BMW M340i xDrive Touring, a family member of high flights to travel enjoying

If you are looking for one that does not attract too much attention, but that is quite fast and offers a great level of comfort and dynamism, the BMW M340i xDrive Touring 2020 is your car. From November, this version will join to satisfy the wishes of those travelers who enjoy high performance.

Like the four doors, the BMW M340i xDrive Touring is powered by a turbocharged (dual-engine) six-cylinder in-line 3.0-liter engine. It is capable of delivering 374 hp and 500 Nm of torque to all four wheels (xDrive) through an eight-speed automatic torque converter (Steptronic). It can reach 100 km / h from standstill in 4.4 seconds and continue accelerating to a maximum speed limited to 250 km / h.

With 4,713 millimeters long, 1,827 mm wide and 1,440 mm high, and a battle of 2,851 mm, it offers a trunk with a capacity of 500 liters that can be extended to 1,510 if the second row of seats folded. In spite of marking an aerodynamic coefficient of 0.29, in the scale, it marks 1,845 kilos, which is not little for a relative of these dimensions. Its consumption is significantly higher than the saloon: between 7.2 and 7.6 l / 100 km.

BMW M340i

The BMW M340i xDrive Touring does not reach the radicality of a family M3 that, although there are alternatives such as the

The dual-tube exhaust system incorporates two gasoline particulate filters, allowing the BMW M340i xDrive Touring to meet the emission standard. An active differential with locking function also improves traction and power transmission when driving on surfaces with different levels of grip for the rear wheels, thus preventing a wheel from turning when it is struggling to get traction.

As standard equipment, the set sits on 18-inch light-alloy wheels with 225/45 tires in the front and 255/40 in the rear. After these, 348 mm discs hide with fixed four-piston calipers on the front axle and single-piston floating calipers with 345 mm discs on the rear axle, the headlight housing with 9140 led bulb for lighting illumination. Optionally, it can equip with 19-inch wheels and high-performance tires.

At the aesthetic level, the front and rear skirts, as well as the side skirts, have been designed to optimize airflow and aerodynamic properties. This version includes the double kidney grille with mesh design and trapezoidal exhaust outlets. The cerium gray metallic finish for the mirror housings, the decorative molding on the top of the air inlet on the front bumper, or the “M” badge add to the outstanding look.

Once inside, some sports seats in front of it have upholstery in a specific combination of Sensatec, and Alcantara leather, a specific design steering wheel with multifunction buttons and shift paddles, an interior roof finished in anthracite, pedals and M floor mats, and Tetragon aluminum interior moldings with decorative pearl chrome strips. The letters” M340i” adorn the instrument cluster and the threshold of the door.

BMW M340i

Since the launch of the new BMW M340i xDrive Touring in November 2019, an exclusive special edition version named M340i First Edition will also be offered and will be available both as a sedan and as a family. This limited series of 340 units will come with a series of differentiated aesthetic and equipment features, such as a Frozen metallic dark gray tone for the body or a designation plate.

While we wait for a new generation of the BMW M3, the German firm enlightens the wait with the arrival of the new BMW M340i xDrive Touring. A new family member who becomes, except for a very unlikely surprise, the most powerful option in the r range, but what exactly does this high-flying family car offer us?

Except for surprise, this BMW will be the closest that there is to a familiar BMW M3. Like the sedan version, the BMW M340i xDrive Touring comes animated by a 6-cylinder in-line engine, turbocharged by the TwinPower Turbo system, which with 3 liters of cubicle offers us a power of 374 hp , a figure that comes hand in hand of a good torque, 500 Nm available between 1,850 pm and 5,000 rpm.

BMW M340i

Associated with the 6-cylinder in-line propeller, we find the xDrive all-wheel drive and an 8-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox. With this mechanic, the familiar BMW 3 Series is capable of reaching 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds, it marks a maximum limited speed of 250 km / h, and its combined consumption is between 7.2 and 7.6 l / 100 km.

But since everything is not an engine in the BMW M340i xDrive Touring, we must also mention an electronic differential and a new suspension duly tuned by BMW M, 10 mm lower, as well as new sports brakes and an address with a new setting.

The aerodynamic package M and its family condition are responsible for defining the exterior design of this model, which puts at our disposal a trunk of 500 liters of cargo capacity. We must also mention the front air intakes and the exhaust, both with more generous proportions, as well as the small spoiler that crowns the tailgate or its 19-inch wheels, after which the blue calipers of its specific brake system appear.

In its interior, a great equipment endowment, with the digital instrumentation, with the multimedia system of 10.25 inches, the steering wheel M and the thresholds of the customized doors.

The price of this version of the BMW 3 Series Touring?

BMW has not yet announced the price of the BMW M340i xDrive Touring. Ahead the duel awaits with the Audi S4 Avant and the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic in its Estate version, a segment, the prelude to the most sporty models of the middle part of premium brands, which is becoming more and more interesting. The new Audi S4 Avant has a diesel engine of 347 hp and starts from 77,400 euros while the Mercedes-AMG C 43 Estate does the same from 77,350 euros, with a gasoline engine of 390 hp.

2020 BMW 7 Series Review: Power Behind Its Gaping Grille

The BMW 7 Series has undergone a facelift. Safety tech also gets a slight upgrade for 2020, with a more robust automatic park assist function that adds a new Back-Up Assist feature that can navigate the 7 Series out of parking spots. The system remembers a driver’s inputs to get into space and will carry them out in reverse order. That joins a standard feature menu that includes forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, speed limit information and a surround-view camera. Adaptive cruise control and active lane-keep assist are optional, allowing for partially automated, hands-on-the-wheel driving.

2020 BMW 7 Series

The big BMW 7 Series rattled the luxury sedan market back in 2016 thanks to advanced technology, new levels of comfort and Newton’s law-defying driving dynamics. Now for 2019, BMW has given it’s luxury sedan a nip and a tuck both inside and out. The BMW 7 Series will be offered in 2 body styles, but the SA market will only be getting the long wheelbase options. The newcomer is 5 260 mm long and total length has been increased by 22 millimeters. The new 7’s height and width remain the same.

The Steering Wheel

Also new is the steering wheel that features a modified arrangement of the multifunction controls. The infotainment system is BMW’s latest Operating System 7.0, which combines a 12.3-inch instrument cluster with a 10.25-inch touchscreen control display and the Intelligent Personal Assistant. Rear passengers can get a pair of 10-inch full-HD touchscreen displays with a Blu-ray player.

2020 BMW 7 Series

The Engine

Turbocharged 6, 8 and 12 cylinder engines will be joined by a new 6-cylinder plug-in-hybrid variant when the new BMW 7 Series goes into production this March. Modern exterior design elements enhance the presence of the vehicle while the interior receives touches that upgrade the ambiance of luxury to new levels. The iDrive 7 system along with Mobileye interior camera and available Driving Assistant Professional bring BMW’s latest technology to the brand’s pinnacle luxury sedan.

The Interior

On the inside, the sedan gets an infotainment screen running on BMW’s latest iDrive 7 software, and some climate control and driver assist buttons have been moved within closer reach of the driver. The manufacturer has also increased the level of sound deadening in the car, adding road noise shields to the 7 Series’ wheel-wells and using thicker glass windows across the vehicle.

2020 BMW 7 Series

The Exterior

When you view the 2020 BMW 7 Series, the first thing you’ll notice is its unmistakable exterior featuring a bold kidney grille and slim white 5202 led bulb taillights with a seamless light band sleekly extending across the rear. As poised as the 7 Series is, though, it’s also convenient, offering a Comfort Access System for easy entry. This available feature automatically unlocks the doors and activates the LED Light Carpet when it senses you approaching, so you can be on your way safely and quickly.

Individually available notable options include: Remote Engine Start, 19 inch and 20 inch wheels and tires, m Sport Brakes, Integral Active Steering, Space-saver spare, Ambient Air Package, Front massaging seats, BMW Laserlight, Remote Control Parking, Bowers 7 Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, Rear-seat entertainment Professional and Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection.

Refreshing and Review: 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

Hitting the US for the first time is the BMW 840i Gran Coupe, which uses BMW’s venerated TwinPower 3.0 liter inline-6 Turbo engine. It makes 335 hp and 668 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0-60 of 4.9 seconds. With optionally xDrive, the 840i will hit that mark in 4.6 seconds. The 8 Series also features the TwinPower 4.4 liter V8 Turbo engine from its Coupe counterpart in M850i xDrive guise. This engine makes 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque for a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds.

BMW 8 Series

Head-up Display

The 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe has the latest head-up display that adds additional content and optimized graphics. This makes it easy to see the projected information without diverting eyes from the road. The BMW infotainment and driving system includes the latest version of iDrive, providing better interaction and control options for users. BMW Connected supports intelligent connectivity for easy, stress-free navigation. Drivers can connect to the app from within the car or using their mobile devices to enjoy more convenience.

Intelligent Personal Assistant

Standard specification for the new BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe includes the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, an intelligent digital helper who responds to the prompt “Hey BMW” and is an intrinsic element of the operating system. The BMW Group is set to revolutionize driving pleasure with the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant and, in so doing, enters a new era in which drivers will increasingly be able to operate their car and access its functions and information simply by speaking. The range of functions and skills available will be constantly expanded as part of updates, which can be carried out seamlessly on a smartphone and in-car by Remote Software Upgrade.

BMW 8 Series

The Interior

Like the coupe and convertible, the Gran Coup’s interior is lavishly outfitted—albeit sedately styled—and features a digital gauge display, touchscreen infotainment with navigation, ambient interior lighting such as the white 912 led bulb for map light, and soft leather upholstery. Legroom is more generous in the rear seat of the Gran Coupe than it is in the other models but, thanks to the car’s sharply angled roofline, headroom will be tight. The 8-series Gran Coupe goes on sale this fall with a starting price of around $85,000 for the 840i with M850i models starting in the low six-figures.

In the 840i xDrive and M850i xDrive Gran Coupe models, the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system features rapid, precise and fully variable distribution of drive torque between the front and rear wheels, maximizing traction and handling stability not just when driving in adverse road conditions, but in performance driving situations as well. Power is split in accordance with demands at all times using an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch that is networked with the powertrain and chassis systems.

BMW 8 Series

BMW will offer the 8-Series Gran Coupe in two distinct flavors. The entry-level 840i Gran Coupe starts at $85,895 (all prices include destination charges). BMW’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six engine powers the rear wheels, making 335 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque. The 840i xDrive Gran Coupe, which offers all-wheel-drive, starts at $88,795.