Report: The Germans continue their pointless and enigmatic nomenclature numbering w/ the BMW 340i

BMW enthusiast site, BimmerPost reports that Munich just leaked preliminary details on some updated BMW 3-Series models. Sounds perfectly fine and ok, until you look at the new names some of the models are getting.

For instance, the current 335i is set to be replaced by the 340i. And if this were 1995 and not 2015, that would mean it’s a 3-Series model with a 4.0L engine or close…but nope, this is the new name theme for the top-spec 3-Series, just short of the full-fledged M3. And no, it’s not sporting a new 4.0L motor.

Instead, like the wrongly-named 335i, the new 340i will have an new 3.0L TwinPower turbo inline-six good for around 323hp, which is more than the outgoing model’s 300hp rating.

In addition to the new six, a new 2.0L turbo four will provide power to the entry-level model, which will now be named the 330i.

Dear BMW, please stop doing this and name them like they should (330i and 320i).

Source: BimmerPost


Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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