1st Drive BMW M340D Touring 2021 - How does it compare to the brilliant M340i - 700NM Torque!

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I get my hands on this 700nm BMW M340d Touring, after a few launch controls and skids on private land, we take it on road and discover it's every bit as good as the M340i Touring.

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  1. Joe Achilles

    Joe Achilles

    8 maanden geleden

    Hope you enjoy this one guys, it's taken a while to get my hands on the very popular M340d, definitely worth the wait! Please remember to give the video a thumbs up and SUBSCRIBE if you haven't already ♥️

    • Andreas Lankes

      Andreas Lankes

      5 maanden geleden

      Those cars a named pronounced Bee Emm Veee. Not double you. Please

    • Rich Stanway

      Rich Stanway

      7 maanden geleden

      @Scott McLeod of course you can, code it out.

    • Rossrful


      8 maanden geleden

      Nice review, very interesting proposition for the family do it all car for the money. The only thing is I hate using greasy diesel pumps and listening to the sound of a tractor in the mornings vrs the clean smell of petrol with its high Rev range. Did you say hello to Mr Jww?

    • Fred Croft

      Fred Croft

      8 maanden geleden

      @Franklin think it’s oxide grey

    • Phillip Barclay

      Phillip Barclay

      8 maanden geleden

      Good Vid - always wanted one of these or the petrol since it came out - got a JCW Countryman instead because I couldnt afford one right now! :)

  2. Maximilian Wenzl

    Maximilian Wenzl

    10 dagen geleden

    How is name the color of the car?

  3. Samm Baldwin

    Samm Baldwin

    13 dagen geleden

    The 330d is such an appealing car now 286bhp 680nm 0-60 5.3 , remapped it will push 340bhp and 800nm, 56mpg, rwd and reasonable insurance, I think an m340i is overkill for 90% of the time you're driving it.

  4. Nathan Stewart

    Nathan Stewart

    15 dagen geleden

    I would love to see bmw build a 350d..!! Brilliant car none the less.

  5. william callaghan

    william callaghan

    2 maanden geleden

    How about the i3s review.

  6. Mike Burgess

    Mike Burgess

    2 maanden geleden

    Seeing this makes me want one! Perfect car!

  7. José Daniel De la Cruz Malagón

    José Daniel De la Cruz Malagón

    3 maanden geleden

    what is the name of that color?

  8. Louis C

    Louis C

    3 maanden geleden

    What is that colour guys please ?

  9. Peter Hrd

    Peter Hrd

    3 maanden geleden

    The weight of the BMW M340D xdrive Touring is 1.955 kilogram, not 1.500 kg as mentioned!!!

  10. Tim Weber

    Tim Weber

    3 maanden geleden

    What´s the name of the colour?

  11. Becksy


    3 maanden geleden

    ive got an f30 335d and its easily the best all round 'family car' car i've ever driven

  12. Billagio1


    3 maanden geleden

    This review was epic

  13. i_am_now_batman


    4 maanden geleden

    BMW successful here in India just owing to these wonderful diesel engines.

  14. Nate M

    Nate M

    4 maanden geleden

    The torque on these is brutal! Feels like you can't breathe under 60mph!

  15. vito giacalone

    vito giacalone

    4 maanden geleden

    Another honest and thorough review, in terms that even I can understand! Well I have just to convince my wife that this is the best BMW on production at this moment, then it'll be mine

  16. Kevin Bolaños

    Kevin Bolaños

    4 maanden geleden

    I would like to know how much does this beast cost ?

    • Joe Achilles

      Joe Achilles

      4 maanden geleden

      BMW configurator 👌

  17. Brian Freeman

    Brian Freeman

    4 maanden geleden

    I've drooled into my keyboard !

  18. Amanda Willox

    Amanda Willox

    4 maanden geleden

    Natural progression form the already excellent 335d. A few tenths slower than the petrol. But You get true 40mpg+. With xdrive it’s about all you could ever need in a car!

  19. Summer Jones

    Summer Jones

    4 maanden geleden

    Rather have no sound then fake sound threw the speakers sounds like a computer game

  20. SJ Talks

    SJ Talks

    4 maanden geleden

    Once there’s some testing and logging done a stage 1 tune will take these to probably 400-420hp and 850nm, that’s crazy figures! #dieselgang

  21. NBdream95


    4 maanden geleden

    No doubt is fast and all that but there will be always something in the petrol the sound just this higher rpm i guess I’m just a petrol head and they will be the choice for me all day long but nice car nonetheless

  22. Usman Ladan

    Usman Ladan

    5 maanden geleden

    I love this car but I cannot afford it.

  23. brian downey

    brian downey

    5 maanden geleden

    What color is this?

  24. Troy 28 Gaming

    Troy 28 Gaming

    5 maanden geleden

    I love a good middle finger to the EV market every now and then. Can't wait to see the videos of these cars with custom exhausts and tunes. Diesel engine, xDrive, touring body style, I think I've fallen in love.

  25. joey


    5 maanden geleden

    Fantastic engine. Super silky and creamy engine. Average economy is 39mpg

  26. nickster


    5 maanden geleden

    Another great video Joe. Any idea of the colour Mineral grey or Oxide grey ?

  27. Christian Eisenreich

    Christian Eisenreich

    5 maanden geleden

    Just great 🤪😏🤩

  28. Harry G

    Harry G

    5 maanden geleden

    Is this the same engine as the 330d touring ?

    • jo johnes

      jo johnes

      4 maanden geleden

      Gues! It is not otherwise it would not be a M 340D Touring

  29. Rupert Marsh

    Rupert Marsh

    5 maanden geleden

    Another great video joe. That is my next car 👍

  30. jo johnes

    jo johnes

    6 maanden geleden

    Whats the colour of the 340d?

    • jo johnes

      jo johnes

      5 maanden geleden


  31. thomas kwoll

    thomas kwoll

    6 maanden geleden

    Please can you tell me, which wonderful colour this is? Is it Oxid grey?

  32. Rosen Dinev

    Rosen Dinev

    6 maanden geleden

    What is this amazing color

  33. john begar kerreghli

    john begar kerreghli

    6 maanden geleden

    I’m Saving for one, or saling my house for one 😱😳

  34. Shurr Rig

    Shurr Rig

    6 maanden geleden

    fk me! that colour!

  35. William Bryan

    William Bryan

    6 maanden geleden

    Need that in the USA!

  36. soundseeker63


    6 maanden geleden

    Yeah, seriously quick for a diesel and probably the best looking 3/4 series variant too. Given a choice I'd still take the petrol just because that fake sound in the diesel would grow tiresome after a while, and there's something about putting an M badge on a diesel that still seems fundamentally wrong, to me. Even a sub-5 second diesel. BMW need to stop that M-badge-on-everything nonsense. It's a fast, fun diesel family wagon.

  37. John W

    John W

    6 maanden geleden

    Got 335d best decision i made going from manual mk 7 golf gti. Suits my driving style more and would eat it at the lights

  38. M4kk3 L1

    M4kk3 L1

    6 maanden geleden

    Hi Joe, does new 330D have same engine than in this 340D? I mean is it only chip difference?

    • M4kk3 L1

      M4kk3 L1

      4 maanden geleden

      @Sérgio Alves thanks for the answer.

    • Sérgio Alves

      Sérgio Alves

      4 maanden geleden

      It's the same B57 engine but the 40d has two turbos (sequential turbos and not twin turbo even though people insist on calling it that) while the 30d has only one.

  39. Piotr Jeleniewski

    Piotr Jeleniewski

    6 maanden geleden

    What is the colour? Is it oxide grey ?

  40. Mike Brown

    Mike Brown

    6 maanden geleden

    Hi Joe Great review! What paint colour is this car? I am about to order the 340i :)

  41. Jordan Joestar

    Jordan Joestar

    6 maanden geleden

    Everyone is blatantly ripping off Audi style que's now. Especially in the lighting. Well, let's be real, they always have.

  42. sardnenafets


    6 maanden geleden

    After driving this car for a couple of weeks: it is absolutely effortless. Great ride.

  43. Christian Conny

    Christian Conny

    6 maanden geleden

    Hey Joe, could you say me exactly, which colour it is of the M340xd? Greetings Chris :)

  44. Abdul Aziz Kazee

    Abdul Aziz Kazee

    6 maanden geleden

    Does this 340d come in sedan format as well?

    • khimaros


      6 maanden geleden


  45. Megalf 66

    Megalf 66

    7 maanden geleden

    Thank you for the brilliant test , Joe 👍Do you know the name of the colour of your test car ?I think this colour is not available in Germany ..best regards

  46. Pip Pipster

    Pip Pipster

    7 maanden geleden

    I think that wall needs just a very slight touch up 🤣

  47. Simon Church

    Simon Church

    7 maanden geleden

    Good review but two questions, would you buy the D or the I and is the cabin sound fake or real?

  48. Chris Morley

    Chris Morley

    7 maanden geleden

    I have a 435D tuned. That has 700Nm torque so I guess some tweeting with the new 440D will produce another +100Nm torque on the stock 700. That should be interesting up against the 340/440i

  49. Michał Dziedzic

    Michał Dziedzic

    7 maanden geleden

    Beauty car!

  50. Sam Hancock

    Sam Hancock

    7 maanden geleden

    As someone who knows how hard it is to make car videos, I just wanted to say how much I’m enjoying all of yours. Super helpful, really informative, relatable and enjoyable to watch. Thanks v much and keep em coming.

  51. Habib Tahar Djebbar

    Habib Tahar Djebbar

    7 maanden geleden

    we want a drag race : m340d vs m340i

  52. Mark's Cars

    Mark's Cars

    7 maanden geleden

    I’m kind of torn now. Have watched your vids for several years and seen the channel grow. I always looked forward to your output as a BMW fan. Watching NLid is downtime for me as life is busy and your presentation style and good editing makes your vids easy to watch. But now I find myself asking why I’m watching videos of somebody who claimed my last comment was ‘ridiculous’ and didn’t then opt to further elaborate or explain. Assuming it was yourself who typed that, and it wasn’t tongue in cheek, it’s not very genial to the viewer. I have to wonder if you’d have answered like that if you were just starting out... So unsubscribed and will watch others output from now on. I’m only one viewer so no great loss I guess but I’ve learned my lesson, I’ll think twice about commenting on vids in future.

    • Joe Achilles

      Joe Achilles

      7 maanden geleden

      Mark, big apologies if I got the wrong end of the stick with your previous comment, I'm all about humour so should have picked up on that! I seem to have a massively short fuse at the moment and venting via social media, this isn't the right thing for me to do. I need to take a break from being online over Christmas and New year, I need to unwind and get some normality back in my life. I really appreciate your long term support and very kind words. I totally understand if you have unsubscribed, I would have done the same to be honest. Thanks for taking time to be honest with me, once again really appreciate that! Have a great Christmas and New year, lets hope 2021 is more 2019 than 2020. Cheers, Joe

  53. Douglas Bothner

    Douglas Bothner

    7 maanden geleden

    Please send one to the USA! Such a shame they stopped selling the touring in the states!

  54. FutureGameLight


    7 maanden geleden

    i have a e92 335d with a tune downpipe and intercooler. i have 350 hp and 700nm ... to get this performance out of the box is just great. i might switch to this as my daily and get a more performance oriented car as a fun car. well at least when they will go down in price after a few years

  55. Steven Watson

    Steven Watson

    7 maanden geleden

    looks like a volvo with black lips stick on

  56. Paul Lockwood

    Paul Lockwood

    7 maanden geleden

    What a thing!

  57. Mindsoulbodyclub


    7 maanden geleden

    YES BMW realised they need to unleash this now as the car market is going to be dead buy 2030 with Clause Swabs 4 industrial revolution on it's way.................YES start stop delay nips my head..........

  58. Mindsoulbodyclub


    7 maanden geleden

    Buy now by 2030 Clause Swab will have us driving the equivalent of the bikes you can hire now............

  59. Dzoni


    7 maanden geleden

    How can someone not like BMW 3 series tourings,actually any BMW touring

  60. DJ josh

    DJ josh

    7 maanden geleden

    i went diesel & never went back

  61. Russell Hartley

    Russell Hartley

    7 maanden geleden

    Joe Which felt faster from a rolling start M340 i or d??

  62. Vas Me

    Vas Me

    7 maanden geleden

    Nooow, how many of people in comments ,afford to buy a new one?

  63. Aries Titan

    Aries Titan

    7 maanden geleden

    Which would you choose, the 340i or 340d if you were going to get one?

  64. Dominik


    7 maanden geleden

    Which color is this?

  65. João Tavares

    João Tavares

    7 maanden geleden

    Hi. What colour is that?

  66. DoubleDeckerAnton


    7 maanden geleden

    Diesel BMW's are just phenomenal.

  67. Steve


    8 maanden geleden

    Oxide grey?

    • BLT530


      7 maanden geleden

      Yes, my favourite 😍

  68. Cyclopsandoysters


    8 maanden geleden

    Test drove one of these today and loved it. Will be trading in my F80 M3 on Wednesday for the M340d Saloon version. After watching this review, I’m really looking forward to picking it up. Bit worried that I may regret letting the M3 go, but I don’t actually think I will. Liked and subscribed 👍

    • manos zervas

      manos zervas

      10 uur geleden

      Tune the m340d , it’s going to be an amazing sleeper stage 1 0-200 in 14-14.5 seconds

  69. Nilcialina Semedotavares

    Nilcialina Semedotavares

    8 maanden geleden

    In the netherlands this car cost 181€ per month road tax!!!!! Or 2176€ per year (1930£ ) !!!! Petrol version M340i cost 1116€ !!!!! Per year

    • northweezie1


      8 maanden geleden


  70. Wahoo RICE COOKR

    Wahoo RICE COOKR

    8 maanden geleden

    Does this have the fake engine sound generator? It sounds very "digital" at higher revs.

  71. Storm Dancer

    Storm Dancer

    8 maanden geleden

    What's the color called?

  72. Dan Paraschivoiu

    Dan Paraschivoiu

    8 maanden geleden

    Shame of the materials that the used ,after 200k the engine is buy_buy with the 30k oil intervals...

  73. Himbeer Toni

    Himbeer Toni

    8 maanden geleden

    I ordered mine now! Thank you for this video. I’m happy, that I took the right decision!

    • Himbeer Toni

      Himbeer Toni

      7 maanden geleden

      @Janice Blazevic Same here. Have to wait until May. Anyway, it’s worth to wait ;)

    • Janice Blazevic

      Janice Blazevic

      7 maanden geleden

      Ordered mine in Oktober,but because of this Pandemic it comes in February. Cant wait to drive it😍

  74. Steve Bond

    Steve Bond

    8 maanden geleden

    Whats the price for this spec?

  75. graham slack

    graham slack

    8 maanden geleden

    Great review Joe.

  76. Dude


    8 maanden geleden

    Please bring this to the U.S. I'd rather buy this than the new M3.

  77. Bharat Doddala

    Bharat Doddala

    8 maanden geleden

    Great review as always! What color is the car Joe

  78. Gio


    8 maanden geleden

    This will be a lot faster than audi s3

  79. Grady Parsons

    Grady Parsons

    8 maanden geleden

    You could be normal and just call 0-100 km/h.

    • Joe Achilles

      Joe Achilles

      8 maanden geleden

      I live in the UK, we use MPH.

  80. Mr S

    Mr S

    8 maanden geleden

    Bmw have lost there stlye lately, the new 1 series looks just like a focus, I'd genuinely rather have a jaguar xf!

  81. Akshay Mhatre

    Akshay Mhatre

    8 maanden geleden

    hoo, mahh, gawd, a touring in rhd, nice I might import one someday, hey dont put too many miles on it !

  82. sprinter1313


    8 maanden geleden

    2 tons

  83. Paul Musarra

    Paul Musarra

    8 maanden geleden

    Will this come to the United States ? Probably not. Lol

  84. Konrad D.

    Konrad D.

    8 maanden geleden

    what track is it? I love it, even if you loose control you wont hit anything

  85. Sanghoon Lee

    Sanghoon Lee

    8 maanden geleden

    Gosh, that thumbnail looks mouth-wateringly good. The little black details really elevate this family wagon to bad-assery.

  86. Neil Dempster

    Neil Dempster

    8 maanden geleden

    Some people's jobs are just too cool.

  87. F H

    F H

    8 maanden geleden

    Joe can you get hold of an Alpina B3 touring?

  88. Alex Phillips

    Alex Phillips

    8 maanden geleden

    Would love to see a comparison with the Audi S4 which matches almost exactly the power and torque figures...

  89. networkn


    8 maanden geleden

    Does the M340D not have launch control or were you not allowed to use it? I think the M340D should be low 4's to 60MPH?

  90. Fred Croft

    Fred Croft

    8 maanden geleden

    Does anyone no what colour this car is as it looks amazing

    • Sennen


      7 maanden geleden

      It’s Individual Oxid Grey II. I have it on mine too, it’s great how it looks different all the time when light changes.

  91. Tom Gallington

    Tom Gallington

    8 maanden geleden

    Great video again Joe. Any idea if the 48v mild hybrid system will be added on the M340i?

  92. Jezbo 78

    Jezbo 78

    8 maanden geleden

    Hi Joe, when you had your M140i, you convinced me to buy one. I’ve just sold it but still have my e91 335d touring which is superb all rounder. After seeing your review of the M340d, looks like you might have me putting my hand in my pocket again for one of these! Great video mate and keep up the good work. Cheers for now. Jez.

  93. zuti071


    8 maanden geleden

    Great to see some of this cars with normal engine for normal people. 90% of the sales in this class are diesel engines anyways at least in Europe and UK. We all know that volume seller is 320d and i will be more than happy with one of them in my garage.

  94. Henk Kroonenburg

    Henk Kroonenburg

    8 maanden geleden

    Much better than a S4 TDI Because the torque comes at 1750 RPM and the Audi at 2500!

  95. Andrew Smith

    Andrew Smith

    8 maanden geleden

    Love it iv got 335d tourer do you think i should change to this new 340d

  96. VX 471

    VX 471

    8 maanden geleden

    BMWs diesel engines really are amazing. cars like the 530d and 330d are allready stunning in the way they drive

  97. SAM -

    SAM -

    8 maanden geleden

    What make are those jeans?

  98. Steve


    8 maanden geleden

    Just wish BMW Australia would consider importing these. We miss out on a number of Hi Po Petrol/Diesel Euro Performance vehicles here. A shame, as they would do well.

  99. invisiblekid99


    8 maanden geleden

    A truly amazing car, that hopefully will stop people buying a "X" model, but probably not. My only displeasure is that unavoidable 5k rpm limit. With such a good autobox though, and just cruising, I'm sure it's fine. But I'd still have the 340i.

  100. sante napolitano

    sante napolitano

    8 maanden geleden

    Will be ever be for sale in uk?