BMW M140i and M240i coming with extra 15 horsepower

1-series, 2 Series | September 2nd, 2015 by 6
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According to a source close to BMW, the Bavarians will launch an update to their M135i hatch and M235i Coupe. The new models will be …

According to a source close to BMW, the Bavarians will launch an update to their M135i hatch and M235i Coupe. The new models will be sold under the M140i and M240i badges, and will deliver an additional 15 horsepower for a total of 250kW (335 hp). The two models are likely to launch in 2016 and follow the steps of the recently unveiled 340i and the upcoming 440i and X4 M40i.

The current M235i is powered by the N55 six-cylinder inline powerplant with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology which generates maximum output of 240 kW/326 hp and accelerates the BMW M235i Coupe from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.0 seconds.

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The hatch M135i received a refresh earlier this year with a 6 horsepower increase for a total of 326 hp and 450 Nm of torque between 1300-4500 rpm.

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While the M240i is more than likely coming to the U.S., the M135i remains an European-only affair.

6 responses to “BMW M140i and M240i coming with extra 15 horsepower”

  1. Rob K says:

    Oh man, please bring the hatch over. The lack of the m135 stateside means I’ll be leaving BMW to go to VW upon lease end. Love that Golf R.

    • jason bourne says:

      Yeah, I don’t get why BMW NA doesn’t bring the hatch over here… They’ve brought every other configuration to the States… Knucklehead thinking.

      • Max says:

        Why? Because there is no business case for 10 people buying this car.. I dont see that many Golfs here either.

        • Rob K says:

          VW sold over 33,000 Golfs in the U.S. last year. That’s not a small number.

          Please don’t fictionalize or assume sales numbers based on your opinions.

          • Max says:

            Yes, but VW=Golf!
            Just look at the 2er sales so lets say BMW would sell max. 15000 1er in the US/year. Maybe 7% margin on a price of 40000 (M135i) so approx. 3000 per car. 45Mio…compared to the development costs (incl. regulations, more production variants etc. etc.) + image which is maybe negative effected (BMW is now selling “Golfs” in the US) there is no real positive way to bring this car. Don’t get me wrong, I love the 1er and would love to drive one here and will buy one when I am back in Germany, but at the end its not that easy to decide…

  2. […] to our sources – and confirming our previous report – BMW will launch two new models this summer – the M140i hatch and M240i […]

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