BMW M340i Is Going To Be The First Locally Assembled M Performance Model

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This one is for every beemer fanboy! BMW is slowly but steadily expanding its line-up in India and the newest entrant in the BMW India portfolio is going to be the BMW 3-Series M340i. It will be an M performance model and will be the first locally assembled M performance model in India. D-Day for the launch is singled out to the 10th day of March 2021.

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The M340i will be assembled at BMW’s plant in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and BMW is set to increase the localisation of its M performance models. And if you’re any familiar with M from BMW, you know they are serious and quick.

BMW M340i front 3 quarters


Talking about the exterior visual elements, upfront, it gets an all-LED affair and a sculpted bonnet. The signature BMW kidney grille sits on it, which although on the M340i is a bit different from the usual, if you look closely. The air dams are wider and it features a cool set of 5-spoke alloys.

BMW M340i rear 3 quarters

At the rear, the sloping roofline is quite visible and so are the wraparound taillights and twin exhausts. One of the most intimidating badges, the M badge sits on the rear, in case you need a reason to give to the cop who pulled you over.

BMW M340i side look


On the inside, it is a sporty, yet a very plush affair. It gets a dual-tone dashboard, 3-zone climate control, ambient lighting and parking sensors. Not to forget, a 10.25” touch infotainment system with BMW’s iDrive system, with gesture control and voice commands in addition to an all-digital instrument cluster.

BMW M340i interiors


Mechanically, it draws power from a 3.0L, inline 6, twin-turbo petrol engine that produces 374HP of peak power and a mammoth 500Nm of peak torque. All the torque is channelled to all 4-wheels via BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system and an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Interestingly, BMW M340i is offered as an RWD option along with some superior package like M Suspension package, M Sport brakes, M Sport diff and an M Exhaust.

BMW M340i front close up

The 3-series currently starts for INR 42.59 lakhs ( ex-showroom ) for the 330i and 330i M Sport is another petrol option while 320d Luxury is the only diesel variant. Additionally, it also has a GL. The M340i should be priced around INR 60-65 lakhs mark ( ex-showroom )

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