UK pricing for the BMW M140i and M240i has been released confirming that the two models are slightly more costly than their predecessors.
Launched to replace the much-loved M135i and M235i, customers of the M140i will now have to shell out at least £31,875 (~$42,140), a small £150 ($200) premium over the M135i.
Meanwhile the M240i has brought with it a more significant rise in price, now costing £ 35,090 (~$46,400) rather than the £34,250 (~$45,300) that it once commanded. Given the improved performance of the new car’s however, we can’t imagine BMW buyers being upset with the rise in price.
Both models are powered by a 3.0-liter straight-six turbocharged engine pumping out 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, 15 hp and 39 lb-ft more than the M135i and M235i cars. These improved figures result in 0.3 second improvements in the respective 0-100 km/h times for both cars while also contributing to a 7 per cent reduction in fuel consumption.
These figures mean that the M140i and M240i are only 30 hp down on the BMW M2 Coupe, making them a realistic alternative costing up to £12,000 ($15,870) less depending on spec.