Uncertain for Australia with BMW M240i, M440i rear-drive

BMW Has announced a raft of ongoing changes, including a new version 2 series cups And 4 Series Gran Coupe Confirmed for Europe – although it is not clear if they will come to Australia.

From July 2022, European 2 series cups The range will get a new entry-level 218i engine variant, and at the top of the range the M240i offers a rear-wheel drive model to strengthen the existing M240i xDrive all-wheel drive model.

Rear-wheel drive M240i is powered by the same 275kW 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six As its xDrive sibling, an eight-speed automatic and M-Sport differential driving through the wheels. BMW claims that the M240i coupe can sprint up to 0-100 inches 4.7 seconds0.2 seconds slower than the M240i xDrive offered in Australia.

All 2 Series coupe models in Europe will achieve the new BMW curved display standard with a huge 14.9-inch central infotainment display with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. It also sees the launch of the BMW operating system 8, the latest version of the company’s iDrive.

The 4 Series Gran CoupeMeanwhile, two new six-cylinder models for the European market: a 430d xDrive turbo-diesel as well as an M440i with rear wheel drive.

Unlike the existing Australian-market M440i xDrive Gran Coupe, the European model receives 48V soft-hybrid support. 3.0-liter Turbo Inline Six For increased efficiency, and quotes its power output 275 kW Instead of 285kW.

The M440i Gran Coupe features an eight-speed auto and M Sport rear differential such as the smaller M240i coupe and demands 0-100 times. 5.0 seconds. By comparison, the M440i xDrive takes 4.7 seconds.

Outside of the new engine, the 4 Series Gran Coupe range (including the Electric i4) will be offered in Europe from July 2022 with a new M Sport Package Pro option, including an enhanced M High Gloss Shadow Line, M Shadow Line Light, an M. Sports brake system with red brake caliper and M seat belt.

The 4 Series Coupe and 4 Series Convertible do not score the same changes, but the Skyscraper Gray Metal acquires a new paint finish.

The BMW operating system 8 will be upgraded to the European market later this year, with new functions and improved capabilities for the BMW map navigation system and BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.

“In addition to displaying new maps, the navigation system provides information about special sights and features along the routes traveled on frequently used routes, even when route guidance is not active,” says BMW.

“When using the Drive Zone function, future BMW 3 Series and BMW X5 plug-in hybrid models will be able to distinguish between conventional ecological zones and completely emission-free zones in an urban area.”

“In the cockpit of BMW M cars, the BMW operating system 8 will feature a M-specific user interface in the future. In the BMW iX and BMW i4, additional augmented view displays, which can be used with BMW live cockpit professionals, are also shown in the display,” the company said. .

We are still waiting for BMW Australia to see if any of these changes will be reflected in the local models and when they will arrive in the showroom.

Given the previous form, hopefully the BMW operating system 8 will be available in 2 series coupes at some point, as well as the M Sport Package Pro option for 4 series Gran Coupe as well as 5 series in the future. X5 and X6 according to the same media release.

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