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BY LOUIS CORDONY

FIRST FANG. BMW M340i

THE STEALTHY EXTERIOR HIDES A THUMPING 285kW TURBO STRAIGHT-SIX, BUT HAS ALL-WHEEL DRIVE NEUTRALISED THE APPEAL OF BMWíS BABY M3?



OUR DRIFTBOX TIMING equipment is broken. Or at least I think it must be. If itís right, this BMW M340i xDrive has just ripped down the quarter mile and obliterated its claimed 0-100km/h acceleration time. Four. Point. One? Thatís three-tenths quicker than what BMW says it will do. Thatís even quicker than a current BMW M3.