Among BMW’s many plug-in hybrids unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, there’s an interesting M340i model kitted with an array of M Performance Parts.
Late last year BMW presented its M Performance goodies for the G20 3 Series and this particular model seems to pack all of them — and then some.
For example, it sports an unusual grille. Instead of the usual vertical slats, the kidneys get a new gloss black rhombus pattern with silver “teeth” where each rhombus meets another. It looks the part with the grille shut and it should be even more spectacular when the active grille shutter is open.
Moving on, the M340i show car gets the full M Performance carbon exterior treatment in bare carbon look, including the front splitter, mirror caps, deck lid spoiler, and rear diffuser. The performance sedan also showcases a new 20-inch alloy wheel design and oversized brake discs with four-piston aluminum calipers painted red.
Inside, the two-tone cabin combines red and grey and brings a sportier steering wheel with Alcantara and carbon fiber trim, carbon fiber shift paddles, carbon fiber trim on the dash and center console, and special floor mats. We’re not sure if we could live with that flashy red leather on a daily basis, though.
In European spec, the 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six gasoline engine produces 374 PS (369 hp) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque and it comes as standard with the 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission and xDrive AWD system.
The M340i is fast enough to get you in serious trouble, as 0 to 100 km/h takes just 4.4 seconds while top speed is limited at 250 km/h (155 mph).