2019 BMW 330i Vs. 2020 BMW M340i: At the Drag Strip

The big buzz with the BMW 3 Series for 2020 is the new M340i model — the six-cylinder engine didn’t previously have the M performance package, and now it’s the only way you can get a 2020 3 Series with the six-cylinder. It’s some $13,000 more than a base four-cylinder, and you get a lot of extras for that price in the way of horsepower, torque and equipment. But is it worth it? We tested both to find out.

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We brought both the model-year 2019 and model-year 2020 cars to the drag strip to test 0-60-mph and quarter-mile times for each car to see if that added acceleration is worth the added cost. Spoiler alert: The M340i’s performance surprised us.

Watch the video below chronicling our experience with the two models at the track to learn what we discovered.

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