Exclusive straight six with ‘M TwinPower Turbo’ delivering 374hp meets cutting-edge chassis engineering and xDrive AWD to bring top-end performance to the new BMW 3 Series range.

3.0 BMW Engine

The 2020 BMW M340i xDrive Touring will join the Saloon on sale in November. Sharing the same 3.0-litre twin-scroll turbo inline-six with the Saloon, there's 374hp and 500Nm of torque for shuttling kids, dogs and groceries, et al.

BMW M340i Touring

The luxuriously equipped M340i xDrive was conceived and developed in close co-operation with BMW’s M Division, hence the M in its name. It fills the gap in the German car maker’s line-up between the excellent 330i and the upcoming new M3, due in 2020. The Saloon and Touring get mandatory all-wheel drive as found on the series production four-door.

M340i Saloon

M340i Touring

There’s full LED exterior lighting, 18-inch wheels, an M Sport-tuned suspension with continuously variable damping and a compression-limiting feature at the back, M Sport brakes, the M Sport electronic rear differential, variable steering, and an M Sport exhaust. Dual high- and low-temperature cooling circuits keep the mechanicals in the proper climate zone should parental heel-and-toe merchants want to stop by the track on the way home from the school run.

Deploying the engine’s reserves is a conventional eight-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox, which features its own unique ratios and an integral launch-control function along with BMW’s latest xDrive four-wheel drive system complete with an electronic differential lock on the rear axle.

M340i Cabin

Underpinning the M340i xDrive is a specially tuned M Sport suspension. It features a nominal 10mm reduction in ride height compared with other 3 Series models. A full gambit of elastokinematic changes is also included to provide the new BMW model with what is described as ‘sporty and authoritative’ handling.