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BMW M340d Leaks Early

What if you could blend performance with fuel economy? BMW believes you can and the diesel-powered M340d has leaked. Here's what we know so far.

The European market loves performance diesel vehicles and they sell plenty of them across all segments. In South Africa, we've had the Volkswagen Golf GTD which sold very few units, and if we recall correctly, BMW offered its F10 5-Series with the 35d powertrain. With 230 kW and 630 Nm from a turbocharged 3.0-litre 6-cylinder diesel motor, the performance was brisk with a claimed 0-100 of 5.5 seconds, while consuming just 5.4 L/100 km.

Now thanks to Dutch publication Autoweek.nl, we get some juicy details on the new BMW M340d. The newcomer will come with xDrive and in sedan form it'll hit 100 kph in just 4.6 seconds and go onto a limited top speed of 250 kph. We say sedan form as BMW is also offering this model in a Touring/Estate bodystyle.

The engine of choice is the same as the one found in the X3/X4 M40d and is a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-6 diesel. It packs 240 kW and unlike the SUV duo who have 680 Nm, this M340d has 700 Nm. The consumption claim is very impressive with between 5.3 - 5.7 L/100 km and the new M340d features an engine-off coasting functionality which works at speeds of up to 160 kph.


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BMW M340d Leaks Early

What if you could blend performance with fuel economy? BMW believes you can and the diesel-powered M340d has leaked. Here's what we know so far.

The European market loves performance diesel vehicles and they sell plenty of them across all segments. In South Africa, we've had the Volkswagen Golf GTD which sold very few units, and if we recall correctly, BMW offered its F10 5-Series with the 35d powertrain. With 230 kW and 630 Nm from a turbocharged 3.0-litre 6-cylinder diesel motor, the performance was brisk with a claimed 0-100 of 5.5 seconds, while consuming just 5.4 L/100 km.

Now thanks to Dutch publication Autoweek.nl, we get some juicy details on the new BMW M340d. The newcomer will come with xDrive and in sedan form it'll hit 100 kph in just 4.6 seconds and go onto a limited top speed of 250 kph. We say sedan form as BMW is also offering this model in a Touring/Estate bodystyle.

The engine of choice is the same as the one found in the X3/X4 M40d and is a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-6 diesel. It packs 240 kW and unlike the SUV duo who have 680 Nm, this M340d has 700 Nm. The consumption claim is very impressive with between 5.3 - 5.7 L/100 km and the new M340d features an engine-off coasting functionality which works at speeds of up to 160 kph.


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Gimme Gimme Gimme!!!!

In the Estate/Touring format please.
 

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BMW 3 Series Touring M340i xDrive 2020 review

Should I buy one?

Those searching for a capable estate car that can also truly entertain should certainly have the M340i on their shortlist. It’s rapid, comfortably more dynamic than an Audi S4 Avant (though perhaps not as economical) and better equipped inside than a C43 Estate.

While undeniably firm on British roads, its ride hasn’t been completely compromised in search of driver engagement. And though the 3 Series saloon might be the even better driver’s car, it can’t claim to match the Touring’s ability to deal with more of what life throws at it.

BMW 3 Series Touring M340i specification

Where Surrey, UK Price £55,685 On sale now Engine 6 cyls, 2998cc, turbocharged, petrol Power 369bhp at 5500-6500rpm Torque 369lb ft at 1850-5000rpm Gearbox 8-spd automatic Kerb weight 1745kg Top speed 155mph (limited) 0-62mph 4.5sec Fuel economy 33.2-33.6 mpg CO2 no WLTP data available Rivals Mercedes-AMG C43, Audi S4 Avant TDI


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BMW launches new 330e Touring with four-wheel drive option

Plug-in hybrid 3 Series is available in estate form for the first time; 330e can now be specified with xDrive

BMW has expanded its 3 Series line-up with the addition of a Touring estate version of the plug-in hybrid 330e – a first for the model.

Available to order from summer, the 330e Touring makes use of the same petrol-electric powertrain as the saloon variant, which pairs a 181bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with an electric motor integrated into the gearbox.


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New six-cylinder BMW M340d xDrive finally announced ... with 700 Nm!

BMW has finally confirmed the expansion of its G20-generation 3 Series range with the reveal of the new, diesel-powered M340d xDrive sedan.

Joining the M340i xDrive under the M Performance banner (ahead of the arrival of the new M3), the fresh turbodiesel variant features an inline-six that BMW claims offers “exceptional pulling power while attaining similarly impressive levels of efficiency”.

The 3,0-litre oil-burner churns out 250 kW and 700 N.m (a little more than the 240 kW and 680 N.m offered by the equivalent unit in the locally built X3 M40d), facilitating a sprint from zero to 100 km/h in a claimed 4,6 seconds. That peak twisting force arrives as early as 1 750 r/min.


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New six-cylinder BMW M340d xDrive finally announced ... with 700 Nm!

BMW has finally confirmed the expansion of its G20-generation 3 Series range with the reveal of the new, diesel-powered M340d xDrive sedan.

Joining the M340i xDrive under the M Performance banner (ahead of the arrival of the new M3), the fresh turbodiesel variant features an inline-six that BMW claims offers “exceptional pulling power while attaining similarly impressive levels of efficiency”.

The 3,0-litre oil-burner churns out 250 kW and 700 N.m (a little more than the 240 kW and 680 N.m offered by the equivalent unit in the locally built X3 M40d), facilitating a sprint from zero to 100 km/h in a claimed 4,6 seconds. That peak twisting force arrives as early as 1 750 r/min.


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I really hope this comes to SA but I doubt it will. There isn't much of an appetite for diesel performance cars in SA. If you think back to the e90 335d, they never launched that car in SA and they will most likely look at the X3 / X4 M40d numbers to make a decision around these. If you consider how poorly those models sell here, I don't think it will happen.

For us diesel fanatics, we can only hope :D
 
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