The BMW M340i is priced at Rs 62.90 lakh (ex-showroom) and it also becomes the first M Performance model to be assembled in India.
The 2021 M340i xDrive is powered by a 3.0-litre M TwinPower Turbo petrol engine. The 2998cc engine managed to churn out 387 hp of power and 500 Nm of peak torque. The mill is paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and the power is sent to all four wheels with the rear-biased xDrive all-wheel-drive system. The sedan clocks 0-100kmph in just 4.4 seconds and achieves a top speed of 250 kmph.
The M340i is offered with 4 driving modes- Eco Pro, Comfort, Sport and Sport+. The sedan features an M-specific chassis tuning, M Sport rear differential, M-tuned braking and suspension, variable sport steering, BMW Performance Control and an M Sport exhaust system.
On the inside, the sedan comes with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, iDrive system, 3-zone automatic climate control, gesture control, voice recognition, ambient lighting, heads up display, BMW Live Cockpit Professional and a few more.
The M340i is offered in 3 colour schemes- sunset orange, dravit grey metallic, and tanzanite blue. The Alcantara and Sensatec upholstery with blue and black contrast stitching comes as standard. The 18-inch M light-alloy bicoloured wheels are standard across all trims.
The customers can opt to further personalize their car by specially curated BMW M Performance Accessories packages. The Enthusiast package comes with benefits up to Rs 5,340, the Racer’s package comes with benefits of up to Rs 1.4 lakh while the Motorsport package comes with benefits of up to Rs 1.60 lakh. The sedan is being offered with CBS (condition-based service) plans ranging between 3 years/40,000km to 10 years/2,00,000km.
“We are excited to launch the first-ever BMW M340i xDrive, the quickest car to be locally produced in India – a completely novel high-performance product that the Indian auto enthusiasts have been waiting for eagerly. It is a unique car because it has the thrilling soul of the BMW 3 Series, the amplified power of M and the driving dynamics of BMW xDrive. With the addition of the BMW M340i xDrive, the BMW 3 Series offers the most powerful and diverse range giving our customers the valuable ‘Power of Choice’. This car also marks an important milestone of local production of high-performance BMW cars from the house of ‘M’,” said Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India.