The BMW M3 offers an excellent driving feel, a good chassis, good power delivery … but and if we want a sporty alternative in the range of BMW 3 Series M3 below mentioned? With the latest facelift BMW introduced us to a BMW 340i xDrive of 326 horses . It is not a model M Performance as the M235i … but the accessories catalog can help us create a good prelude to BMW M3 .
BMW 340i xDrive, 6 cylinders, 326 horses and traccióntotal: from 53,900 euros
Imagine all these ingredients, all M Performance accessories, … all-wheel drive version with familiar body.
At first we came across a BMW 340i xDrive equipped with a supercharged mechanics 6 cylinder in line and 3-liter displacement, developed 326 horses to the 4 wheels and can choose between a manual gearbox or automatic boxes and Sport automatic updates. Its price starting with the manual gearbox is 53,900 euros, 56,552 euros to 56,797 euros and automatic transmission with sport automatic transmission.
Package M, the beginning of our “mini M3”: 8,290 euros
Of course if we talk about creating the threshold of BMW M3 can not miss a package M which adds to our 340i M wheels 18 inches, Alcantara upholstery, headlight LED , cruise control with braking function, browser and clear, bumpers and sills of the M aerodynamics package also can improve by adding the so characteristic Estoril Blue by 1,097 euros.
More details aesthetic courtesy of M Performance:
Added M package comes in M Performance accessories catalog, a catalog that allows us to add a front splitter by 809 euros , a grill M Performance on black 166 euros , carbon fiber mirrors by 646 euros , a supplement to the footrests by 314 euros and a rear spoiler lip type carbon fiber 461 euros as well as different tires, but remember that we have chosen M package and added a new provision of tires.
M Performance also inside:
Of course we can not put aside inside our 340i. We have the Alcantara and sports seats M package, now with M Performance we can add a pedal steel by 130 euros , an M Performance armrest by 306 euros , the central molding carbon fiber 156 euros , the dashboard trim strip in carpono by 860 euros and what will make the difference in our interior: the M Performance steering wheel with display and finished in Alcantara and fiber Carbon by 1,623 euros .
Of course, M Performance for mechanical
Performance Through M BMW offers a power increase to lead the 340i to the 360 horses also increasing its torque from 450 Nm to 480 Nm in the case of the manual version and up to 500 Nm in the case of automatic step improving the sound of your exhaust system, although BMW has not yet announced the price of this amendment.
In addition also provides changes to its chassis with undercarriage M Performance by 1,800 euros , a mechanical differential by 2,856 euros and M Performance brake system by 2,604 euros .
A BMW 340i xDrive M Performance made the whim … but how much?
The list of extras is quite remarkable, but of course we have not given virtually no M Performance complement, adding also the most expensive variants (steering wheel, carbon fiber …), however, how much does after so many extras? Compensates bearing in mind the 431 horses and 89,900 euros BMW M3 ?
The sum of all elements in the absence of the price of increased power, leaves us with a BMW a Series 3 75,000 , a substantial figure but completely justifiable when you consider how many options we’ve added to this 340i to make it a real “mini M3”.
Mercedes does offer a model AMG below C 63 , Audi does the same also with the S models:
If we turn to the ranks of Mercedes or Audi if we find an alternative below prestacionales models. In this way Mercedes has to Mercedes C 450 AMG 4 Matic of 367 horses with a price of 68,400 euros or the new Audi S4 , presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show with 354 horses .