M340i

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panholio

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Monday 26th August 2019
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Anyone know what’s going on with these? There have been no UK test drives by any car magazines or websites on the final production model, only prototype versions driven earlier in the year. Most surprisingly there hasn’t been a PH article.

It is on the UK configurator but my local dealer is none the wiser as to finance deals on them. Seems to think September for orders.

Anyone ordered one and what kind of deal did you get?

panholio

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Thursday 29th August 2019
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*Badger* said:
I contacted my BMW dealer today based on this as I don't really mind between 540i and M340i and they have an M340i Saloon in the showroom, is it just the tourings that are not yet released?
Ooh what dealer was this? I’d love a look at one.

If they’re in dealer showrooms I’m even more baffled why the entire motoring press has ignored them. First 3 series M Performance sub brand car. Arch rival to C43 and new daft diesel S4? You’d think they’d be all over it.

panholio

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Thursday 29th August 2019
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Care to link any? Only ones I can find are yank or the UK mags driving the prototype and not the finished car.

Might just be me.

panholio

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Thursday 29th August 2019
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Seriously if you can find a UK review of the actual final production car you’re a better googler than me.

panholio

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Friday 30th August 2019
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JNW1 said:
panholio said:
Seriously if you can find a UK review of the actual final production car you’re a better googler than me.
There's plenty of stuff from when the car was launched (driving round the Portimao circuit in the Algarve, etc) and there are videos of production cars being reviewed and tested in places like North America; however, I haven't seen or read any reviews of a UK-spec production M340i driven on our roads. I'd imagine the first of those reviews will be coming very soon but nothing published yet as far as I'm aware.....
Well that’s exactly my point but someone was telling me I just needed to google.

panholio

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Saturday 28th September 2019
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Still no reviews.

panholio

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Monday 30th September 2019
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maniac886 said:
Finally a UK review!! Look forward to watching that although Joe can go on a bit.

panholio

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Sunday 6th October 2019
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Test drove one today. Very nice car, always difficult to get a true feel of it on a short drive though, and I didn’t ring it’s neck. Seemed very strong performance wise, not a massive difference to my M140i but traction advantage was obvious (roads were greasy) and it’s a lot more refined and quieter overall. The exhaust is not as loud, but then I remember mine getting louder after 1500 miles or so.

Interior tech is another level and fantastically comfortable seats.

I was offered a deal pretty close to TRL’s one straight away, may be some more to negotiate

My biggest concern..... is it special enough for the money? A £600 a month PCP feels like a lot.

A performance exhaust equipped C43 is far more of an event, but more expensive again.

panholio

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Sunday 6th October 2019
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Petrolsniffed said:
Is the interior tech and seats any different to the 330i m sport? I am looking between the two, the sensible or the little bit more fun option.
I’d imagine it is similar if not the same. Not checked out the other models so can’t be sure.