BMW M140i and BMW M240i: more wood for the M Performance compact, with 340 HP

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BMW M240i Coupe

are new members to the family BMW M Performance, within the compact segment: BMW M140i and BMW M240i become official, after this recent advancement prior to you offered. Will replace the current BMW M135i and the BMW M235i, offering more power along with greater efficiency, with fuel consumption and CO2 emissions further reduced.

Without cosmetic changes, this new name brings us into both models of the new generation of the engine BMW M TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter and six-cylinder in-line, which increases its maximum torque up to 500 Nm available between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm, while its 340 HP maximum power is reached at 5,500 rpm.

The block has received amendments of importance, and may be combined with the change six-speed manual or automatic Steptronic optional, eight relationships, which includes the function Launch Control for maximum acceleration from a standing start. Propelled rear as standard, all versions will also be offered with all-wheel drive xDrive as an alternative.

BMW M140i, the 1-Series more powerful and sporty

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BMW M140i of three doors

If in the BMW M135i we were with 326 HP under your hood in the front, in the new BMW M140i the power climbs up to the 340 HP. Available with three and five doors, will be the version most sports and prestacional of the BMW 1-Series, with the signature of BMW M Performance. Able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds (or 4.6 seconds with the change Steptronic), with the all-wheel drive xDrive, this figure is lowered up to an impressive 4.4 seconds.

despite this increase in benefits, fuel consumption and emissions are reduced between 3% and 5% with respect to the previous BMW M135i, depending on the version. While the BMW M140i with manual change homologous 7.8 litres/100 km and 179 g/km of CO2, with the change Steptronic efficiency is increased: 7,1 litres/100 km and 163 g/km of CO2. In the case of the BMW M140i xDrive, these values amounted to 7.4 l/100 km and 169 g/km

BMW M240i Coupe and Cabrio, the prelude to the BMW M2

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BMW M240i Cabrio

The second new M Performance comes to the BMW 2-Series Coupe and Cabrio. Replacing the previous BMW M235i, in the BMW M240i reach 340 HP (+14 HP) with respect to the M235i), which makes this version a step below the BMW M2, which with its 370 HP represents the true ‘M’ without any limitation within the 2-Series. This version will be available with body Coupe or Cabrio, change manual or Steptronic, and rear-wheel drive or xDrive all-wheel drive.

a acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds (4.4 seconds with all-wheel drive xDrive), BMW M240i Coupe will also improve their fuel consumption and polluting emissions by up to 7%, despite its higher potency, and performance: depending on the version, approval a average consumption of between 7,1 and 7,8 l/100 km, with emissions of CO2 located between the 163 g/km and 179 g/km

What will be the standard equipment and prices of these new BMW M140i and BMW M240i?

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BMW M140i five-door

For the moment only know your date of availability: the BMW M140i and BMW M240i Coupe and Cabrio will be on sale starting July 2016. prices for Spain will be provided later, if we can take as reference the current prices of the BMW M135i (between the 44.750 euros and 50.100 euros, depending on the version and the BMW M235i (from 49.500 euro): these new M Performance will have prices very similar or, in the worst cases, slightly higher.

standard equipment of these models will have a approach to clearly sport, as it could not be otherwise, and among its most outstanding elements include:

  • sport Suspension M Sport, with the height lowered 10 millimeters
  • alloy Wheels M Sport 18 inch twin-spoke
  • Brakes high-performance M Sport
  • Steering with variable assistance Servotronic
  • aerodynamic Package specific to the outer
  • Casings of their mirrors in Grey Ferric
  • Upholstered in Alcantara with stitching color blue
  • sports steering Wheel M leather
  • Footrest metal M