2023 Author: Erin Ralphs | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:31
An amazing, competitive car that performs well in the international market. The history of the BMW concern began in 1929, when he bought a factory for the production of British cars. The company has always been distinguished by special high-tech models. The Bavarians were far ahead of their competitors in the production of cars with sporty features. The BMW 340 collection is a vivid example of the company's leadership, which in many respects has caught up with its rivals in terms of technical indicators. What is special about these cars?
About brand benefits
The Bavarians have pleased their fans with good news. The manufacturer of the BMW 340 equipped it with a 326 hp turbocharged engine. and a torque of 450 Nm. This is an adrenaline rush in the blood of a driver racing along the track, a great feeling of owning a super car. It takes only 5 seconds to reach the 100 km mark. The sedan is well-designed, following the "canons" of the German car industry, allowing you to give pleasure to the person who sits at his "wheel".
The aggressive notes that can be seen in the photo of the BMW 340 are combined with the tradition of creating a calm car: it is recognizable, but not much"screams" about his extraordinary appearance in the car stream. In this unit, the continuity of generations can be traced, the body has a squat shape, the smoothness of the lines is in harmony with the powerful stampings on the sides. The hood is long, with a characteristic squint of the "angelic look", pronounced "nostrils", inherent in all models of the Bavarians. In terms of dimensions, the “three-ruble note” somewhat hints at the E38 from the 90s.
In the basic version of the BMW 340 is not endowed with a sporty appearance. For the inner feeling of a racing drive, the driver has to resort to tuning, finalizing the details and mechanisms. Fortunately, it is quite possible to do this and there will be no shortage of elements. For example, for a symbolic surcharge, in many service stations you can order a Handling Package suspension upgrade kit. It includes power steering, m-suspension, 4-piston calipers for the front axle, two for the rear and a set of alloy wheels. All this will improve the "swallow" to the desired condition, satisfying the increased demands of the motorist.
You can add 18-inch wheels to the base of the BMW 340, behind them you will see sports brake calipers, which are not found in other versions of the Bavarian collections. You can feel reliable traction at any speed.
What is important to know about the engine?
Considering the technical characteristics of the BMW 340 (models with the "i" index), it is worth noting that the machines please with functionality thanks to the B-series"six" turbo with a cylinder capacity of 500 cubic meters. Engineers were able to achieve 5,500 rpm after making the decision to adjust the cylinder head, add a new intercooler and introduce TwinScroll dual-flow turbines with a separate cooling system and their own pump. The turbocharger has two exhaust ports.
The innovator in this matter, by the way, was Porsche. This gives high efficiency of the engine at low and medium speeds, minimizing the effect of "turbo pit". The engine pulls powerfully without connecting the sport mode. If you do not suffer on track days, then in everyday life a more powerful engine is not needed.
What is the difference between this brand in the body with the G20 index?
The novelty has come into force and has already pleased the followers of BMW. No wonder the "palm" can be safely given to this collection. Despite the good performance of its predecessor, the BMW 340 G20 series has somewhat supplanted its “brother”. The new product has become longer, wider in the body. The wheelbase is also slightly different in width.
The Z4 grille has been updated, laser lights have appeared. Dimensions moved a little closer to the grille. In general, the car remained recognizable. The main difference is good handling due to the lightweight wheelbase due to the use of aluminum parts. Weight is also reduced by aluminum subframes and front cups.
In the cabin, the upgraded dashboard adds comfort, convenientmultimedia monitor and climate control unit. Expensive finishing refers the car to the segment of presentable and expensive cars. In technical terms, this option is distinguished by an adaptive suspension and improved shock absorbers that do not reduce handling and directional stability. The engine here is top-end, as in the 340i. With all this, the silence in the cabin is amazing, traditionally excellent sound and insulation of the cabin.
Old Baumaster BMW
The BMW 340 Baumaster from the rare category is the pride of some car owners who value military-era vehicles. There are amateurs who buy this device at a penny cost and successfully restore it by debugging or “battening down” the sunroof. At one time, it was he who made a splash, today it is, for the most part, an apparatus for the creative imagination of the master. Craftsmen install a motor from the Volga, restore leather seats, mount a manual gearbox and a 2.2-liter gasoline engine. Its release was launched in 1946.
Reviews about BMW F30
In any description of the BMW 340 F30, one can trace the presence of the dynamism declared by the engineers. You can also learn about increased service life, economical fuel consumption and component reliability.
Car BMW 340 F30 with a working volume of the power unit of 2 liters. endows its owners with 184 hp. Seven seconds is enough to accelerate to hundreds. The maximum speed figures are 235 km / h. In the metropolis, the owner will spend 8 liters per "weave". In rural areas - about 6 liters. Above 120 km / h, the car literally “crashestreads" into the asph alt, perfectly holding its weight. No discomfort is expected in the first hundred thousand kilometers.
Are emergency situations likely? It happens that the indicators on the tidy show the need to fill in antifreeze, and the car dealer does not always find the problem. In a professional workshop, they will say that the reason may be a banal violation of the tightness of the hose coming from the motor, the matter is solved by replacement. Here are some stories with negative reviews:
- Drivers speak positively about ground clearance when driving in the city. It may be difficult on unpaved village roads.
- Some people complain about windows fogging up in heavy rain. The engine start button and the wiper automation indicator are poorly visible, you have to bend over.
- The location of the steering heat button is called a flaw.
In general, hardly anyone changes the "iron horse" for another foreign car, as it is very comfortable and obedient to drive. It does not make you doubt the purchase of an electric power steering, the absence of a "kick" of the automatic transmission when stopped. Lubrication consumption is quite satisfactory: it takes 14 liters in dense city traffic.
The turbo engine has powerful low-end thrust. You can move smoothly in any traffic. The topic of problems should also be touched upon.
About frequent breakdowns
Typical problems can be considered common:
- Valve seals undergo rapid wear. For this reason, only the originallubricated.
- The plastic cover of the two-liter engine is leaking oil. This device does not like overheating, you have to closely monitor its temperature.
- With the growing mileage in the car, the “appetite” of the iron “horse” also increases.
- A serious reason to visit auto mechanics - fuel injectors that can only withstand 80 thousand km. in Russia.
What do the pros advise?
The car will refuse to start in a situation with faulty eccentric shaft sensors. It is recommended to replace them after driving 60 thousand km. The manufacturer's regulation was not conceived by chance - it is the result of numerous studies, it should not be neglected. From oils, you can buy lubricants from Shell 5W40, "synthetics" 5W40 SN from Lukoil Lux. Replacement should be carried out after 7,000 km.
Individual features of roads and driving styles leave their mark on the functionality of components and parts. When calculating the service interval, car designers took care of the desire to extend the operational period. Timely visits to the masters will allow you to enjoy the functioning of the vehicle longer.