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Old 13th February 2021, 10:09   #46
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Isn’t M suspension adaptive? That’s for sure on M cars so I see it the same way on this too.
Don't think so. Holds good for the proper M versions only. For these 'M-lite' versions, it seems to be a paid option.

Refer this Bimmerpost thread:
https://g20.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1613560

Abroad, M cars can be specced with passive M suspension (stiffer & lower dampers), or the full blown Adaptive setup with 6-7 modes. The former seems to be stiff & harsh for most daily rides, so BMW might just bring the Adaptive one as standard.

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Old 13th February 2021, 10:26   #47
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Don't think so. Holds good for the proper M versions only. For these 'M-lite' versions, it seems to be a paid option.
Yes, I mean about the propers one. Sadly, as you have pointed, it’s not standard on such lite versions and given the CKD assembly, I don’t think they will come up with this option.

So, the M suspension on this car is just lower and slightly stiffer and not adaptive as you originally asked.

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M cars can be specced with he full blown Adaptive setup with 6-7 modes.
3 modes- comfort, sports and sports plus for suspension and same for steering and engine. So you can play around with combinations, like a sports plus steering with comfort or sports suspension and a sports or sports plus engine.

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Old 13th February 2021, 11:01   #48
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From what I recollect, this car is specified with Adaptive dampers with Comfort , Sport and Sport+ settings. Unlikely that it will be the full M Spec ones.

They are throwing everything they can at this car and looking at the choice of alloys and Tyre sizes as mentioned by Turbanator I think the Comfort mode will be more than acceptable for day to day usage !
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Old 13th February 2021, 13:42   #49
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Great news! The Msport adaptive suspension will be too jarring for our roads, even in comfort mode, considering its a 4 door family sedan. Actually even the M2c doesn't come with the M-sport suspension in India. Actually hope they do away with the adaptive bit completely. Bmw Adaptive struts in India cost a fortune but last as much or lesser than a Vento/ Maruti, at least with my kind of driving. I would willingly swap the struts with Bilsteins/ KW/ or Ohlins as soon as the OEMs fail.
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Old 13th February 2021, 18:06   #50
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It seems there will be 3 colours only to start with...

Sunset orange
Tanzanite Blue
Dravit? Grey
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M340i media drives begin.

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It seems there will be 3 colours only to start with...

Sunset orange
Tanzanite Blue
Dravit? Grey
They should have gone with Melbourne Red, would have looked smashing on 340i.
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They should have gone with Melbourne Red, would have looked smashing on 340i.
Agree, that Melbourne Red is an amazing color. Offhand, it is looking far too similar to the 330. They really should have differentiated it with 19" alloys like the 792M.
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Frankly speaking the one below looks better than the 340i that Hormazd is driving. This is probably the best red I liked till date on any car(Ferrari included).

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Old 14th February 2021, 21:18   #55
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A car I was waiting so eagerly - not that I will be able to run to showroom on 10th of March and buy - but definitely will pick this up eventually. Read in a few magazine sites including Autocar-India that expected price is around 65L which makes sense, coupled with the hefty discounts bmw throws, this is an affordable rocket.
Did someone say there are only three colours in offer and no black in the initial list? And is this coming only in Xdrive version?


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M340i to be launched on 10th March.

-Will be locally assembled
-374hp and 500Nm of torque
-Will get X-Drive
-First BMW M car to be Made in India


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Those alloys are just not going with the car's intent and seeing as is the car is barely different from the regular m sport barring the grill and some slight bumper tweaks... BMW could've made it visually different with a different/bigger set of wheels.
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Agree, that Melbourne Red is an amazing color. Offhand, it is looking far too similar to the 330. They really should have differentiated it with 19" alloys like the 792M.
I love the 792M wheels, hope they at-least give an option for those!
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M340i media drives begin.
Nice to see that India is getting almost the same styling of the M340i as in the US

Some pics of my friend's M340i

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The wheels and styling looks simply gorgeous

Me driving his M340i for some distance and it drives really well. He has done 30,000 miles in 1.5 years

Sorry about the messy interiors. The trademark of a guy living in his car

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Frankly speaking the one below looks better than the 340i that Hormazd is driving. This is probably the best red I liked till date on any car(Ferrari included).
While everyone's taste and preference is different. No offense in me saying this looks absolutely horrid. Absolutely dated styling and that wheels look as if it belongs to some commuter car
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Didn't like these wheels on the 330i MSport and most certainly don't like them on such a sporty car. Really does a disservice to its intent. I get that they didn't want to go 19, and that's a fair point, but at least a much sharper 5 spoke design from their portfolio would have suited this car and differentiated it much better.

That grill is also a matter of taste...
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There is such a thing as too sleeper, and this is it. They should have given it different wheels than its less hunky brethren, at the very least! There is so little to differentiate it aesthetically on the outside to a lesser 3 series. They should have given it fenders, or blacked out bits, and definitely better wheels than that. I fully agree with the decision to not go with 19s, as this is not a full-fat ///M car, but man, those wheels look drab on this.

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Seems like BMW along with Mercedes are really getting serious about India! We’ve already had the first locally assembled junior AMG and now a locally assembled M-sport!

Way to go BMW! You deserve to succeed in India just like Mercedes for all your efforts.
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