Now, as far as the virtual modifications go, these include the longer roof that now ends with a tailgate. There is a spoiler attached to the latter part and roof rails for a more utilitarian look. The window line has been reshaped in order to fit the new styling, and the taillights, bumper, diffuser, tailpipes, wheels, and pretty much everything else carry over from the real 2 Series Coupe, otherwise in the M240i configuration here.
This model remains the range-topping member of the family, until the new M2 debuts anyway. It packs the brand’s twin-turbo 3.0-liter straight-six engine, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and rear-biased all-wheel drive system. With 382 horsepower and 369 pound-feet (500 Nm) of torque bouncing off the walls, the 0 to 60 mph (0-97 kph) sprint is dealt with in just 4.1 seconds. Top speed is capped at 155 mph (250 kph), and the car returns 26 mpg (9.1 l/100 km) combined.
U.S. pricing for the new M240i xDrive kicks off at $48,550, whereas the 230i, with its 255 hp and 294 lb-ft (399 Nm) 2.0-liter four-banger, and rear-wheel drive, can be had from $36,350. The entry-level version is 1.4 seconds slower to 60 mph (97 kph) and has an identical top speed.