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M240i Performance Edition

Post by dannyvdberg » Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:57 pm

So finally made my choice. The M3 will be traded for the BMW M240i Performance Edition. I know it's going to be a big lose, but sometimes taking one step forward and two steps back it's maybe the best choice to make. I hopefully will enjoy the ride with the M240i. End of July i will pickup the M240i.

Mods that will happen:

- LSD ( Will be done before delivery )
- HR or Eibach springs ( What's the best with Adaptive Suspension? )
- Downpipe ( Probably the VRSF 300 cell dp. I didn't enjoyed the smoke with the M2 catless dp )
- IND Reflector Kit ( Black or white, I don't know haha )
- Change the Pirelli P Zero to Michelin Pilot Super Sports
- M Performance Big Brake kit
- ???

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Thank you for the support within the other topic. Time to look forward now and enjoy the M240i.

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Re: M240i Performance Edition

Post by Kerr » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:41 pm

I understand cutting your outgoings dropping from the M3 to a M240i, but I don't understand doing so and then throwing a lot of money at the M240i.

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Re: M240i Performance Edition

Post by NISFAN » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:57 pm

Agree with Kerr, why spend all that money out the box when you are getting out of an M3 for financial reasons?

Regarding the 240, if handling is important, I would junk the adaptive dampers and fit good quality aftermarket coil overs. Ohlins R&T, Bilstein B16, KW V3, etc.


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Re: M240i Performance Edition

Post by dannyvdberg » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:03 pm

I will keep the m240i for 3.5 - 4 years and then dropout the financial lease. At least I want to enjoy the car with those years. And those mods like the springs and downpipe won't cost more than €1000. And off course I will spread them over the years, mods like a BBK aren't that important right now.

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Re: M240i Performance Edition

Post by Shins » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:24 pm

Springs, downpipe and stick a map on, sorted, unless you're going on track (even then it's still not slow) you'll be laughing!

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Re: M240i Performance Edition

Post by dannyvdberg » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:02 pm

Yes, still waiting until the B58 ecu is cracked.. And otherwise JB4! Thank you

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Post by nickb » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:11 pm

Looks great, I’m sure it hurts a little stepping down from an M3 but they are still amazing cars and I love mine and it’s still ‘only’ standard
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Re: M240i Performance Edition

Post by TRL » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:16 pm

Not really sure I would recommend that move. For a start it will still only be an M240 with some extras. The residual value will never reflect the extra outlay. The model is not even a genuine "special edition" its just a few MP bits added to the standard car.
Surely getting hold of an M2 Competition in September would make more sense.... got the LSD and styling already. Will run rings around an M240
even with the added LSD and suspension.
Having owned both an M140 Shadow Edition and an M2 LCI at the same time I can assure you that the M2 is a proper M car. The M140 and M240 have their place and will do the job 80% of the time.... but find a long winding empty road and the M2 will leave you smiling more than going for this.
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Re: M240i Performance Edition

Post by dannyvdberg » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:23 pm

I'm aware of that, but I owned two times a M135i and I still remember that those cars give me a smile all day. Nobody who loves cars and especially M will recommend this move. But in the end I will save around 20-25k in three years, and then I will look in to a true M model again. But first getting out of the lease after the M240i, buy a bigger house, maybe a child and then it's time to enjoy a true M model again.

Some people have to go back to a 10 years old 316i..

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Re: M240i Performance Edition

Post by NISFAN » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:23 pm

Tony, you missed his other post. He said an M2 competition wouldn’t change the financial outlay he has with the M3 he currently owns. So no point changing to an M2.

I just think if you’re flush enough to dump a wedge on ‘upgrades’ then why not just stick with the M3 and live with the costs.


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Re: M240i Performance Edition

Post by dannyvdberg » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:02 pm

The savings are around €600 or even more in the month. Off course I could keep the M3, but every month it's a pain in the ass the payments. It's not that I will keep the car just for one or two years. I could keep justifying myself about this, but in the end I think this is the most wise option over the years. There is more in life, then spend all the money every month and gasoline, maintenance on a car.

At the end off course it's about saving a lot of money after three years, and it sounds weird to do this kind of mods because of the due I made to change to save money in the end of the month. But like I said it's not that I'm in trouble each month, but I have also other goals in life coming the next few years.

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Re: M240i Performance Edition

Post by Creepy Coupe » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:18 am

Very nice mate. Enjoy your new car.
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Re: M240i Performance Edition

Post by dannyvdberg » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:25 am

Thanks mate! :)

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Re: M240i Performance Edition

Post by Jack@AUTOID » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:44 am

I would recommend just going for a LCI M2. The deals are unreal at the minute and would likely work out cheaper than all the mods your planning on adding to the M240i to make it handle as good.

If you work out the mods you've planned..

- LSD = £1500 (or £40 month over 3 years)
- springs = £500 or (£15 a month over 3 years)
- Downpipe = £600 at least? (£another 15 a month over 3 years)
- Change the Pirelli P Zero to Michelin Pilot Super Sports = £500 (15 a month)
- M Performance Big Brake kit = £2,000 (or £50 a month...)

You're looking at least another £150 a month there...
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Re: M240i Performance Edition

Post by dannyvdberg » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:51 am

I already made up my choice. M2 lci wasn't a option..

The M performance big brake kit isn't a option that I really need, just nice to have. LSD comes with the car, tires maybe first smoke then up. And the downpipe and springs will be done for sure..

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