With its lively handling, responsive steering and tidy dimensions, the BMW 2 Series has often been seen as the spiritual successor to BMWs from another era. The redesigned 2022 2 Series doubles down on those qualities in some ways while becoming less so in others, and that’s even more apparent in the M240i.
Like other 2022 2 Series variants, the M240i is longer, wider, and lower than the previous version and is a nicely proportioned and stylish coupe. It’s also mercifully free of the oversized grille of some recent BMW redesigns.
The 2022 M240i gets its motivation from a 382-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine, and motivate this small coupe it does. Paired with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive, the M240i is decidedly quick. But while it handles well enough to take on all comers at the local autocross, a lack of steering feel dampens the fun. The redesigned M240i has also gained some weight, making it feel more like a grand touring car than a sporty pocket rocket.
Our Brian Normile had a chance to spend some quality time in a 2022 M240i recently and came away with mixed feelings. Hit the link above to read his complete review; for a quicker look, read on to learn four things we like about the 2022 BMW M240i and three things we don’t: