BMW has launched the second made-in-India car The BMW M340 i xDrive which is a sibling to the series 3. The new sedan is assembled at the Chennai plant. And it is the first car under the ‘M’ badge to be manufactured locally.
The M340i is upgrade or the more sportier version to the standard 3 series and the 3 series Gran Limousine in India lineup. The car is launched at very competitive price tag of Rs.62.90 lakh. The BMW will mainly rival Mercedes-Benz AMG A35 and upcoming Audi S5 sportback.
What runs the car is the M TwinPower Turbo 3.0 lit inline-six-cylinder engine with 8-speed automatic gearbox. The same engine is used in the BMW X6 and Z4. With engine you can go 0-100km/h in lightning 4.4 sec. It comes with xDrive all-wheel-drive system. It comes with 4 driving mode Comfort, ECOPRO, Sport, and Sport+.
German manufacturer are know for the safety the car is loaded with safety features which includes:-
- Airbags for driver and front passenger
- Head airbags, front, and rear
- Side airbags for driver and front passenger
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Electronic Vehicle Immobilizer and Crash Sensor, Three-point seat belts for all seats, are some other safety features. within the package.
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The car comes with 3 levels LED lights, you also get the sporty air spoiler at the rear of the car. M340i consist of alloy wheels which are 18” (45.72 cm) M light alloy wheels Double-Spoke Style. The front tire is 225/45 R18 and the 255/40 R 18 for rear. BMW claims the Fuel Economy of 11.86 kmpl.
- Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto
- Harman Kardon Surround Sound (464 W, 16 speakers)
- Fully Digital 12.3” (31.2 cm) Instrument Display
- Emergency Spare Wheel
The car is available in 3 color options Dravite Grey, Tanzanite Blue, and Sunset Orange.
The BMW M340i can be a great experience to drive and the car will excite motorsport lovers. It will be thrilling to drive the quickest made in India car. The car is between luxury and the performance.