BMW’s 3.0 Liter Turbocharged Inline-Six From the 340i

All-new BMW X1 and 340i launch drive in Chihuahua, MX.

Source: BMW

Since 1995, when Wards began its 10 Best Engines awards, BMW has walked away with 32 of them. As a new trim for BMW’s line of 3 Series cars, the 340i nestles on the top end in terms of refinement and power and carries on the tradition. Capable of 320 horsepower thanks to a larger twin-scroll turbocharger, higher compression ratio and “the impeccable balance afforded by an inline layout, BMW proves once again an engine need not make outrageous horsepower or torque numbers to be enormously rewarding and thrilling to drive.”