BMW M240i is the best competitor to the all-new Ford Mustang GT as it has both the looks and performance to match the American muscle. As in every generation, carmakers intend to make cars better and more powerful. Even in terms of appearance, the design of a car evolves after every generation.
The car has got a lot of tuning from the M Division, and the design has also been updated. However, the Ford Mustang GT is a legendary name in the world as it is one of the iconic American muscle cars.
The BMW M240i features some additional styling updates over the standard 2 Series Coupe, and most of them make the vehicle look sporty. The back gets a boot spoiler as standard and a few M badging all around. The vehicle got a deeper front bumper and larger air vents to cool the engine. The stance sits on 19-inch alloy wheels, along with M-specific mirrors available on this Coupe. Some signature BMW design components remain the same, such as the kidney grille and the angular LED DRLs.
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The Ford Mustang GT with its long sweeping bonnet and coupe design is as American as it can get. Featuring the signature trapezium Ford grille with a honeycomb design pattern finished in gloss black. The headlamps have LED projector headlights, with turn signals confined in the lower half of the bumper. The Fastback silhouette sits on massive 19-inch wheels in gloss black finish, with the classic five-spoke design. The vehicle gets the typical fastback design and has vertically stacked LED tail lamps.
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As standard, the BMW M250i gets front and rear parking sensors, along with a self-park assist. As an option, it also gets adaptive cruise control. The Mustang has a great list of features allowing drivers to go faster and feel secure. The vehicle has a forward-collision warning and autonomous emergency braking. Lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert complete most requirements in terms of safety.
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Engine & Performance
The M250i is powered by a 3.0L BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine. The engine produces 382 hp and is mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission powering all four wheels using the latest gen xDrive system. This sportier BMW gets brake upgrades, stiffer suspension, and an EC rear differential. All of these performance upgrades result in a 0 to 60 mph time of just 3.6 seconds, and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
Now the Mustang is equipped with a 5.0L V8 engine capable of producing 450 hp and also has a performance exhaust. The engine is coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Mustang GT can do 0-60 mph run in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 163 mph.
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The M240i coupe starts at $38,000 and goes all the way up to $50,000 for the xDrive coupe. Whereas, the Mustang GT starts at $39,000 and goes all the way up to $58,000 for Mach 1. Both the cars are in the same range and offer the best of what they are best for.
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