Are you looking for a sports wagon, without switching to the ends that are the Audi RS 4 and Mercedes-AMG C 63 S break? You may have clicked on the right link, the one that presents you today the new BMW M340i Touring xDrive, a kind of "small" M3 Touring, since it is not planned in the program. As a result, customers will be content with "just" 374 horsepower and 500 Nm, but not from a four-cylinder, no, but from the six-cylinder turbo line (code name: B58) of 3.0 liters of displacement. The engine is paired with an eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission and an xDrive all-wheel drive. The same recipe as the BMW M340i sedan in sum.
Starting from 68'850 euros
Regarding the performance, if you thought that the tailgate would remove a few precious tenths on the 0 to 100 km / h, think again since this exercise is shot by the Touring in the space of 4.5 seconds, only 0.1 second more than the sedan. The same goes for the maximum speed, electronically limited to 250 km / h, like the sedan. The main advantage of this touring is obviously its trunk and its practicality since its lower loading threshold and 500 liters of volume announced will accommodate a few large suitcases. At what price ? The BMW M340i Touring xDrive claims 1300 euros more than the sedan, so it starts from 68'850 euros, without the many and essential options, and also without its penalty that starts from 3660 euros in 2019, because of discharges of 163 g / km of CO2. These discharges can reach up to 172 g / km of CO2 according to the selected equipment.
On the competition side, if we quote above the fearsome Audi RS 4 and Mercedes-AMG C 63 S estate, it is rather the models below that will come to shadows. Audi first, with a completely contradictory offer: an Audi S4 fuel now diesel with a V6 3.0 liter TDI 347 horsepower. On the side of Mercedes-AMG, there is the 43 range with the 3.0-liter V6 390 hp, but based on a C-Class a little older than the current Series 3. On the side of the underdogs, we we can also mention the Volvo V60 T8 and its 390 horses, but here also with a small peculiarity, since it is a hybrid model rechargeable and therefore exempt from penalties. Not to mention that the four-cylinder that fits the Swedish is less noble than the six German cylinders. You'll understand, you'll be spoiled for choice and even more so soon if the future Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered arrives SW version with, perhaps, 360 horses and a hybrid engine.