BMW may release a “charged” version of the M340dNovember 11, 2019
Although diesel engines have a bad reputation, some automakers still have high hopes for them.
According to the profile forum BMWBlog, the German brand already in 2020 is likely to show a “charged” variation of the BMW 3-Series, which will run on heavy fuel, at the Geneva auto show. It is assumed that the new product will be called the M340d xDrive and, judging by the designation, it will acquire a four-wheel drive system, and the power unit will probably be borrowed from the X3 and X4 M40d models.
It should be noted that the 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo has a capacity of 321 hp. and a torque of 680 Nm. This motor allows SUVs to accelerate as much as possible to 250 km / h. Since the 3-Series will be more aerodynamic and most likely lighter, it can be even faster than SUVs.
It is expected that the M340d will be offered in a Touring body (i.e. a station wagon). In any case, it will be located at the top of the diesel lineup, and will become more expensive than the 330D xDrive, which in the UK market costs from 43,065 pounds.
In the current period of time, the 3-Series line (at least until the release of the new M3) has replenished with a variation of the M340i xDrive. It is available in both body types, has a gasoline inline 6-cylinder engine with a return of 374 hp.
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