For 2018, the whole BMW 2-Series lineup will receive a series of updates that include a couple of brand-new colors, brand-new wheels, and revised interior and exterior looks. These modifications 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
Finding the updates to the M240i’s outside will take a cautious assessment, but the most significant changes are the new, standard 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 three new color choices: Mediterranean Blue Metallic, Seaside Blue Metallic, and Sunset Orange. Completing the modifications are new 18-inch M Double-Spoke Bi-Color wheels.
The interior updates are a little bit more obvious, however they’re still subtle at best. They include a revamped and more driver-focused cockpit console, a high-gloss-black-finished center stack, covered cup holders in the center storage compartment, and upgraded a/c vents.
Besides the new standard wheels, the rest of the basic features on the M240i should carry into the new year. These consist of performance 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 entirely unchanged. It will consist of a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that will inject 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. This power will head through an eight-speed Steptronic transmission that will deliver it to the rear wheels as requirement. Optionally, purchasers can add xDrive all-wheel drive.
2018 BMW M240 Safety
The present 2-Series is an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus, thanks to its good scores in all the significant crash tests and its innovative forward-collision mitigation system. The latter is, of course, a choice, as are front and rear parking sensors, a rearview cam, and lane-departure warning. The scores and features need to continue the same in 2018.
2018 BMW M240 Release Date and Price
BMW has announced the M240i will hit display rooms in July 2017. Offered its changes are so little, we anticipate to see only very little rates changes from the current model, which varies from $45,445 to $52,045.
Secret rivals for the M240i consist of the Audi S3 and the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45.