As with all the other M Performance models, the new M240i xDrive is not a fully fledged M car. That said, in this day and age with just about everyone downsizing and electrifying, we are pleasantly surprised the hot coupe still has a good ol’ straight-six engine. BMW resisted the temptation of switching to a four-cylinder engine and keeping the 3.0-liter unit an M2-only affair to justify the flagship’s hefty premium.
With the embargo on reviews now over, YouTubers who were invited by BMW to test the “warm” 2 Series Coupe have published their videos. Automann-TV was on that list, and he is one of the several YouTubers who drive cars at full tilt on unrestricted sections of the glorious Autobahn in Germany. En route to the highway, he did a quick acceleration test on a lovely country road, completing the sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.39 seconds to match the official number provided by Bavaria.
For the video and full story, check out this article from Motor 1.