At the dealership, there are two main differences between the BMW M2 and M240i: price. The starting MSRP for the M240i is set at $44,450, while the M2 has a starting MSRP of $51,700. But, does the $7,250 difference in price translate to a faster drive? AutoTopNL set out to find the answer to this question.
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Underneath the hood of the M2 is a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine that’s capable of 365 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque. This translates to a 0-60 mph time of 4.1 seconds.As for the M240i, it also has a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine, but its power is rated at 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, and has a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds.
While the M2 has more horsepower, the M240i has a high torque rating. Along with this, the M2 can sprint from 0-60 mph 0.3 seconds quicker. But what about the top end of each of these cars? Honestly, the video below was pretty surprising. Check it out to see how they performed when unleashed on the autobahn.