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The 2 Series coupe is the replacement for the E82/E88 1 series coupe. Production starts in November 2013 on the 228i (N20) and M235i (N55) coupes. Look for them in dealerships in February 2014. The convertible F23 2 series will follow in the fall of 2014.

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Old 08-25-2017, 06:04 PM
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any good reviews of auto m240?

Looking for some decent reviews, happy to hear from people here if you have one! THanks
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Old 08-25-2017, 08:05 PM
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Old 08-25-2017, 09:37 PM
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:45 AM
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I have one. Not sure what you want to know, its an automatic. Shifts pretty quickly in Sports and Sport + mode. It operates pretty intuitively, downshifts when it should. I have used the paddle shifters a couple of times and those seem to work well. If you want to know my overall impressions of an auto M240, see: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...921&highlight=.

Okay, just reread my posts and at the end I said:

"The ZF continually surprised with the upshifts (in sports mode) happening earlier than I would expect. Compared to my 3-series, where the car would hardly ever downshift or took a long time to do so, the downshifts on the 240 occur quickly, crisply, and where instinctively they should, and that accompanying burble...nice! "

(Hopefully there is not a special level of hell for guys who quote themselves, likely next to those who speak in the 3rd person)

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Old 08-30-2017, 08:29 AM
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I can find zero faults w/ mine. In sport and when decelerating, trans almost feels like a manual being downshifted for braking. Love it. Quick shifting w/ gear banging in sport under harder acceleration, but smooth as silk when driven normally in comfort mode.

I have only tried the paddle shifters a couple of times. Never being a manual transmission guy, I don't see the need nor have the desire to ever use them. The ZF can out shift me (and likely anyone else). They do however work as advertised.

Having owned a number of sports cars (traded a 2015 C7 in on the M240i because I hated the A8 8 speed in that car) and other regular vehicles, this automatic is the best I've ever owned. I have never driven a car w/ a DCT, so I cannot compare the ZF vs. that.
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Old 09-03-2017, 09:40 AM
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For me, the BMW Sports Auto / ZF8 takes things to a point where I wouldn't return to manual. A small fraction of the time, yes, I might just do better, but 98% of the time the auto is as good and usually better then me. And this from someone who has had a manual Porche Carrera 4S and Lotus Elise. Not just in daily driving, but even if I went for an M I'd still spec' the auto. When I want to take full control, I use the paddles - which change quicker than I can - and go into Sport/Sport+ for the full experience.

However, I would counsel getting the full Adaptive options and doing some research and practice into setting and using the various modes (EcoPro, Comfort, Sport, Sport+) and settings for Traction etc. I think that it's unreasonable to spec' auto and expect mind-reading from the electronics. I think this is the source of a lot of expressed disappointment on forums when people move from manual to auto. I appreciate the relative clarity of what happens when you have a manual so I can see that not everyone may be inclined to 're-program' their driving to get the best out of the Sports Auto option.
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Old 09-03-2017, 10:16 AM
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any good reviews of auto m240?

^ Well said.

I've had a lifetime of manual transmission sports cars, yet find that the M240i gives up nothing in automatic form.

In SoCal congestion, the M240i's versatile and brilliant automatic w/paddles can be a stress-relieving godsend.

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Old 09-03-2017, 03:41 PM
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I've got a 2017 M240 xdrive. First automatic vehicle I've purchases since 1976. Yes, I'm old. Great automatic in my opinion. Smooth and quick. Just returned from a 1400 mile trip to Ohio on interstates. Cruise set on 78 to 80 mph, two adults in the vehicle. Average speed for trip was 68 mph. Averaged 32 mpg. Not bad for a 335 hp and 369 lb ft. of torque. Handles as well at the 370Z that I traded in but rides much better for long trips in Comfort mode.
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:20 PM
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So glad to hear, and thanks to all. Appears that perhaps the sales people may be correct - might not be worth ordering a manual
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Old 10-22-2017, 07:07 PM
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Just got home from four days on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I've got a 2017 m240 convertible. I sold my 2014 C-7 Z51 to get the 240. On the Parkway it handled like it is on a rail....much better than my C-7. Mostly I drove in sport mode.
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:00 AM
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any good reviews of auto m240?

Wow, nice to see real good reviews from owners. Matches what I've read online including CR who's auto testers stated the 2 Series is one of the most fun cars they have driven & tested
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:05 AM
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So glad to hear, and thanks to all. Appears that perhaps the sales people may be correct - might not be worth ordering a manual
There are no bad versions of the 2 Series to avoid...BMW did a fundamentally good job. The decision on the auto vs. manual is purely one of degree of engagement/involvement desired. The auto is faster and it's a great automatic, but some will say the manual is simply more fun (I would be among the latter.) About as personal a choice as color preference...I'd trust a salesperson with this decision as much as I would letting them choose the paint for me...and keep in mind, they are always more motivated to "push" what they have in stock.
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:18 PM
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Ftr I have had many manuals over the years, including a Jeep Cherokee! And always preferred my choice when I got them.

But when I got to the 228, reading about how great the ZF is, and test driving one, I went with it on the order sheet. I do not regret my decision. Going downhill in hilly country I do often downshift, and actually use the shifter more than the paddles. Doing so works great. And when I don't want to shift, I don't have to. Knowing the auto has slightly better performance numbers does not hurt either (that would have been unthinkable when I was a kid). Hope that helps, and ftr I do not argue with any who prefer the manuals.
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:40 AM
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:19 PM
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Old 11-18-2017, 04:13 AM
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Those are excellent reviews. Here is the review that made me decide to get my auto M240i:

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...-tested-review


I took delivery of my '17 M240i auto a bit over two months ago. It has the best transmission of any car I've ever owned or driven. Intuitively knows what gear to be in, all the time. In Sport or Sport Plus, the paddle shifters execute shifts so swiftly, you'd swear it is a DCT.

As far as the car, it is the finest automobile I've ever owned. It puts a huge grin on my face every time I drive it. This is the way BMWs used to feel back when they made cars for true believers and enthusiasts. Highly recommended.
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:14 AM
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The only thing wrong with it is that it's not a manual. Too much joy for me to drive the manual not to have one, just my opinion.
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I've forgotten which car mag (MT or C&D) lumped the M2 and the M240i together as the best car's in their class. High praise, especially when Car mags like to point out the smallest detail differences in the evaluationsa dn will basically trash a car because of that).

Looking across the entire BMW line of cars, and comparing price, performance, economy, the M240i quickly rises to the top as the total package IMO. Add a tuner (Dinan Elite for me) and the M240i is running w/ all the "big boys" for a fraction of the cost.
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