M340i

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bad company

19,060 posts

269 months

Friday 26th May 2023
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simonwhite2000 said:
HM-2 said:
I really hate the trend of bundling all options into packs, drives me mad. I know it makes stuff easier for the dealers and manufacturers but I resent the notion of having to pay £3k to buy 3 options I don't want in order to get the 1 I do.
Exactly! Audi were the worst. I had an S5 in 2017 with a HUD it was £1,250 as an option. Then they moved to trim levels and it meant you could only get a HUD with a Vorsprung that was about another £5k. Stupid.
Yep. My M340 has a sun roof that I’ve never used or wanted. It came as part of a package.

hiccy18

2,807 posts

70 months

Friday 26th May 2023
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Vee said:
Hassle getting it booked in, then the hard sell on brakes being low, tyres wearing unevenly, etc, etc
Some people just want a car where they have no need to go the dealers
My experience was end of warranty check report (free), MOT (£38?), minor service (£180-ish). Report said tyres good, brakes good, everything good, work done.

I think I'd rather know if tyres were wearing unevenly and get it sorted, than leave the geometry out of spec and end up replacing tyres prematurely.

aspender

1,310 posts

268 months

Sunday 28th May 2023
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Picked up my new (to me) 2020 M340i Touring yesterday. Involved a flight to Aberdeen and a 530 mile journey home.



Very very happy with it. I'm coming out of an Alfa Stelvio Quadrofiglio so still gathering my thoughts but one thing is certain. I wouldn't have done over 40MPG in the Stelvio!


xcesx

135 posts

155 months

Wednesday 31st May 2023
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aspender said:
Picked up my new (to me) 2020 M340i Touring yesterday. Involved a flight to Aberdeen and a 530 mile journey home.



Very very happy with it. I'm coming out of an Alfa Stelvio Quadrofiglio so still gathering my thoughts but one thing is certain. I wouldn't have done over 40MPG in the Stelvio!

I bought mine in Aug 2021. G20. Car is registered Mar 2021, MHT.
Same colour (oxide Grey) and wheels. I like this look over the black wheels and grills.
I regularly get over 40mpg on a run. It's averaging about 33 mpg since I bought it (previous F30 335d was about 38mpg).

Agree the options can be a pain. I had to compromise on the seats. Mine has comfort, tech and visibility.

I've found the ride fine. I suppose this can be subjective.



ratty6464

629 posts

213 months

Saturday 3rd June 2023
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Newc said:
Bought a 2020 saloon recently as a general family car.

Most uncomfortable car I've ever owned. Suspension made out of girders, and none of the comfort / adaptive settings make any difference. And the seats are shockingly bad. Thin hard padding with no give, and can't get the position to be anything that doesn't force my lower back into a 60° angle.

Six weeks in but going to get rid I think, and maybe look at an A6 or a Ghibli.

Main dealer AUC, so I didn't do much more than drive it round the block and press all the console buttons before buying. So it's all on me, but strong recommendation for other prospective buyers: get a long test drive.
I had an M340i. One of the easiest and best improvements to the ride was to ditch the Bridgestone run flats and for Michelin pilot sport ps4s. Then comfort had genuine compliance and sport a decent bite.

For what it’s worth, I found it very comfortable after lots of seat adjustment and was glad to have the electric seats to save the position

bad company

19,060 posts

269 months

Saturday 3rd June 2023
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ratty6464 said:
I had an M340i. One of the easiest and best improvements to the ride was to ditch the Bridgestone run flats and for Michelin pilot sport ps4s. Then comfort had genuine compliance and sport a decent bite.
I’ve had mine over 3 years now and have absolutely no problem with the Bridgestone run flats.

d_a_n1979

9,029 posts

75 months

Saturday 3rd June 2023
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aspender said:
Picked up my new (to me) 2020 M340i Touring yesterday. Involved a flight to Aberdeen and a 530 mile journey home.



Very very happy with it. I'm coming out of an Alfa Stelvio Quadrofiglio so still gathering my thoughts but one thing is certain. I wouldn't have done over 40MPG in the Stelvio!

That's lovely cool

xcesx

135 posts

155 months

Saturday 3rd June 2023
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bad company said:
ratty6464 said:
I had an M340i. One of the easiest and best improvements to the ride was to ditch the Bridgestone run flats and for Michelin pilot sport ps4s. Then comfort had genuine compliance and sport a decent bite.
I’ve had mine over 3 years now and have absolutely no problem with the Bridgestone run flats.
I planned to change to PS4S but the dealer gave me a load of waffle about the alloy being made to suit a run flat tyre. Also front tyres were fine so I just stayed with the Bridgestone RFs. Might look at it next time.

d_a_n1979

9,029 posts

75 months

Sunday 4th June 2023
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xcesx said:
bad company said:
ratty6464 said:
I had an M340i. One of the easiest and best improvements to the ride was to ditch the Bridgestone run flats and for Michelin pilot sport ps4s. Then comfort had genuine compliance and sport a decent bite.
I’ve had mine over 3 years now and have absolutely no problem with the Bridgestone run flats.
I planned to change to PS4S but the dealer gave me a load of waffle about the alloy being made to suit a run flat tyre. Also front tyres were fine so I just stayed with the Bridgestone RFs. Might look at it next time.
Tosh... Alloys are better off for not running RFTs most of the time; RFTs are what crack alloys when potholes are hit; generally non RFTs will allow you to get away with it!

xcesx

135 posts

155 months

Sunday 4th June 2023
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Agree, I'll look next time.
Photo of mine.


ratty6464

629 posts

213 months

Thursday 8th June 2023
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bad company said:
ratty6464 said:
I had an M340i. One of the easiest and best improvements to the ride was to ditch the Bridgestone run flats and for Michelin pilot sport ps4s. Then comfort had genuine compliance and sport a decent bite.
I’ve had mine over 3 years now and have absolutely no problem with the Bridgestone run flats.
You’re totally missing out. The ride is better with the Michelins and the traction, grip and feedback are in a different league

ratty6464

629 posts

213 months

Thursday 8th June 2023
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d_a_n1979 said:
xcesx said:
bad company said:
ratty6464 said:
I had an M340i. One of the easiest and best improvements to the ride was to ditch the Bridgestone run flats and for Michelin pilot sport ps4s. Then comfort had genuine compliance and sport a decent bite.
I’ve had mine over 3 years now and have absolutely no problem with the Bridgestone run flats.
I planned to change to PS4S but the dealer gave me a load of waffle about the alloy being made to suit a run flat tyre. Also front tyres were fine so I just stayed with the Bridgestone RFs. Might look at it next time.
Tosh... Alloys are better off for not running RFTs most of the time; RFTs are what crack alloys when potholes are hit; generally non RFTs will allow you to get away with it!
Yeah, it’s a load of rubbish. If you bought an M340i in the USA it would come with PS4S straight from BMW. Just like the majority of M cars do.

numbercruncher

15 posts

157 months

Saturday 10th June 2023
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My just part exd 2020 m340i tourer is for sale at Doncaster BMW if anyone is after one with recent PS4S all round and Motech fitted eibachs and spacers, great car 👍

andyvtr

18 posts

212 months

Sunday 11th June 2023
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Thanks for the heads up, what is the basic spec?

Edit: is it this one?

https://usedcars.bmw.co.uk/vehicle/202306018033735...

Edited by andyvtr on Sunday 11th June 07:24

numbercruncher

15 posts

157 months

Sunday 11th June 2023
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Yes that’s the one. I bought it new as a stock car from TRLdeals so the spec is pretty good, mineral grey, black leather, shadowline plus so all blacked out, Pan roof, HK sound, full electric memory seats. The springs and spacers are the only mods, daily driver for me, never missed a bit.
Traded it for a new M3 Touring and whilst that is more of an event I’m already missing the low end torque of the B58 a bit oh and the fuel economy lol

numbercruncher

15 posts

157 months

Sunday 11th June 2023
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And yes the PS4S’s make a massive positive difference.

aspender

1,310 posts

268 months

Sunday 11th June 2023
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Amusing how the new owner is possibly not even going to know about the mods. I bought mine remotely and it was hard enough to get them to confirm the tyres fitted.

Price seems about in line with the one I bought which was 45k for 19k miles. Same spec bar colour without shadow line but with comfort and tech packs.

Edited by aspender on Monday 12th June 06:47

andyvtr

18 posts

212 months

Sunday 11th June 2023
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Looks a cracker. If it had had the tech plus pack I’d have been putting a deposit down. Not to worry, i suppose half the fun is searching for the right car.

Enjoy your M3, that must be some machine!

xcesx

135 posts

155 months

Tuesday 12th December 2023
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Has anyone taken extended warranty with BMW recently? I was wondering what sort of price to expect.
Mines 2021 with about 22,000 miles. It expires in March 24. Just tried online and had to call them. It won’t generate a quote until the 3 month point so I have to call back in late December.

What’s the general feeling with this? Is this the best route to go down?

bad company

19,060 posts

269 months

Tuesday 12th December 2023
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xcesx said:
Has anyone taken extended warranty with BMW recently? I was wondering what sort of price to expect.
Mines 2021 with about 22,000 miles. It expires in March 24. Just tried online and had to call them. It won’t generate a quote until the 3 month point so I have to call back in late December.

What’s the general feeling with this? Is this the best route to go down?
When my 340 turned 3 years old BMW wanted £48 per month to extend the warranty, that’s with a £250 excess.