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AC Schnitzer’s BMW M240i has 414bhp and a strange two-piece rear spoiler

Tired of waiting for the new M2? This beefed-up M240i might just do it for you...

Published: 11 Jul 2022
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Getting impatient waiting for the new BMW M2 ahead of its unveil in October? Us too, especially since we drove a prototype and BMW told us it'd have “similar performance” to the old M2 CS. But we’ve good news: AC Schnitzer’s take on the BMW M240i might just be the next best thing.

Yep, the German tuner has revealed a new package for BMW’s baby coupe with power upped to 414bhp and torque now at 443lb ft. That's an increase of 45bhp and 74lb ft over the standard car. 

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Elsewhere, there’s a new bodykit that includes a front splitter, a rear roof spoiler and an interesting two-piece spoiler on the bootlid that looks like eyebrows in a state of shock. Plus there's a stainless-steel exhaust with quad carbon tailpipes. Schporty.

Other aesthetic tweaks include a drop in ride height by up to 25mm thanks to sports suspension, while buyers have a choice of either 19- or 20-inch alloy wheels, complemented by 12mm spacers to help improve the stance. 

Inside modifications have been kept to a minimum with an Alcantara steering wheel and much aluminium in the form of gearshift paddles, pedals, footrests, keyrests and an iDrive controller cover. And that’s about your lot.

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AC Schnitzer says the package, available for both the rear-wheel-drive M240i and all-wheel-drive M240i xDrive, will be open to buyers from this August – two months ahead of the new M2’s debut, and some eight months ahead of its intended market launch. Thoughts, folks?

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