No shortage of models to choose from in the BMW family... overwhelming, some might say.
Graeme checks out the M240i to find out if it’s all M or just a good compromise when it comes to price (relatively speaking) and performance over its siblings.

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(The segment originally aired on Motoring TV 2016 Episode #6)

Comments

    • Mike Liu
      Mike Liu

      If you're too lazy to do a blindspot check, you shouldn't be on the road. The reliance on technology is depressing.

      about 4 months ago
    • Kunle Fadare
      Kunle Fadare

      What is going on with the fitment of that car

      about 4 months ago
    • Mark Lothian
      Mark Lothian

      I think he had something else on his mind at 3.02, lol.

      about 5 months ago
    • Kuncen RIG
      Kuncen RIG

      I even dont know what the hell is blindspot monitoring

      about 5 months ago
    • Eric Glueckert
      Eric Glueckert

      It feels like Graeme Fletcher is Canada's version of John Davis from Motorweek but I think he's a bit better than John.

      about 5 months ago
    • Balle K.Lorin
      Balle K.Lorin

      those weels got the wrong et for bmw Fx cars. It is for F3x.

      about 6 months ago
    • NZG
      NZG

      Wtf is with tyres??

      about 7 months ago
    • Ash Neel
      Ash Neel

      Surely the offset if the wheels ain't stock..

      about 7 months ago
    • Balle K.Lorin
      Balle K.Lorin In reply to Ash Neel

      Its the m4 winter wheels.

      about 6 months ago
    • Swisher Locobar
      Swisher Locobar

      I heard steering feels so numb.is it true?

      about 8 months ago
    • cLeaRLyyy
      cLeaRLyyy

      3:51 seriously, who holds the steering wheel like that?

      about 9 months ago
    • Rusty Shackleford
      Rusty Shackleford In reply to cLeaRLyyy

      cLeaRLyyy you don’t hold your wheel at 11 and 1?! Lol can’t be very preside holding it like that. I feel like you wouldn’t get much control.

      about 4 months ago
    • hulkhatepunybanner
      hulkhatepunybanner

      Blindside monitoring? I keep my head on a swivel.

      about 10 months ago
    • Sean Babiniec
      Sean Babiniec

      Yeah, I don't know about those listed negatives. The thing that is really keeping me back from the M240i is the open differential. An LSD would make this a no-brainer for me.

      about 11 months ago
    • William Valevich
      William Valevich In reply to Sean Babiniec

      Add one for $2.5K!!!!

      about 3 months ago
    • Andy K Haws
      Andy K Haws In reply to Sean Babiniec

      You can order one at a BMW dealership and you get a warranty for it. You can also opt for the LSD while specing it out.

      about 6 months ago
    • Gr8mate13
      Gr8mate13

      Urban myth there is no such thing as a blind spot , turn your fucking head ya knob

      about 11 months ago
    • jdc ramirez
      jdc ramirez

      still not an authentic M vehicle.

      about 11 months ago
    • Balle K.Lorin
      Balle K.Lorin In reply to jdc ramirez

      The very first (after the icon M1)car to come out of BMW Motorsport GmbH was actually 1979 E12 M535i, so BMW has some roots to support the re-launch of the M-performance line, to slot right under the more track focus`d M cars.
      That some folks put there nose up in the sky because its not a "real" M, points to their lack of understanding or to justify their purchase of their expensive M car.

      about 6 months ago
    • FSX737Pilot X
      FSX737Pilot X

      I've never seen someone so disappointed by such a benign problem. Why do you even need blind spot monitoring?

      about 1 year ago
    • Nickodarius
      Nickodarius

      The manual may be slower but is the better choice.

      about 1 year ago
    • butt
      butt

      i love those wheels!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Nesth Rodd
      Nesth Rodd

      The wheels look too small for the body,

      about 1 year ago
    • samsara
      samsara In reply to Nesth Rodd

      Yeh, I think it's made worse by having a lot of metal over the D post to the stumpy rear. I'm not into modding cars or adding go faster bits but the first thing I did was put 19 inch wheels on. Mind you, on stock suspension it still sits a bit high (even if not aiming for a street look). On another matter, I think the review over-eggs how the car handles. It;s okay, but the car is a fun GT, not a performance car (which is fine in my book).

      about 10 months ago
    • Sean G
      Sean G

      Are the tires spaced to make it look wider? It looks non standard in the video

      about 1 year ago
    • cLeaRLyyy
      cLeaRLyyy In reply to Sean G

      Has spacers on it.

      about 9 months ago
    • Rob Robinson
      Rob Robinson In reply to Sean G

      This is not an Australian model. It's left hand drive for a start. Australian models have 18 inch 436M wheels like the rest of the world. The wheels on this test car look plain wrong.

      about 9 months ago
    • Sean G
      Sean G In reply to Sean G

      BodegaBay doubt if is Aus Standard

      about 11 months ago
    • BodegaBay
      BodegaBay In reply to Sean G

      Sean G I wholly agree. Out looks like the offsets are pushed so the wheels stick out beyond the fenders with wider width wheel/tire combo.

      Either this is fitted for Australian market or it's a non standard setup on this car. Either way, it looks odd.

      about 11 months ago
    • Solar Flare
      Solar Flare

      Better fuel economy with the automatic rather than the manual? Far and away the majority of old BMW on the roads are manual, not the automatic....

      about 1 year ago
    • Sam Wan
      Sam Wan In reply to Solar Flare

      This is 2018, not 2000. Its been a long time coming, modern day automatics are better than manuals. This is fact and yes it saves gas. Not surprising.

      about 11 months ago
    • Dan N
      Dan N

      This thing has aftermarket wheel spacers?

      about 1 year ago
    • vinnie van veen
      vinnie van veen In reply to Dan N

      the fronts were bit wide right !!

      about 1 year ago
    • charky torres
      charky torres

      safety is a priority but if you can't drive a small car safely without a blind spot monitoring feature. you shouldn't be driving. this is a fun car to drive.

      about 1 year ago
    • ryujinmaru
      ryujinmaru

      2018 MCLAREN 720S
      BASE PRICE $489,000 / AS TESTED $549,000
      PLUS / MINUS
      ▲ Exhilarating performance
      ▲ Breathtaking handling
      + Awesome exhaust note
      _
      ▼ No rear seats
      ▼ No blind spot monitoring
      4.0L V8 710 HP / 568 lb-ft

      about 1 year ago
    • Theodor Popescu
      Theodor Popescu

      I own this car as 2017 model and it's xDrive version. Now my question to you guys is what wheels and tires the car used for the review had. Also the stance looks wider than normal so I wonder if there were some wheel spacers used on that car.
      Thanks

      about 1 year ago
    • Retro1989
      Retro1989

      "And it does not have blind spot monitoring" That shake of the head was hilarious.

      about 1 year ago
    • TheMarkcu24
      TheMarkcu24

      It comes with blind spot monitoring, it's called side view and rear view mirrors and road awareness.

      about 1 year ago
    • Kuemmerling Enthusiast
      Kuemmerling Enthusiast

      I love how this car has "Suspenders". You can't be too careful. :)

      about 1 year ago
    • Han Wagu
      Han Wagu

      Seriously? Blind spot detection is an issue? Let me see, does the MSRP $70,910 2018 Cayman S with PDK or the MSRP $54,900 2018 Audi RS3 have blind spot detection? So, the MSRP $47,450 2018 M240i xdrive doesn't have blind spot detection on base model, and that is somehow an issue? Actually, for MSRP $500, you can get Driving Assistance Package vs Audi $1500 vs Porsche $700 for LCA.

      about 1 year ago
    • Master Toxos
      Master Toxos In reply to Han Wagu

      Agreed. At first I thought it would be a problem but the visibility is so good, you don't need it anyway.

      about 1 year ago
    • Marc Vanden Eynden
      Marc Vanden Eynden

      I own a M240ix with automatic gear box. Every second I spent in this car is 100% total fun and a through unique driver experience. Try one and you will judge by yourself. The performance is absolutely impressive up to the point that it is rather difficult to exploit the potential of this car on normal roads.The M-performance exhaust adds even more fun.

      about 1 year ago
    • RaffyUkon
      RaffyUkon In reply to Marc Vanden Eynden

      +MBM Pablo Yeah I am curious too.

      about 5 months ago
    • MBM Pablo
      MBM Pablo In reply to Marc Vanden Eynden

      So what do you think about the car after some months of driving?

      about 5 months ago
    • Kyle Abbey
      Kyle Abbey In reply to Marc Vanden Eynden

      The manual says 5000 RPM, not 3500

      about 11 months ago
    • Marc Vanden Eynden
      Marc Vanden Eynden In reply to Marc Vanden Eynden

      You will not be disappointed. Make sure you stay under 3500 RPM during the first 1200km :)

      about 1 year ago
    • LB
      LB In reply to Marc Vanden Eynden

      Marc Vanden Eynden I am picking up my new 2018 M240i xdrive this Friday at my local BMW dealership and cannot wait. This car is so impressive with near limitless potential. My permagrin commences on 16 Mar 2018! Let the fun begin....:)

      about 1 year ago
    • FunFearParity
      FunFearParity

      Only the manual gearbox will give you the ultimate driving pleasure on the bendy roads, even though it might not be the smoothest box ever. But let's face it : with an automatic gearbox you are never in full control when things gets tricky. And if fuel economy is your top priority then get an 220d. Also I have never missed the blind spot monitoring once.

      about 1 year ago
    • Balle K.Lorin
      Balle K.Lorin In reply to FunFearParity

      One thing i noticed when driving the auto after the stick (M140i) there is a noticable turbo lag that you dont notice on the auto.

      about 6 months ago
    • JimmieB
      JimmieB In reply to FunFearParity

      With the auto tranny you can be cruising in comfort mode then switch to sport mode with a simple push of the mode button and simultaneus step on the gas.You will hauling ass and smiling.

      about 1 year ago
    • bob starr
      bob starr In reply to FunFearParity

      i'm talking about something minor. it is faster in the automatic but it seems slower because i'm not doing anything. if i'm cruising in the highway in 8th the decide to pass, not even a dc can switch 3 gears without some delay.

      about 1 year ago
    • tluehrig
      tluehrig In reply to FunFearParity

      No, I own an android device...

      You can use autoshift and also the manual mode - you said it yourself. So why the manual? The automatic shifts faster than you can do it manually and it has 8 gears (last gear is overdrive). So it's even faster and uses less fuel. No reason for a manual.

      And bob starr: Which delay? Delay was in the past. The sport automatic does nothing you you have to wait for.

      about 1 year ago