The Diesel BMW 3-Series Is Faster Than the Audi S Family

If so, what are its dynamics indicators?

A 0-100 km/h time of 4.6 seconds? Unsurprisingly. But what if this is a diesel M-variant of the BMW 3-Series? Sounds more interesting.

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However, if you are not too tempted by sports modifications of various cars, the figure of 4.6 seconds (the station wagon — 4.8 seconds) is unlikely to surprise you much. Let's put it another way. The diesel BMW M340d is faster than the Audi S4, S6, S7, SQ7, and SQ8, as well as the most powerful diesel Mercedes-Benz, and even the XD3 and D5 by Alpina, which are based on the X3 and 5-Series, respectively. In fact, the M340d has replaced the 335d, and here's why…

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The new M340d has a 3.0-liter turbocharged R6, which was previously used for the 330d. Its power output is 335 hp (+74 hp), instead of 261 hp, and 580 Nm. The model shows both indicators already at 1,750 rpm. At the same time, BMW does not forget about even small efficiency. For example, the car has a 48-volt mild hybrid system. The company promises that the new engine will consume only 4.5 liters per 100 km. A level of harmful emissions of the diesel unit is not too bad – 143 g/km. Thanks to this, the engine meets the stricter Euro 6d eco-standards, which will come into force in 2021.

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The R6 comes with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and an AWD system. The car is also equipped with the ‘M Sport’ package, which includes branded brakes, suspension, steering wheel, differential and body kit.

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