BMW 340i Facelift to output 326 hp, unveil in May

3-Series | April 23rd, 2015 by 9
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At the top of the lineup, the 335i model is replaced by the BMW 340i which will produce 326 horsepower.

Next month, BMW will unveil the facelifted version of the popular 3 Series family. Along with visual upgrades, the new Life Cycle Impulse will bring significant updates to the powerplant lineup. The new family of engines (BXX) will replace the current generation NXX to offer similar or more power, and lower fuel consumption.

At the top of the lineup, the 335i model is replaced by the BMW 340i which will produce 326 horsepower. The combined fuel consumption will be 7.4 liters per 100 km (32 mpg) with the manual transmission and 6.6 liters (36 mpg) with the new 8-speed automatic. These numbers are preliminary and might change based on EPA regulations.

From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the 340i will need just 5.2 seconds (manual) or 5.0 seconds (automatic).

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The exterior updates include a revised front bumper and rear bumper, larger taillpipes, full LED headlights and fog lights, and redesigned L-shaped taillights. The chassis and suspension have been reworked as well, so we expect to see improved steering and a sportier ride.

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Inside the cabin, the new 3 Series Facelift will feature new trim lines and leather options, and more chrome elements.

Three new exterior colors will be offered: Jatoba Metallic, Mediterranean Blue and Platinum Silver.

Sales of the new 3 Series LCI will begin this summer.

9 responses to “BMW 340i Facelift to output 326 hp, unveil in May”

  1. Cary says:

    We’re jumping from 25 or 26 combined mpg on the 335 to 36 on the 340? Sounds great, but not believable. Maybe that’s the highway estimate?

  2. Autopal says:

    Any chance they will still offer the M power kit? Doubtful, but I am hoping, something to be close to Benz C450 amg sport

  3. Ben says:

    326 horses is kind of low, it is only barely higher than 640’s 315 HP.

  4. Jonathan1822 says:

    The 10% fuel efficiency increase would match the differences between the N47 and B47 1 Series engines so likely that the newer engines will provide this level of improvement…

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