10 Mar 2021: BMW M340i xDrive launched in India at Rs. 63 lakh
German automaker BMW has launched its first locally assembled M Performance model, the 3 Series M340i xDrive in India.
As for the highlights, the car has a sporty look and an upmarket cabin with a host of features. It draws power from a BS6-compliant 3.0-liter petrol engine mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Here's our roundup.
Exteriors: The car comes in three color options
The BMW M340i xDrive has an eye-catching design, featuring a sloping roofline, a muscular bonnet, the company's signature kidney grille, a wide air vent, and sleek headlamps.
It is flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, and designer multi-spoke alloy wheels. Wrap-around taillights and dual chrome-tipped exhaust tips are present on the rear.
It comes in Sunset Orange, Dravit Grey Metallic, and Tanzanite Blue colors.
Fact: It runs on a 387hp, 3.0-liter engine
The BMW M340i xDrive runs on a BS6-compliant 3.0-liter, twin-turbo, 6-cylinder petrol engine that makes 387hp of power and 500Nm of torque. The mill is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox with an xDrive all-wheel-drive system. The vehicle can sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.4 seconds.
Interiors: The sedan has a tech-savvy cabin
BMW M340i xDrive has a premium cabin with 3-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting, Alcantara upholstery, M Sport brakes, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, and an M Sport steering wheel.
It packs a wireless charger and a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment panel with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Customers can customize their vehicle using Motorsport, Enthusiast, and Racer's Pack accessory packages.
Fact: BMW M340i xDrive: Pricing and availability
In India, the BMW M340i xDrive carries a price-tag of Rs. 62.9 lakh. At this price-point, it goes against rivals such as Mercedes-AMG C 43 coupe and the Audi S5 Sportback. You can also read our review of the car here (https://bit.ly/2OC0rDR).