BMW has unveiled the 2017 2 Series lineup, which now acquires new names because of the addition of brand-new engines. The 230i has taken the place of 228i, and controlled by a brand-new 2.0-liter turbo-four at 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Placing in between the base model and the high-performance M2, is the M240i, which replaces M235i and gets a new 3.0-liter turbo-six having 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Coupe and convertible body designs stay available for both the 230i and M240i.
BMW’s brand-new B58 turbo I-6, that is the engine in the M240i and the 340i, includes an aluminum crankcase and cylinder head, brand-new acoustic protecting and a twin-scroll turbocharger that’s incorporated into the exhaust manifold and electronic waste gate manager. Similar to its predecessor, the N55, the B58 turbo-six includes BMW’s Valvetronic variable valve control system and Double VANOS variable camshaft timing on the consumption and exhaust sides. Brake energy regrowth and an auto start/stop function assistance enhance the engine’s fuel effectiveness.
Compared to the M235i, the M240i can make it 0 to 60 mph run in 4.6 seconds with the six-speed manual and 4.4 seconds with the eight-speed automated. When geared up with the readily available four-wheel drive system, that time drops to 4.2 seconds, as per BMW. In contrast to the 230i, the M240i comes with more performance devices such as an M Sport suspension that’s 10 mm lower, 18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport performance times, M Sport brakes, a sport steering system, Ferric Grey metal side mirror caps, and an aero set specific to the M240i.