You can choose among a handful of trims in the BMW 3 Series lineup, including the 330i, the 330i xDrive, the M340i, and the M340i xDrive that offer different fuel efficiencies. What you need to do is decide which one dovetails with your driving lifestyle, and Faulkner BMW of Lancaster can help you make that decision.
For the traditionalist at heart who frequently travels on highways in and around Central Pennsylvania, the entry-level trim of the BMW 3 Series may be ideal for you.
The 330i operates from the power of a 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine with 255 horsepower and the strength of 294 lb-ft of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 60 MPH in 5.6 seconds and can race all the way up to a maximum 130 MPH. No slowing down on the road occurs with an EPA-estimated 26 city/36 highway MPG.
The next level up in the 3 Series, the 330i xDrive, comes in all-wheel drive (AWD) to tackle slippery surfaces, helpful if you drive on more unstable terrain or in rougher conditions. To assist in these challenging drives, the 255 horsepower, stemming from the same engine as the trim listed above, helps you reach the speed you need to keep up with traffic using the power of 294 lb-ft of torque.
In only 5.3 seconds, your car will be flying at 60 MPH on the road. The EPA-estimated gas mileage of 25 city/34 highway MPG demonstrates how it serves as a great yet stylish commuter vehicle.
Do you wake up in the morning eager to jump in your car for the sheer thrill of driving? For the inner race car driver, the M340i gives you a better buzz than your morning joe, perfect for Monday motivation on the road.
The M340i uses a 3.0L BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine that issues 382 horsepower, providing the stimulation you need to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.4 seconds and uses 369 lb-ft of torque to keep you going. You can achieve impressive gas mileage for an unstoppable ride with an EPA-estimated 22 city/30 highway MPG.
In both the M340i and the M340i xDrive, the M Sport Differential offers you even more power with its distribution of torque to each rear wheel, covering the difference in rotational speed between the front and back tires. If you travel on unforgiving roads and in severe weather, it helps you gain control. The M340i comes with AWD that acts like cleats for your car to further assist you in your trek across challenging routes.
You can expect your vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in only 4.1 seconds for the vigorous performance you need when it’s go-time. With an EPA-estimated 22 city/30 highway MPG, you can proceed to your destination with nary a pit stop.
If you use your car to commute to Lancaster or make frequent short-lived trips near Reading, the type of gas mileage you choose may factor into which trim of the BMW 3 Series you buy. Once you understand which type of gas mileage fits your lifestyle in Ephrata and York, it’s time to schedule a test drive with Faulkner BMW of Lancaster.