BMW to replace 335i with 340i image

A new report is indicating that BMW will be replacing the 335i with a more powerful 340i version.

With the facelifted version of the BMW 3-Series being caught on camera, it seems that the German based automaker will not be applying the “classic” modifications which will include the modified front and rear bumpers, the slightly updated grille and some other minor tweaks but it will be also replacing the popular 335i with a more powerful 340i variant. The announcement hasn’t been made official just yet and it is actually part of a report, but it seems that the carmaker is getting ready to drop the 335i from its current lineup.

According to the guys from BMW Blog, the model in question will be packing in a new B58 3.0 liter engine, which should be producing a total output of 320 HP (235 kW) and a peak torque of 450 Nm (320 lb-ft). This means more than what the current N55 unit is offering, with its 306 HP (225 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. The new engine will be connected to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and, in standard, it will be offered with rear-wheel drive, but the xDrive all-wheel drive variant will also become available, but as an option. The BMW 3-Series facelift is believed to be officially unveiled during the 2015 New York Auto Show, this April, and it will be hitting the assembly line in July, arriving at dealerships just a few weeks later.