One thing we weren’t too fond of was the auto rev-matching feature which cannot be turned off. When gearing down, you don’t need to heel and toe to blip the throttle, the auto rev-matching takes care of that for you. The most sobering thing about this feature is that with every single downshift, the system executes flawless rev-matching, much more precisely than we ever could. We would have loved to have been able to disable it, and get back to our own inconsistent heel and toeing, but that is not possible. You can still heel and toe if you want, just know that the on-board computers are working their magic for you.
Also on our personal nitpicks list is the tall centre armrest. It is quite high and as a result, you have to shift gears gripping the top of the shifter rather than wrapping your hand around it from the side, but that might boil down to just our personal preference.
We would have also loved to try the M240i with xDrive all-wheel drive mated to the 6-speed manual transmission, but that combination is not available. I guess we should be thankful that a manual is offered at all in this day and age, and we are very appreciative of that. Also, as previously mentioned, we would have loved to have been able to disengage the auto rev-matching.
The shiny black rims are also surprisingly hard to keep clean, which surprised us. We took the car through a car wash and had to hand wash the wheels afterwards to try to make them look clean again. Dark grey wheels seem to be the easiest rims to keep clean. One would have thought that black would do a better job of hiding the brake dust and dirt, but it seems to do the opposite. But when the wheels are clean, they do a great job of complimenting the Sunset Orange metallic paint.
As much as we love the extra aggression of the M2, we would be very happy to have a 2018 M240i parked in our driveway. And with all of the money we would save buying the M240i over the M2, we could participate in lots of track days and go on long road trip vacations in this extremely capable and fun to drive 2-door coupe.
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