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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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I have 2K+ miles on the car now and I second everything you said. Very happy with this car!
I am averaging low 20s MPG on a mix of city, highway, comfort and sport.
FAST, handles great, comfortable ride and no rattles!
Had a chance to drive it on the track (in a group behind a pace car) at Sebring International Raceway last weekend at a BMW CCA event. Unfortunately, I had a slow 328i in front of me, so I couldn't push it. But, it was obvious how capable this car is. And, driving my car down the front straight at Sebring, passed the grandstands and doing 100+ MPH on the back straight was a very special experience! Magic.
Sounds like a great time Peter. We missed going as wife was under the weather. Running the track sounds like a fun time. A buddy ran his Corvette there during an intermission during a actual race event. He picked up so many "marbles" on the parade laps that he said his tires looked like he's run through mud. He couldn't peel them off either....so he wound up driving home listening to those bits or track debris rattle around his wheel wells.

I am so happy with this car. W/ traffic being so bad during season and the police presence have only gotten 3/4 throttle on the entry ramps to check acceleration. I can get to 90MPH as I hit the merge point, which is pretty impressive. Car has plenty of 0-jail potential (even as stock)

Now I see BMW is going to release the M2CS which should really put some distance performance-wise between our cars and the M2 (although I understand they will also keep the currently configured M2 in production at the same time). The B58 has so much tuning potential, if done properly it can likely run with the "big boys".

The one thing I noticed about the M240i vs. say my old C7; when car is in sport with tranny in M/S, when I decelerate, the car downshifts pretty aggressively allowing for some serious engine braking. That was missing from the C7 and something I thoroughly enjoy. W/ a more open exhaust, I'm betting we'd get some serious "burbles" from this car when you take you foot off the gas.

Did you get your Dinan Sport yet? Anxious to hear your impressions.
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Old 02-17-2017, 01:53 PM
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Sounds like a great time Peter. We missed going as wife was under the weather. Running the track sounds like a fun time. A buddy ran his Corvette there during an intermission during a actual race event. He picked up so many "marbles" on the parade laps that he said his tires looked like he's run through mud. He couldn't peel them off either....so he wound up driving home listening to those bits or track debris rattle around his wheel wells.

I am so happy with this car. W/ traffic being so bad during season and the police presence have only gotten 3/4 throttle on the entry ramps to check acceleration. I can get to 90MPH as I hit the merge point, which is pretty impressive. Car has plenty of 0-jail potential (even as stock)

Now I see BMW is going to release the M2CS which should really put some distance performance-wise between our cars and the M2 (although I understand they will also keep the currently configured M2 in production at the same time). The B58 has so much tuning potential, if done properly it can likely run with the "big boys".

The one thing I noticed about the M240i vs. say my old C7; when car is in sport with tranny in M/S, when I decelerate, the car downshifts pretty aggressively allowing for some serious engine braking. That was missing from the C7 and something I thoroughly enjoy. W/ a more open exhaust, I'm betting we'd get some serious "burbles" from this car when you take you foot off the gas.

Did you get your Dinan Sport yet? Anxious to hear your impressions.
Sorry to hear your wife wasn't feeling well. That's not a nice reason to miss the event.
My "sweet spot" combination is "Sport" mode and the shift selector to the left in "Sport Auto". I also appreciate the aggressive downshifts and engine braking.
I do wish the exhaust was a little more aggressive. I don't want annoying loud, just some more volume and pops/gurgles. I may eventually try a resonator delete mid-pipe and/or the M Performance muffler.
The Dinan Sport is supposed to arrive on Monday. After I've installed it and had a chance to use it for a while I'll post my impressions. I'll try it in Sport & Sport+, but not Race. +4 boost is too much for my taste on a stock engine and I don't want to risk any error codes (CEL).
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Old 02-18-2017, 08:29 AM
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My car got on a ship (bishu highway) and left Bremerhaven yesterday.
Stopped in Southampton for 6 hours this morning and is back underway, next stop Barcelona.
Aww nuts! i just remembered that Barcelona in on the east coast of Spain, almost to the French border...Bishu Highway is currently headed south at 17.5 knots at latitude 39.98N, or about halfway down the length of Portugal. Heading for the Straights of Gibraltar then up the Balearic sea to Barcelona arriving on Feb 20, them retracing course back thru Gibraltar and then across the Atlantic straight to Galveston, where I get off. Arriving in Galveston March 5.
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Aww nuts! i just remembered that Barcelona in on the east coast of Spain, almost to the French border...Bishu Highway is currently headed south at 17.5 knots at latitude 39.98N, or about halfway down the length of Portugal. Heading for the Straights of Gibraltar then up the Balearic sea to Barcelona arriving on Feb 20, them retracing course back thru Gibraltar and then across the Atlantic straight to Galveston, where I get off. Arriving in Galveston March 5.

Won't be long now Mike. Lets us know what ya think when you get it. I get up each morning looking forward to driving mine. Best bang for the buck BMW has going IMO for the non-track owner. Tracking your car? M2 takes that title as best bang 4 the $.
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Old 03-02-2017, 10:52 AM
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Won't be long now Mike. Lets us know what ya think when you get it. I get up each morning looking forward to driving mine. Best bang for the buck BMW has going IMO for the non-track owner. Tracking your car? M2 takes that title as best bang 4 the $.
The last AIS contact was 2/24 at 1900, just past Madeira island. Dead reckoning from that last know location and assuming 16 knots I put her around 25n and 55w currently. Probably about another day before she pops back up in the AIS system, probably on a AIS station in USVI.
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Old 03-03-2017, 07:00 PM
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My M240i started production yesterday. I'm kind of giddy.
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My M240i started production yesterday. I'm kind of giddy.
Aside from taking delivery, this is probably the most exciting time (IMO)...in about 10 days, your car will come into being. After this it becomes a waiting game of "where is it?", "Why hasn't it moved?", "What ship is it on?", and so forth. Exciting times for sure, and certainly worthy of a "giddy" feeling (or two).
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Bishu Highway reappeared on the AIS system last night, passed thru the bahamas south of the Abacos and north of the Berries. Currently is SE of Key Largo, heading SW down the Keys staying offshore enough to be on the ocean side of the Gulf Stream. ETA Galveston...late in the day Monday.
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Bishu Highway now docked in Galveston. Delivery probable this Saturday or next Monday. It's been a long wait...ordered on December 10.
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Bishu Highway now docked in Galveston. Delivery probable this Saturday or next Monday. It's been a long wait...ordered on December 10.
Definitely a long wait. Pictures when you get it please.
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Picking up the car tomorrow. Pictures soon.
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Old 03-12-2017, 06:04 AM
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First pics

Stopped raining long enough to get a couple of pictures.

edit..looks better rightside up...dang iphone
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Stopped raining long enough to get a couple of pictures.

edit..looks better rightside up...dang iphone
Congrats!
Looks good upside down as well.
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Stopped raining long enough to get a couple of pictures.

edit..looks better rightside up...dang iphone
LOL

Like the color your chose Almost went w/ the same color interior too. When I picked mine up it rained also. Must be a "trial by water" for all new BMW owners.

Congrats on a beautiful car.
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here is a better picture...at least it should be rightside up...is there a way to get around the file size limit?
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Fellow M240 Owners,

My first BMW is being built!
Delivery route: Germany, Panama Canal, California, Hawaii.
Long, 4 month wait!

I'll post pics upon arrival!

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M240 owners,

It has been 7 days shy of 3 months, but pick up day was this morning!

First off, thanks to USA-RET for starting this thread, and get a few of us together to share
our adventures.

Photos of my black on black "Black Mamba" is attached.

I also have some pics of a M4 GTS that was next to my car $145K! 3 X the M240!
Matte black finish, carbon fiber hood, roll cage, 500+ HP.

For our next car! lol

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It has been 7 days shy of 3 months, but pick up day was this morning!


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Congrats. The wait was worth it, eh. Going to work on Monday is going to be a blast...try to keep it under 4500 rpm...lol.
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M240 owners,

It has been 7 days shy of 3 months, but pick up day was this morning!

First off, thanks to USA-RET for starting this thread, and get a few of us together to share
our adventures.

Photos of my black on black "Black Mamba" is attached.

I also have some pics of a M4 GTS that was next to my car $145K! 3 X the M240!
Matte black finish, carbon fiber hood, roll cage, 500+ HP.

For our next car! lol

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Beautiful car. Black Mamba, I like i!!

I'm thinking of getting a set of the CF mirror caps. They really look nice of your car. I was looking at getting the M version w/ the little winglets. Probably just easier to get the ones at my dealership though.

Again, congrats on the new car. Enjoy it. (and start saving for the next one )
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Congrats. The wait was worth it, eh. Going to work on Monday is going to be a blast...try to keep it under 4500 rpm...lol.
808,

Salesman say not really a break in period needed, except for the M2.

I'll keep it under 5,000 rpm, for the first 1,200 mi anyway.

Let me get through the feeling out period, and we can meet up, and compare notes!

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My dealer said the same thing. However, owners manual says something entirely different.

First 1200 miles went by pretty quickly. Provides some time get accustom to the features and just enjoy the ride. Surprising how much 'spirited" driving can be accomplished under 4500 RPM too.
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here is a better picture...at least it should be rightside up...is there a way to get around the file size limit?
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Looking good!



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Awesome! Did you ad the "M" badge to your grille or do the M240i's come with them now? Cool M4 GTS, but M235/240 more practical and get your money's worth out of it! Mahalo and enjoy...
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Awesome! Did you ad the "M" badge to your grille or do the M240i's come with them now? Cool M4 GTS, but M235/240 more practical and get your money's worth out of it! Mahalo and enjoy...
DBLO7,

Well, front has no badge, so added one. From rear view mirror, it says
"Move Over" M car coming through! lol
Striping?, maybe later.

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Old 03-14-2017, 04:28 PM
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M240 owners,

It has been 7 days shy of 3 months, but pick up day was this morning!

First off, thanks to USA-RET for starting this thread, and get a few of us together to share
our adventures.

Photos of my black on black "Black Mamba" is attached.

I also have some pics of a M4 GTS that was next to my car $145K! 3 X the M240!
Matte black finish, carbon fiber hood, roll cage, 500+ HP.

For our next car! lol

stt
Congrats! Enjoy!
Looks like mine.
Except the gauge cluster, it's different; maybe an option package difference?
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I noticed the gauge cluster too. It's definitely different than my M235i's cluster.
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