BMW Australia is currently offering the 340i 40 Year Edition across the country.
If you think that this has something in common with the rumored M240i, you’re probably wrong, because it is nothing more than the hottest version of the 3-Series, except for the true range-topping model, the M3. It has been called the BMW 340i 40 Year Edition and it is, obviously, a special edition of the midsized vehicle, which is getting ready to arrive at dealerships across Australia, in the coming days.
BMW says that only 40 examples of the car will be put together and half of them will be dressed in BMW Individual Tanzanite Blue metallic while the other half will be getting a Mineral White metallic shade. All vehicles are also packing goodies such as the electric sunroof, the satin aluminum exterior accents, the M Sport Package, the Orbit Grey design 19-inch M double-spoke alloy wheels, piano black trim, leather wrapped instrument panel, Opal White upholstery for the blue models and Merino Black for the white ones and so on.
The new BMW 340i 40 Year Edition is not bringing any hardware changes under its hood so if you were expecting some, you will be disappointed, because the 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine is still capable of putting down a total of 326 HP (240 kW) and 450 Nm (331 lb-ft) of torque, connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration is made in 5.1 seconds and top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). Prices for the model start from 97,900 AUD, plus on-road costs.