New 3er!! 7 Generations of 3 Series, bring us to todays video! THE 3 SERIES has been the best selling BMW since it’s debut in 1975. It’s a car that introduced us to the idea of a sporty small sedan, and since has irrefutably led the way in this segment.
As much a cornerstone of the Ultimate Driving Machine as any other BMW, today we take a look back at this history of the 3 Series before having some fun in the first exciting M Powered version, the M340i Xdrive!
The car has grown, 3.3 in longer, 0.6 in wider but as it’s based on the CLAR platform, it’s 50% more ridged thanks to use of high strength steel and aluminium and 55 kg lighter.
The grille is not as offensive as the new M3, I find it quite handsome. And the car is inundated with the hoffmeister kink tradition.
Like the M3 and M4, the 320d and M340i both available in either RWD or X-Drive! Giving customers choice.
My favourite part is the engine though: tStraight 6 B58 engine, already award winning, produced pros374 BHP, 500NM, 4.4 seconds. It’s attached to the 8 Speed Steptronic, which together with this epic engine makes for an awesome driving experience, wait to see on the driven. The X-Drive system is of course rear biased, and the car comes standard with the M Sport differential. There is variable sports steering but… well I’ll get to that later.
But will the package be enough to battle the likes of the C43 and Audi S4? Today we explore:
- Origins in New Class and 02 Series w/ Wilhelm Hofmeister
- E21, E30, E36, E46, E90, F30,
- The new G20
- B58 engine
- BMW M changes within the M340i
- Exterior details of new 3 Series
- Other spec and wheels
- Interior review
- Exhaust Sound
- Driving Review
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