BMW M340i facelift launched at Rs 69.20 lakh

BMW M340i facelift

BMW has launched the facelift of the M340i sedan at Rs 69.20 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The updated performance version of the 3 series sedan now comes with a 48V mild hybrid technology that has a maximum output of 11hp. 

  1. M340i will rival the Audi S5 Sportback
  2. Its 3.0-litre straight-six engine produces 347hp, 500Nm

BMW M340i: what’s new

Compared to the outgoing BMW M340i, the new one gets a refreshed design from the facelift that debuted globally earlier this year. It features slimmer headlamps, resculpted grille, and a redesigned rear bumper. The new M340i also wears new 19-inch alloy wheels, a size up from the outgoing M340i. The facelift also gets a fixed rear wing. 

On the inside, the BMW M340i now sports a freestanding curved instrument panel that houses a 14.9-inch curved touchscreen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, which run BMW’s eight-generation iDrive interface. 

BMW M340i: performance

The M340i is still powered by a 3.0-litre, inline-six turbocharged petrol engine, but it is now paired with a 48V mild hybrid system and produces 374hp and 500Nm of torque. Power is sent through all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. In comparison, the outgoing M340i produced 387hp and 500Nm of torque but it didn’t get a mild-hybrid system. Like the outgoing model, the new one can also sprint from 0-100kph in a claimed 4.4 seconds. 

BMW also mentioned that the M340i will have the first high-performance engine that will be made in India. The M340i also features some mechanical upgrades over the standard 3 series, such as a lowered, M-specific suspension, an M Sport differential, M Sport brakes and an M Sport exhaust. 

BMW M340i: rivals

The M340i currently has only direct rival in its segment – the Audi S5 Sportback. It can also be compared to the electric BMW i4, which is priced at Rs 69.90 lakh, only Rs 70,000 more than M340i. Along with this, BMW has also launched the XM SUV and the S 1000 RR superbike. 

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BMW 3.0 CSL returns to celebrate 50 years of its M division

from Autocar India

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