important Developments in the range BMW 1-Series and BMW Series 2, at least in the most powerful models and sports, with the permission of the almighty BMW M2 (see test BMW M2). Forget about the old M135i and M235i, which up to now were presented with six cylinders in line and 326 HP of power. BMW bet for a new denomination, and an improved version of this engine, to get new BMW M140i and BMW M240i reach the 340 HP of power. These versions, of court sports, will be available with the bodywork of three doors and five doors the BMW Series 1, and with bodies Coupe and Cabrio, the BMW 2-Series. What other novelties we will find in the newly released BMW M140i and BMW 240i?
The M140i and M240i are presented as the alternative to more sporty and powerful BMW 1-Series and BMW Series 2, with permission of the new BMW M2.
from July 2016 will be available the new compact with the seal of BMW M Performance Automobiles, the versions more spicy than the BMW 1-Series and BMW 2-Series.
I Already mentioned that under the hood would continue to count with a six-cylinder engine and 3.0-liter with BMW M TwinPower turbo. With the proviso that this has increased their power of 14 HP to get up to 340 HP. Notice that we are already in the figures of the old BMW 1-Series M Coupe, a limited edition, and very sporty, which today is listed quite high.
BMW ensures that have not only managed to improve the performance of this model, improving the 0 to 100 km/h in 0.3 seconds, but also have achieved that the consumption is reduced by 7% with respect to the old M135i and M235i. The new BMW M140i and BMW M240i will be available with a manual gearbox six relations, with automatic transmission Steptronic Sport 8-relationships (optional) with rear-wheel drive, and four-wheel drive xDrive (optionally). The versions equipped with manual switching feature, as standard, with a system that in sport driving gives a small hit of gas, automatically, to emulate the spike-heeled.
Table of performance, consumption and emissions of the BMW M140i and BMW M240i
|Model||Body||Change||Traction||0-100 km/h||Consumption in the combined cycle||CO2 Emissions|
|BMW M140i||3-door and 5-door||Manual||sDrive (rear)||4.8 seconds||7,8 l/100 km||179 g/km|
|BMW M140i||3-door and 5-door||Steptronic||sDrive (rear)||4.6 seconds||7,1 l/100 km||163 g/km|
|BMW M140i||3-door and 5-door||Steptronic||xDrive (4×4)||4.4 seconds||7.4 l/100 km||169 g/km|
|BMW M240i||Coupe||Manual||sDrive (rear)||4.8 seconds||7,8 l/100 km||179 g/km|
|BMW M240i||Coupe||Steptronic||sDrive (rear)||4.6 seconds||7,1 l/100 km||163 g/km|
|BMW M240i||Coupe||Steptronic||xDrive (4×4)||4.4 seconds||7.4 l/100 km||169 g/km|
|BMW M240i||Cabrio||Manual||sDrive (rear)||4.9 seconds||8,3 l/100 km||189 g/km|
|BMW M240i||Cabrio||Steptronic||xDrive (rear)||4,7 seconds||7.4 l/100 km||169 g/km|
|BMW M240i||Cabrio||Steptronic||xDrive (4×4)||4.6 seconds||7,8 l/100 km||179 g/km|
new BMW M140i and BMW M240i not only presented as the most powerful version in their respective ranges, but also will include other various improvements which are called to enhance their distinction and sportsmanship:
* Suspensions sport M Sport series on sale 10 millimeters
* M wheels from 18″ series
* Address independent variable with tare sports
* Package M exterior, with fenders, more aggressive and covered mirrors grey
* Sports seats in cloth and Alcantara with the blue stitching visible
* Sport steering wheel M
* Bottom bracket aluminium M sport