Getting impatient waiting for the new BMW M2 ahead of its unveil in October? Us too, especially since we drove a prototype and BMW told us it'd have “similar performance” to the old M2 CS. But we’ve good news: AC Schnitzer’s take on the BMW M240i might just be the next best thing.
Yep, the German tuner has revealed a new package for BMW’s baby coupe with power upped to 414hp and torque now at 600Nm. That's an increase of 45hp and 100Nm ft over the standard car.
Elsewhere, there’s a new bodykit that includes a front splitter, a rear roof spoiler and an interesting two-piece spoiler on the bootlid that looks like eyebrows in a state of shock. Plus there's a stainless-steel exhaust with quad carbon tailpipes.
Other aesthetic tweaks include a drop in ride height by up to 25mm thanks to sports suspension, while buyers have a choice of either 19- or 20-inch alloy wheels, complemented by 12mm spacers to help improve the stance.
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Inside modifications have been kept to a minimum with an Alcantara steering wheel and much aluminium in the form of gearshift paddles, pedals, footrests, keyrests and an iDrive controller cover. And that’s about your lot.
AC Schnitzer says the package, available for both the rear-wheel-drive M240i and all-wheel-drive M240i xDrive, will be open to buyers from this August – two months ahead of the new M2’s debut, and some eight months ahead of its intended market launch.
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.