With only a few feature tweaks, the performance-oriented BMW M340i 2022 is back for another run. Other performance and optional features are available; however, the leatherette dashboard trim is no longer available. The minor changes have resulted in a rise in the pricing of the 2022 M340i sedan, which now starts at $54,700 MSRP (excluding destination costs). This places it in the center of the pack, among the Audi S4, the Infiniti Q50 Red Sport, and the Mercedes-Benz AMG C43.
With its entry-level sedan, BMW has established a strong place in the market, and the M340i takes it a step further. The sedan offers the ideal combination of power and comfort. The rear wheels are powered by a 3.0L turbocharged Inline-6 engine, which is standard. The optional x-Drive package, on the other hand, is an AWD version of it. While this produces 382 horsepower, the BMW M3, which uses the same powerplant, produces 473 horsepower.
The 2022 BMW M340i is available in a single independent trim that sits above the M3 and below the newly released BMW 330e in the 3-series range. With the same engine configuration, the M340i is available in both RWD and AWD versions. The M340i is powered by a 3.0 L Inline-6 engine that produces 382 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque. There is no manual gearbox option and only an 8-speed automatic transmission is available.
The appearance of the 2022 BMW M340i is unlikely to change significantly. With just the right number of cuts and folds, it appears exquisite, and the air vents contribute to the stunning design profile. BMW's trademark kidney grille now has tri-arrow design components and may open and close automatically when needed. With BMW's laser light configuration, the headlights are exceedingly sleek and crisp, adding to the car's ferocity.
It comes with 18-inch M-performance alloy wheels in a gun-metal finish, all-season tires with a notably low profile, and M-performance brake calipers that absolutely stand out. The front, side, and rear end are properly aligned. It appears to be pretty aggressive from the back as well. The bottom is coated in thick black paneling with two exhausts on opposite ends. The future model will most likely follow the same design concept. The M340i is a stunning sedan in general.
The M340i's stats are pretty identical to those of the others, but it has the greatest ground clearance of them, at 5.4 inches, which will come in handy on rough roads. The M340i is also the heaviest of the competitors, albeit the difference is minor. When it comes to outward aesthetics, all of the automobiles in the comparison are comparable.
The 2022 M340i's notable external characteristics include:
BMW's cabins are always driver-centric, with high-quality materials and plenty of technology. And there isn't expected to be any substantial changes in the future model. When you open the door, you're greeted by an M-performance metal scuff plate, and the inside screams performance. The dashboard features an attractive design structure with five distinct trims to select from, including Aluminum Tetragon and Open Pore Wood Oak Grain trims, depending on your preferences. Sensatec leather is standard on the upholstery, while Vernasca leather is also available in a variety of colors.
The central region, with the infotainment panel on top, is angled perfectly towards the driver, making it very easy to navigate. The M-badging appears on the bottom of the 3-spoke steering wheel, which is tastefully covered in black leather. Leathers, on the other hand, may be found everywhere about the cabin. The front sport bucket seats include 14-way power adjustments and two memory functions, as well as great bolsters. When it comes to the back seat, this one can comfortably fit two people and a child in the center, with enough of room for everyone. It also has a micro-filter and automated air recirculation, as well as an automatic 3-zone climate control system.
The following are some of the interior aspects that really stand out:
Under the hood of the 2022 M340i will be the same 3.0L turbocharged Inline-6 engine with BMW's famed TwinPower Turbo technology, which produces 382 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque. BMW is more likely to use the hybrid motor that was abandoned for the outgoing M340i in the future generation. BMW plans to drop the manual gearbox from the 3-series, which is bad for manual gearheads. That leaves an 8-speed automatic as the only option, which will almost certainly be supplied with the M340i.
All of the power from its 8-speed automatic transmission is sent to the rear wheels, and RWD is expected as standard. You may, however, pay extra for the xDrive option, which includes all-wheel drive. The M340i's 8-speed automatic transmission is superbly built, delivering great power at the proper times through precise changes. On the performance front, the 2021 BMW M340i is a real champion, and it checks practically all the criteria for an Amazon product. The awesomeness is projected to continue in the 2022 edition, with possible upgrades.
All have the same engine capacity; however, the Q50 Red Sport's power output is the highest, yet it fails to attain the fastest quarter-mile time. The M340i's power is highly competitive, as it can easily perform a 0-60 mph sprint and a quarter-mile run in 4.2 and 12.9 seconds, respectively. When it comes to raw sprint timings, it isn't the quickest, but what it lacks in speed, it makes up for in handling by a considerable margin.
The driving experience is one of BMW's most appealing features, and with the M340i, it will be taken to new heights. Body roll is perfectly balanced in the sedan with the enthusiast engine, giving you more confidence around the curves. BMW's x-Drive AWD system also aids in better handling. Furthermore, it comes with four driving modes, with the 'Sport+' option suiting you best if you want to scorch the courses.
The M340i may also be equipped with an Adaptive M Suspension for improved handling and ride comfort, as well as M Sport Brakes for increased stopping power. The M340i is one of the best-handling sedans in the market, with outstanding driving characteristics. BME also provides a cooling and high-performance tire package that improves the vehicle's cooling performance, resulting in improved performance. Overall, the M340i is a clear winner in terms of handling.
The Active Protection System on the BMW M340i for 2022 identifies the possibility of an accident. The technology pre-tensions the seatbelts, shuts the windows and sunroof, and engages post-crash braking. Fatigue and Focus Alert are also included in the system. It also has an impact sensor that instantly opens doors and disconnects the alternator, fuel pump, and starter from the battery. Hazard and interior lights are also turned on by the system. In terms of crash tests, the 2021 M340i received a "Top Safety Pick" award from IIHS and a 5-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The similar thing may be predicted for the 2022 MY.
The M340i sedan also comes with a number of safety features, including the ones listed below.