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Power and athleticism. The new BMW M340i xDrive Touring celebrates the marketplace launch.

Munich. The new BMW 3 Series operation has taken on a
some-more sporting essence than ever before, as a participation of two
top-class athletes during a pointy finish of a choice clearly
illustrates. From Nov 2019, a BMW M340i xDrive Sedan (fuel
expenditure combined: 7.4 – 7.0 l/100 km [38.2 – 40.4 mpg imp];
CO2 emissions combined: 168 – 160 g/km) will be assimilated in
a operation by a BMW M340i xDrive Touring (fuel expenditure combined:
7.6 – 7.2 l/100 km [37.2 – 39.2 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions
combined: 172 – 163 g/km). Powertrain and framework record developed
with foe lane imagination from BMW M GmbH, sold pattern cues,
disdainful customary preference and a cockpit total for the
delight of pushing pleasure during a many heated yield those on board
to a opening knowledge conduct and shoulders above anything else in
a midsize reward segment. From Nov 2019, a Sedan and Touring
models will also be accessible in BMW M340i First Edition guise.
Limited to 340 units in any case, a First Edition will include
quite interesting pattern and apparatus features.

The new BMW M340i xDrive Sedan and BMW M340i xDrive Touring
paint a rarely strong solution of a sporting essence
that enshrines a 3 Series as a decisive BMW and has set it apart
from a foe for over 40 years. The strange BMW 3 Series made
a symbol during launch in 1975 with a strikingly flexible handling
qualities. And a Touring indication – that took to a theatre for the
initial time with a attainment of a second-generation “3” – combined
a trailblazing flexibility with signature BMW dynamics. Powerful
engines (most quite of a six-cylinder in-line variety),
consistently upgraded framework record and a all-wheel-drive
complement initial introduced on a 3 Series have been portion adult a
alone pushing knowledge ever since.

In a model’s latest incarnation, BMW M adds additional abyss to the
energetic potential during hand. A 275 kW/374 hp straight-six section with
M TwinPower Turbo technology, an M Sport differential, M Sport
cessation including non-static competition steering and M Sport brakes, plus
bespoke M extraneous facilities with optimised aerodynamic properties form
a exquisitely stoical altogether package designed to maximise
performance. The new BMW M340i xDrive Sedan powers from 0 to 100 km/h
(62 mph) in 4.4 seconds, a new BMW M340i xDrive Touring in
4.5 seconds. This creates both models half a second quicker than the
range-topping variants of a effusive 3 Series.

Exceptional power: six-cylinder in-line engine with
M TwinPower Turbo record develops 275 kW/374 hp.

The six-cylinder in-line engine grown exclusively for a new
BMW M340i xDrive Sedan and BMW M340i xDrive Touring stands out with
a immediate energy fibre and ardour for revs, total with
a fibre for that BMW engines are eminent and unrivalled
levels of potency for a outlay class. The 3.0-litre energy unit
facilities an aluminium crankcase with a closed-deck construction and a
further amalgamate cylinder head. Weight-minimised pistons and criminal rods
and a crankshaft done from fake steel boost inner engine
efficiency. Frictional waste are reduced by a routine famous as
‘form honing’ for a cylinder bores in a crankcase and by means of
their wire-arc sprayed steel coating.

The new straight-six generates 275 kW/374 hp, an boost of
35 kW/48 hp on a engine powering a prior range-topping models,
while rise torque is adult by 50 Nm (37 lb-ft) to 500 Nm (369 lb-ft). Its
M TwinPower Turbo record includes a twin-scroll turbocharger with
surreptitious assign atmosphere cooling integrated into a intake system,
latest-generation High Precision Injection approach petrol injection,
VALVETRONIC entirely non-static valve timing and Double-VANOS variable
camshaft timing for a intake and empty sides. Integrating the
turbocharging complement into a cast-steel plural formula in a
remarkably compress pattern and, during a same time, means a exhaust
upsurge usually has to transport a brief distance, permitting assign vigour to
rise fast from low revs. The turbine’s responsiveness is further
extended by a rebate in a mass impulse of sluggishness of some 25 per
cent. And a wide-opening, electrically tranquil wastegate helps to
keep emissions down. The limit doing vigour of a direct
injection system, with a cantilevered injectors, has been increased
from 200 to 350 bar. This optimises fuel metering and minimises the
engine’s emissions. 

M Technic Package with optimised cooling complement accessible as
an choice for a BMW M340i xDrive Sedan.

The rarely fit cooling complement in a new BMW M340i xDrive Sedan
and BMW M340i xDrive Touring keeps a engine, delivery and brakes
during their ideal doing heat not usually in bland driving, but
also when a cars are pushed to their sporting extremes. It comprises
a high-temperature and a low-temperature circuit, and surreptitious charge
atmosphere cooling. A split-cooling valve creates it probable to temporarily
close off crankcase cooling, thereby optimising warm-up behaviour. Also
accessible as an choice for a new BMW M340i xDrive Sedan is the
M Technic Package, that adds dual remote coolant radiators to accommodate the
quite high final placed on heat government during the
outdoor boundary of sporty pushing – generally in high ambient temperatures.

Standard M Sport empty complement generates emotionally abounding soundtrack.

The new six-cylinder in-line engine delivers a supernatural energy to
a rarely sold subsidy lane afforded even incomparable inflection by
a customary M Sport empty system. The flap-controlled complement hits a
quite abounding and stirring note when SPORT or SPORT+ mode is
vigilant regulating a Driving Experience Control switch. The sound
concomitant a burgeoning bloat of engine energy creates a
spine-tingling acoustic knowledge for a occupants of a new
BMW M340i xDrive Sedan and BMW M340i xDrive Touring. The dual-branch,
twin-tailpipe empty complement incorporates dual petrol particulate
filters, enabling a BMW M twin to prove a prerequisites of the
Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard.

Eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, intelligent
all-wheel expostulate and M Sport differential as standard.

The new straight-six energy section teams adult as customary with the
latest-generation eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, standout
facilities of that embody an optimised hydraulic control system, low
converter slip, effective damping of rotational irregularities and
intensely sporty rigging shifts. The ratio spacing is ideally attuned
to a engine’s opening characteristics, and so lends itself to
pulsating bursts of speed, while enhancing both pushing comfort and
efficiency. The selector push and customary change paddles on the
steering circle can both be used to assume primer control of a gear
preference process. There is also a Launch Control duty for
accelerating off a line with limit energetic intent.

The intelligent all-wheel-drive complement in a new
BMW M340i xDrive Sedan and BMW M340i xDrive Touring enables fully
non-static placement of expostulate energy between a front and back wheels
regulating an electronically tranquil multi-plate squeeze in a transfer
case. BMW xDrive works in tandem with a DSC (Dynamic Stability
Control) complement and reacts to changes in a pushing conditions with
good pointing and in a fragment of a second, maximising traction,
lively and doing fortitude in all continue and highway surface
conditions, and when a cars’ sporting capabilities are put to the
test. The system’s rear-biased setup helps to furnish a driving
knowledge approaching of an M car, and is generally conspicuous with the
Driving Experience Control switch set to SPORT or SPORT+ mode. The
vital apportioning of even some-more energy to a back wheels increases
lively when branch into corners, in particular.

The new BMW M340i xDrive Sedan and new BMW M340i xDrive Touring
are also versed with a M Sport differential as standard. The
electronically controlled, entirely non-static locking duty in a rear
differential brings about an discernible alleviation in traction and
cornering bravery and also boosts directional fortitude and agility.
The locking outcome generated by an electric engine boundary speed
equalisation between a inside and outward back circle when cornering,
permitting a motorist to energy out of bends with unusual dynamic
verve. Governed by a DSC system, a locking duty for a rear
differential also improves traction and energy delivery when
pushing on highway surfaces with incompatible levels of hold for a left
and right back wheels by preventing a circle from spinning when it is
struggling for purchase. Together with BMW xDrive all-wheel drive,
this ensures energy is channelled onto a highway to limit agility- and
dynamism-enhancing effect.

M Sport cessation and non-static competition steering.

The framework record grown for a new BMW 3 Series operation has
all a collection to broach intensely sporty doing characteristics.
With their minimised weight and maximised rigidity, a components of
a double-joint open strut front spindle and five-link back axle
whet cornering dynamics and steering precision, as do a wide
marks and best circle cove settings. The M Sport suspension
enclosed as customary on a new BMW M340i xDrive Sedan and new BMW
M340i xDrive Touring lowers their float tallness by 10 millimetres, and
facilities M-specific elastokinematic properties and lift-related
dampers. The check control pattern creation a entrance in a new
BMW 3 Series reduces physique transformation merely when smoothing out
vibrations caused by rough highway surfaces and energetic cornering. The
outcome is sporty, lawful handling. This setup adds extra
hydraulic damping on miscarry during a front spindle and a
compression-limiting complement during a rear. It is invariably variable
and adjusts a check trust gradually according to changing
open travel.

Customers also have a choice of Adaptive M suspension with
electronically tranquil dampers. These dampers respond adaptively to
highway aspect conditions and pushing character in sequence to eliminate
undesired physique movement. To this end, a application and rebound
stages are both practiced invariably and exclusively of one
another. This enables finely metered open and damping responses,
provision a motorist with usually applicable information about a road
surface. Damping characteristics can be practiced around a Driving
Experience Control switch. SPORT and SPORT+ modes optimise a cars’
ability to yield energetic handling, formulating a conspicuous contrariety to
a some-more comfort-oriented check responses in COMFORT and ECO PRO modes.

Variable competition steering is another component of a M Sport
cessation and Adaptive M suspension packages. Combining Servotronic
speed-sensitive energy assistance with a non-static ratio that adjusts to
changes in a steering angle, it helps to give a cars superb
straightline intrepidity while also lending itself to free low-speed
branch and manoeuvring. The non-static competition steering’s sharp, precise
response enhances lively on turn-in, too.

M Sport brakes and M light-alloy wheels with mixed-size tyres.

Outstanding interlude energy is delivered by a further standard
M Sport brakes, whose intensely sporty setup is headlined by short
pedal transport and a graphic vigour point. This braking system
facilities a quite approach pedal ratio together with a special
hydraulic pattern comprising four-piston bound callipers and
348-millimetre discs during a front wheels and single-piston floating
callipers with 345-millimetre discs during a rear. The blue-painted
callipers bear a M logo. When specified with a discretionary M Technic
Package, a new BMW M340i xDrive Sedan comes versed with bespoke
M Sport brakes, whose four-piston bound callipers during a front wheels
strive their interlude energy on incomparable 374-millimetre discs.

The new BMW M340i xDrive Sedan and BMW M340i xDrive Touring ride
as customary on bespoke 18-inch M light-alloy wheels shod with
mixed-size tyres measuring 225/45 R 18 during a front and 255/40 R 18 at
a rear. Likewise model-specific 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in
3 designs can be found on a options list along with 19-inch BMW
Individual light-alloy wheels, again with mixed-size tyres. The
high-performance tyres accessible as an choice for a 19-inch
M light-alloy wheels capacitate rarely effective delivery of
longitudinal and parallel forces.

M-specific pattern facilities with optimised aerodynamic
properties, top-class customary specification.

The new BMW M340i xDrive Sedan and new BMW M340i xDrive Touring waste
no time in showcasing their higher opening qualities with a
series of standalone, M-specific pattern features. The front apron,
side skirts and back finish have all been crafted to optimise supply of
cooling atmosphere and a cars’ aerodynamic properties. The bespoke design
elements also embody a mesh-design BMW kidney grille and
trapezoidal empty tailpipes. The new BMW M340i xDrive Sedan also
sports a body-coloured M rear spoiler. BMW Individual High-gloss
Shadowline trim and a Cerium Grey lead finish for a exterior
counterpart caps, a atmosphere intake trim in a front bumper, a aspect of
a BMW kidney grille filigree and a surround, a tailpipes and the
indication badge all supplement to a disdainful look.

M-specific pattern and apparatus facilities inside both models help
to concentration a occupants’ courtesy on a energetic pushing experience
laid on for them. Standard appointments embody sports seats for the
motorist and front newcomer upholstered in an M-specific multiple of
Sensatec and Alcantara with contrariety quilting in Blue, an M leather
steering circle with multifunction buttons and change paddles, a BMW
Individual superstar in Anthracite, M pedals, M-specific building mats
and interior trim strips in Aluminium Tetragon with accent strips in
Pearl-effect Chrome. ‘M340i’ lettering appears in a digital
instrument cluster and also adorns a front doorway sill plates.

As good as their bespoke powertrain and framework record and
model-specific extraneous and interior pattern features, a new
BMW M340i xDrive Sedan and BMW M340i xDrive Touring are also equipped
as customary with three-zone involuntary meridian control (including
apart control of a heat and movement settings both for
a motorist and front newcomer side and a back passenger
compartment), ambient lighting, extended storage and an automatically
dimming rear-view mirror. Other apparatus on a customary apparatus roster
for a high-performance siblings embody Park Distance Control with
sensors during a front and rear, BMW Live Cockpit Plus finish with
navigation complement and an 8.8-inch Control Display, and a Connected
Package Plus including Real Time Traffic Information, Remote Services,
Concierge Services and Apple CarPlay preparation.

Taking stick position: a BMW M340i First Edition.

An disdainful special-edition chronicle of a dual range-topping models
will also be offering from a launch of a new BMW M340i xDrive
Touring in Nov 2019. The BMW M340i First Edition will be
accessible in both Sedan and Touring guise and offering in selected
markets – including Italy, Spain, Switzerland, a Netherlands,
Scandinavia, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, the
Middle East, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. The singular run of 340 units
of any indication chronicle will come with a preference of exceptionally
appealing pattern and apparatus features.

The BMW Individual paint finish in Frozen Dark Grey metallic,
BMW Individual High-gloss Shadowline trim with extended facilities and
19-inch M light-alloy wheels symbol a Edition models out clearly as
a apex of sportiness and exclusivity. Moving inside, BMW
Individual Merino full leather trim in an disdainful Fjord
Blue/Silverstone bi-colour variant, a leather-covered BMW Individual
instrument row and M seat belts emanate an matchless cabin ambience.
BMW Individual interior trim elements in High-gloss Aluminium weave
and with “M340i First Edition 1/340” badging supplement a finishing touches.