With the departure of the M140i hot hatch, the BMW M240i coupe is now the cheapest way to get into a car powered by Bimmer’s 250kW B58 straight six, and it just got a fair bit cheaper.
BWM Australia has announced a new drive away price for the hottest ‘non-M2’ 2 Series, set lower than its previous RRP which excluded on-roads.
At $74,900 drive away, the BMW M240i is now several thousand dollars cheaper with more features as standard. Its previous $79,100 didn’t dip into the options list and meant buyers would still be paying fees to get the car out of the dealership and onto the streets.
Its 3.0-litre twin-scroll turbo inline six (the aforementioned B58) outputs remain at 250kW and 500Nm, the same as in the more expensive Toyota GR Supra and much more expensive BMW Z4 M40i, but with the M240i now comes features previously only available as extra-cost options.
A sunroof is now included as standard, as is wireless phone charging, metallic paint (pictured is Sunset Orange Metallic), double-spoke 18-inch alloys, and an Alcantara interior treatment with black gloss highlights.
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Three options are available for the twin-spoke wheels, Jet Black, a twin colour design, or Cerium Grey Matte. Similarly, several exterior body colours can be chosen from, including Long Beach Blue, the BMW M2’s hero colour.
Approximately two years ago, the BWM M140i underwent a similar price drop, preceding the model’s demise in favour of the new FWD/AWD 1 Series replacement. But according to BMW’s indication, the M240i is here to stay.
Orders are now open for the M240i at its new price point, with cars expected to be delivered in the final quarter of 2019.