Possible Addition of Carbon Fiber Roof for BMW M240i Model?

Applying to Models Made After August 2024

According to speculation, the BMW 2 Series (G42) may soon offer a carbon fiber roof alternative beginning with the batch of vehicles manufactured in August 2024 at the San Luis Potosi facility located in Mexico. This information was revealed on a Bimmer Post forum, along with several other thrilling changes in development.

BMW has a reputation for frequently introducing fresh and innovative upgrades to their models even after they have been on the market for some time. According to reports, a possible new addition to their line of optional features is a carbon fiber roof, which will be available for both the rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) xDrive versions of the M240i. This would result in a lighter vehicle, ultimately enhancing its performance capabilities. It’s worth noting that choosing the lightweight roof alternative in the more high-powered BMW M2 reduces the car’s weight by a significant 48 pounds.

The origin of information did not disclose the cost of the alternative component. However, in the M2, the German car manufacturer presents the option of a carbon fiber roof for $2,600.

According to reports, the M240i may not be the only option for a lightweight roof in the BMW M2 lineup. It is rumored that the lukewarm model may also offer the Zandvoort Blue color, which can currently be found on the BMW M4, as well as the Skyscraper Gray paint option. At present, the vehicle offers a choice of seven colors, including one standard non-metallic and six metallic options for an extra fee of $650. The addition of Zandvoort Blue to the standard selection and the possibility of Skyscraper Gray being offered at the same price point as the other metallic colors are potential changes that could be seen.

Several reported modifications to the BMW M240i include an upgraded and more luxurious interior as well as additional choices for wheels.

Despite the absence of any performance enhancements, the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six engine is expected to maintain its output of 382 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Unlike its counterpart, the BMW M2, the M240i does not offer a manual transmission option, meaning drivers will only have access to a two-pedal driving experience with the use of an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

There is uncertainty surrounding potential price fluctuations, as there are reports of upcoming changes to the interior. At present, the M240i Coupe from BMW is priced at $49,700, while the xDrive version is available for $51,700.

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