For 2018, the entire BMW 2-Series lineup will get a series of updates that consist of a couple of brand-new colors, brand-new wheels, and modified exterior and interior looks. These changes will all make their way to the M240i, the 2-Series’ resident midrange efficiency model that sits just below the M2.
2018 BMW M240 Design
Discovering the updates to the M240i’s outside will take a cautious examination, however the most significant modifications are the new, basic bi-LED headlights that feature flat-bottomed headlights tubes surrounded by daytime running light halos. Standard LED taillights shake things up a bit, as do its 3 brand-new color options: Mediterranean Blue Metallic, Seaside Blue Metallic, and Sunset Orange. Rounding out the changes are brand-new 18-inch M Double-Spoke Bi-Color wheels.
The interior updates are a little bit more visible, but they’re still subtle at finest. They include a redesigned and more driver-focused instrument panel, a high-gloss-black-finished center stack, covered cup holders in the center storage compartment, and redesigned air conditioner vents.
Other than the brand-new standard wheels, the remainder of the basic features on the M240i must carry into the brand-new year. These include efficiency summertime tires, an adaptive suspension, variable-ratio steering, efficiency brakes, a sport exhaust system, the Shadowline body set, a sunroof, aluminum interior trim, an M Sport guiding wheel, and more.
2018 BMW M240 Engine
Under its hood, the 2018 M240i will remain totally the same. It will consist of a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that will inject 335 horse power and 369 pound-feet of torque. This power will head through an eight-speed Steptronic transmission that will provide it to the rear wheels as standard. Optionally, buyers can include xDrive all-wheel drive.
2018 BMW M240 Safety
The present 2-Series is an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus, thanks to its great scores in all the significant crash tests and its sophisticated forward-collision mitigation system. The latter is, naturally, an option, as are front and rear parking sensing units, a rearview camera, and lane-departure caution. The rankings and features need to continue unchanged in 2018.
2018 BMW M240 Release Date and Price
BMW has announced the M240i will strike showrooms in July 2017. Offered its changes are so little, we anticipate to see just minimal pricing changes from the present model, which ranges from $45,445 to $52,045. Key rivals for the M240i consist of the Audi S3 and the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45.