The new BMW 230i Coupe and 230i Convertible will feature the 4-cylinder engine which comes with increased horsepower and torque, 248 hp and 258 lb-ft. The BMW M240i Coupe and M240i Convertible will have the 6-cylinder gasoline engine that develops 335 hp, a 15 hp increase in maximum output over its predecessor, according to the BMW Group.
“This new engine produces the same performance levels as the sought after 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe. With an acceleration time of as little as 4.2 seconds from 0 to 60 mph, it is 0.2 seconds quicker than its predecessor,” the company said in a release.
It’s the 6-cylinder inline gas engine that is all the buzz as it lays on peak torque of 369 lb-ft between 1,520 and 4,500 rpm and generates maximum output of 335 hp at 5,500 rpm. The BMW M240i Coupe powers from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds (automatic: 4.4 seconds) while the 2 Series Convertible accelerates from 0 to 60 mph 0.3 seconds faster than before. Currently the 2 Series stand at 4.7 seconds (automatic: 4.5 seconds) for the BMW M240i Convertible and 4.4 seconds for the BMW M240i xDrive Convertible.
The 6-cylinder is coupled with a new version of the 8-speed Steptronic Sport Automatic transmission.
“The option of carrying out multiple downshifts opens the door to more dynamic gearshifts and particularly swift responses to movements in the accelerator. The 8-speed Steptronic Sport Automatic transmission provides top-class shift dynamics featuring a Launch Control function delivering traction-optimized acceleration off the line,” the company said.