Back after I drove the BMW M340i on the highway for the first time, I mentioned that it was an especially quick and succesful automotive but in addition a comparatively boring one. The BMW M340i can present 80-percent of the F80 M3’s expertise however with none of its thrills. When the BMW M440i was introduced, I had some hope, although. BMW claimed its decrease heart of gravity, added damaging entrance camber and revised suspension tuning meant that it’d be higher to drive than then M340i. In this new video from Throttle House, we get to see whether or not or not that’s true.
As it seems, it’s not. The BMW M440i is nearly precisely the identical as the M340i; it’s very quick, very comfy, shockingly succesful and fully numb. However, the BMW M440i has the added drawback of being horrifying to take a look at. That new grille is simply not good and I need to agree with Throttle House’s two hosts; it’s not going to develop on us, it doesn’t look higher in particular person and it’s not truly for cooling something. It’s simply mistaken.
Inside, it’s a really good place to be. The solely actual criticism is that it’s precisely the identical as the 3 Series on the inside however that’s to be anticipated. If there’s an issue it lies with the incontrovertible fact that dearer BMWs nonetheless have the identical inside, for the most half. But that’s not a problem with the BMW M440i, which is definitely good to be within. Plus, from there, you don’t need to see the grille.
It additionally handles nicely, the BMW M440i. Again, although, that’s to be anticipated. The BMW M340i handles very nicely. Both vehicles are simply too insulated, to muted and that’s disappointing once they put on “M” badges. If you need a sporty BMW coupe, go for the 2 Series, it’s nonetheless the higher automotive (and comes with a guide). If you take a look at the M440i as a mini grand touring automotive, then it begins to make a bit extra sense. But in the event you’re on the lookout for a sharper 3 Series, the 4 Series isn’t it.