The in-line six remains on board
The in-line six-cylinder with 48-volt mild hybrid support may also remain; it can still be found in the M340i xDrive, which looks out of narrower headlights and has a new rear apron. As before, the engine delivers 374 hp, with an additional eleven hp provided by the electric motor when accelerating spontaneously or when starting from traffic lights, and a maximum torque of 500 Newton meters is distributed to all four wheels. All-wheel drive is standard.
The M340i catapults itself from a standing start to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and with sustained pressure on the accelerator pedal up to a governed speed of 250 km/h. The whole thing, as expected, light-footed and with hardly noticeable gear changes of the eight-speed automatic.
Long-distance drivers go for the 320d
The accessories mentioned are optional for all models except for the entry-level variants 318i and 318d. So also for the 320d Touring that we also drove, so to speak the contrast program to the M340i.
With 500 liters of storage space, it offers 20 liters more luggage space than the sedan and should please long-distance drivers with the diesel engine, which is also supported by a 48-volt starter generator.
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140 kW (190 hp) at 4000 rpm
Rear wheel, eight-speed automatic
In the standard sprint, it is clearly inferior to the M340i with 7.2 seconds, and in the end it cannot run quite as fast at 229 km/h, but clearly wins with an entry-level price of 53,200 euros and of course in terms of consumption.
Curved display in the facelift 3 Series
In this respect, not much has really changed after the facelift compared to the predecessor. Completely different in the interior. As I said, the unrivaled iDrive controller has remained. The same applies to controlling the driving programs using the toggle switch in the center console.