In 2019, CARmag.co.za reported the new BMW M3 (scheduled for 2021) would boast "more than" 375 kW. It seems the folks over at G-Power couldn't wait for the full-fat M3, with the German firm handing the M340i more than 375 kW.
As standard, the all-wheel-drive M340i, which CAR tests in the upcoming May/June issue, boasts 285 kW and 500 N.m of torque, the latter on tap from a low 1 850 r/min. But thanks to the tuner’s GP-510 performance software, an upgrade to the twin-scroll turbocharger, a revised exhaust system and a new downpipe, the 3,0-litre inline-six mill now makes 380 kW and 690 N.m.
Sending power to both axles via the Bavarian automaker’s eight-speed automatic transmission, the Brunsbüttel-based company says the uprated G20-generation M340i will accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h in 3,7 seconds (seven-tenths of a second quicker than BMW’s claimed figure). Top speed is now rated at 330 km/h.
In addition, G-Power offers two more (albeit less powerful) performance upgrades, the mildest of which increases stock outputs to 313 kW and 600 N.m. Sitting just below the hottest 380 kW version, the M340i uprated to the second stage produces 350 kW and 650 N.m.