bimmerpost/
BMW 2-Series Coupe
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 2 Series Forums (G42) G42 2-Series General Topics

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-27-2021, 05:53 PM   #1
e36uulm
New Member
United_States
26
Rep
9
Posts

Drives: Toys are an E36 M3, E46 325ci
Join Date: Oct 2021
Location: PA

iTrader: (0)

2022 G42 M240i First Impressions Video - TFLcar

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
Just came across this video, posted today by The Fast Lane Car.

Appreciate 6
harry.h61.50
yanks1208.00
Sedan_Clan13955.50
SVR511.50
.Slug421.50
      10-27-2021, 09:20 PM   #2
Imperial328i
Lieutenant
Imperial328i's Avatar
United_States
261
Rep
565
Posts

Drives: 2015 MGM 328i, 2017 LBB M2
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Southern Maryland

iTrader: (0)

Driving impressions….
__________________
2017 F80 ZCP - Mineral Grey Metallic
Appreciate 1
beauderek121.00
      10-27-2021, 09:31 PM   #3
am3r1ka
Lieutenant
am3r1ka's Avatar
United_States
1137
Rep
542
Posts

Drives: 2011 335d
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Atlanta

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 E90  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Imperial328i View Post
Driving impressions….
November 16th allegedly
__________________
Retired: 2011 328i
Appreciate 1
      10-27-2021, 09:33 PM   #4
beauderek
Client Advisor/Radio DJ
beauderek's Avatar
121
Rep
1,274
Posts

Drives: 2006 bmw 330xi/2019 bmw 230i
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Detroit

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2006 330xi  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to beauderek
This car is looking impressive. M2 should be superb!
__________________
f22 230i delivered 12/27/18/Seaside Blue/Oyster Sensatec/Manual/Heated front seats, Track & Handling package/CF mirrors and rear spoiler/M Sport front bumper/Shadowline trim/M Performance shift knob/1 Series (f21) M Sport steering wheel
Appreciate 0
      10-27-2021, 09:43 PM   #5
stein_325i
Ring Leader of G8X Haters
stein_325i's Avatar
United_States
17293
Rep
7,341
Posts

Drives: BMW/Benz
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by am3r1ka View Post
November 16th allegedly
November 16th is correct, videos will release at 6PM EST.
__________________
Daily: 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 53 Weekend: 2008 BMW Z4 M Wife's: 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450
Retired: '95 E36 325i 5MT / '04 E46 330i 6MT / '11 E90 335xi / '17 G30 540i / '19 F87 M2C 6MT / '20 MB GLC 300
Appreciate 5
am3r1ka1136.50
e36uulm26.00
BMWGirlFL2745.50
EXE461624.50
      10-27-2021, 09:54 PM   #6
Vudumonkey25
Private
Vudumonkey25's Avatar
United_States
123
Rep
86
Posts

Drives: BMW M240i x Mercedes CLS550
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: New Jersey

iTrader: (0)

Looks so good. Can't wait until the 16th to start seeing more!
Appreciate 0
      10-27-2021, 10:46 PM   #7
harry.h
Private
harry.h's Avatar
United Kingdom
62
Rep
61
Posts

Drives: M235i F22
Join Date: Jul 2021
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

This walkaround is amazing! Car looks really good.

Edit: Exhaust sounds siccck too.
Appreciate 2
yanks1208.00
      10-28-2021, 12:18 AM   #8
Transfer
Major General
Transfer's Avatar
United_States
4872
Rep
5,819
Posts

Drives: M340i, X3M Comp
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Issaquah, WA

iTrader: (1)

Ok the white looks great in video despite the stupid black runners. That's good because the wife favors metallic white.
Appreciate 1
      10-28-2021, 02:21 AM   #9
Kevin_The_Clean1
Major
Kevin_The_Clean1's Avatar
United_States
638
Rep
1,306
Posts

Drives: 2011 335i M-Sport, 2021 X3 MC
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Campbell, CA

iTrader: (9)

These are beautiful coupes & sure wish the G87 M2 could arrive a touch sooner.
__________________
2011 335i M-Sport - Daily Driver
2017 M2 - SOLD
2021 X3 M Competition - Finally arrived ///
Appreciate 0
      10-28-2021, 08:23 AM   #10
yanks1
Second Lieutenant
United_States
208
Rep
244
Posts

Drives: '08 Mustang GT Vert 5-speed
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: SC

iTrader: (0)

Love it, could do without the black side skirts also; designer stated he wanted to separate the G42 from other BMWs, claims sportier look. Either way I’m ok, only 230i with non M Sports pkg gets body color
Appreciate 0
      10-28-2021, 09:29 AM   #11
maxdriver
Second Lieutenant
maxdriver's Avatar
53
Rep
208
Posts

Drives: Macan S; Tundra TRD, 135i-sold
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NH

iTrader: (0)

Looks great in the white with the black mirrors!
Appreciate 0
      10-28-2021, 10:13 AM   #12
swampfox94
First Lieutenant
548
Rep
330
Posts

Drives: 2020 F87 - M2 Competition
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: DC

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Controversial opinion but bmw should have added more exhaust pops and bangs. Leave the adult exhaust for the m340i
Appreciate 2
.Slug421.50
      10-28-2021, 10:16 AM   #13
Vudumonkey25
Private
Vudumonkey25's Avatar
United_States
123
Rep
86
Posts

Drives: BMW M240i x Mercedes CLS550
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: New Jersey

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by swampfox94 View Post
Controversial opinion but bmw should have added more exhaust pops and bangs. Leave the adult exhaust for the m340i
Check out this video https://youtu.be/YMdkSDhGRM4 at the 2:10 mark.
Appreciate 1
      10-28-2021, 10:18 AM   #14
swampfox94
First Lieutenant
548
Rep
330
Posts

Drives: 2020 F87 - M2 Competition
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: DC

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vudumonkey25 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by swampfox94 View Post
Controversial opinion but bmw should have added more exhaust pops and bangs. Leave the adult exhaust for the m340i
Check out this video https://youtu.be/YMdkSDhGRM4 at the 2:10 mark.
That's a lot better but still could use a bit more lol
Appreciate 1
      10-28-2021, 10:22 AM   #15
Vudumonkey25
Private
Vudumonkey25's Avatar
United_States
123
Rep
86
Posts

Drives: BMW M240i x Mercedes CLS550
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: New Jersey

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by swampfox94 View Post
That's a lot better but still could use a bit more lol
Agree 100% I'm hoping the M performance exhaust will fix that up too
Appreciate 0
      10-28-2021, 11:38 AM   #16
Avaley
Captain
Avaley's Avatar
685
Rep
622
Posts

Drives: f32 430ix & 982 GT4 PDK
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Nürburgring

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Makes me want the G87 with the S58 and AWD that much more...600hp 600tq with some tuning and a 10s car ezpz.
Appreciate 0
      10-28-2021, 12:18 PM   #17
psuibmw
Colonel
psuibmw's Avatar
United_States
2583
Rep
2,830
Posts

Drives: G06/G20/F30/F15/F10/E90
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Baltimore, MD

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2021 BMW X6  [0.00]
2020 BMW M340  [0.00]
2018 BMW 320  [0.00]
Finally a good and acceptable design from BMW Wish they did some interior tweaks too to distance it a bit from the standard offering
Appreciate 0
      10-28-2021, 12:59 PM   #18
Lightngsvt
Second Lieutenant
Lightngsvt's Avatar
198
Rep
241
Posts

Drives: .
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Michigan

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I'm excited for any new content, or info on the 2, helps make the waiting more tolerable. I'm pleasantly surprised with the stock exhaust sound in Sport mode (does it really need any other modes? ), but agree that it needs more pops and crackles. I wish the M-Performance exhaust was available as I'd add it to my car.

I think the car looks better on video than it does in pictures, and imagine it'll look even better in person. I think the interior is leap and bounds ahead of the last 2, but the dash/controls are the same as every other BMW, I assume this is done for cost savings and design continuity. I do really think they did a great job on the door panels, they are very different from other BMWs and fit the sporty character of the car. I know not everyone likes the M-colors on the door panel, but I think it looks cool.

I get what everyone has been saying about the Tacora red leather, it really is much darker than coral red! I have Coral Red now and love it and was disappointed at first. But seeing it in this video I think I really like it, its a bit subdued but looks richer (both color and quality).
__________________
Chuck
Appreciate 1
yanks1208.00
      10-29-2021, 01:07 AM   #19
DFW_M2C
Major General
616
Rep
5,814
Posts

Drives: M2C
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dallas, TX

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by beauderek View Post
This car is looking impressive. M2 should be superb!
If you avoid looking at it from the rear. The rear of it (and new X3) is a total miss. See them around here in Germany a lot and cannot stop wondering...WHY?!
Appreciate 0
      10-29-2021, 04:19 PM   #20
solstice
Major General
4821
Rep
6,622
Posts

Drives: 2015 M3 6MT
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Seattle

iTrader: (0)

I’m happy to see how well the M797 wheels on the white car matches the muscular lines of the car. I always thought the original M235i was let down by tiny looking rear wheels on a stubby high waisted body. No such problems anymore.



Not the M797 but same dimensions.



The E60 was another very muscular design that if fitted with the standard 17” looked awful, like a linebacker in ladies shoes but with the 18” or even better the M5s 19s it looked awesomely brutish.

Last edited by solstice; 10-30-2021 at 04:01 PM..
Appreciate 1
yanks1208.00
      10-29-2021, 06:07 PM   #21
JDM_240
New Member
United_States
39
Rep
29
Posts

Drives: 2022 BMW M240i (Thundernight)
Join Date: Oct 2021
Location: Boston, MA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DFW_M2C View Post
If you avoid looking at it from the rear. The rear of it (and new X3) is a total miss. See them around here in Germany a lot and cannot stop wondering...WHY?!
What other 380bhp, 2 door, all wheel drive would you buy instead?
Appreciate 0
      11-01-2021, 07:56 AM   #22
TheStanman
Private First Class
142
Rep
108
Posts

Drives: 2015 M3, Mineral Grey
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: United States

iTrader: (0)

I think forced pops and bangs is starting to fall out of popularity somewhat, and personally I'm happy for it. They're fun to an extent, but were artificially added to make up for the fact that modern cars sound worse.

I'm more excited about recent real sound improvements like firewall tubes to bring intake noise into the cabin (new BRZ/86, 911) and improving exhausts on turbos (S58 vs S55). Prefer that to artificial bandaids (forced pop/bangs, sound through speakers).
Appreciate 1
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:57 AM.




g42
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST