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BMW 2 Series Gets More Powerful Engines For 2017

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BMW M235i

The 2017 2 Series might not look any different visually, but there are some pretty serious changes under the hood, namely two engines (and two new model names to go along with them).

The 230i (which replaces the 228i) is powered by a 2.0 liter inline-four engine that puts out 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 8HP and 3 lb-ft over the 2016 model, while delivering even smoother power delivery and efficiency.

But the real news is with the M240i (which replaces the M235i), which features a new inline 6-cylinder engine that puts out 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, an increase of 15HP and 39 lb-ft over the 2016 model. Man, if you were torn between the M235i and the M2, this new M240i makes things even more complicated!

The BMW M240i Coupe powers from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, with the automatic doing it in 4.4 seconds. But option the car with all-wheel-drive, and the 0-60 time drops to a truly impressive 4.2 seconds! That’s 0.2 seconds faster than its predecessor across the board.

All-wheel-drive models are eight-speed automatic-only; a six-speed manual is a no-cost option on the 230i, and available (with a rev matching function) on the M240i. These models will launch later this summer, with pricing available closer to that time.

Who else is excited for the 2017 BMW M240i?

Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, and one of the biggest automotive enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."

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