Friday, November 23, 2018

2020 BMW M340i Arrives Next Summer

The 2020 BMW M340i and M340i xDrive sedans are 2.9 inches longer than their predecessors, 0.6 inches wider and 0.5 inches taller with a 1.6 inch longer wheelbase and increased track widths of +1.7 inches front and +0.8 inches rear and powered by a 382 horsepower 3.0 liter, six-cylinder, inline engine equipped with the standard 8-speed Sport Steptronic transmission. A new, single, twin-scroll turbocharger with an integral, compact, steel exhaust manifold and impellers that weigh approximately 25% less than those of preceding models, builds boost pressure more rapidly. Standard are a rain sensor, automatic headlights, a hands-free phone system and three-zone automatic climate control with independent control of the temperature and ventilation settings for the driver, front passenger and rear passengers. Also standard are the Active Guard, Frontal Collision warning with City Collision Mitigation and Lane Departure Warning, the latest version of which also alerts the driver when a cyclist is detected. Making its debut in the new BMW 3 Series sedan in 2019 is the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, an intelligent, digital character that responds to the prompt “Hey BMW”.

The new seventh generation, M Performance 3 Series will make its world debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show Nov. 30 – December 9 with the M340i xDrive model and both the BMW M340i and M340i xDrive sedans will arrive for sale in the Summer of 2019.