BMW M340i Preview
Yet another derivative to the BMW 3 Series – after the 3 Series Gran Limousine, that is – the BMW M340i is the faster and sportier version of the luxury sedan. It is also going to be the first M Performance model to be locally assembled in India. It is, however, not a full-blown sports car – like the M3 – but just a sportier version of the 3 Series with more power on tap.
As you can see above, the M340i looks even more aggressive than the regular 3 Series. On top of that, it also features an all-wheel-drive layout along with tweaked suspension, exhaust, brakes, and differential.
The M340i will be powered by a 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder twin-turbo gasoline engine, good for 368bhp and 500Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Moreover, being an M performance car, the 340i will also get M-specific suspension technology, M Sport differential, M Sport brakes and an M Sport exhaust system.
Expect the M340i to hit the Indian market in the coming months. It will be priced at a premium over the vanilla 3 Series.