Rumors Swirl Around BMW M240i’s Potential Carbon Fiber Roof Option

If the recent whispers in the automotive corridors turn out to be true, the BMW M240i might be gearing up for a significant upgrade. The grapevine suggests that a carbon fiber roof option could be on the horizon for the 2025 M240i and M240ix, set to kick off with the production starting in August.

A Bold Move for a Kinder Price Point

Now, if this speculation materializes, it would mark a notable departure from the norm. While the hefty M2 allows buyers to deck it out with a carbon roof for an extra $2,600, finding a more budget-friendly option with this feature is currently a challenge. The M340i briefly flirted with a carbon fiber roof option, causing a stir among BMW enthusiasts in 2022 and 2023. Some embraced the added M flair on non-M models, while purists questioned if BMW was blurring the lines between true M cars and their more accessible counterparts.

The Canadian market got a taste of the M340i’s carbon roof, albeit briefly, leaving some fans hunting through order guides and configurators. The buzz around this feature may have come and gone, but the idea of a carbon roof on a more affordable model remains intriguing.

Beyond the Roof: What’s Coming for the M240i

Beyond the headline-grabbing carbon fiber option, changes are said to be in the pipeline for the M240i. Reports suggest that the 2025 model will boast interior updates aimed at elevating its overall aesthetic. Additionally, new wheel designs and two colors borrowed from the esteemed M range, Skyscraper Grey and Zandvoort Blue, are expected to make an appearance.

While we’re dissecting the updates, let’s not forget the price adjustments for the 2024 2 Series lineup. After factoring in the $995 destination fee, here’s what you can expect in terms of MSRPs and changes from the previous year:

  • 228i Gran Coupe: $38,395 (+$600)
  • 228i xDrive Gran Coupe: $41,395 (+$600)
  • 230i Coupe: $39,795 (+$600)
  • 230i xDrive Coupe: $41,795 (+$600)
  • M235i xDrive Gran Coupe: $49,295 (+$700)
  • M240i Coupe: $50,695 (+$800)
  • M240i xDrive Coupe: $52,695 (+$800)
  • M2: $63,200 (+$1,000)

In the ever-evolving world of BMW, it seems the M240i might be preparing to steal the spotlight with a touch of carbon fiber sophistication. Time will tell if these rumors hold true, but for now, enthusiasts can’t help but speculate on the exciting possibilities that lie ahead for this beloved model.