Live photos: BMW 340i Sedan

3-Series | May 10th, 2015 by 8
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Earlier this week, BMW unveiled the life cycle impulse, fancy words for facelift, of the 3 Series sedan and Touring. The official photo gallery can …

Earlier this week, BMW unveiled the life cycle impulse, fancy words for facelift, of the 3 Series sedan and Touring. The official photo gallery can be found here, while today you can download some real life photos of the 340i from the event launch in Munich.

The 340i will be the first BMW to use the six-cylinder engine from the EfficientDynamics engine family. Replacing the outgoing 3.0 liter turbocharged six in the 335i, the 340i’s six will produce 326 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque and achieve 7.7-6.5 liters per 100km (30 mpg US). The new, all-aluminum six-cylinder engine will be both powerful and efficient, more so than the outgoing six. This new I6 engine has some mighty shoes to fill, as the outgoing six is beloved by enthusiasts everywhere for its silky-smooth power delivery, excellent powerband and lovely noise.

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The 340i be available with six-speed manual transmissions and eight-speed, ZF automatics. The manual features a dual-mass flywheel with centrifugal pendulum adjusters and rev-matching to bring the engine to the correct speed for the next gear change, up or down.

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Design wise,the 2015 BMW 3 Series Sedan and Touring feature sharper design and sportier front and rear views. Designers have given the headlights a redesign with optional full-LED lighting while the LED taillights are sharper and more dynamic. The rear end also gets more sculpted and clearly defined lines.

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The M Sport Line is the most handsome of the bunch. The 340i featured here comes with the Sport Line.

See more photos below.

[Source: Bimmertoday]

8 responses to “Live photos: BMW 340i Sedan”

  1. Reino-five-five-oh says:

    Was it really necessary to change the number? Why not continue to call it the 335i?

    • Ivan Neri says:

      Just marketing…obviously…

    • Steve in Maryland says:

      Because the C Class now has a C400 which is a 3 liter.. It’s a marketing thing…40 equates to 400 Mind you, there have been 740s and 640s using the 3 liter engine for quite a while.

      • Reino-five-five-oh says:

        This all reminds me of This is Spinal Tap when the guy brags about his “amp goes up to eleven” and the interviewer looks at him like he’s an idiot.

        BMW and MB can’t sustain this evolution. Are we going to see a 3110i and C1100 in the future? Hey my car goes to eleven! They must think consumers are idiots.

  2. William C. says:

    This is already beautiful, but with the M-Sport package it would be perfect!

  3. Proud Liberal! says:

    Remember when BMW had a 540i and it was a V8 not a turbo 3.0 six.

    Forget Audi and MB, just get back to the roots and name these cars for their engines.

    e.g. 320 for 2.0 , 330 for 3.0. etc.

  4. boobster says:

    will there be a 340i Touring in the U.S.?

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