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BMW to launch new model designations: 330i, 340i, 430i and 440i

Rumors | July 9th, 2014 by 4
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While not officially confirmed, the interwebs are having a field day with this latest rumor: BMW will launch 340i and 440i models. The new model …

While not officially confirmed, the interwebs are having a field day with this latest rumor: BMW will launch 340i and 440i models. The new model designation is rumored to take place when the F30 3 Series gets its life cycle impulse next year.

Furthermore, by changing the top models 335i and 435i, now there is room to add back the 330i and subsequently the 430i model.

As we reported earlier this year, BMW is also undergoing engine changes. The Nx series is now replaced by the Bx units. So for the 3 Series and 4 Series family, the N20 and N55 will be replaced by the B48 (four-cylinder 2. liter) and the B58 (six-cylinder 3.0 liter).

BMW to launch new model designations: 330i, 340i, 430i and 440i

Photo: http://oversteering.blogspot.com/2012/08/bmw-e30-340i.html

It remains unknown if the new engines will also bring a power and performance increase, but the rumors are that at least the six-cylinder unit will get 10-15%  more horsepower.

BMW 3 Series Facelift will debut late this year with sales beginning in early 2015. The US market will get the new models in summer 2015.

[Source: f30post]

  • mckillio

    While still just rumors, is the 3/430i expected to be a six cylinder variant?

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      No, it will be a four-cylinder 2.0

  • grablife

    I love BMW but BMW’s naming strategy is absolutely horrible. They should go back to the days when the number was the engine size and just throw a T or H for Turbo or Hybrid and call it a day.

    • Flexo

      So in case of 1 series which has 114i, 116i and 118i you would like that the name is 116i for each of them? If you go for a diesel there are 3 different 1.6 and 3 for 2.0 engine. And there is new 3 cylinder engine which has displacement of 1.5. In that case you would have 315i (1st generation of 3 series had name 315 and in there there was 1.6 engine). If you look model naming as version of motor and not displacement everything is alright and is the only way to look it. In the past there were many models with this “problem”. Your version of naming doesn’t even make sense coz there is no non turbo engines in bmw range.

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