Rumors with a replacement version for the 3-Series 335i have been popping up on the web for quite some time and now, some new reports have approved that the version would be replaced by a much powerful model, in the shape of the 3-Series 340i.
In terms of visuals, the 2016 BMW 3-Series 340i is coming with some important design features, which will differentiate it from the current 335i, like revised bumpers at the front and rear end, new grille and suspension, full LED headlights and other features that will make it stand out from the crowd. The model will also come with the Mediterranean Blue color, the same one seen on the 2-Series Active Tourer as well.
Under the hood, the 2016 BMW 3-Series 340i will come with some important changes, meaning that it will receive the B58 3.0-liter six-cylinder unit, which will produce 320 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque.
The 3.0-liter six-cylinder will be hooked to a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission, both for a rear-wheel drive, as well as an all-wheel drive layout, in the xDrive version. The 2016 BMW 3-Series is believed to be officially launched at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show.
After the official announcement of the 2016 BMW 3-Series 340i version this summer, the BMW German based carmaker is also planning to introduce the new 4-Series, intending to replace the 435i version with the 440i one.