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      11-06-2009, 10:39 PM   #1
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f30 2011 E9x supersport = 340?

Car has some interesting speculations...

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Secret-...-new-2011-F30/
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      11-06-2009, 10:48 PM   #2
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340i???
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      11-06-2009, 11:01 PM   #3
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when i hear "-40" i automatically thing of a v8. i say go for a 339 or less. 337 would make a good looking badge. 338could be like 1 more than a G37 lol. very interesting.
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      11-06-2009, 11:06 PM   #4
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360hp TT 340?....

Cool stuff.
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i can see this happening i mean bmw tends to do things with 5 intervals 325 330 335 but the 328 fucked up my theory lol
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      11-06-2009, 11:08 PM   #6
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Uh oh! I hope reliability is not compromised by the time crunch. And we all know what the new model designation 340i means: Munich is scheming to push the 3-series range into an even higher price bracket. That's not a way to recoup lost sale.
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      11-06-2009, 11:34 PM   #7
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i can see this happening i mean bmw tends to do things with 5 intervals 325 330 335 but the 328 fucked up my theory lol
lol how about the 323, 318. your theory still applies

ugh so many
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lol how about the 323, 318. your theory still applies

ugh so many
I thought the same, but if you think about it what's the interval between 318 and 323?

It is indeed "5".
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lol how about the 323, 318. your theory still applies

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I thought the same, but if you think about it what's the interval between 318 and 323?

It is indeed "5".
oh shit i forgot about those maybe the 340 is possible lol
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Not sure how accurate this is. BMW has always been careful when it comes to non-M cars getting too close in power to M equivalents. A 360HP TT 340i and 410HP TT M3 seem too close. Anything's possible and it's too early to know for sure, but right now I'm betting it won't happen.

BMW has already announced the F01 740d (and presumably F10 540d in the near future) which is a 3.0L diesel with 300HP and 443 lb-ft. Honestly, this engine seems more likely in to be in the F30 lineup than what Car is reporting, and could be the 340 they're predicting.

I can't picture them downgrading the 3er convertible to a canvas roof either.
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Not sure how accurate this is. BMW has always been careful when it comes to non-M cars getting too close in power to M equivalents. A 360HP TT 340i and 410HP TT M3 seem too close. Anything's possible and it's too early to know for sure, but right now I'm betting it won't happen.

BMW has already announced the F01 740d (and presumably F10 540d in the near future) which is a 3.0L diesel with 300HP and 443 lb-ft. Honestly, this engine seems more likely in to be in the F30 lineup than what Car is reporting, and could be the 340 they're predicting.

I can't picture them downgrading the 3er convertible to a canvas roof either.
If they make it a rag top i'll be SOOO disappointed.
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      11-07-2009, 12:43 AM   #12
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Further down the model range, the 3.0-litre inline six powerplant features a couple more times. The 335i makes a comeback, although it loses a turbo and power drops to around 280bhp to make room for a completely new car, the 340i
Boo. The 330 will be the "lower end" BMW of the states and replace the 328.
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Part of the strategy involves meeting the competition at established set-points. In the case of the 340i, it has the Audi S4/S5 clearly in its sights. The 3-level marketing strategy of Audi (A,S,RS) can be effectively countered by BMW's broader range of engines. As per C&D's latest comparo, the soft spot for BMW is the 335 vs. the S4, because the 335 lacks a real performance variant (ZMP is show without beef).

I have been surprised at how slow BMW is to respond to, what for me seemed obvious, future contingencies. Why not bring a 50+mpg 4 cyl to market in the US? Why not put some beef into the ZMP package to beat the S4 in that niche?

When you let the accountants call the shots, we get M SUVs.
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each year the m3 goes up in about 80-100 horsepower. this will be the first time it stays the same. i hope this car isnt based off he e90 like alot of new cars are doing.

the new mustang looks like the old one by the doors, and so does the new vw mkvi
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each year the m3 goes up in about 80-100 horsepower. this will be the first time it stays the same. i hope this car isnt based off he e90 like alot of new cars are doing.

the new mustang looks like the old one by the doors, and so does the new vw mkvi
it may be gaining the same horsepower, but it is shedding some weight.
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Seriously with the amount of issues that is typical of first year bmw's and the rest (HPFP) I would be very cautious of this model if bmw all of a sudden decided to push production up a full year. Seems like they are rushing into this new model.

Also, unless they plan on doing away with the 328 model it doesn't make much sense to have a 328, 335, 340 below the M3. A well optioned 335 now already pushes over 50K which isn't much off of a base M3. I just don't see how they could slot in another model inbetween.
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What about the part indicating the 335 will drop in power? Do you think they're going to drop the price a bit, too, to make room for the 340 slot?

That's kind of annoying... Only because you'll have to start qualifying which 335 a car is (e9x or f30, since they'd have different power outputs)... Or am I not reading that correctly?
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If they make it a rag top i'll be SOOO disappointed.
I won't. My e93 will hold its value better, haha. : )
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The M3 will probably keep the same hp, but get a boost in torque.


I doubt BMW will go with the 340 designation. The 335 has made a name for itself, and will probably just be left as 335.
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