2020 BMW M340i Sedans – This is BABY M3
IN-LINE 6-CYLINDER TURBO ENGINE WITH 386 HP, REAR-WHEEL DRIVE OR XDRIVE. FOR THE 2020 BMW M340i Sedan, DEBUT AT THE LOS ANGELES MOTOR SHOW
Like any self-respecting specialty, the main course will be served at the table last, not before 2020. To prepare the taste buds to the guests will meanwhile another dish of the House, a dish that calls “diversion” is ungenerous. Why 2020 BMW M340i will not have the exact same taste of M3, but do you want to put the caloric intake of 382 horses? Time opening the gates of the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018 (November 30 to December 10), and the second most athletic Series 3 of the range will be released from the kitchens. In the gallery, some preview images.
2020 BMW M340i Platform – Just Like M3
To begin with, the prefix “M” deserves it not only thanks to the output of its 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo, 3 liters of displacement and a specific power well above 100 hp/liter. The BMW M340i edition on the market since summer 2019 also studies on the chassis (-10 mm) and aerodynamics from M3: compared to the previous generation, the weight drops by over 50 kg due to the massive use of aluminum, while the stiffness coefficient increases by 25%. BMW Motorsport also features suspension, braking system (348 mm front disc, 345 mm rear) and an electronic block of the rear differential. Other? Special front hydraulic shock absorbers will further limit roll and pitch, for a never-so-smooth driving experience on a 3 Series that is not called M3.
Back in the engine room, under the new hood, the BMW M340i will host a 6-cylinder in-line turbo petrol 382 hp to 5,000-6,500 rpm (56 hp more than the direct line in the ancestor) and 500 Nm of torque (+50 Nm) between 1,600 and 4,500 rpm. The 8-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission is complete with the Launch Control function, while you can choose between rear-wheel drive or full xDrive.
2020 BMW M340i Design, Release Date & Price
Aesthetically, BMW M340i 2019 will finally be recognizable by more aggressive bumpers and M logo on brake calipers, wheel arches, and tailgate. Inside, from the elegant Tetragon Aluminum finishes and the sporty v. M. Soon the price list will also be released: pending more precision, let’s prepare for a starting threshold of at least 55,000 euros.