BMW will be upgrading the 3-Series facelift lineup with a new 340i addition which will be replacing the current 335i.
According to a recent report, the BMW 335i will be replaced by a 340i once the mid-cycle refresh will become official. The 335i will be retired from the company’s lineup and it will be replaced with the 340i. The new model will be packing a fresh B58 3.0 liter inline six-cylinder turbo engine, which is capable of producing a total output of 321 HP (240 kW). The vehicle will also get a new Mediterranean Blue Metallic finish on its body, which is already offered with the 2-Series Active Tourer.
The current BMW 335i is coming with a petrol burner under its hood which is capable of producing a total output of 306 HP (225 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. The new unit is believed to be connected to a standard 8-speed ZF automatic transmission and to come with the rear-wheel drive system. Rumor has it that the xDrive all-wheel drive system will also become available for the model, but as an option. The facelifted version of the BMW 3-Series will be officially unveiled this year. An exact date for when this will be seeing daylight hasn’t been provided at this time but don’t act too surprised if you will see it during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, in September. It will bring the usual updated bumpers and lighting units and some tweaks made to the cabin.