2017 BMW 340 consumer reviews

$47,900 starting MSRP
side view of 2017 340 BMW
92% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.5
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5.0

Excellent sports sedan

We purchased the manual transmission 340xi and it is a fantastic sports sedan. We feel I love all over again with stick shift and can’t way to explore the functionality of the vehicle and to test the performance.

5.0

most reliable car

meets all my needs. good for an everyday flashy car. very big for a sedan vehicle. it gets me from point a to b. the car is a trusting vehicle even if it does break down its a certified vehicle

4.7

Power with Comfort

The 340i XDrive with all season luxury package has attention getting styling with plush interior comfort that makes you want to take any excuse to drive the car. Switch the turbo charged engine to Sport mode to feel the power but keep an eye on the speed as the car rides so smooth that it is easy to get a ticket. The online research rated this car best in class and now I know why.

5.0

Love all the amazing features

High quality vehicle with the most amazing features. Everything I was looking for. I will only drive a bmw from here on forward. Very reliable.

4.4

Exceeds Performance Expectations!

The 340i in RWD with MPPSK is an enjoyable vehicle with ample performance to satisfy the expectations of most experienced drivers.I have owned this vehicle for 34 months and still find the drive exciting. BMW definitely underrated the power of the vehicle, which is a good thing for enthusiastic drivers! I would recommend adding the Dinan suspension kit for improved cornering confidence and minimizing wheel gap. Seat comfort is fantastic on long drives and the steering wheel is one of the best in the auto industry. Of course comfort will depend on body composition and height. At 73.5 inches and 194lbs., I'm able to sit behind my driving position for extended periods in relative comfort. Another advantage of the 340i is the ability to park in tight spaces vs. the 5 series. Overall, I would rate the car an "A" for its performance, fuel economy, and versatility. Looking forward to driving the next M3 with the S58 engine!

5.0

BMW 340i xDrive is AWESOME!

The BMW 340i xDrive is an awesome "Driver's Car." It's packed with performance features, luxury appointments, and is a pleasure to drive. This 3-Series 340i xDrive has more room and features than it's predecessors and is such a pleasure to drive! You'll love it!

4.7

Superb

I did not recognise the car the main reviewer discussed. It is beautiful looking, drives very well with stellar performance. It is very well built and does everything well. I have the six speed manual stick shift, which is smooth and balanced. I like the way the car looks and it is the best of the four Bimmers I have owned from new. Worth having the full LED lights and an individual colour if you can afford them.

3.4

The Ultimate snooze machine

I bought a new 2017 340i xDrive with a manual. I was given a large discount, and the test drive was pleasant, so I decided to buy it. Now, after about a year of driving it, I find it to be more of a competent appliance for commuting. It is not the "Ultimate Driving Machine" it used to be. Pros: The fuel efficiency is amazing, considering the power (very quick vehicle!). I get about 24 mpg in winter, 25 mpg in the summer, mostly highway, "spirited" driving style. It has very comfortable seats, holds you in place but not aggressively bolstered like real sports cars, and firm but well-shaped for comfortable long drives. The Heads-up display is clear and large; it provides all the helpful information you need so you rarely have to take your eyes off the road. TPMS "learns" easily and quickly, so swapping out summer and winter wheels is an easy task. The wheel is mounted on a sort of centering ring, which makes changing wheels even easier. The engine, transmission, and chassis work very well together to make handling stable and easy-to-control. Cons: The biggest drawback is the lifeless steering. The previous generation (E9x) had almost telepathic steering. The current one is just limp (not overly light, as the Sport mode can make it pretty heavy) and has a large dead range. I think it is made to accomodate distracted drivers who are twitching left a right frequently. There is just too much play in the electric steering. I actually prefer the steering feel of our Sienna minivan. Again, the 340 is capable of powering out of a corner at ridiculous speeds and does not lean much, but it is a supremely boring process now. The car has also already developed some creaks. My old 2004 Mazda6 endured 96,000 miles of New England potholes and aggressive driving without any rattles or creaks. The styling loses a star because, while it looks handsome, the optional dark kidney grille plus the sport bumpers makes the 340 look like a sad blob fish. I am using it as my winter car now, because the snow masks the lifeless steering nicely. The Macan is a far superior small "car" to transport the occasional 3 or 4 passengers.

4.3

Most performance oriented car I have owned

I really enjoyed owning this car so far. It is a really fun to drive, performance oriented car. External and internal styling is also great. Overall fun to drive and stylish car.

5.0

Simply Beautiful

This is my third consecutive BMW in almost 12 years. The ride, handling, power and styling inside and out is exquisite! Life is too short too settle to anything else.