o beFresh from its unveiling at the Paris Show, BMW’s latest G20-generation M340i looks to reassert Munich’s position as the driver’s choice in its class. In recent years that dominance has waned a little, but with a wider track, a lower centre of gravity, a chassis that’s 50 percent stiffer than before and a trick e-diff, the latest Three looks to be back and firing.

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We’ve yet to get behind the wheel of the M340i xDrive range topper, but we’ve seen a few numbers and, well, we’ll leave it to you to decide if the car can punch its weight when faced with the Audi S4, the Mercedes-AMG C43 and a welter of other tasty rivals. So, without wishing to prejudice your decision in any way, here are the facts.

 

Power (kW)

Torque (Nm)

0-100km/h

Drive

Trans

Price

Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce

206

400

5.7

RWD

A8

$71,985

Audi S4

 

260

500

4.7

AWD

A8

$99,611

BMW M340i xDrive

 

275

500

4.4

AWD

A8

$tba

Infiniti Q50 Red Sport

298

475

4.9

RWD

A7

$74,990

Jaguar XE S

 

280

450

5.0

RWD

A8

$92,700

Kia Stinger GT

 

272

510

4.9

RWD

A8

$59,990

Mercedes-AMG C43

270

520

4.7

AWD

A9

$106,211

VW Arteon 206 TSI

206

350

5.4

AWD

S6

$65,490

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We’ll have pricing for you on the back of the car’s Los Angeles show reveal, so keep checking back. In the meantime, let us know which of these power-packed sedans gets your vote.