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Power and athleticism: the all new BMW M340i xDrive Touring celebrates its launch in New Zealand

BMW Group NZ is excited to confirm the anticipated arrival of the all new BMW M340i xDrive Touring – taking innovation, functionality and sporty dynamics to the next level of perfection.  

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  • Performance model delivers a high level of specification and unique design
  • The modern design language inside and out combines elegance with sport resulting in a powerful athletic appearance
  • Featuring the new BMW Kidney Grille in Cerium Grey metallic
  • Including a BMW TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine powering the vehicle from 0 to 100km in 4.5 seconds
  • Priced at $125,900*
  • On sale from January 2020

 

BMW Group NZ is excited to confirm the anticipated arrival of the all new BMW M340i xDrive Touring – taking innovation, functionality and sporty dynamics to the next level of perfection.  

The BMW M340i xDrive Touring is powered by a newly developed straight six-cylinder petrol engine producing 285 kW / 500 Nm. Together, high engine performance, M-specific suspension technology and intelligent four-wheel drive provide outstanding driving dynamics that are unparalleled in the midsize segment. 

The athletic character of the vehicle is accentuated by model-specific design and equipment features throughout.

The BMW M340i xDrive Touring sets a new benchmark in driver orientated thrills and dynamics through its low centre of gravity, optimised weight and well-balanced axle load distribution as well as increased body rigidity and uprated suspension mountings. Moreover, the suspension technology and aerodynamics are precisely tuned to the new power unit’s high-performance characteristics.

The new BMW M340i xDrive Touring, Black Sapphire metallic (10/2019).

The Adaptive M suspension, variable sports steering, M Sport differential, M Sport brake system and 19-inch M light alloy wheels with performance tyres are all standard equipment features for this high-performance wagon.

The turbocharging system has also been redeveloped.

The integration of the compact steel exhaust manifold and turbocharger effectuates rapid boost pressure development. Emissions have also been improved as fuel supply is provided by High Precision Injection technology, the injectors of which now operate at an injection pressure increased to up to 350 bar.

The driveline technology has been extensively redeveloped, and many details have been completely renewed. The six-cylinder engine has an increased output by 45 kW to 285 kW as well as an increase in maximum torque by 50 Nm to 500 Nm. 

The all new BMW M340i xDrive Touring completes the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds – half a second faster than the top-of-the-range model of the previous generation of the BMW 3 Series Touring.

The BMW M340i xDrive Touring comes (as standard) with the 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission of the latest generation which is characterised, amongst other things, by an optimised hydraulic control system and exceptionally high shifting dynamics. Short ratios for the lower gears improve acceleration and the Launch Control function can be used for accelerating with maximum force from a standstill. Shift paddles on the steering wheel facilitate manual gear selection at any time.

The intelligent all-wheel drive technology featured by the all new BMW M340i xDrive Touring ensures maximum traction, agility and vehicle stability.  

The rear-wheel bias of BMW xDrive supports the driving experience that BMW is known for and is most effective in SPORT and SPORT+ modes. The targeted transfer of drive force to the rear wheels enhances agility when steering into bends. 

Furthermore, the BMW M340i xDrive Touring is equipped as standard with the M Sport differential.

The electronically controlled, fully variable rear-wheel locking function noticeably contributes not only towards an increase in traction, but also enhances stability and agility of the vehicle.

The superior performance is reflected in model-specific design and equipment features.

The design of the front apron, side sills and the rear end optimise both the cooling air supply and aerodynamics.

Unique design elements include the BMW kidney grille boasting a mesh design, the rear spoiler in body colour and trapezoidal exhaust tailpipe trims. The vehicle’s exclusive look is also complemented by exterior mirror caps, air intake struts, tailpipe trims and the model lettering all finished in Cerium Grey metallic.

The new BMW M340i xDrive Touring, Black Sapphire metallic (10/2019).

Inside the vehicle, sports seats with M-specific upholstery in a leather ‘Vernasca’ trim, the anthracite BMW Individual roof liner, the M leather-clad steering wheel with shift paddles and interior trim strips in Aluminium Tetragon provide for an intensive driving pleasure-oriented ambience.

A further exclusive design feature of the all new BMW M340i xDrive Touring is the front door sills also boasting the “M340i” lettering.

Grade, pricing and specification

The BMW M340i xDrive Touring is priced at $125,900* and includes the following standard specification highlights:

Net specification over 330d xDrive:

  • M Performance
  • M Sport Differential
  • Instrument Panel in Sensatec
  • Ambient Light
  • Gesture Control
  • Acoustic Glazing
  • Lumbar Support
  • Laser Headlights
  • harman / kardon surround sound system
  • Mirror Caps in Cerium Grey
  • 19" M light alloy wheels 792 M Cerium Matte Gloss Finish
  • Kidney Grille in Cerium Grey
  • Elongated rectangular tailpipes in Cerium Grey
  • Panorama glass roof

Engines

Engine variants for the all new BMW 3 Series Touring range from November 2019 production is as follows.

Model

Power

(kW)

Torque

(Nm)

0-100 Km/h

(sec)

Fuel Consumption

(l/100km)

CO2

(g/km)

320d xDrive

140

400

7.4

5.2

137

330d xDrive

195

580

5.4

6.1

161

M340i xDrive

285

500

4.5

8.0

183

 

 

Pricing

Pricing for the all new BMW 3 Series Touring range from November 2019 production is as follows.

Model

RRP

(incl. GST)

320d xDrive: 

$83,500*

330d xDrive: 

$97,900*

M340i xDrive: 

$125,900*

 

*Recommended Retail Pricing is shown and includes GST, but excludes on-road costs. Customers are advised to contact their nearest BMW dealer for all pricing enquiries.

 

Condition Based Servicing: As with all New Zealand-new BMW vehicles a five year warranty, three year service inclusive programme and five year roadside assist coverage is fully included. All maintenance requirements for the BMW M340i xDrive Touring are controlled by the Condition Based Servicing (CBS) system. With CBS, sensors and advanced algorithms monitor and calculate the conditions in which a vehicle is used, including mileage, time elapsed since its last service, fuel consumption and how a vehicle is driven. Based on the information captured, maintenance requirements are determined, identifying whether an annual vehicle inspection or oil service is due. Selected BMW service and maintenance costs can be covered by a single, one-off advance payment with BMW Service Inclusive (BSI), which is available in two packages: Basic or Plus.

 

CO2 EMISSIONS & CONSUMPTION.

BMW M340i xDrive Sedan: Fuel consumption combined: 7.4 – 7.0 l/100 km [38.2 – 40.4 mpg imp]; CO 2 emissions combined: 168 – 160 g/km

BMW M340i xDrive Touring: Fuel consumption combined: 7.6 – 7.2 l/100 km [37.2 – 39.2 mpg imp]; CO 2 emissions combined: 172 – 163 g/km

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CO2 emission information.

The following applies to consumption figures for vehicles with new type approval, September 2017 onward: The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption are obtained in accordance with the specified measuring procedure (EC Regulation No. 715/2007), as issued and amended. The figures are for a basic-version vehicle in Germany. The bandwidths allow for differences in the choice of wheel and tire sizes and items of optional equipment and can be changed by the configuration.

Obtained on the basis of the new "Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure" (WLTP), the figures are converted back to the "New European Driving Cycle" (NEDC) for the sake of comparability. Values other than those stated here may be used for the purposes of taxation and for other vehicle-related duties relating to CO2 emissions.

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