Manhart has turned the BMW M340d diesel sedan into a competitor to the petrol M340i. Due to the efforts of increasingly stringent environmental standards, diesel engines in Europe are gradually losing popularity. But at the same time, sales of cars with a compression ignition engine are still ongoing, which means that such models are of interest to tuning studios. Atelier Manhart, known for its projects based mainly on German models, presented its next work, which was based on the BMW M340d diesel sedan.
The task of the specialists was to turn the diesel model into a competitor to the petrol BMW M340i. In the factory version, the 3.0-liter inline turbodiesel produces 340 horsepower and 700 Nm, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Due to the proprietary MHtronik engine control unit and a new exhaust system, the output of the unit was increased to 380 horsepower and 770 Nm of torque.
The petrol M340i produces the same 380 horsepower, but only 500 Nm. The technical upgrades also include H&R springs that lower the ride height by 40 millimeters at the front axle and 30 millimeters at the rear. The lowered suspension is paired with 20-inch Concave One wheels.
Visual tuning includes silver and red decals on the body, as well as a number of carbon parts from the M Performance brand catalog. In the cabin, the changes were reduced to carbon-fiber gearshift paddles, a carbon-fiber transmission selector, illuminated treadplates, and carbon-fiber decor on the back of the factory M-seat backs.