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BabyDrive Verdict

The 2022 BMW M240i Coupe is a stunning vehicle, especially in this gorgeous purple called Thundernight Metallic. Now, not many people may be considering a two-door for their family car but if you are I am VERY jealous! Let's put this through our BabyDrive testing and I'll tell you all the reasons you are going to LOVE driving the BMW M240i Coupe with your family!

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Apart from it being a fantastic-looking car, it is also one of the best cars to drive too! But what really surprised me about the BMW M240i Coupe is that it has lots more interior space than you'd expect.

This made getting kids in and out of the back and travelling with the family on board really comfortable because everyone had enough personal space.

Both rear seats have ISOFix points in the base, which are really nice and easy to connect to and there are top tether anchorages in the fixed parcel shelf behind both rear seats.

I found it easy to connect both the ISOFix and top tether anchorages as there was plenty of space in the back to move around. I could easily fit two Infasecure child seats in the back seats. I installed the Infasecure Aspire More forward facing and the Infasecure Attain More rear facing.

You can of course put the Infasecure Attain More forward facing but I kept it rear-facing with my youngest daughter as she gets far too loud when I turn her forward facing! I thought it would be difficult getting her in and out of her rear-facing child seat all week but actually, it was fine. I'd sit in the back and post her and out and by the end of the week she was climbing in and out of the seat herself and I was getting in to fasten and tighten the harness and top tether strap.

I have attempted this in other two-door cars but have not found it a long-term solution however I would do this long-term in the BMW M240i Coupe because the interior is so spacious it is comfortable to do. The BMW M240i Coupe is such a joy to drive that I am happy to go to a tiny bit of effort with the kids in order to drive it!

Legroom is very good in the M240i Coupe and we could fit a 186cm driver in front of a forward-facing child seat or a 175cm passenger in front of a rear-facing child seat.

The rear passengers have the comfort of air-conditioning vents and temperature controls, which is a really nice feature for a four-seater coupe. There are also USB-C sockets for charging devices while travelling too.

Rear passengers have two cup holders in a fold-down armrest in the central seat back.

On the seat cushion, there is a plastic tray for phones too.

In the front storage is good too, there are two cup holders in the central console that will hold reusable or disposable coffee cups.

In front of those is a phone charging pad and 12V and USB-C socket.

The central console box is a compact but practical size.

And the glove box surprisingly holds my wallet and iPad with the manuals.

Only having front doors, the M240i's door bins are a practical size and hold a refillable water bottle and an iPad too.

The BMW M240i Coupe is very comfortable for everyone on board and the generous interior space is echoed in the boot. A nice wide-mouthed flat boot with net storage areas on both sides behind the wheel arches making carrying kids' stuff around a bit easier because you can section off small items so they don't roll around in the boot.

When it comes to boot storage, the BMW M240i Coupe is practical for families too and holds eleven shopping bags from empty. This is comparable to the Ford Mustang which holds thirteen shopping bags and the Subaru BRZ which holds five.

You can't transport your family dog in the boot of the BMW M240i Coupe as the parcel shelf is fixed. A twin side-by-side pram will fit nicely in the boot of the M240i Coupe with a couple of bags of shopping.

For those with modular single or double prams, they fit well in the boot too with four shopping bags around them.

Or a single pram will fit in the boot of the M240i Coupe with four shopping bags.

A compact stroller fits in the boot of the BMW M240i Coupe with eight bags of shopping around it.

You can carry a couple of kids' scooters in the boot easily too when you take the kids to the park, so the BMW M240i Coupe gets a tick for boot space as well as interior space!

The media system in the BMW M240i Coupe is very clear and modern and it is easy to navigate around. There are some great features within it that I enjoyed during my week with the car, like the weather forecast and news updates.

You can customise a lot of the driver assist settings within the screen too.

The BMW M240i Coupe has Apple CarPlay which is great for accessing my phone's navigation, messaging and listening apps while driving.

The cameras in the BMW M240i Coupe are fantastic.

The images are very clear and you can easily see from different angles by just pressing the camera icon on the screen.

I absolutely LOVED driving the BMW M240i Coupe. I have driven a lot of cars and it is one of the best cars I have driven. I miss driving it since giving it back! The visibility is very good even though it is a low and sporty car which often means visibility is compromised.

The drive is so fun and organic and although normally the kids complain in sporty cars that they feel travel sick they didn't complain once in this BMW. In fact they seemed to enjoy it as much as I did!

The BMW M240i Coupe was also enjoyable to drive around town and easy to park in school and supermarket car parks. If there was room in my garage and my budget this would be my family car!

I know as parents most of our decisions are made with practicality front of mind but I love that the BMW M240i Coupe is practical in terms of interior and boot space as well as giving that joy of driving and style.

The BMW M240i Coupe has not been given an ANCAP safety rating. Six airbags come as standard in the BMW M240i Coupe; front airbags for the driver and front passenger, side airbags for the driver and front passenger integrated in the seat backrest bolsters, and head airbags for all 4 outer seats.

Some of the standard safety features include; automatic stability control (ASC), dynamic stability control (DSC), anti-lock braking system (ABS), dynamic brake control (DBC), cornering brake control (CBC), cruise control with braking function, lane departure warning, lane change warning, approach control warning with city-braking intervention, rear cross-traffic warning, rear collision prevention and speed limit information, parking assistant, incl. PDC (front and rear), rearview camera, automatic parking assistant and reversing assistant and speed limiter.

 

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Tace Clifford
About Tace Clifford
Tace Clifford founded BabyDrive in 2017 after discovering a huge information gap in mainstream car reviews that left new parents and expanding families in the dark when it came to one of the biggest purchasing decisions of their lives.

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