New BMW M340i sedan: more details about 'M3 Lite' emerge

13 November, 2018, 22:03 | Author: Sammy Rose
  • New BMW M340i sedan: more details about 'M3 Lite' emerge

Torque now peaks at 369lb ft, helping the M340i to hit 62mph half a second earlier than the previous quickest non-M3 3 Series, the 340i (of the now discontinued F-generation) - although, again, some of the gains made in away-from-the-line performance can be attributed to the standard fitment of xDrive. And we'll have to wait a little longer.

The next-generation BMW 3 Series sedan is making the auto show rounds.

Although BMW didn't show the more powerful variant in Paris, it released specs of the model at that time. As is typical of German automobiles, top speed remains electronically limited to 155 miles per hour (249 km/h).

The power is transmitted to the rear wheels (or all four in the xDrive version) through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Both rear- and all-wheel-drive models come with a standard M Sport limited-slip differential for improved traction and cornering.

UK police make arrest in hunt for 'Friends' lookalike thief
The image of a suspected thief, taken in Blackpool , was widely shared after internet users noted his resemblance to actor David Schwimmer .


Lorde calls out Kanye for stealing her stage set
Kanye and Cudi's stage design during their performance at Camp Flog Gnaw this past weekend featured an nearly identical box. Kanye West and Kid Cudi performed Sunday at Los Angeles's Camp Flog Gnaw festival inside a suspended glass box.


Now even the French Army is rinsing Trump about cemetery no-show
Also known as the Belleau Wood cemetery, the site is home to the graves of 2,289 American war dead and 1,060 names of the missing. More than 2,000 United States troops are buried at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, where Trump was meant to visit on Saturday.


Pricing has yet to be announced, but the new top performance version of the BMW 3 is set to launch next summer.

"You can also opt for 19-inch alloys (in two designs and with mixed tyres) if the standard 18" wheels don't fit the bill. The M sport brakes achieve this with a more direct ratio as well as a different hydraulic configuration including four-piston, fixed calliper brakes and 348 millimetres discs at the front and single-piston, floating calliper brakes with 345 millimetres discs at the rear. Also there's something called "variable sport steering", said to provide better feedback. Hmm. The Adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled dampers is also optionally available.

Since the M340i sits among the regular model line-up, it does without muscle flexing features like flared arches.

As you'll see in these new images, the 2020 BMW M340i distinguishes itself with a special mesh grille. Instead, it signals its ranking with some extra aerodynamic features on the front bumper, a few M badges and some grey metallic trim outside.

The M Sport vibe carries through to the cabin in the form of sports seats upholstered in a Sensatec and Alcantara combo, anthracite roof liner and M-badged steering wheel.

Recommended:

  • Flipkart Group CEO Binny Bansal resigns after probe into misconduct charges

    Flipkart Group CEO Binny Bansal resigns after probe into misconduct charges

    Bansal has strongly denied the allegation, according to a separate statement by Flipkart and its main shareholder Walmart. But Walmart expressed confidence in the leadership structure and says the transition was in the works for some time .
    Hamas Missile Barrage Strikes Israel | Homeland Security

    Hamas Missile Barrage Strikes Israel | Homeland Security

    Following Sunday's raid, thousands in Gaza called for revenge for the death of Nur Barakah, a mid-level Hamas commander. In Israel, at least 10 people were injured in the rocket attacks, the news service reports , citing medical officials.
    'Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' Teases Witchy Spin On Holiday Special

    'Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' Teases Witchy Spin On Holiday Special

    All cast members, including Kiernan Shipka ( Sabrina ), Miranda Otto (Zelda), and Lucy Davis (Hilda), will return for the special. Let us know in the comment section! Watch the teaser for " It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Netflix " below, or here.
  • The Surface Go with LTE Advanced is now available to pre-order

    The Surface Go with LTE Advanced is now available to pre-order

    The November 20 launch date applies to the U.S. and Canada, with availability spreading to other markets just two days later. Pricing for the LTE model starts at $679 for consumers and $729 for commercial customers.
    Manchester United have fallen behind Manchester City Nicky Butt

    Manchester United have fallen behind Manchester City Nicky Butt

    And yet Mourinho is under intense scrutiny with United now sitting eighth, four points behind fourth placed Arsenal and 12 points behind leaders Manchester City .
    CNN suing White House over Acosta suspension

    CNN suing White House over Acosta suspension

    "I think it's a really strong lawsuit", said constitutional attorney Floyd Abrams after Stelter asked if CNN had grounds to sue. Ms Sanders said he had behaved inappropriately towards the young woman. "You are a rude, bad person".
  • Megan McKenna 'Confirmed' For The Jungle In Last Minute Addition To Line-Up

    Megan McKenna 'Confirmed' For The Jungle In Last Minute Addition To Line-Up

    Barrowman - best known for playing Captain Jack in Doctor Who and Torchwood said: "My fans will freak out". She said: 'We've had to keep coming into the jungle a secret and so, no, I haven't told my uncle yet.
    Brexit deal possible in next 24-48 hours, May's deputy says

    Brexit deal possible in next 24-48 hours, May's deputy says

    Johnson backed his brother Jo's resignation from the Government and attacked the Prime Minister's Brexit proposals as "shameful". Former culture secretary John Whittingdale said Mrs May would have to go if she could not get a Brexit deal through the Commons.
    Jaden Smith calls Tyler, the Creator his boyfriend: 'I love him'

    Jaden Smith calls Tyler, the Creator his boyfriend: 'I love him'

    Jaden has said in the past that he considers himself 'gender fluid, ' but he has never opening discussed his sexuality before. But hours later Tyler responded with the comment "hahaha you a insane n**** man" but not confirming nor denying the claims.
  • Rakhi Sawant challenges a wrestler to bout, lands in the hospital

    Rakhi Sawant challenges a wrestler to bout, lands in the hospital

    Even as she went off, she had great difficulty in even getting up after the slam and complained of stomach and backache. Another video of the woman wrestler knocking Rakhi Sawant in the ring has been shared by none other than Mika Singh .

    White House defends Trump's cemetery no-show

    Some former US officials suggested Trump could have visited the cemetery if he really desired. "There is always a rain option". More than 2,000 USA troops are buried at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, where Trump was meant to visit on Saturday.
    Baraboo School District investigating boys' apparent Nazi salute

    Baraboo School District investigating boys' apparent Nazi salute

    The Auschwitz Memorial tweeted that the photo is why it works hard "to explain what is the danger of hateful ideology rising". He concluded: "I truly and firmly believe we need to make a change to this frightful act, it needs to stop".


Popular

OnePlus 6T Coming in New Color This Week
Right on cue, OnePlus announced that the Thunder Purple color will make its way to Europe and North America. It comes with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box and hosts 3700 mAh battery with Dash charging support.

Pic Talk: Sara Ali Khan’s Cinderella Moment
Daughter of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, Sara says the way Kareena, who married Saif in 2012, carries herself is wonderful . During the launch event, on being asked if she has signed Imtiaz's love story with Kartik, she said, "No, it's not right".

CNN sues White House over revoked credentials of correspondent
Trump interrupted her, calling it a racist question. "I will continue to ask the questions that affect America, all of America". Sure enough, the White House's clip appears sped up during the actual exchange between Acosta and the White House intern.

Awful: Cops shoot armed security guard who stopped bar shooting
Roberson was planning to take the police exam in pursuit of his dream of becoming a Chicago Police officer, according to WGN . Officers from Robbins, Illinois, and the nearby village of Midlothian were responding to reports of shots fired after 4 a.m.

Nets' Caris LeVert suffers devastating leg injury
A stretcher was quickly brought out, and once his leg was stabilized, LeVert was taken off the floor. Hopefully LeVert comes back even better next season for the Nets.

The royal fab four reunite for Remembrance Day service
To accessorize, the Duchess of Sussex opted for a simple black clutch with gold chain detailing and classic pumps (also black). This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, which lasted from July 28, 1914, to November 11, 1918.

DRC ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation's history
The current outbreak of Ebola, which began in July, is the 10th to hit the country since 1976. "This epidemic remains unsafe and unpredictable, and we must not let our guard down".

Buffalo Bills Release QB Nathan Peterman
When Allen injured his elbow during an October 14 game at Houston, Peterman replaced him and threw the go-ahead touchdown pass. Prior to being released, Bills fans had actually set up a retirement fund to rid themselves of the former fifth-round pick .

Chris Evans, Hugh Jackman, more mourn the passing of Stan Lee
"No one has had more of an impact on my career and everything we do at Marvel Studios than Stan Lee ", Feige tweeted . His infectious enthusiasm reminded us why we all fell in love with these stories in the first place".

GALLERY: Hundreds show respects at Remembrance Day
Federal German President His Excellency Frank-Walter Steinmeier will also lay a wreath on behalf of the German people. Many of our readers had their cameras handy to capture their memories of this once-in-a-lifetime event.