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2020 BMW M340i debuts ahead of the LA Auto Show

BMW's newest 3 Series gets a high-powered M Performance variant with 382 horsepower.

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Kyle Hyatt

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The 2020 BMW M340i is the hottest version yet of BMW's seventh-generation 3 Series.

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The M340i will be available in rear-wheel drive and xDrive all-wheel drive variants.

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The M340i is powered by a turbocharged inline-six cylinder engine that produces 382 horsepower and 369 pound feet of torque.

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M Sport suspension is standard but adaptive M suspension is available.

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An electronically-controlled active locking M Sport differential comes standard on the M340i.

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The M340i is available only with an eight-speed automatic transmission. There is no manual option.

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BMW's new digital dash display makes an appearance in the seventh-generation 3 Series.

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Large steel M Sport brakes are standard equipment on the M340i.

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BMW worked to improve overall chassis stiffness by 25 percent over the F80-generation 3 Series.

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The updated inline-six engine from BMW features an aluminum head and block, a twin scroll turbocharger, as well as Valvetronic and Double VANOS technology.

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