2021 BMW M240i

MSRP $46,350 - $48,350

Ranked #2 in Subcompact Coupe

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2021 BMW M240i Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 16, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The German automaker BMW always amazes us with its inventory, it has all types of vehicles such as a vehicle that offers you a royal appeal, a one with a complete sporty feel, and a mid-budget BMW M240i Coupe which is nimble on its wheels while comes with a sporty driving dynamics. It is a car that has decent power & performance and can also be driven as a daily rider, its sleek and athletic body grants it great maneuverability at higher speeds.

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Pros

Sharp handling with sporty driving dynamics

Excellent power & performance

Comfortable cabin and seats

Great fuel numbers

Cons

Cramped rear seats

Increment in the base price

Low on boot space

What's New?

Carryover of the previous version


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$46350

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

335 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

369 lb.-ft.. @ 1520 rpm

transmission

8 speed Automatic w/overdrive and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

15.7/15 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

105.9 in.

length

175.9 in.

width

69.8 in.

height

55.4 in.

curb weight

3519 lbs.

ground clearance

5.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

37.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

13.8 cu ft.

payload capacity

785 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.3 sec.

zero to 100 mph

7.5 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base$46,350 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 BMW M240i in Hockenheim Silver Metallic color
Hockenheim Silver Metallic

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The new BMW M240i Coupe is a car that will provide you the complete sporty experience at a price tag of $46,350, it might not be the fastest car in the garage but it has a special place in the market as with a decent performance and excellent body style this vehicle can be driven daily. For better connection between the car and the rider, BMW also offers this Coupe in a manual transmission configuration which makes it more interesting for gearheads.

2021 BMW M240i Features

The best part about the BMW M240i Coupe is its availability in a single trim level which dissolves the confusion between the trim levels and one can make a clear decision. The M240i Coupe comes with a 3.0-L, inter-cooled turbo I-6 gas engine under its hood and a standard 8-speed sport automatic transmission that transfers the power from the I-6 engine to the rear wheels of the car. The 2021 version of the M240i Coupe also experience a $500 price increment and with an additional cost of $2000

Trims

BMW M240i Coupe 

MSRP (RWD)

$46,350

MSRP (AWD xDrive)

$48,500

Key Features

18-inch M double-spoke jet black wheels

 

Aerodynamic kit

 

SensaTec upholstery

 

Anthracite headliner

 

LED headlights with programmable LED DRLs

 

10-Way power front sport seats with 2-way power bolster & 1-way headrests

 

4-Way front seat power lumbar support

 

Driver memory settings for exterior mirror & seat positions

 

A 2-Way power glass moonroof

 

Keyless entry with hands-free trunk

 

Auto-dimming IRVM

 

Automatic climate control with micro filter & automatic BMW navigation system

 

3-Spoke power telescopic leather-wrapped M Sport steering wheel

 

Dynamic cruise control

 

Rear-window defroster

 

6.5-inch HD screen with programmable memory buttons & 

 

Tire pressure monitoring system

 

7-Speaker HiFi sound system

 

HD Radio with multicast FM station reception

 

SiriusXM satellite radio with a year of access subscription

 

Anti-Theft AM/FM stereo with radio data system

We Recommend

We recommend the BMW M240i to those who want a fun daily rider in their life. The best thing about these vehicles is that they are available in a single trim level which solves half of the problem of choosing a trim. The one who’s considering buying the 2021 BMW M240i Coupe shouldn’t be worried about the engine power and performance figures, this Coupe is well equipped with a strong I-6 engine, and as we know that I-6 engines provide the smoothest ride quality amongst the other engine configurations. BMW also offers an optional manual transmission that matches the power and makes this Coupe more interesting for enthusiasts.

2021 BMW M240i Engine and Performance

BMW has been in the business of automobile manufacturing for a very long time and one thing is for sure that they know how to configure a powertrain to squeeze every ounce of power through it. Just like that the engine under the hood of the BMW M240i Coupe complements the sleek and lightweight body of the car, the M240i receives a max of 335 hp of power and a peak 369 lb-ft of torque at low 1520 rpm from its 3.0-L, intercooled turbo premium unleaded engine.

To make the most out of this I-6 powerhouse, BMW has mated it with a standard 8-speed Sport automatic transmission with sport & manual shift modes. Not only that to ease the shift and launch the steering wheel comes with the paddle shifters. The M240i uses an electronic throttle control for air & fuel mixing and an electronically controlled engine cooling map for a better and efficient engine cooling. This coupe has a lightweight chassis and the power that it receives from its powerhouse can make it accelerate from 0 to 60 mph within just 4.4 seconds.

Models

2021 BMW M240i Coupe 

2021 Audi S3 Sedan

2021 Mercedes-AMG CLA35

2021 Cadillac CT4-V

MSRP

$47,340

$43,995

$47,850

$47,090

Engine

3.0-L, turbo I-6 gas

2.0-L, inter-cooled turbo I-4 gas

2.0-L, turbo I-4 gas

2.7-L, turbo I-4 gas

Drivetrain 

RWD

AWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Sport automatic

7-Speed auto-shift manual

7-Speed automatic

10-Speed shiftable automatic

Power 

335 hp @ 5500 rpm

306 hp @ 5400 rpm

302 hp @ 5800 rpm

325 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

369 lb-ft @ 1520 rpm

295 lb-ft @ 1900 rpm

295 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm

380 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm

0 to 60 mph (sec)

4.4 sec

4.6

4.8

5.1

Quarter Mile (sec)

12.7

11.7

13.3

13.6

Top Speed (mph)

155

129

155

NA

The BMW M240i Coupe has the most powerful and the smoothest engine amongst all four vehicles, its engine uses all its power to make it the fastest one in the segment with the 4.4 secs record in 0 to 60mph acceleration but it loses to the Audi S3 Sedan in the quarter-mile race. Audi S3 also performs well in this segment but it has low 129mph of top speed, Mercedes comes next to Audi S3 followed by the Cadillac CT4-V which performs poorly with respect to its mates.

How does the 2021 BMW M240i Coupe handle?

The new 2-Series Coupe is 30mm lower than the older model with a slightly wider track width, the chassis is now 12 percent stiffer which reduces a bit of body roll while taking turns at high speeds. To make the M240i nimble on its wheels, BMW has designed the bonnet and front wings with aluminum to help save some weight. This coupe feels light on roads and provides sharp handling which makes it the most affordable fun to ride vehicle.

BMW has also worked on comfort, the new M240i Coupe has soundproofing built into the windscreen to help reduce the wind noise and there’s an optional driving assistance package that comes with adaptive cruise control and lots of safety features as well, so to make it pretty relaxing and comfortable to drive for the long periods on the real roads. The vehicle is a complete combination of the old school and the new school BMW, it’s also the most affordable sports car available in the market which can be used as a daily rider.

2021 BMW M240i Coupe Braking Performance

The braking performance is the best part of this vehicle as it receives M Sport brakes with 4-wheel ventilated discs and some advanced features like the antilock braking system, dynamic brake control, and cornering brake control. With the lightweight chassis, the rotors completely justify their size. The M240i Coupe gets the 13.4-inch front and 13.6 rear rotors. All these features and the latest technology enhance the braking performance of the M240i which can be seen as a result of an effective stopping distance of 107 ft while cruising from 60 mph.

Models

2021 BMW M240i Coupe 

2021 Audi S3

2021 Mercedes-AMG CLA35

2021 Cadillac CT4-V

Front Rotors (in)

13.4

13.4

NA

12.6

Rear Rotors (in)

13.6

12.2

NA

12.4

60 to 0 (ft)

107

115

NA

104

Curb Weight (lbs)

3519

3461

3505

3616

The BMW M240i Coupe isn’t the lightest amongst its rivals, it acquired third place with a curb weight of 3519 pounds which makes it just lighter than the Cadillac CT4-V which weighs around 3616 pounds. Cadillac being the heaviest in the competition but still, it has the least & best stopping distance result after Cadillac, BMW comes in the list with 107 feet of stopping distance. Audi performs poorly in this segment as it takes115 feet to stop it from 60 mph of cruising speed and nothing can be said about the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 as its data on braking performance is a bit fuzzy. 

2021 BMW M240i Fuel Economy

One downside of owning a sports car is the poor fuel economy that it claims and ultimately it becomes uneasy in our pocket but that’s not the case with the BMW M240i Coupe. The engine is efficient enough to deliver a 335 hp figure and still be claiming 21 mpg of mileage in city driving, 30 mpg on straight highways, and 24 mpg under combined conditions, the fuel tank size is not that great as it can carry only 13.7 gallons of fuel which certainly takes the range to 411 miles on straight highways.

Models

2021 BMW M240i Coupe 

2021 Audi S3

2021 Mercedes-AMG CLA35

2021 Cadillac CT4-V

MPG (City)

21

22

22

20

MPG (Highway)

30

29

29

29

MPG (Combined)

24

25

25

23

Fuel Tank (gal)

13.7

14.5

13.5

16.6

Range (City/ Hwy/ Combined) (miles)

288 / 411 / 328

367 / 520 / 413

338 / 473 / 378

398 / 564 / 464

The 2021 BMW M240i Coupe sits in the middle of the Audi S3/ Mercedes-AMG CLA35 and the Cadillac CT4-V with a combined economy of 24 mpg. Audi S3 and Mercedes-AMG CLA35 are on the top of the list with an economy of 25 mpg which is completely justified by the power and performance that their engines generate. Cadillac CT4-V is the slowest in the house with almost even power as of BMW but it has more fuel than its rivals, the reason may be its heavy chassis and body design. To back up the poor fuel economy of the Cadillac CT4-V receives 16.6 gallons of a fuel tank which is the highest in the segment.

2021 BMW M240i Interior

The 2021 BMW M240i Coupe looks as stylish and sporty from the inside as from the outside. The new 2-Series Coupe’s cabin looks exactly the same as the latest 4-Series, the dashboard is pretty similar with dual-zone automatic climate control in the middle with physical rotary and hard buttons. Just above the Ac vents sits the smooth and responsive 6.5-inch HD touchscreen display, the 12-inch instrument cluster display behind the steering wheel has crisp and clear graphics with every information about the car.

The M240i Coupe can’t deliver its drive experience without its 3-Spoke power telescopic leather-wrapped M Sport steering wheel that comes with the steering mounted audio, cruise, and shift paddles. The car also comes with an over-the-air update to avoid the visit to dealerships. The front row gets the sporty seats covered with the SensaTec upholstery, both front driver and passenger can adjust their seats in multiple ways to match the comfortable seating position as per their requirement because M240i comes integrated with the convenience features like 10-way power sports seats with 2-way power bolsters, 1-way headrest and 4-way power lumbar support. The center console has a decent-sized armrest with decent storage, the rear row comfort is not the best in the segment but one must note that getting in & out from the rear compartment is quite uneasy.

Models

2021 BMW M240i Coupe 

2021 Audi S3

2021 Mercedes-AMG CLA35

2021 Cadillac CT4-V

Seating Capacity

4

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/ Shoulder/ Leg) (in)

40.1 / 51.4 / 41.5

36.5 / 54.8 / 41.2

38.5 / 55.1 / 41.8

38.4 / 551.2 / 42.2

Rear Row (Head/ Shoulder/ Leg) (in)

36.5 / 53.4 / 33.0

36.1 / 53.0 / 35.1

35.7 / 54 / 33.9

36.5 / 53.9 / 33.4

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

13.8

10

11.6

10.7

Out of all four vehicles, BMW M240i is the only one with a seating capacity of 4 due to its Coupe body style, whereas it’s also the spacious one in the first row seats but lacks a couple of inches of shoulder room than others. Although BMW M240i is a two-door coupe that lacks space in the rear row, here it has a decent space than the other 4 door sedans, Audi S3 and Mercedes-AMG CLA35 have slightly better space in the rear compartment but they both disappoint us as they both are 4-door sedans. Some highlights of the features of the M240i’ cabin:

  • SensaTec upholstery 
  • Anthracite headliner
  • 10-Way power front sport seats with 2-way power bolster & 1-way headrests
  • 4-Way front seat power lumbar support
  • Driver memory settings for exterior mirror & seat positions
  • A 2-Way power glass moonroof
  • Auto-dimming IRVM
  • Automatic climate control with micro filter & automatic BMW navigation system
  • 3-Spoke power telescopic leather-wrapped M Sport steering wheel
  • Rear-window defroster

How intuitive is the 2021 BMW M240i Coupe infotainment system?

The M240i Coupe gets the same iDrive 7 infotainment system as an e4-Series As well as the highly responsive HD touchscreen infotainment system, BMW also provides physical hard buttons to control some of the features of the system. One can play his/her favorite song on the HiFi 7-speaker sound system and can listen to their favorite channel on HD radio with multicast FM station reception. The vehicle also gets the luxury of SiriusXM satellite radio with a year subscription and an Anti-Theft AM/FM stereo with a radio data system. Some highlights of the infotainment system are:

  • 6.5-inch HD screen with programmable memory buttons & 
  • 7-Speaker HiFi sound system
  • HD Radio with multicast FM station reception
  • SiriusXM satellite radio with a year of access subscription
  • Anti-Theft AM/FM stereo with radio data system
  • Speed sensitive volume control
  • AUX audio input 
  • USB connection
  • Steering mounted audio controls

2021 BMW M240i Exterior

The 2021 BMW M240i is a stylish coupe, it gets a lightweight body and sleek design which works in its favor. The whole exterior styling sets a lot of expectations from this coupe as it has the most stylish looks in the overall series 2. At the front, the M240i is covered with the signature but flatter kidney grilles and the unique-looking LED headlights with the programmable LED DRLs. There are also two air vents present on either side of the front end which enhance the ride quality of the car by improving its aerodynamics.

The M240i Coupe has an I-6 engine that is mounted lengthways which increases the bonnet length. On the side profile, the two air vents just placed ahead of the front door panels receive the air front vents while it looks much sleeker with curvier rooflines and some extra creases on the doors as well. The big 18-inch M double-spoke jet black wheels make this coupe stand out in the crowd. At the back, it gets new cool LED brake lights, the exhaust pipes are real and complement the overall look of the car. The curvier rooflines integrate with the trunk which smoothes out the whole look.

Models

2021 BMW M240i Coupe 

2021 Audi S3

2021 Mercedes-AMG CLA35

2021 Cadillac CT4-V

Curb Weight (lbs)

3519

3461

3505

3616

Length (in)

175.9

175.8

184.8

187.2

Width (in)

69.8

70.7 

72

71.4

Height (in)

55.4

54.8

55.3

56.0

Ground Clearance (in)

5.1

NA

4.4

NA

Wheelbase (in)

105.9

103.6

107.4

109.3

The Audi S3 has the lightest body as compared to its rivals with a curb weight of around 3461 pounds, on the other hand, Cadillac CT4-V is one heavy vehicle that has the longest body and the long wheelbase and one must know that long wheelbase ruins the driving dynamics of a vehicle and on the top of that heavy chassis makes it eleven hard to maneuver it at high speeds. 

The BMW M240i and Audi S3 have the shortest wheelbase with decent weight figures which keeps the boxes of sporty dynamics and sharp handling all checked up. Mercedes-AMG CLA35 isn’t a bad sedan either but it can’t beat BMW & Audi in terms of sporty experience and the same goes for the Cadillac CT4-V. Some highlights of the exterior features of the BMW M240i Coupe are:

  • 18-inch M double-spoke jet black wheels
  • Aerodynamic kit
  • Programmable LED DRLs
  • Keyless entry with hands-free trunk
  • Heated ORVMs with a power-folding feature
  • Moonroof
  • LED head and brake lights
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Rearview camera

2021 BMW M240i Safety

The 2021 BMW M240i Coupe hasn’t received any safety ratings from either the IIHS or by the NHTSA but it doesn’t mean that this vehicle is unsafe to drive. If there are no safety ratings to conclude the safety of the occupants inside the car then one must look back at the history of BMW. BMW is a renowned auto manufacturer brand that always puts forward the safety of the passengers and integrates their vehicles with the latest safety features and technology like front collision warning, lane departure warning, driver monitoring alert, tire pressure monitoring system, park distance control & front/rear parking sensors. All the safety features of the BMW M240i Coupe are mentioned below:

  • Anti-lock braking system with driveline traction control
  • Electronic stability control
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Rearview camera
  • Front & rear head protection system
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
  • Driver’s & passenger’s airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Knee airbag for driver & front passenger
  • Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
  • Coded driveaway protection
  • Programmable LED DRLs
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • BMW Assist eCall emergency SOS system
  • Park distance control for both front & rear side
  • LED headlights
  • Active driving assistant with frontal collision warning & lane departure warning
  • Automatic-locking retractors

2021 BMW M240i Competition

2021 BMW M240i Coupe Vs 2021 Audi S3

BMW here wants to connect people with a few old-school styles like with a slight resemblance in its exterior styling and an RWD drivetrain, whereas the Audi S3 comes with completely modern looks. Both BMW M240i Coupe and Audi S3 carry sporty attributes and sharp handling in their genes which makes it hard to pick one. Let’s make it simple, the power and performance of both vehicles are similar, so if one wants a modern 4-door sedan with more standard features then consider going with Audi S3, otherwise BMW M240i Coupe is still on the table with better driving dynamics. 

2021 BMW M240i Coupe Vs 2021 Mercedes-AMG CLA35

The long body with a long wheelbase of Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA35 strips away the sporty experience and sharp handling on the corners from it and the BMW M240i Coupe beat Mercedes in driving experience alone. The AMG CLA35 would feel more like a luxury vehicle rather than a sports sedan, the 2.0-L, turbo I-4 engine doesn’t produce much power to compete with M240i Coupe and the AWD system might provide more traction but it simply doesn’t match the vibes of an RWD car.

2021 BMW M240i Coupe Vs 2021Cadillac CT4-V

The Cadillac CT4-V’s powerhouse generates approximately even power figures as the M240i Coupe but its heavy chassis and long wheelbase make it hard to turn at high speeds with elegance. All these things aren’t the characteristics of a sports car, the Cadillac CT4-V is more of a luxury vehicle that has enough power and torque to make it quick on its wheel just like a luxury car. BMW M240i Coupe is the complete opposite of the Cadillac which concludes the decision-making process.

2021 BMW M240i Final Verdict

One can say anything about this vehicle but it’s the best coupe that can do the track records and can be driven as a daily rider. The overall design and exterior styling of the M240i are inspired by the old generations of BMW vehicles. The current M240i Coupe would certainly remind you of the legendary automotive era, this coupe is designed and assembled for those who like a little rush from their regular vehicle but the only difference is that it will provide more than you expect and still be quite easy on the fuel numbers. The BMW M240i is a great coupe with a lot of potentials and it’s highly recommended for the right buyers.