BMW Japan celebrates 3 Series 40th anniversary with unique 340i

Steffa Wong

A new limited edition BMW 340i has been announced in Japan to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 3 Series. It will go on sale on October 3, with only 20 units being made.

BMW 340i 40th anniversary

This unique edition is based on the 340i M Sport specification, and is characterised by a Tanzanite Blue exterior with a black grille, satin aluminum accents, as well as 19×8.0- front and 19×8.5-inch rear M alloy wheels wearing 225/40 front and 255/35 rear tyres.

A 3.0-litre TwinPower turbo six-cylinder engine sits under the bonnet, developing the standard 240kW and 450Nm, providing power to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Stepping into the cabin, BMW has fit Dakota leather seats which are usually a high-grade option, and a BMW individual leather-wrapped dashboard with piano black accents. Moreover, buyers get a Harman/Kardon premium audio system and the driver gets head-up display.

BMW launched the first 3 Series back in 1975. Now in its sixth generation, BMW has stuck with the same driver’s oriented principal of front-engine and rear-wheel drive, with superior steering and handling than any model in its class.

All 20 of these special editions come with a special number plaque and unique badges to help distinguish them from the regular 340i.

BMW 340i 40th anniversary-badge

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