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.
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.
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.
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.