Sold out like hot cakes, the BMW M340i xDrive makes a tempting case considering its pricing. BMW India seems to be reaping the benefits of pricing advantage it is getting over local assembly of the M340i
The BMW M340i xDrive made its debut in the Indian market on March 10, 2021 and the manufacturer has now sold out all the units allotted to the first batch. That said, BMW India has confirmed that the M340i xDrive will be back by the month of June and interested buys can buy the Sport Sedan by the end of Q2, 2021.
BMW priced M340i xDrive at 62.90 lakh ex-showroom, however, the next batch that is expected could see a marginal price hike. M340i is the first ‘M’ and the quickest accelerating (0-100kmph in 4.4 seconds) car from the German marque to be locally assembled in India at BMW’s Chennai facility.
The turbocharged engine, 3.0-litre inline-six-cylinder petrol, puts out 382bhp and 500Nm of torque. The gearbox on offer is an 8-speed automatic, which sends the power to the wheels via BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system. The suspension assembly all-around is from BMW’s M division. The brakes are larger in size and have been sourced from the M division of the German car manufacturer. All mechanical tweaks have resulted in a 10mm lower ride height than the standard BMW 3 Series.
The M340i xDrive directly rivals the Audi S5 Sportback that was launched recently. However, that is made available via the CBU (Completely Built-up unit) route and misses out on the pricing advantage that the M340i gets. Although the pricing of the S5 Sportback is substantially high, the S5 Sportback makes similar power figures as the BMW M340i. Stay tuned to AutoX to find out which of the German saloon cars is the right pick when we compare them soon.