BMW M340i xDrive, made in Chennai, debuts in India

Quickest car to be locally produced with 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, all units planned for production till June 2021 sold


BMWBMW India has unveiled the BMW M340i xDrive in the country. Made at the group’s Chennai plant, it is the first high-performance BMW with an M engine to be made in India.

For more than four decades, no other vehicle from the company has embodied the concept of the ‘Ultimate Driving Machine’ better than the 3 Series.

The first-ever M340i xDrive, engineered by BMW M, delivers a concentrated distillation of the 3’s sporting essence and unleashes its full dynamic potential.

It embodies BMW M’s pure passion for motorsport and delivers maximum performance to provide the ultimate adrenaline rush for the drivers.

According to Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India, “We are excited to launch the first-ever M340i xDrive, the quickest car to be locally produced in India – a completely novel high-performance product that the Indian auto enthusiasts have been eagerly waiting.”

He added: “It is a unique car because it has the thrilling soul of the BMW 3 Series, the amplified power of M and the driving dynamics of xDrive. With the addition of the M340i xDrive, the 3 Series offers the most powerful and diverse range giving our customers the valuable ‘Power of Choice’.”

This car also marks an important milestone of local production of high-performance BMW cars from the house of ‘M’. he stated further.

The car is powered by a straight six-cylinder petrol engine with 387 hp. Together, the high engine performance, M-specific suspension technology, M Performance chassis tuning, xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive and the M Sport rear differential provide for an outstanding driving experience, said the luxury carmaker.

What’s the price?

The car is available at an ex-showroom price of Rs 62,90,000. M Performance Accessories provide customers the ability to bring their personality to the vehicles.

Customers have the option to choose from a wide range of individual accessories including wheel size upgrades or curated accessory packages – Enthusiast Pack, Racer’s Pack and Motorsport Pack.

Also, BMW India Financial Services offers customized and flexible financial solutions as per individual requirements. BMW 360˚ provides exclusive financial packages.

(With inputs from Automotive Lead Research Team)

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