BMW M340i to launch on March 10

    Published On Feb 12, 2021 07:25:00 PM

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    The M340i will be the latest in BMW’s M Performance range in India.

    TheBMW3 Series is all set to get a new M Performance modeladded toits line-up, in the form of theM340i, which will be launched in India on March 10, 2021. This will also be the first M Performance model to be locally assembledin India. While the 387hp M340i will be a sportier version of the 3 Series,offering more performance, it is not to be confused with the full-blown M3 that makes 480hp (510hp in Competition guise).

    • The M340i will use a 387hp, 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder engine
    • Willbe equipped with various M Performance parts
    • BMWto increase localisation of its M Performancemodels
    • It will come with X-Drive or all-wheel drive for greater traction

    BMW M340i: engine and gearbox

    Powering thesportyluxury sedan will be a 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder, twin-turbo petrol engine that will churn out 387hp and 500Nm of torque. The engine will come paired to an 8-speed automatic gearboxand power will be sent to all four wheels via BMW’sxDriveall-wheel-drive system. Internationally, the M340i isalsoavailable with arear-wheel-drive layout.

    BMW M340i: mechanical changes

    Apart from the more powerful engine, the international model also features some other mechanical upgrades over the standard car. These includeM-specific suspension technology, M Sport differential,M Sport brakesand anM Sport exhaust system. All these M Performance parts are added to improve the car’s dynamics.

    BMW M340i: features

    In terms of equipment, theM340i will get all the features seen in the higher trims of the3 Series, such as a10.25-inchtouchscreen infotainment system withBMW’slatestiDrive system, voice commands,gesture control,LED headlights and tail-lights, three-zone automatic climate control, a digital instrument cluster, ambient lighting, front and rear parking sensors, and a parking camera, to name a few.

    BMW M340i: expected price

    As the BMW M340i will be positioned at the top of the range, we expect the sporty sedan to be priced around the Rs 65 lakh mark. The 3 Series line-up in India currently consists of two petrol variants – the 330i Sport and 330i M Sport trim. There is also a sole diesel trim on offer – the 320d Luxury Edition.

    BMW M Performance models in India

    There are already a number ofBMW M Performancemodels on sale inIndia, including theZ4 M40i roadster, theX7 M50d SUVand theM760Li sedan. Though BMW is looking to expand the range ofM Performancemodels, whichsit apegbelow the full-blown M models in the brand's line-up.The German carmaker is also set tolocally assemble some of its M Performance models in India, like this car.

    Besides the3 Series, the X3 SUV is also slated to get a new variant – the X3 M40ixDrive– which willbe positioned above the standard X3 30i and 20d variants in our market (Rs 61.80-62.50 lakh), but below the all-out 480hpX3 M SUV(Rs 99.90 lakh) (all prices, ex-showroom, India).

    Also see:

    New cars for 2021: Sedans

    BMWupdates 3 Series line-up in India

    BMWto debut all-electric M performance model in 2021

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