BMW doesn't seem to make much of a fuss of its M140i. Its thunder is largely stolen by its sibling, the 2 Series, particularly the M240i, a car which we believe is one of the best performance cars on the market.... but perhaps we're missing a hidden gem in the Munich-based manufacturer's line-up.
But with exactly the same 3.0-litre straight-6 turbocharged engine, offering exactly the same power outputs (250 kW and 500 Nm of torque), the M140i is equally brisk and, potentially, even more fun to drive. It's also arguably much more usable as a daily driver, given that it has rear doors. Let's be honest... nobody likes climbing into the back of the coupe.
We headed to The Rock Raceway in Gauteng, which is the perfect playground to push the M140i to its limits...and beyond. Okay so that "and beyond" line is very cheesy, but you know what we mean.