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Considering an M240i to replace my 320d in 2020
16-04-2019, 03:16 PM
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Considering an M240i to replace my 320d in 2020
Hi,

As some of you may have seen, I was keen on getting a weekend car, but decided against it and looked into trading in my 320d for a proper fun/practical car.

Anyway, I am currently thinking of an M240i to replace my 320d in 2020.

It would have to have under 10,000km, since I prefer to wear-in my cars.

I figure that the M240i is moderately fun (should be more chuckable than a 3-series) and it does have usable back seats for kids and a nice enough boot.

I will keep my CX5, so this will not be the main family vehicle.

I know there are a lot of views on the M240i (and the M235i) on this forum.

I am just interested in those people who have gone from a tractor (any of the diesels) to one of these cars.

How was the transition and the good and bad points.

I don't expect diesel economy, but anything below 9.0l/100km (average) in weekday traffic - 50% freeway/ 50% urban - would suit me fine. Is this a pipe dream?

Current: 2016 Volvo V60 C.C. D4 AWD Polestar
Current (SO): 2016 Mazda CX5 2.0 Active Auto
Ex: 2017 320d M-Sport Sports Auto
Ex: 2013 Audi TT 1.8 TFSI S-Tronic
Ex (SO): 2014 Audi A3 1.4 TFSI SE Sedan (M)
Ex (SO): 2011 Ford Focus 1.8Si (M)
Ex: 2010 Audi A4 1.8 TFSI Ambition (M)
Ex: 2007 Volvo C30 2.0i (M)
Ex: 2005 Opel Astra Classic 1.6i Club (M)

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16-04-2019, 04:29 PM (This post was last modified: 16-04-2019 04:31 PM by yush1.)
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RE: Considering an M240i to replace my 320d in 2020
Hi. I went from a E90 330d LCI to a 340i. I made peace with the fuel consumption issue firstly. Since the car wasn't a daily I didn't mind. I couldn't flaw the 330d in any way however the sound of the B58 with the m performance exhaust was amazing. The response was also instant. My second option would've been a f30 330d but I don't regret it. It just has that edge and fun factor over the diesel. You won't regret. As for the B58 reliability, there's mixed opinions Thumbs
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16-04-2019, 06:20 PM
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RE: Considering an M240i to replace my 320d in 2020
9/100km should be possible. I never use mine in traffic but Only in sport plus when I use the car and my consumption is 10.6. I only drive the car hard.

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16-04-2019, 06:42 PM
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RE: Considering an M240i to replace my 320d in 2020
In terms of consumption it is possible as long as you don't boot it every time you pull off. This will also help with saving tyres. smile bounce
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05-05-2019, 11:10 AM
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RE: Considering an M240i to replace my 320d in 2020
Thanks for the feedback guys.
I drove a 220d coupe. It feels pretty chuckable, but will not satisfy my petrol burning urges.
M240i seem to be keeping stubbornly high used prices - some are even overlapping with pre-facelift M2 cars.

Will see how things pan out over the coming year.

Current: 2016 Volvo V60 C.C. D4 AWD Polestar
Current (SO): 2016 Mazda CX5 2.0 Active Auto
Ex: 2017 320d M-Sport Sports Auto
Ex: 2013 Audi TT 1.8 TFSI S-Tronic
Ex (SO): 2014 Audi A3 1.4 TFSI SE Sedan (M)
Ex (SO): 2011 Ford Focus 1.8Si (M)
Ex: 2010 Audi A4 1.8 TFSI Ambition (M)
Ex: 2007 Volvo C30 2.0i (M)
Ex: 2005 Opel Astra Classic 1.6i Club (M)

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05-05-2019, 11:32 AM
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RE: Considering an M240i to replace my 320d in 2020
Hi

I changed my F30 330d for a 235i last year and boy is it an enjoyable car to drive. I changed the exhaust to the Msport before I got it and it sounds great ! Fuel consumption wise I rarely get under 11l / 100km, with the diesel I was getting around 9l /1 00km. This is definitely the most fun car in have owned.
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05-05-2019, 05:38 PM
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RE: Considering an M240i to replace my 320d in 2020
I know these feelings. I'm currently getting 10l/100kms with my 320D. I think I would be down for some fuel prices if I owned anything but a 320D xD
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06-05-2019, 08:06 AM
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RE: Considering an M240i to replace my 320d in 2020
(05-05-2019 05:38 PM)kickasskeegan Wrote:  I know these feelings. I'm currently getting 10l/100kms with my 320D. I think I would be down for some fuel prices if I owned anything but a 320D xD

This consumption seems high for a 20d. Maybe have four checked.
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06-05-2019, 08:24 AM
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RE: Considering an M240i to replace my 320d in 2020
(06-05-2019 08:06 AM)yush1 Wrote:  
(05-05-2019 05:38 PM)kickasskeegan Wrote:  I know these feelings. I'm currently getting 10l/100kms with my 320D. I think I would be down for some fuel prices if I owned anything but a 320D xD

This consumption seems high for a 20d. Maybe have four checked.

Hey. What do you mean by “Four checked”?

I’m currently driving only small trips. About 10kms a way. I think I’m sitting on 9.6l/100kms. I do reset my computers calculator fairly often. I drive 95% of the time in sport mode but maybe 20% of the time with sport shifting.

I did one highway trip recently which was maybe like 50kms but basically all my driving is urban.
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06-05-2019, 08:55 AM (This post was last modified: 06-05-2019 08:56 AM by yush1.)
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RE: Considering an M240i to replace my 320d in 2020
(06-05-2019 08:24 AM)kickasskeegan Wrote:  
(06-05-2019 08:06 AM)yush1 Wrote:  
(05-05-2019 05:38 PM)kickasskeegan Wrote:  I know these feelings. I'm currently getting 10l/100kms with my 320D. I think I would be down for some fuel prices if I owned anything but a 320D xD

This consumption seems high for a 20d. Maybe have four checked.

Hey. What do you mean by “Four checked”?

I’m currently driving only small trips. About 10kms a way. I think I’m sitting on 9.6l/100kms. I do reset my computers calculator fairly often. I drive 95% of the time in sport mode but maybe 20% of the time with sport shifting.

I did one highway trip recently which was maybe like 50kms but basically all my driving is urban.

Apologies. Typo. I meant car. If you in sport mode than that seems right. Thumbs
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06-05-2019, 11:16 AM
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RE: Considering an M240i to replace my 320d in 2020
(06-05-2019 08:24 AM)kickasskeegan Wrote:  
(06-05-2019 08:06 AM)yush1 Wrote:  
(05-05-2019 05:38 PM)kickasskeegan Wrote:  I know these feelings. I'm currently getting 10l/100kms with my 320D. I think I would be down for some fuel prices if I owned anything but a 320D xD

This consumption seems high for a 20d. Maybe have four checked.

Hey. What do you mean by “Four checked”?

I’m currently driving only small trips. About 10kms a way. I think I’m sitting on 9.6l/100kms. I do reset my computers calculator fairly often. I drive 95% of the time in sport mode but maybe 20% of the time with sport shifting.

I did one highway trip recently which was maybe like 50kms but basically all my driving is urban.

Google "Incomplete DPF Regeneration".
Those short trips are going to be costly for your car come maintenance time...

Current: 2016 Volvo V60 C.C. D4 AWD Polestar
Current (SO): 2016 Mazda CX5 2.0 Active Auto
Ex: 2017 320d M-Sport Sports Auto
Ex: 2013 Audi TT 1.8 TFSI S-Tronic
Ex (SO): 2014 Audi A3 1.4 TFSI SE Sedan (M)
Ex (SO): 2011 Ford Focus 1.8Si (M)
Ex: 2010 Audi A4 1.8 TFSI Ambition (M)
Ex: 2007 Volvo C30 2.0i (M)
Ex: 2005 Opel Astra Classic 1.6i Club (M)

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07-05-2019, 02:55 AM
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RE: Considering an M240i to replace my 320d in 2020
You can't go wrong with the sound these motors make... Will put a smile on your dial daily no doubt! smile bounce

I suspect they are keeping value for a few reasons, key among them might be that the 2 series is not being replaced? The 1er we know is coming in a detuned 4 pot. The 2er.. Who knows, perhaps it will suffer the fate of the 6er? Or will also be a 4 pot. Maybe what is why they finally made an M340i.. Time will tell but the existing M240i or M2 to me reminds me of the E36 M3 in many ways.. Still maintain these are the cars to have presently!

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