I do you’re gon na make me start what’s your review. It says in the title non car guy reviews, car kick me off. Okay, hello and welcome to car throttle. My name is alex i’m ethan and today the video you’ve all wanted. No one’s wanted this. No one’s wanted it, but they’ve got it. I’M gon na be reviewing a car a bit a bit. Yeah i’m actually not insured on it. So you’ll have to drive. Yes. Yes, i’m going to be ethan chauffeur. This is a bmw m340d. What do i do with the hands? Dude politician it. This is a bmw, m340d touring touring aka, my new long termer, our new long termer color is dark, blue wheel, size, guess 19, 19. excellent right and what we’ve got in here is a straight six or inline six, whatever your preference depends where you are in the World it’s straight engine, diesel, 4.2 liter, no where’d, you get that from. I don’t know rewind the 330d that we did. How big was the engine? Uh 3.2 3.3 3 liter. There you go, go, go from i’ll come around again: okay, okay! So what we’ve got here is a straight six or inline six uh diesel, three liter straight six, any turbos, not sure about the taillights. I feel like that’s, one yeah uh. I don’t think there’s any more though i’ll say one single turbo i’m, also going to say that it’s, a mild, hybrid, 48 volt mild hybrid.
That gives it a little bit more shove when you want to launch it. I wouldn’t say that, and this is my review, so let’s not do that again. Okay, but just remember that, because it’s actually true nor to 60 what we’re saying 5.5, okay or 4.8, it depends if you’re on a corner or straight a lot of factors when you’re doing nothing. Yes, yes, oh or you could be doing 5.5 if you’re not accelerating as hard as you want to be exactly. This can do naught 60 in five points, entirely possible top speed standard, bmw regulation speed one five, five yeah is it yeah got one excellent powers: 340. Actually, yeah that’s, correct, yeah that’s got nothing to do with the fact that it’s called an m340d. It just happens to be 340 horsepower talk, they didn’t. Do that deliberately. No, oh! I don’t know what torque is so i can’t answer. Okay, so power is how fast you hit a wall. Talk is how powerful you smash through it make up a number 100 that’s about 80 newton meters of torque. Okay, would you be surprised if i said it was 700 newton meters? Oh, i would be very 516 pound foot of torque yeah whoa there’s, the tinfoil wrap yep there, yeah uh there’s, the cheese, graters, double cheese, green, double cheese, grater, lovely we’ve got the six stripes, the famous bmw six stripes. Are there m performance because this is an m car? Oh duh dry as a bone? Oh nice, so head gasket’s, good, perfect, that’s, gon na be the cleanest head gasket around excellent nice purple pipe up there.
I like that one yeah. What does that do? It’S going into there and maybe ecu yeah yeah yeah yeah, i do know this: okay, it’s got a split. Tailgate go, show me how it works. Yeah, that’s a bit of me. That is a bit you that’s. Also a bit of me. I love this car and i love split tailgates. Should we have a look on the inside yeah let’s get it? Do you want to do that line? Oh yeah, shall we have a look on the inside? Yes, yes, that’s us yeah, Music, oh yeah, yeah, oh it’s, cold out there, all the usual in here uh 12 volt usb, oh there’s, wireless charging, that’s good that’s really good. Actually i do like that. The nice thing that you’re probably about to say is that the fact that we do actually have physical buttons because a lot i was about to say that just screens and it’s quite annoying yeah it’s nice to see this yeah. It is a really nice place to be don’t, say nice place to be. Do you want to push this button back? Do i yeah? Oh panoramic, sunroof optional, yes, 300 pounds speaking of yeah options and money. Should we have a look through yeah and uh? Just do a little pop quiz base price. What we’re looking at 42 50 50. yeah? Is it yeah whoa? But this car is not 50 000 pounds ethan. It is 61 and a half thousand pounds.
So let’s have a look at some of the options bit posh for me. First option: visibility: pack high beam, assist bmw, laser lights; price on that please uh that is 418 pounds close yeah 1500 quid. Then we have the technology pack head up, display loudspeaker system, enhanced bluetooth, with wireless charging, bmw gesture control price on that please ethan 800 pounds nearly 1900 pounds. Basically, whatever you’ve got in your head, just like a double leg: okay, yeah, yeah, yeah shadow line plus, which consists of the 19 inch jet black double, spoke alloys. The black mirror caps, the sun protection glass, bmw, individual high gloss shadow line with extended contents; 1162 pounds 750 pounds: oh i’ve overshot it. Now you have overshot it yeah premium pack, which is the panoramic roof electric front seats: 340.. 1. 900 pounds comfort, pack, steering wheel, heating, comfort, access luggage, compartment package, extended storage, 810 pounds: oh, not bad. 8.90, oh yeah! I need to drive this, but i can’t drive this no you’re not insured. So i’ll i’ll drive it. So you can drive it right. There. Yeah yeah that’s. What i was gon na say: yeah vicariously yeah. Should we do that? Should we do that yeah all right, let’s go for a drive; okay! No! Wait! No! No! No! No i’ll say that: okay, okay! Okay! So do you want to start the last line again, yeah i’ll start the last okay, but i can’t drive this so i’ll drive vicariously through you.
So shall we do that then let’s go for a drive, no no i’m saying that you yeah but you’re stalling. What driving mode would you like us to be in at the moment uh i’ll select, you don’t worry about that. Okay um! So in here we have sport, comfort, eco, pro adaptive and auto h is that a driving mode i’m gon na want eco pro. Of course you are oh and what that does is um. I don’t actually probably know what that does. What a journalist start with let’s. Do it by noise, noise? Okay, is it loud punch? It oh wait. It picks up a bit. It does pick it’s a bit plumbed in isn’t it it. Yes, it is plumbing through the speakers yeah. If you want to put it into sport, then we can do that again and then see what that sounds. Like oh yeah, okay, yeah a bit more there. You could be mistaken for thinking from the inside that this was actually a petrol model. Okay, you could actually be mistaken from the inside thinking. This is a petrol model right. I i 100 agree. Yeah let’s let’s go back to okay, we’ll, go back to eco sport’s a bit much for me. Okay, okay we’ll go seven out of ten for noise; seven out of ten it’s, just so refined, but it’s not like boring refining. No because some new cars you get in and they’ve got like a special badge on you hate yourself when you’re in it a little bit like rs6, drove that yeah it’s like crazy, fast yeah, but it’s also a bit boring.
I just found it too good at doing everything. This is just good at doing everything arrogantly good, arrogantly good, and this is just like understated. Yes, this is like like, if you like me, fine it’s, humble i don’t want to say it handles like it’s on rails, because that is just stupid. Yeah i mean it’s, not a train, no it’s not attractive car yeah, but it handles like a go kart. No! Never say that i would agree with you: confidence inspiring through the corners and obviously this being an x drive model. Of course, four wheel drive four wheel drive exactly like that. Piss hill let’s go to piss hill Music. What you’re, probably about to say as well, is that when you’re in sport mode, it is more kind of rear, biased, so it’s more like a bmw, exactly so yeah i’m, not sure on the actual split, but whatever i mean it’s, probably more. 60, 40. 50. 50.. Yeah yeah yeah, yeah, really biased in that handling, not bad comfort like on the rope very good i’m going to give that a seven and a half hours. Oh, the in gear performance is probably the in game. Performance is incredible. It feels like the in gear performance is incredible: you’re right, yeah yeah, you really are right and just to demonstrate i’ll knock it down again: yeah let’s, knock it down; okay and then i’ll punch it and punch it now. Just really really it just picks up.
It’S really linear, i mean there’s there’s a little bit of turbo lag, though isn’t it a little bit. The driving stuff will encompass all that stuff. You said yeah, eight out of ten, oh yeah, really yeah. Okay, one thing that does annoy me: we’ve got a heated steering wheel button yeah, you push it. If the light doesn’t come on how’s your nose on exactly. I know it heats up, but then you switch it off and then it it doesn’t instantly cool down. So you’re like is it still on and you switch it back on and then she’s just like come on man that was good from us. You like served up the ball. Yeah ace, you know i’m, a bmw fanboy through and through that’s. Why you look that we’ve got through it haven’t we that’s, why you love it so much partly that’s. Why it’s the perfect modern car, but it is, though it is there’s nothing. This can’t do all right! Well, i’m, gon na. Remember that statement. Can you imagine if someone bought a car after watching this video? I bought this car. Jesus they’d been absolute videos. Actually they wouldn’t they’d be idiots for buying on the strength of the review, but they wouldn’t be idiots for buying the car, because this is, it is the perfect car. Sorry sorry, this is, in my opinion, the perfect car kids in the back yeah dog in the boot yeah skis on the roof right comfort, yeah 50 mpg lovely 19 inch wheels.
Oh great color talk to me love it. If i had to pick one modern car to live with wow, this would be it. Is there a petrol version? There is there’s a petrol version, though there is. Are you not going for that? I wouldn’t go for that because in a car like this, you can probably get about 600 miles from a tank yeah in a petrol version. Yeah not 600 miles. Oh you, you know, i’ve pushed my butt and stuff. You really do yeah yeah and when you’ve got performance like this, it doesn’t matter that you don’t have the petrol version. It definitely ticks all the boxes, all my all your boxes, it takes our boxes, it does. If bmw said hi alex, would you like a free m340d yeah yeah caveat? Oh god, in exchange you don’t have to give them any money. You have to give them phil, shutter, you’re, saying this is the perfect modern car yeah, but phil isn’t. A modern car feels like classic plus feels like 85 000 pounds worth now, 85 yeah yeah yeah it’s got up brexit. How is it jumped that much coronavirus? You wouldn’t swap this for phil. I know it’s it’s, dumb isn’t, it it’s, really stupid and you’re saying this is the perfect modern car yeah i’ve lost all respect for you as a journalist. I’Ve never purported to be a journalist so that you have it’s in your twitter. So do you want to round this uh in car section off? What do the journalists do? Do they? Oh they’ll, go they’ll, go like um.
Looking back on my day with the bmw m340d tory, i learned a couple of things. I learned that the brake pedal is a bit spongy and the heated steering wheel button doesn’t light up. But what does that matter? Because at the end of the day, it’s really good all round and for me that’s all that matters and then we’ll cut in a passing shot, yeah yeah fade fade back, yeah fade, the music down jack, fade the music down yeah and then and then we’ll cut To the other, so there you have it. That is my review on the brand new bmw 340d touring m340d. So there you have it. That is my review on the brand new bmw, m340d touring. We hope you enjoyed this video. If you want to watch more videos, you can click here. You can subscribe up here and check out the car throttle shot and if you want to see more non car guy reviews, cars episodes, then uh. Let us know in the uh in the comments below perhaps i’ll drive the next one, perhaps but probably not bye.