BMW M2 Coupe, BMW M240i, Car and Driver 10Best

BMW M2/M240i Win Car and Driver’s 10Best Compact Sport Sedans

The BMW M2 and the BMW M240i make the annual Car and Driver’s 10Best list of the best automobiles for sale in the U.S. It’s nothing new for the M240i.

The BMW M GmbH performance division’s latest member of its product family, the first ever BMW M2 Coupe, joins the M240i as Car and Driver’s 10Best winner. This win makes the BMW 2 Series a 3 times consecutive winner in the annual awards.

The C&D 10Best awards have been running for over three decades. The M240i (M235i, 2015; 2016) is a returning winner of Car and Driver’s 10Best with a totally new modular engine resulting in a 15 hp increase. The win honors the 2 Series M Performance car 3 years in a row.

The M2 is the newest 10Best winner for BMW M GmbH and does it with an an-all-new high-performance model. It features a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder inline engine with 365hp and 343 lb ft of torque.The overboost function raises this figure to 369 lb-ft, and sends the torque to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 7-speed Dual Clutch transmission. The BMW M2 is available in the U.S. starting at $51,700 plus destination.

The M240i is also impressive and gets a new modular engine increasing its output with a 15 hp increase. The 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine generates a maximum output of 335 hp and has an impressive 369 lb-ft of torque, 39 lb-ft more than the previous model. It will sprint from 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. The BMW M240i is available in the U.S. starting at $44,450 plus destination.

The BMW X1 SUV also receives Car and Driver’s first-ever 10Best Truck and SUV for 2017 in the Subcompact Luxury SUV category. BMW will accept the awards for the M2/M240i and X1 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, January 2017.

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