The G42 M240i has been a surprise pick for car enthusiasts in 2022 and 2023, and it’s very likely it will continue to be as time goes on. Its good looks combined with all-wheel drive xDrive and the B58 6 Cylinder engine make it an obvious choice for the car enthusiast looking for a daily driver. It ticks a lot of boxes.\nUnfortunately, as it’s built in Mexico rather than Germany, individual options aren’t available, and customisations are off the cards from the factory. That’s where AUTOID comes in, we offer a range of parts and accessories for the G42 2 Series. Even better, there are several parts that you can add to the car without breaking the bank.\nWe sat down with Jack (owner of our M240i shop car) to hear his top 5 mods for the BMW G42 2 Series and M240i, priced under £250:\n\n\nThe Essentials Gloss Black Front Splitter - £239\n\n\n\nBuilt from tough ABS plastic, this splitter is a cost-effective way of sharpening up the front end of the G42. The Essentials splitter uses a mix of OEM mounting points, 3M tape and self-tapping screws for a simple and reversible install. \n\n“Yes, it’s at the sharp end of the £250 budget, but I love this splitter, it’s the first one I ran on my car. It’s a step on in design from the M Performance lip, in my opinion. It’s a 3-piece design, all you need to watch out for on the install is connecting the side pieces to the middle section – the little screws can sometimes be eager to go all the way through!”\n\n\n\nThe Essentials Gloss Black Side Skirts - £219\n\n\n\nPerfectly paired with the Essentials Splitter, this pair skirts are also made from ABS plastic. Like the splitter, they use OEM mounting points, but this time exclusively so – no additional screws or tape needed. The design is unique and adds some aggression to the side of the car.\n\n“This is one of those mods that is needed from factory. The arches are surprisingly wide on this car already, so the skirts just add to that drama. The best thing, in my opinion, is how easy they are to install and reverse. Literally bolt on, bolt off. Easy driveway DIY job.”\n\n\n\nAP Arch Guards – From £69 to £145\n\n\n\nImprove the looks of your G42 two-fold: Stylish carbon fibre guards that save your paintwork from road grime. Another easy install, the AP arch guards are recommended for everyone (due to the wide stance from factory) but an essential if you’re running spacers.\n\n“Absolutely, these are one of those things that you look at initially and think ‘do I really need these?’ Then you install them and realise what a handy little mod they are. Especially so in the winter – they stop a lot of the muck flying up the side of the car and look good whilst doing so. Win, win.” \n\n\n\nRear Model Badge – From £15 to 55\n\n\n\nOther than a few select models, BMW still delivers their vehicles with bright metal or chrome model badges. This is surprising given the amount of gloss black trim on new cars now. If you’re like us, you’ll want to switch the badging out to match. AUTOID offers aftermarket and genuine badging. Jack went for genuine BMW on his.\n\n“Yup, I went genuine BMW for the rear model badging on my car. It’s a little pricier but I am one of those picky people that likes to say, ‘it’s all original’. Most people don’t care, and for them the aftermarket Essentials badges are perfect – same material, same thing, less than a third of the price.”\n\n\n\nBimecc Wheel Spacers – From £209 to £225\n\n\n\nImprove the stance and stability of your car with a set of Bimecc Spacers. Bimecc are renowned for offering the best value when it comes to wheel spacers. Built from lightweight aluminium, they feature a hub-centric design meaning an easy install and perfect fitment. AUTOID offer range of sizes and offer locking wheel bolts as an option to ensure the security of your alloy wheels.\n\n“When I was running my stock 893 M wheels, I had 12.5mm on the front and 15mm on the rear. This made the fitment on the car perfect. It’s one of those fundamental mods that you can’t imagine the car without once installed. Highly recommended.”\n\nWe've made a video on how to install spacers at home, you can see that here:\n\nModifying can be a daunting prospect if you’ve not done it before – you might have questions about warranty, compatibility, car finance and more. That’s normal, our team are well trained and happy to answer any questions you might have.\nBetter still, we can install all the parts featured above at our HQ in Greater London (Brentwood, CM15 0LD). Again, our team can assist you on this and provide you with a quote for install with a simple enquiry via our live chat (bottom right), email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (01277 366893).\nIf you’re looking for flexible payment options, we offer Klarna, ClearPay, NewPay and PayPal Credit.