THE BMW 3 SERIES SALOON M MODELS IN COMPARISON.
The most important performance facts at a glance: design, power train, suspension and output.
BMW M3 Competition Saloon.
- High-performance BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine with 510 hp
- Fast 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic
- Rear wheel drive or all-wheel drive M xDrive
- 375 kW (510 hp), 650 Nm, 0–62 mph up to 3.5 sec fast
BMW M340i xDrive Saloon.
- BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine with 374 hp
- 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission
- BMW xDrive
- 275 kW (374 hp), 500 Nm, 0–62 mph in 4.4 sec
- BMW M3 Competition Saloon.
- BMW M340i xDrive Saloon.
- BMW M340d xDrive Saloon.
BMW M3 COMPETITION SALOON– PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS.
Driving dynamics and design features of the BMW M3 Competition Saloon.
The BMW M3 Competition Saloon shows how much motorsport is possible with a BMW 3 Series Saloon. The top model of the BMW 3 Series Saloon M models features a 510-hp high-performance BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine and numerous drive and chassis technologies adapted from motorsport. Interaction with the optional all-wheel drive M xDrive with Active M Differential means that the driver of this unique sports saloon can always expect the supreme level of typical M driving dynamics. Powerful proportions and the distinctive 3-box design visually emphasise the athletic character of the vehicle. Expressive M design elements such as the carbon roof with fins or the continuous black sills set striking motorsport accents on the exterior. With its many M features, the interior of the BMW M3 Competition Saloon has an athletically elegant appearance and is consistently driver-oriented.
BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine.
The BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine features superior power delivery and the striking characteristic M engine sound. Two mono-scroll turbochargers, direct High-Precision Injection, fully variable valve control and variable camshaft control ensure outstanding performance.
8-speed M Steptronic with Drivelogic.
The 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic offers numerous shifting options. You can shift manually using the gear lever or the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel, or select one of three automatic programmes using Drivelogic.
M xDrive with Active M Differential guarantees maximum traction and driving dynamics for everyday driving, as well as at the racetrack. The optional M specific technology combines the typical agility of a rear-wheel drive with the control of an all-wheel drive. You can choose between the drive variants 4WD, 4WD Sport and – in DSC-off mode – 2WD.
The front of BMW M3 Competition Saloon is characterised by the expressive M kidney grille in a reduced interpretation for maximum dynamic effect. In a frameless design for the first time ever, the completely black kidney grille with horizontal M typical double louvres permits the maximum throughput of cooling air for the high-revving M power unit. Together with the narrow headlights leading towards the kidney grille, the central air inlet with its large trapezoidal design highlights the athletic character of the vehicle.
With its crisply defined proportions and distinctive four-door 3-box design – front, passenger compartment and rear are formally and recognisably separated – the silhouette of the BMW M3 Competition Saloon creates an agile and nimble effect. The black carbon roof and the aerodynamically optimised sill area inspired by motorsport press the silhouette of the vehicle even closer to the road both optically and physically. Together with the M gills featuring model logo and the striking M forged wheels with M Compound brake, the dynamically designed exterior mirrors in typical M double-slat design create additional sporting highlights.
The rear of the BMW M3 Competition Saloon systematically continues the sporty and agile appearance of the side section. Alongside the muscular wheel arches, the broad track width of the M specific axles produces a powerful stance that impressively underlines the performance-oriented ambitions of the sports saloon. Two pairs of typical M twin tailpipes in black chrome and a discreet spoiler in black high-gloss underline the exclusive motorsport character of the vehicle.
BMW M3 COMPETITION SALOON– IMPRESSIONS.
The design highlights of the BMW M3 Competition Saloon in the exterior.
BMW M3 SALOON– PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS.
Driving dynamics and design features of the BMW M3 Saloon.
The BMW M3 Saloon is a puristic sports saloon with outstanding driving characteristics. Responsible for this are a 480-hp high-performance BMW M TwinPower Turbo power unit, rear-wheel drive and highly developed technologies with their origins in motorsport, such as the M specific suspension with Active M Differential. A perfectly incremented manual 6-speed M transmission with short, precise gear changes facilitates an especially intensive interaction between driver and vehicle. The athletic four-door 3-box styling and distinctive M design elements produce a self-assuredly unconventional attitude that points unmistakably to the sporting potential of the BMW M3 Saloon.
M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine.
The M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine features superior power delivery and the striking characteristic M engine sound. Two mono-scroll turbochargers, direct High-Precision Injection, fully variable valve control and variable camshaft control ensure outstanding performance.
Manual M transmission and rear-wheel drive.
The manual 6-speed M transmission allows for particularly sporty driving characteristics. It is smooth running, perfectly graduated and features precise, short-throw gearshift. The engine's characteristics can be perfectly utilised in terms of power delivery and efficiency by using the most suitable gear.
Perfect for track day – with rear-wheel drive, the vehicle becomes a thoroughbred sports car when DSC is switched off. Thanks to power transmission exclusively to the rear wheels, the vehicle conveys even more emotion at the limit.
M specific suspension.
The M specific suspension combines consistent lightweight construction with particularly high rigidity, optimised suspension geometry with a wide track and active M differential. Precise response characteristics and feedback from the steering and suspension ensure perfect vehicle control. With the M setup you can adjust the characteristics as required.
19"/20" M forged wheels Double-spoke style 825 M Bicolour Black with mixed tyres.
19"/20" M forged wheels Double-spoke style 825 M Bicolour Black with mixed tyres, gloss-lathed/gloss-milled, wheel size front 9.5J x 19 with 275/35 R19 tyres, wheel size rear 10.5J x 20 with 285/30 R20 tyres.
Tailpipe finishers in Chrome.
The two pairs of twin tailpipes of the BMW M3 Saloon can be clearly seen to protrude from the diffuser in high-gloss black. At the same time, elegant chrome finishers together with the distinctive louvres on the diffuser create a sporty conclusion towards the road.
M Sport seats.
The multi-adjustable M Sport seats with bucket seat character and partly integrated headrest provide excellent lateral support for you and your front passenger. In addition, the backrest width can be individually adjusted. Their special design with illuminated M3 logo highlights the vehicle's athletic capabilities.
THE NEW BMW M340i xDRIVE SALOON AND THE NEW BMW M340d xDRIVE SALOON – PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS.
Driving dynamics and equipment options of the BMW 3 Series Saloon M Models.
In addition to exclusive design highlights on the exterior and in the interior, the new BMW M340i xDrive Saloon and M340d xDrive Saloon offer an especially balanced range of performance, comfort and efficiency:
- The free-revving M TwinPower inline 6-cylinder petrol engine with 275 kW (374 hp) in the new BMW M340i xDrive Saloon accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds
- The efficient M TwinPower inline 6-cylinder diesel engine with 250 kW (340 hp) and 700 Nm of torque in the new BMW M340d xDrive Saloon accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds
- M-specific suspension tuning for driving dynamics and balanced everyday comfort
- Exclusive exterior and interior design elements feature M-specific styling
- Driving Dynamics
M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engines.
Two athletes conveying pure driving pleasure: The M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine features impressive power delivery and the striking characteristic M engine sound whilst the M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder diesel engine combines impressive power delivery with improved consumption figures.
8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission.
The 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission offers both comfortable and sporty gear changes – automatically and also manually via rocker switch. In SPORT mode and when operating the electronic selector lever (switch: S/M), the gear shifts are configured for maximum performance.
M Technology package.
The M Technology package includes an optimised cooling package, which ensures maximum performance even in sporting use. This benefits the engine and the intercooler equally, so that the engine always operates thermally healthy even under high loads.
BMW kidney grille with mesh look.
The distinctive BMW kidney grille with mesh look sets an optical highlight in the front of the new BMW M340i xDrive Saloon and the new BMW M340d xDrive Saloon. Exclusive, horizontally aligned nuggets in Silver matt and the kidney grill frame in satin chrome attract admiring glances.
M exterior mirrors.
The aerodynamically optimised M exterior mirrors in Black high-gloss with a two-bar design not only set an impressive accent in contrast to the vehicle colour but also provide a clear overview in every situation thanks to the aspherical glasses.
The rear design.
Enlarged to 100 mm, the tailpipes on either side and the trim with chrome component create a particularly athletic appearance for the rear. Interaction with the large diffuser between the tailpipes and the vertical, recessed reflectors further emphasises the sporty intentions of the vehicle.
M Leather steering wheel.
The M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons and steering wheel rim in Black 'Walknappa' leather offers an ideal feel and sporty look for a dynamic driving experience.
Sport seats for driver and front passenger.
Sporty yet comfortable: The Sport seats for driver and front passenger provide optimum lateral support with their raised side bolsters and manually adjustable thigh support. The fore-and-aft position and, depending on the equipment, angle of the seat can also be adjusted.
Exclusive door sill finishers.
The exclusive door sill finishers with M logo in Silver Grey on the inserts send out a sporty signal as soon as you enter. They provide a visual foretaste of the thrilling driving experience to come that awaits you in the new BMW M340i xDrive Saloon and the new BMW M340d xDrive Saloon.
THE NEW BMW M340i xDRIVE SALOON, AND BMW M340d xDRIVE SALOON– IMPRESSIONS.
The design highlights of the BMW M340i xDrive Saloon in the exterior and the interior.
DRIVER´S COCKPIT & TECHNOLOGIES.
M specific instruments & operating concept, digital services and driver assistance systems of the BMW 3 Series Saloon M models.
- M specific instruments & operating concept
- Connectivity & digital services
- Driver assistance systems
M Drive allows the setting, adjustment and storage of the individually preferred DSC mode, the engine, damper, steering and braking characteristics as well as the transmission shifting. It is activated via the red M Drive buttons on the M leather steering wheel.
Only available for M3 Competition.
M specific instrument cluster.
The M specific instrument cluster offers a particularly precise and focused display of driving data in the SPORT and TRACK modes. In this way, values such as boost pressure or tyre pressure and temperatures are always in view, even on the race track. Operation and configuration is carried out using the M MODE button on the control unit in the centre console.
Only available for M3 Competition.
BMW Live Cockpit Professional.
The BMW Live Cockpit Professional with navigation function includes two high-quality displays consisting of a high-resolution 14.9'' Control Display that can be operated by touch and a fully digital 12.3" instrument display.
BMW Operating System 8 with BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.
The innovative operating concept of the BMW Operating System 8 makes it even easier to handle the vehicle functions. With the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant you ontrol numerous vehicle functions with natural language and receive personalised proposals.
BMW Digital Key.
The BMW Digital Key turns your compatible smartphone into a vehicle key. To unlock, simply hold the smartphone next to the door handle; before starting your BMW place it on the smartphone tray. In addition, you can send a Digital Key to up to five friends.
*The BMW Digital Key is compatible with selected smartphones only. A list of compatible smartphones is available at bmw.com/digitalkey. The use of BMW Digital Key requires the Teleservices equipment.
**Only available for BMW M340i and M340d xDrive Saloon.
Remote Software Upgrade.
Do you want your BMW to be up to date with the latest software? With Remote Software Upgrade, your BMW will always be up to date. Upgrades are installed over the air, just as they are for your smartphone. In this way, other functions in your vehicle can also be activated.
Driving Assistant Professional.
The optional Driving Assistant Professional offers optimum comfort and safety during critical or monotonous traffic situations. Apart from the contents of the Driving Assistant, it also includes Steering and Lane Control Assistant with extended functions, Emergency Stop Assistant and Lane Keeping Assistant with active side collision protection.
Parking Assistant Plus.
The Parking Assistant Plus makes parking and manoeuvring the vehicle easier. It features among others the Surround View system including Top View, Panorama View, Remote 3D View, as well as a lateral parking aid, the emergency braking function Active Park Distance Control, Parking Assistant with longitudinal and lateral guidance and Reversing Assistant.
M Drive Professional.
Suitable for use on the race track – M Drive Professional* is the perfect companion for that extra portion of adrenaline. The M Laptimer and the M Drift Analyser help you to hunt for best times and the perfect drift angle, while the M TRACK Mode and the ten-step M Traction Control allow for tailor-made drivability. *M Drive Professional is available for BMW M3 Competition Saloon.
BMW M PERFORMANCE PARTS.
Extra-sporty equipment for the BMW M3 Competition Saloon.
M Performance front splitter, carbon fibre.
Make a strong statement: The M Performance front splitter made from 100 percent carbon fibre highlights the vehicle's masculine appearance in a highly exclusive manner. A unique motorsport look for anybody who refuses to compromise.
20"/21" M Performance forged wheel Cross-spoke style 1000 M Frozen Gold Bronze.
The high-quality 20"/21" M Performance forged wheels Cross-spoke style 1000 M are designed in Frozen Gold Bronze.
M Performance silencer system, titanium.
Breathtaking for the ears: The M Performance silencer system fascinates with an uncompromising motorsport sound. The silencer and the sporty tailpipe module are made entirely in race-grade titanium.