BMW adds four- and six-cylinder engines to the 3 Series Touring


BMW has unveiled a touring variant of the new 3 Series. The 3 Series Touring has been equipped with a range of gasoline and diesel engines with either four or six cylinders.

The new BMW M340i xDrive Touring is powered by the OEMs latest six-cylinder in-line gasoline engine. The straight-six unit delivers peak torque of 500Nm and generates maximum output of 380ps, enabling it to reach 100km/h in 4.5 seconds.

For the 330i, BMW has used a 2-liter four-cylinder petrol unit with a maximum output of 260ps which represents a 6ps increase on its predecessor, while peak torque has been boosted by 50Nm to 400Nm. The extra power produces a 5.9 second zero-to-100km/h time.

The 2-liter four-cylinder engine in the new BMW 320i Touring develops 184hp and maximum torque of 300Nm. This means a zero to 100km/h time of 7.6 seconds.

The six-cylinder engine in the new BMW 330d extracts a maximum output of 268ps from its 3-liter capacity, while generating peak torque of 580Nm. This unit pushes the 330d from rest to 100km/h in 5.4 seconds.

Systematic upgrades have also been made to the BMW TwinPower Turbo technology for the 2-liter, four-cylinder diesel engines in the BMW 320d Touring, BMW 320d xDrive Touring and BMW 318d Touring models. With maximum output of 192ps and a peak torque of 400Nm, the new diesel unit accelerates the BMW 320d Touring from zero to 100km/h in 7.5 seconds.

The new BMW 320d xDrive Touring, meanwhile, will deliver 57.6-61.4mpg and emit 129-121g/km of CO₂. The engine in the new BMW 318d Touring develops 152ps and peak torque of 320Nm. These figures translate to a zero to 100km/h time of 8.9 seconds.

A plug-in hybrid drive will also join the model line-up in summer 2020. The BMW 330e Touring comprises a four-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric drive system integrated into the eight-speed Steptronic transmission. Together, the drive system will generate maximum output of up to 296ps.


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