It's the same 2 Series we love with just a bit more attitude.

Hot on the heels of the not-really new BMW 2 Series refresh comes the limited-edition M240i M Performance Edition. While we'd love to say double the Ms equal double the car, the differences between this machine and the current model are just as subtle as the overall 2 Series update.

BMW says the new M Performance Edition is designed to “express the athletic appeal of the compact sport coupe even more.” That starts with the boosted 3.0-litre straight six making 340 horsepower, mated to either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearbox. Opt for the xDrive all-wheel drive system and you’ll be forced to choose the automatic, but either way BMW says 62mph should arrive in a touch over four seconds.

 

BMW M240i M Performance Edition
BMW M240i M Performance Edition

 

The M Performance Edition brings plenty of bling to accompany the performance. All cars will feature an Alpine White exterior with a black grille, carbonfibre mirror caps, and carbonfibre side skirts for a properly aggressive contrast. More carbonfibre exists out back with a rear spoiler and a diffuser, the latter of which features a pair of carbonfibre exhaust tips. New 19-inch wheels finished in Orbit Gray join a revamped front bumper with air guides and a prominent splitter to round out the aesthetic upgrades.

In keeping with its limited-edition nature, BMW will only produce 750 M240i M Performance Edition models with sales beginning in July. The manufacturer also says this is just the beginning of a new M Performance Edition series, so it will definitely be interesting to see what else Munich has in store for other model lines.

Source: BMW

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