The BMW 2-Series entered its second generation just a few years ago. Initially debuting in 2014, the 2-Series garnered praise for being the smallish, rear-drive BMW that leans into the company’s sporting heritage. For its second generation, BMW didn’t rock the boat. The current generation grew slightly from the first and is now a couple inches longer and wider, and sports a longer wheelbase.

Split down the lines of four-cylinder and six-cylinder power, and all- or rear-wheel drive, the 2-Series can have a few different personalities. Living up to the BMW lore, this ’23 BMW M240i packs a 3.0-liter I6 under its hood, which sends 382 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque through an eight-speed automatic transmission. That power heads to the rear wheels or the all-wheel-drive system if optioned with xDrive.

On this episode of Quick Spin, Autoweek’s Patrick Carone hops behind the wheel of the 2023 BMW M240i and puts it through its paces. Carone guides you around the M240i and highlights some of his favorite features, and takes you along for a live drive review. Carone expands on his thoughts while chatting with host Wesley Wren. The pair discuss the merits of the 2-Series, its price, the evolution of BMW’s cars, and how this 2-Series drives. Closing the show, the pair break down what makes the ’23 BMW M240i special.

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Wesley Wren
Wesley Wren has spent his entire life around cars, whether it’s dressing up as his father’s 1954 Ford for Halloween as a child, repairing cars in college or collecting frustrating pieces of history—and most things in between. Wesley is the current steward of a 1954 Ford Crestline Victoria, a 1975 Harley-Davidson FXE and a 1959 Ford Fairlane 500 Galaxie. Oh yeah, and a 2005 Kia Sedona.