2020 BMW M340i Specs, xDrive, AWD, 374 HP – Release Date & Price
A month after presenting the seventh generation of its Series 3 sedan, BMW unveils its first sports variant, 2020 BMW M340i xDrive. It has a six-cylinder in-line 374 hp.
During its recent presentation at the Paris Motor Show, the new BMW 3 Series had only four-cylinder engines under its hood, in diesel as in gasoline. It would have been feared that the best-selling Bavarian no longer entitled to the famous six-cylinder blocks online, apart from the very sporty M3.
But that the fans of the brand are reassured, BMW today unveils a new version M340i xDrive, strong of 374 hp taken from a six-cylinder 3.0 turbo. As its name implies, this 2020 BMW M340i is necessarily associated with the xDrive all-wheel drive, as the eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission is imposed.
2020 BMW M340i Performance
All this arsenal associated with the generous torque of 500 Nm, allows the Series 3 to display good performance, with a 0 to 100 km / h shot in 4.4 s . The competitor Audi S4, whose V6 3.0 turbo develops 20 hp less (354 hp) is thus left behind three tenths (4.7 s), while the old M3 431 hp is almost caught (4.1 s with the DKG box). That promises for the future M3!
The M340i has more than a few technical refinements, such as a specific suspension M, a differential M Sport, or an optimized braking system. Visually, only a few subtle details distinguish the M340i from the other 3 Series, such as 18-inch M wheels, whose gray color is taken from the grille or the mirrors hulls.
Just like the Mercedes C43 and Audi S4, 2020 the BMW M340i offers the All-Wheel Drive, but unlike the Competitor, the AWD BMW is optional. no matter how many wheels are moving, the only transmission available is 8 speeds
and automatic. The BMW M430i with xDrive will be able to reach 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds, while the maximum speed is 155mph.
Interior & Equipment
The cabins of the new 2020 BMW M340i and M340i xDrive Sedans are designed to offer a modern space with a focus on driving enjoyment. The driver, the front passenger and those traveling in the three rear seats will appreciate the extra space over the predecessor, not just on long-distance journeys but in everyday driving. Higher quality materials, precise build quality, and numerous meticulously crafted details set the tone for the refined premium character of the four-door sedan.
The standard sports seats provide excellent lateral support and have an even greater range of adjustment. Premium Vernasca leather seats with contrast stitching and piping are available as an option. The Anthracite BMW Individual roof liner, the M leather steering wheel with shift paddles and interior trim strips in Aluminum Tetragon provide a performance-oriented ambiance.
Shoulder room in the front of the cabin has increased while passengers in the rear benefit from more legroom, and all occupants now enjoy more headroom than in the new BMW 3 Series Sedan’s predecessor. Seating comfort in the rear has been improved significantly, and long journeys are now a more comfortable experience for the passenger in the middle of the three rear seats.
Getting in and out of the car is now easier for the rear passengers in the new car, as the modified roof edge and side skirt contouring have increased the height of the door aperture, while the distance between the front and rear seats has been extended by 0.4 inches. The rear compartment can accommodate a row of three child seats, two of which can be locked into place using ISOFIX anchor points. This is now an easier process, as the bars in question are positioned further to either side.
2020 BMW M340i Release Date & MSRP
The new BMW M340i xDrive gets its first crowd-pleas for the Los Angeles show, which opens on November 30th. However, it will be necessary to wait until July 2019 for it to enter the market. and the pricing will be announced at a later date.