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2017 BMW M240i Performance Edition revealed, Australian potential unclear

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The 2017 BMW M240i Performance Edition has been revealed this week, bringing various visual and performance-themed enhancements to the company’s sporty small coupe.

From the outside, the M240i Performance Edition can be distinguished by its 19-inch ‘Orbit Grey’ bi-colour light alloy wheels wrapped in 225/35 R19 front and 245/30 R19 rear rubber, a sportier front bumper and matte-black splitter, black grille, a carbon-fibre rear spoiler and a new rear diffuser with carbon-fibre-trimmed tail-pipes.

Other exterior additions include carbon-fibre mirror caps and M Performance inscriptions in the side sills.

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Inside, the Performance Edition gets Alcantara highlights on the steering wheel – including a red 12 o’clock marker on the rim – though the company is yet to divulge whether these new trims extend to the seats and wider cabin elements.

Under the bonnet is the familiar 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six petrol engine, developing a meaty 250kW of power and 500Nm of torque, mated to either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.

Drive is sent as standard to the rear wheels, though the company’s xDrive all-wheel drive system is available as an option in overseas markets, matched exclusively with the eight-speed auto.

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The rear-wheel drive version can sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds, while the all-wheel drive system cuts this down to 4.4 seconds – the all-out M2 claims 4.3 seconds – on its way to an electronically-governed top speed of 250km/h.

Launching globally in July, the M240i Performance Edition will be limited to just 750 units worldwide.

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Australia

BMW’s local arm is yet to confirm the M240i Performance Edition for our market yet, though with the locally-created M140i Performance Edition arriving in the coming weeks, a special limited-run version of the 2 Series coupe would be a good fit as part of the updated range coming later this year.

Adam Davis, product communications manager for BMW Australia, said: “We are currently evaluating how it would sit within the local range come LCI time (‘lifecycle impulse, BMW’s term for a mid-life refresh, which this model is a part of). From there, we will assess customer/dealer desire, availability and allocation”.

“We have had a good run with limited-edition M and M Performance vehicles of late, and Aussies love performance cars.”

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