A blast to drive!
October 1, 2018
We traded in my 2010 135i convertible for an m240i convertible. The styling, controls, technology, interior, and engine are much improved. This car is blisteringly quick. The exhaust note is fabulous. I dare someone to drive this car and NOT have a smile plastered on their face. The backseat is tiny, but it will do in a pinch and is better than no backseat at all. I’m thoroughly enjoying the Apple CarPlay (my 135 had an auxiliary cable, that’s all). The only thing not improved on the 240 vs the 135 is the steering. The 240 has electric steering and it’s easy and precise; it just lacks the same ’tight’ feel of the 135. But it’s a small drawback I’m willing to live with.
I doubt many people are comparing this car to an American muscle car, but I must say: I drove a Camaro for a couple of weeks when I bashed my 135 into the garage door track and hated every second of it. Not only was it cumbersome to drive but I felt like I had a sign on the windshield that said ’oh, yes, I think my car is AWESOME. Please mess with me’. The small Bmw is much more understated. However, if somebody Does care to mess with me, I can blow them off the road ’