2020 BMW M340i xDrive - Luxurious Performance Sedan

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2020 BMW M340i xDrive Sedan Specifications:

Config/No of cyls/valves: In-line / 6 / 4
Engine technology: M TwinPower Turbo technology: TwinScroll turbocharger, High Precision Direct Injection, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control, Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing
Effective capacity cc: 2998
Stroke/bore mm: 94.6 / 82.0
Compression ratio :1 10.2
Fuel: min. RON 91
Max output kW/hp: 275 / 374 at rpm 5500 – 6500
Max torque Nm: 500 at rpm 1850 – 5000
Battery/installation Ah/–: 80 / luggage compartment
Suspension, front: Double-joint spring-strut axle in lightweight aluminium-steel construction with M specific elastokinematics, hydraulically damped torque strut bearings
Suspension, rear: Five-link axle in lightweight aluminium-steel construction with M specific elastokinematics
Brakes, front: Four piston fixed-calliper disc brakes, vented
Brakes, rear: Single-piston floating-calliper disc brakes, vented
Driving stability systems: Standard: DSC incl. ABS and DTC (Dynamic Traction Control), CBC (Cornering Brake Control), DBC (Dynamic Brake Control), Performance Control, Dry Braking function, Fading Compensation, Start-Off Assistant, xDrive all-wheel-drive system networked with DSC, M Sport differential; optional: Adaptive M suspension
Safety equipment: Standard: airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, head airbags front and rear, three-point inertia-reel seatbelts for all seats, front seats with belt stopper, belt latch tensioner and belt force limiter, crash-active front head restraints, crash sensors, tyre pressure indicator
Steering: Electric Power Steering (EPS), variable sport steering with Servotronic function
Steering ratio, overall :1 13.6
Tyres, front/rear: 225/45 R18 95Y XL/ 255/40 R18 99Y XL
Rims, front/rear: 7.5J x 18 light-alloy/ 8.5J x 18 light-alloy
Type of transmission: Eight-speed Steptronic transmission
Power-to-weight ratio (DIN) kg/kW: 6.1
Output per litre kW/l: 91.7
Acceleration 0–100 km/h s: 4.4
Top speed km/h: 250
BMW EfficientDynamics standard features: Brake Energy Regeneration with recuperation display, Electric Power Steering (EPS), Auto Start Stop function, Optimum Shift Indicator, ECO PRO mode with coasting function and Proactive Driving Assistant, BMW EfficientLightweight, optimised aerodynamic attributes, active air flap control, on-demand operation of ancillary units, map-regulated oil pump, efficiency-optimised all-wheel drive, differential with optimised warm-up behaviour, tyres with reduced rolling resistance
Fuel Consumption ECE Urban l/100 km: 9.6 – 9.2
Extra-urban l/100 km: 6.1 – 5.8
Combined l/100 km: 7.4 – 7.0

The six-cylinder in-line engine developed exclusively for the new BMW M340i xDrive Sedan and BMW M340i xDrive Touring stands out with its instantaneous power delivery and appetite for revs, combined with the smoothness for which BMW engines are renowned and unrivalled levels of efficiency for its output class. The 3.0-litre power unit features an aluminium crankcase with a closed-deck construction and a likewise alloy cylinder head. Weight-minimised pistons and con rods and a crankshaft made from forged steel increase internal engine efficiency. Frictional losses are reduced through a process known as ‘form honing’ for the cylinder bores in the crankcase and by means of their wire-arc sprayed steel coating.

The new straight-six generates 275 kW/374 hp, an increase of 35 kW/48 hp on the engine powering the previous range-topping models, while peak torque is up by 50 Nm (37 lb-ft) to 500 Nm (369 lb-ft). Its M TwinPower Turbo technology includes a twin-scroll turbocharger with indirect charge air cooling integrated into the intake system, latest-generation High Precision Injection direct petrol injection, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing for the intake and exhaust sides. Integrating the turbocharging system into the cast-steel manifold results in a remarkably compact design and, at the same time, means the exhaust flow only has to travel a short distance, allowing charge pressure to develop rapidly from low revs. The turbine’s responsiveness is further enhanced by a reduction in the mass moment of inertia of some 25 per cent. And a wide-opening, electrically controlled wastegate helps to keep emissions down. The maximum operating pressure of the direct injection system, with its cantilevered injectors, has been increased from 200 to 350 bar. This optimises fuel metering and minimises the engine’s emissions.

The new BMW M340i xDrive Sedan powers from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds, the new BMW M340i xDrive Touring in 4.5 seconds. This makes both models half a second quicker than the range-topping variants of the outgoing 3 Series.