2016 BMW 340i xDrive Long-Term Road Test - Wrap-Up

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edited August 2017 in BMW

image2016 BMW 340i xDrive Long-Term Road Test - Wrap-Up

We spent a year living with a 2016 BMW 340i xDrive sedan. Our wrap-up has all the details on what we liked and disliked along with the way.

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  • DLuDLu NHMember Posts: 94
    Interesting comment on handling. I humbly disagree. The 2017 should be the same. I find it to be bland and numb at best. I find the ride to be very supple and comfortable in "comfort" mode, and firm but still comfortable in "sport" mode.
  • DLuDLu NHMember Posts: 94
    Having driven the 340i with winter tires now, I am ready to dump the car. With soft winter rubber on both, the 2017 Sienna AWD has a more linear, nature steering than the 340i. The "Comfort" setting steering is light and numb; turn it to "Sport," and the steering gets heavier, but only to accentuate the large amount of slop in the steering. I value steering feel in a car like this, because it is not ever going to be a track car, its engine is severely underutilized on public roads, and its handling deteriorates way too severely when the summer tires come off. I don't mean cornering grip on snow tires; I mean the steering feel, the accuracy, the feel of joy driving on a curvy New England road that other cars still give you more than this car. I suspect most people who drive one don't care though.
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