Tuned BMW M340i v M340d v 330e: DRAG RACE

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3 Series drag race let's goooo!

We have actually got our hands on a , & 330e, and they're going head-to-head to see just how different the performance is of a gas, diesel & plug-in hybrid 3 Series. However, they're not all stock – each vehicle has actually had a phase one tune! So let's see how they compare.

Beginning with Mat in the Touring, it's powered by a 3-litre straight-six diesel that can now put down 430hp and 850Nm. Power is sent to all 4 wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox, and it weighs in at 1,945 kg.

Next up we have the . It's geared up with a 3-litre straight-six fuel, and it now puts down 470hp and 630Nm. Like the diesel power is sent out to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox, and it weighs in at just 1758kg.

Then finally we have the 330e. It's geared up with a 2-litre turbocharged 4 cylinder coupled with an electric motor, and these combine to put down 400hp and 700Nm. Power is only sent to the rear wheels only by means of an 8-speed automated gearbox, and it's likewise the lightest vehicle here, tipping the scales at scales at 1,740 kg.

So the M340i has the most power, but will it be an easy win? Or could the diesel or plug-in hybrid snatch it? There's only one method to learn … LET'S RACE!


74 responses to “Tuned BMW M340i v M340d v 330e: DRAG RACE”

  1. @carwow Avatar

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    1. @lifewithchippy2995 Avatar

      Fo sho Fo sho

    2. @amosdaka8118 Avatar

      Car with Matt will take the day๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

    3. @jacobrev6567 Avatar


    4. @Zeil_tha_dragon Avatar

      Carwow when will the Agera rst and Chiron super sport drag race be

    5. @matthewo3289 Avatar

      Why didnโ€™t you contact me to include my tuned M3 Touring in the lineup? ๐Ÿฅบ

  2. @taperskater1830 Avatar

    BMW either creates a masterpiece or a headache or both in one๐Ÿ˜‚.

    1. @purwantiallan5089 Avatar

      I think BMW created a lot of masterpieces in those cars, man.

    2. @babber2536 Avatar

      Unique masterpiece โšก

    3. @_-Anthony-_ Avatar

      Bro described 95% of cars

    4. @Only_Ameen04 Avatar

      They always create a masterpieces with headache

    5. @gwaldman6546 Avatar

      If you start to tune any car, it will come with headache eventually. ๐Ÿ˜…

  3. @PrinzBulle Avatar

    Spoiler:BMW won๐Ÿค๐Ÿผ

    1. @Cody-C300 Avatar

      You are lying to everyone, it was actually BMW who won ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿป

    2. @Qaqws Avatar

      Aww cmon man why did you have to spoil it

    3. @alexrekzu4079 Avatar

      which one had the spoiler?

    4. @maxmonaco Avatar

      No doubt

  4. @mattmcewan2550 Avatar

    Mattโ€™s excuses coming out immediately, when he lost the 2nd run

    1. @purwantiallan5089 Avatar

      Lucky that Mat Watson never jumped the start in those 3 BMW Drag races tho.

  5. @jacobrev6567 Avatar

    I honestly much prefer the BMW M340i actually

    1. @purwantiallan5089 Avatar

      For me both M340d and M340i.

    2. @fran.6496 Avatar

      @@purwantiallan5089my grandpa bought m440d and put DP and tune on it lol and it can beat rs3 (stock) which is nice for a diesel

  6. @joshuagritzner2892 Avatar

    The German translation is totally wrong again๐Ÿ˜‚

    1. @mosmarb Avatar

      Ganz absichtlich ๐Ÿ˜‰

    2. @venurm1286 Avatar

      That’s the joke

    3. @shane6115 Avatar

      @@mosmarbwhat did he actually say?

    4. @greengabe5 Avatar

      Who cares?๐Ÿ˜‚

    5. @shane6115 Avatar

      @@greengabe5 me

  7. @talhakochan6584 Avatar

    Thank you CARWOW

  8. @humzahquadri Avatar

    i was just thinking of an m340i. perfect timing.

    1. @purwantiallan5089 Avatar

      M340i is as good as 330e.

    2. @humzahquadri Avatar

      @@purwantiallan5089 um a 330e is a hybrid and a non-M car so I don’t really follow?

    3. @xIcarus227 Avatar

      @@humzahquadri yeah I have no idea what that guy is talking about. You get a stiffer chassis, an M differential and a sweet sounding 6-cylinder engine in the M340i. It’s not even a debate.

  9. @Chris-nj1mr Avatar

    I’m B58 all the way, but i have to say the 330e with a map is a HUGE difference over stock!

    1. @SampleTracks2224 Avatar

      Even with 117,000 miles on it!!

    2. @hassyg4083 Avatar

      map and breakdown

    3. @pasma1983 Avatar

      โ€‹@@hassyg4083you dont understand these engines i think? The b48 is the same base as the b58๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.
      Just 2 cylinders lesssss.๐Ÿ˜‚

    4. @bmwsincekid Avatar

      @@pasma1983noo its totally different

    5. @pasma1983 Avatar

      @@bmwsincekid no, you are wrong!!!

  10. @gb649 Avatar

    Matt : come on diesel!
    Matt 3seconds later : damn it diesel!

    1. @alexrekzu4079 Avatar

      and I bet 5 on the diesel

    2. @purwantiallan5089 Avatar

      โ€‹@@alexrekzu40795 probably used a turbo diesel on it.

  11. @Tobias-dx6sr Avatar

    FYI the 330e does have launch control, you just have to turn DSC off to do it. Would love to see how the 330e would do if it had a perfect launch

    1. @24k__J Avatar

      Problematic garbage.
      You cant give those 330e away.
      Prices dropping fast.

    2. @Tobias-dx6sr Avatar

      @@24k__J We’ve never had an issue with ours haha; like they said in the video though, messing with the cars performance will bring issues but I’m going to guess this one was just a driver error

    3. @VadimC1199 Avatar

      @@24k__J Please show us where the 330e hurt you. I see you reply on every comment mentioning it.

    4. @arekb5951 Avatar

      for a split second you can see Sam turning DSC to off

    5. @trondeltervaag2166 Avatar

      My 2020 330e had launch control ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. @lambo344 Avatar

    Pre LCI G20 is one of the best looking modern bmw

    1. @petardjokic4585 Avatar

      I actually prefer the LCI, especially from the inside

    2. @superboydv4676 Avatar

      F30 is the best, hands down

    3. @purwantiallan5089 Avatar

      For me both F30 and LCI G20 models.

    4. @Iceeeen Avatar

      @@petardjokic4585how can anyone like those stupid screen. looks so cheap. horrible

    5. @petardjokic4585 Avatar

      @@Iceeeen because not everyone has the same taste

  13. @RosalineHaseloff-td2qr Avatar

    Daniel jumped the first start by the skin of his teeth.
    The M40d did reasonably well considering all the disadvantages of being a station wagon and heavier but when it came to showing how to use torque properly…

    1. @2595220 Avatar

      its still best car overall, for money and for range of miles too

    2. @purwantiallan5089 Avatar

      โ€‹@@2595220and also reasonable price surprisingly.

    3. @maxmonaco Avatar

      It was 13.1 stock and now 12.3 quarter mile, itโ€™s a huge difference

    4. @vibingwithvinyl Avatar

      Would you guys stop responding to a sex bot that has copied someone’s comment. Please.

  14. @Liam....... Avatar

    That 330e has had some use, 120k miles!

    1. @tn1495 Avatar

      Usually company cars

    2. @Ilikepie18855 Avatar

      For a bmw thatโ€™s like 300k miles in other vehicles

  15. @alanwayte432 Avatar

    My wife runs a 330e as her company car, itโ€™s only doing 26 miles pure Electric but most town miles mean we only put petrol in monthly, previous car was 330D and honestly I have always been surprised by how economic due to our lifestyle, and how quick the 330e feels especially for A road overtake โค

    1. @ujjvallal9909 Avatar

      Still 330 d better

    2. @TheGamingNorwegian Avatar

      @@ujjvallal9909 That completely depends on the use case of the owner…

  16. @tureq85 Avatar

    330e does have launch control, gearbox to the left, in sport settings go to xtra boost (as its a hybrid) and traction off ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. @stephenkimball3615 Avatar

    I love all your videos. How do you feel about sharing the top speed at the end of the 1/2 mile. I know it will vary with all the cars but it is nice to see. Thanks for all the amazing videos.

  18. @aishwarybajpai537 Avatar

    Now do a : intel i3 vs i5 vs i7 vs i9 comparison. Results will shock us all.

    1. @dmywmy Avatar


  19. @keydogg Avatar

    I have a stage 1 330e and I honestly love it because it’s the cheapest straight line performance car I think of. I pootle to work and back on electric only mode then if I want a bit of speed in xtraboost mode it absolutely flies! Mine was dyno’d at 415bhp in xtraboost which is crazy all things considered.

    The downside of the car is that you have to be careful about oil temp – if you’ve been running in electric only and suddenly want to boot it, you have a cold engine and have to wait 5 mins for it to warm up.

    Overall I love it though, I average well over 50mpg all of the time but have enough power to surprise 95% of cars on the road.

    Also – it does have launch control its just extremely finicky to get working!

    1. @larryc1616 Avatar

      60k M3P Ludicrous 639hp/700hp boost upgrade โšก๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

    2. @yansanent Avatar

      Bmw launch control is known to be a nightmare. Nice car though ๐Ÿ˜Š

    3. @herobo123456 Avatar

      I have a stage one 330d 2008 and normally leave a 330e behind me but looking at this wont not beat a stage 1 330e

  20. @DPCcars Avatar

    Seeing all this heated debate about the 330e, M340i, and even the M340d, I’m struck by the sheer passion we all share for BMW’s engineering marvels. Whether it’s tweaking the 330e for jaw-dropping performance or appreciating the M340i’s balance of power and grace, it’s clear we’re all in this for the love of the drive.

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