONIC) and Double- VANOS variable camshaft control. This unit generates output of 340 hp and maximum torque of 500 Newton metres, which can be summoned from as low down as 1,520 rpm and remains on tap up to 4,500 rpm.
It all adds up to make the BMW M240i Coupe a thoroughbred athlete with exceptional performance capabilities: with the six-speed manual gearshift, the coupe sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. Combined fuel consumption for the manual transmission comes in at 7.8 l/100 km, equating to CO2 emissions of 179 g/km.
The optional eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission further heightens the dynamic driving experience, enabling the BMW M240i Coupe to reach the 100 km/h mark from rest in just 4.6 seconds (fuel consumption combined: 7.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 163 g/km).
Performance is even more eye-catching in the BMW M240i xDrive Coupe thanks to its intelligent all-wheel drive. Equipped with the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission as standard, it surges from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, while returning combined fuel consumption of 7.4 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 169 g/km.
The BMW M240i Convertible is slightly heavier by design, yet its performance is no less remarkable. It completes the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 4.9 seconds with the six-speed manual gearbox and in 4.7 seconds when fitted with the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. It achieves a combined fuel consumption with the manual gearshift of 8.3 l/100 km (34.0 mpg imp), resulting in CO2 emissions of 189 g/km, while the figures for the automatic transmission are 7.4 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 169 g/km.
The BMW M240i xDrive Convertible powers from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds. Equipped as standard with the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, combined fuel consumption comes in at 7.8 l/100 km, with CO2 emissions of 179 g/km.
Precisely matched components, inimitable character
Both BMW M Performance models leave the factory shod with highperformance mixed-size tyres as standard, with dimensions of 225/40 at the front and 245/35 at the rear. Leaving aside their sporty looks for a moment, they are designed first and foremost to ensure acceleration and braking force is transmitted to the road to optimum effect. The inimitable character of the BMW M240i Coupe and BMW M240i Convertible stems from the way the engine’s power, the M Sport suspension, the M Sport brakes and the cars’ aerodynamic balance all work together so precisely – in classic M style. Variable sport steering adds to the impression of exceptional agility at the wheel of the BMW M240i. It comes with electromechanical power assistance and adapts the steering angle of the front wheels to the prevailing driving situation. This allows lightning-fast evasive manoeuvres but also produces a sensation of excellent directional and straight-line stability in motorway driving.