Here we are folks, back with some updated information concerning some details with the powertrain that the 2016 BMW 3-Series will fit under the hood. We previously stated that the 340i, the official replacement of the 335i model, will come with a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine under the hood, developing a good 326 horsepower.
We have also found out that the 2016 BMW 3-Series would come with a wide array of three- and four-cylinder engines, fitted under the hood of the entire 3-Series lineup. All of them will be based on the newly straight-six engine B58, which replaces the N55 one used on the former 335i. The B58 will be also used under the 320i, 328i or the 328d, with the carmaker also launching the 330e plug-in hybrid model.
Also, we have already made an idea on the kind of power the BMW 340i will have. This version will make use of its 326 horsepower and 447 Nm of torque, hooked to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This means that the BMW 340i will reach 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds, at a topping, limited at 250 km/h.
On the other hand, the 2016 BMW 3-Series is also to receive the expected 330e plug-in hybrid version, reports stating 250 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque for the four-cylinder engine, which is quite enough to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in a good 6.1 seconds. The engine will be backed by an electric motor that should be able to provide the version with a good 22 range mile. A video with famous 3-Series, which is beautifully showcasing 40 years of its existence on the market, has been also launched. Enjoy!