bmw m340i xdrive launched in india at rs 62.90 lakh, does 0-100 kmph in 4.4 seconds

Just a month ago, it was revealed that the BMW M340i xDrive was going to get launched in India. It is finally here now, and it is priced from Rs 62.90 Lakh (ex-showroom, India). Just like its 330i and 320d siblings, the M340i xDrive is also going to be assembled locally at the brand’s Chennai plant. Furthermore, this is the first BMW M Performance model to be made in India, and it is also the range-topping 3-Series currently on sale in the country. Customers can choose from three colors: Dravit Grey, Tanzanite Blue, and Sunset Orange. The standard BMW 3-Series is one of the best-selling luxury sedans (and has been for a while), with sales expected to pick up in the coming year.

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bmw m340i xdrive launched in india at rs 62.90 lakh, does 0-100 kmph in 4.4 seconds

Since it is the performance-oriented version of the 3-Series, the M340i xDrive features several upgrades. While some of these are purely cosmetic, BMW has made changes under the skin as well. Gone is the 2.0-liter four-cylinder found in the regular 3-Series, now replaced by a 3.0-liter straight-six that pumps out 374hp and 500Nm of torque. It is accompanied by an 8-speed automatic gearbox and an xDrive all-wheel-drive system.

bmw m340i xdrive launched in india at rs 62.90 lakh, does 0-100 kmph in 4.4 seconds

The turbocharged straight-six not only sounds sportier than the four-popper, but it also has the grunt to really move this car. Along with the sweeter sound and power figures, the acceleration of the M340i is just as assertive – dusting off the 0-100 kmph run in 4.4 seconds! If you have a long enough stretch of tarmac to play with, the M340i xDrive will clock 250 kmph.

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bmw m340i xdrive launched in india at rs 62.90 lakh, does 0-100 kmph in 4.4 seconds

To keep things firmly planted on the ground, BMW has given the M340i xDrive a few neat and uprated components. It features a slew of M Performance bits such as M Sport brakes, M Sport suspension, an M Sport differential, M Sport exhaust, and 18-inch M light alloy wheels. Optionally, you can upgrade to larger 19-inch wheels, too.

bmw m340i xdrive launched in india at rs 62.90 lakh, does 0-100 kmph in 4.4 seconds

To go along with this, the M340i also gets sportier and more aggressive front & rear bumpers with improved aero, sportier side skirts, a revised front grille, a rear boot-lip spoiler, and new dual-exhaust tailpipes. Of course, there are the obligatory “M340i” and “xDrive” badges on display as well.

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bmw m340i xdrive launched in india at rs 62.90 lakh, does 0-100 kmph in 4.4 seconds

This being the fully-loaded variant of the new BMW 3-Series, the M340i xDrive comes packed with features. Then again, since it is a BMW, you can spend lots more on optional extras. Some of the highlights of the cabin include the M Sport steering wheel with shift paddles, variant-specific sill plates, sports seats, M-specific Sensatec/Alcantara interior upholstery, BMW Individual Anthracite roof liner, and M seatbelts.

bmw m340i xdrive launched in india at rs 62.90 lakh, does 0-100 kmph in 4.4 seconds

The M340i xDrive comes with multiple convenience features. This includes power-adjustable front seats, three-zone automatic climate control, LED mood lighting, an electric sunroof, wireless charging, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a 10.25-inch touch-infotainment head unit with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, and a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display.

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bmw m340i xdrive launched in india at rs 62.90 lakh, does 0-100 kmph in 4.4 seconds

The BMW M340i xDrive also gets plenty of passive and active safety measures. Some of the highlights on this list include 6 airbags, Cornering Brake Control, Dynamic Stability Control, Dynamic Traction Control, a head-up display, adaptive headlamps with laser-assisted high beams, and parking sensors with a rearview camera. The M340i xDrive might be a watered-down version of the full-fat M3, but it offers more than enough performance for most people. Moreover, the M3’s stiffer suspension and the bouncier ride aren’t going to bode well with many buyers, though it goes like a scalded cat! Having said that, the M340i is far from a drunken sloth – it can really move if you want it to.

bmw m340i xdrive launched in india at rs 62.90 lakh, does 0-100 kmph in 4.4 seconds

Oh, there is just one caveat here. The BMW M340i xDrive is already sold out in India up until sometime in June/July 2021. So if you still want one, you will just have to wait till the next batch shows up at showrooms. You can even try writing to BMW to expedite the production – just a suggestion, of course.

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