The new 2 Series demonstrates an astonishing “normality” in an automotive world that is increasingly prone to aesthetic overbidding and artificialization. The car is a direct continuation of its predecessor, with pure coupé proportions: a long hood, a cockpit offset towards the rear and a pretty little trunk. It is framed by muscular hips and now LED lights. And at the front, this Series 2 also retains a rather discreet, horizontal grille, far from the large kidneys that are widespread in the other models in the range.

It is the same on board, where despite the presence of generous screens, connected multimedia and all the necessary "essential" in 2021, the physical controls are still present, and the ergonomics meticulous.

Unlike the previous model, the new Series 2 is no longer from the Series 1. It adopts the technical underside of the last Series 4 while remaining however 23 cm shorter.

But it takes the architecture of propulsion, or four-wheel drive "type propulsion" in the case that concerns us today.

Pleasure for the sake of existence

Indeed, this M240i is well equipped with all-wheel drive. Part of the power is therefore returned to the front wheels when a loss of grip is detected on the rear axle to ensure optimum efficiency at all times. A mechanical choice that the other versions of the Series 2 offered for launch do without, 220d (2.0l diesel 190 hp) and 220i (2.0l petrol 184 hp). All automatically associated with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Under the hood of this M240i, we happily find the famous 3-liter inline six-cylinder 374 hp engine, a mechanical architecture dear to BMW. An engine which displays a beautiful linearity in its increases in power, guaranteeing muscular recoveries on all the ranges of speed for canonical revivals.

The performance is therefore up to expectations, and 4.3 seconds are enough to go from 0 to 100 km / h.

But it is above all in terms of behavior that this Series 2 shines.

Each re-acceleration is transmitted to the ground in a very efficient manner, with stability control (ESP) which leaves room for small piloting pleasures before intervening.

It can also be deactivated in Sport mode.

The whole thing, always with this feeling of reactivity and precision which contributes to the ease of handling.

This M240i therefore delivers a very real, mechanical, almost raw pleasure, which is becoming too rare in the automotive world.

Suddenly, even if the 60,000 € claimed is not on sale, it is a real investment in terms of pleasure!

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The BMW M240i in a few figures

  • Engine: 6 cyl.

    in-line, petrol, turbo, 2.998 cm3;

    374hp - 500 Nm

  • Transmission: four-wheel

  • Gearbox: 8-speed automatic

  • L / W / H (mm): 4.548 / 1.838 / 1.404

  • Empty weight (kg): 1.690

  • Boot space (l): 390

  • Tank (l): 52

  • 0 to 100 km / h (sec.): 4.3

  • Max speed (km / h): 250

  • Conso.

    Combined (l / 100km): 8.1

  • CO2 (g / km): 185

  • Price (€): 59.990

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