BMW to replace the M235i with an M240i image

BMW is rumored to replace the M235i with an M240i version in a couple of years.

The midlife cycle refresh of the BMW 2-Series Coupe will bring a significant update to the vehicle. According to a recent report, published by Bimmerpost, the model in question, in its current range-toping version, will be getting an M240i variant which will be replacing the current M235i. The vehicle is expected to get an increase of up to 20 HP coming from the same engine and this will not threaten the M2 Coupe, which is just around the corner, even with the added performance parts.

In 2017, when the facelifted version of the BMW 2-Series Coupe is expected to hit the market, the German based automaker will also drop the 228i from the lineup and replace it with the 230i. The current BMW M235i is making use of a 3.0 liter TwinPower turbo inline six-cylinder engine, which is producing a total of 362 HP (240 kW) and 450 Nm (322 lb-ft) of torque. Power is being sent to the rear wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission and the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration takes 4.8 seconds, with a top speed electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). The M2 Coupe, which will debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, will also come with a 3.0 liter six-cylinder turbocharged unit, but this will produce more and it will need about 4.5 seconds to reach to 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill.