Check out the Walkaround Video of the 2023 BMW M340i

With slight design tweaks and a new iDrive 8 infotainment system, BMW updated the 3 Series’ Life Cycle Impulse. There are no LED headlights on the 2023 M3 sedan, but it sports a side-mounted screen that has replaced the usual climate controls. The new M3 Touring is no exception.

In addition to the latest technology and sharper headlamps, the M Performance edition also has an M3-exclusive feature. The carbon-fibre roof is now an option for the saloon and can be ordered separately. Unlike the M3 Estate, which does not have this option, the Touring does not have it. A 50th anniversary M badged M340i xDrive is featured in Individual Frozen Pure Grey II. On the boot lid, the model’s name is clearly visible. Cerium Grey used to be the colour of the “M340i” on the previous version; the LCI changed that to “M340”. Contrasting red brake callipers enhance the vehicle’s visual appeal.

To go along with the iDrive 8, carbon roof, and minor cosmetic updates, the M340i also receives mild hybrid technology, which momentarily boosts power by 11 bhp. With 374 horsepower and 500 lb.-ft. of torque, the 3.0-litre inline six continues to be a strong performer. Saloon models reach speeds of 100 kilometres per hour in under four seconds, while the estate requires an additional 0.2 seconds to account for its slightly greater curb weight. A maximum speed of 155mph (250km/h) is enforced on both.

The M3 CS, a limited edition version of the 3 Series, will be released next year. To keep the G20 current and competitive, BMW is preparing specific engine and design improvements for 2024. However, the company has not yet confirmed the decision to extend the G20’s lifecycle to 2027.

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