The BMW F80 M3 is the highest canine within the Three Sequence vary. There’s fairly a noticeable distinction between probably the most highly effective BMW Three Sequence and the M automotive, a minimum of while you’re wanting on the specs. That’s a difficulty the Bavarians are engaged on, as the longer term Three Sequence vary will embrace an M Efficiency mannequin that may slot between the ‘regular’ Three Sequence fashions and the M mannequin atop of them. However within the meantime, the BMW 340i is doing that job.
As soon as the facelift was launched and the 340i badge confirmed up in BMW configurators all around the world for the primary time, folks knew that is the reference 3er to speak about. It makes use of a new-age B58 Three-liter straight six engine making 326 HP and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque, numbers adequate for a highway automotive. It should additionally attain 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.1 seconds in RWD guise and four.9 seconds if it’s all-wheel drive.
And all that sounds spectacular sufficient on paper however the automotive feels so much quicker in actual life as we discovered lately throughout our time with one. Ours was all-wheel drive and it was a correct sleeper on the highway. It was no M3 although and that’s what the video under desires to indicate. The 2 are neck and neck as much as about 100 km/h (62 mph) and that works wonders in favor of the 340i. If it had xDrive, it’d’ve even outpaced the M3 within the Zero-20 mph dash.
The factor is, the superior energy of the M automotive, which can also be fitted with a Competitors Bundle so it has 450 HP, reveals within the triple digit pace vary. That’s not the one benefit the M3 has, as it can additionally run circles across the 340i on the observe. However then once more, how typically do folks go to a correct observe to drive their vehicles?
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