BMW 240i cv is better than I thought it would be
May 20, 2018
I traded in a 428i convertible I bought new in 2016 for this 2018 M240i convertible I had built in the Leipzig manufacturing plant. I did this because no stripped models, in the colors I wanted, were in the national dealer inventory at the time. So I had to have this one built. My delight with the M240i is due, in part, because it's NOT that 428i I owned. So someone coming to the BMW line for the first time, and to the M240i in particular, may not be as thrilled. That is, the 428i was so godawful that the M240i stands out as a remedy to all of the 428i's flaws. That said, I can't believe most M240i convertible buyers won't be as pleased as I am. There's nothing about this car that I don't like. In fact, it's better than I thought it would be in almost every respect: the firmness of the ride, the responsiveness of the engine, the brakes, the precision steering; even the standard, base model, sound system. The 428i had a metal folding roof, which I liked. So I was nervous about the M240i's cloth roof. I shouldn't have worried. I can't detect any difference in road noise. The inside of the car is just as quiet as the inside of the 428i. In fact, the cloth roof takes up much less trunk space when it's collapsed than the 428i's metal roof. And the mechanism is much less heavy and less complicated so that if it ever breaks, it will probably cost less to fix. The only problem I have had with the car is that, in Sport-Plus mode, it's a bit too powerful. The car can easily get out of control unless the driver is careful. The Comfort mode puts more hesitation in the engine and seems to lower the horsepower (which it doesn't actually do), thus making it more controllable. As I get used to the Sport-Plus mode, I'll use it more because I'll learn to handle it better.