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.
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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).
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.