PRODUCT FEATURE – Brilliant BMW!
This month’s fleet vehicle feature is none other than the impressive BMW M240i!
Although not a full-blown M car – such as the M2, M2 Competition, or M2 CS – the ‘M’ preceding the numeral designation hints at an even sportier driving experience when compared with the other 2-series cars.
The M240i is possibly our best all-rounder of our entire fleet of vehicles. A middle weight with an 8-speed automatic transmission and 335 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque from its longitudinally-mounted turbocharged 3.0 litre inline 6-cylinder engine. It also has all-wheel drive (known as ‘xDrive’ in BMW vocabulary), and legendary BMW handling. xDrive gives the driver a greater sense of confidence in low traction conditions. However, unlike many other AWD cars, the M240i’s xDrive system gives a definite sense of BMW’s typical rear-wheel drive feel and handling characteristics. Finally, the M240i is probably our best fleet vehicle when we have snow on the Circuit (we are open year-round after all!).