2020 BMW 230 vs. 2019 BMW M240 | NewCars.com

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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2019 BMW M240 Review

New 2020 BMW 230

2020 BMW
230

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New 2019 BMW M240

2019 BMW
M240

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MSRP*
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$41,100 to $43,100
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$50,400 to $52,400
Invoice* $38,725 to $40,585 $47,370 to $49,230
MPG - City 21 - 23 21
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-6
Seating Capacity 4 4
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW 230 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the BMW M240 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 230 and the BMW M240 in the front seats.

Convenience
The BMW 230 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the BMW M240, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the BMW 230 is clearly a better financial choice over the BMW M240. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 230 and the BMW M240 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 230 is about the same width as the BMW M240. When looking at overall length, the BMW 230 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW M240.

Drivetrain
The BMW 230 has much less torque than the BMW M240, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The BMW 230 has about the same turning radius as the BMW M240, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 230 is significantly less powerful than the BMW M240. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 230 and the BMW M240. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the BMW 230 as you will in the BMW M240.

Warranty
The BMW 230 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW M240.