Last year, BMW completely redesigned its legendary 3 Series. It’s the seventh generation of the brand’s signature sports sedan, which was first introduced in 1976; since then, more than 15 million have been sold around the world. Although SUVs have become more important than ever to BMW’s bottom line, it’s the 3 Series that remains its most important model — and the latest, greatest, and hottest version is the new 2020 BMW M340i.
The new BMW M340i was developed by BMW’s M division, which is the German automaker's in-house tuner shop and the brains behind its iconic high-performance M3 and M5. Over the last few years, it has been increasing the power and handling abilities of many other BMW models, creating the M Performance line of cars and SUVs that includes the M240i, M550i, and X3 M40i. They aren’t hardcore M machines like the M3 and M5, but they offer significantly more speed than BMW’s mainstream models. The new M340i competes with the Audi S4 and the new Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.