Preliminary details are starting to emerge about the upcoming BMW 340i set to replace the 335i model.

Preliminary details are starting to emerge about the upcoming BMW 340i set to replace the 335i model.

At the beginning of the year we heard a rumor about BMW's plans to retire the 335i and replace it with the 340i in time for the mid-cycle refresh which as most of you know is pompously billed by the Bavarian marque as being a "Life Cycle Impulse.” As a consequence, the 306 PS (225 kW) N55 engine of the 335i will be eliminated to make room for a new B58 3.0-liter inline-six turbo motor pushing out 326 PS (240 kW).

This data was discovered by Bimmer Post thanks to a technical specs sheet of a BMW 340i prototype. It also shows the car will be available with a Mediterranean Blue Metallic paint which isn’t entirely new as it is already offered on the 2-Series Active Tourer.

On a related note, the same source indicates BMW will kill the 328i model and its N20 engine to replace it with a 330i model equipped with a B48 engine.

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