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2018 BMW 340i Manual

Today’s BMW TM (just kidding), is a BMW 340i manual. Newer, manual sedans are always going to be objectively interesting! They just don’t make many. Here we’ve got one coming out of Virginia, with 72,000 miles, and listed at $37,500.

The price does feel a little bit high, even in today’s market. The ad does list OBO so maybe there’s something there? There are some pretty cool mods, but the golden rule is never to pay for mods…

2018 BMW 340i manual front view
Highlights
Model: 2018 BMW 340i
Location: Roanoke, VA
Miles: 72,000
Price: $37,500
Seller Type: Private Party
Listed On: Facebook Marketplace
Something Unique: tuned B58 with a manual transmission for a cheap
entry price into that platform

The F30 generation is sort of an odd one. In my opinion, these cars are some of the more generic bimmers out there. The styling is fine.

From certain angles, it can look reasonably aggressive, but overall comes off too muted and not quite understated in the fun BMW way. (I don’t know if that makes sense, but it sounded good to write.)

What we do get with the F30 340i is a B58! This engine is already turning into the stuff of legends and is powering what seems like 75% of BMW’s performance lineup now. A six speed B58 is going to be a fun time.

2018 BMW 340i Manual B58
BMW 340i Manual B58 with some mods

This 340i has got a Spec Stage 3 clutch kit, with an aluminum flywheel, weighing in at just 9 pounds. That should make for a pretty fun, quick revving engine. When you factor in the B58’s pretty low peak torque RPM, this thing is gonna be fun to launch.

Also coming equipped with the standard upgrade to VRSF downpipes and the extremely popular MHD stage 2 tune. The flash can always be removed (like if you need to go to the dealership for any reason) and can normally be done with dongles and an android device. The listing does say it comes with a tuner though.

Apparently, with the MHD tunes, you actually don’t need one or two step colder plugs as people have in the past with JB4s. So that’s a win of some kind!

The car is sitting on staggered 19’s, 19×8.5 in the front, and 19×10 in the rear. I think these actually look pretty clean, and I’m not usually an aftermarket rims kind of guy. These have a nice OEM+ vibe.

BMW 340i Manual red interior

You either love or hate the red interior, few people are in between. I want to like them, it provides some cool pop, but the door panels are too much for me. It doesn’t have to just be straight black, but I’d prefer a more subtle look these days.

BMW 340i Manual red back seats

It’s got 4 doors and back seats. Are they super spacious? No. Can it hold car seats? You better believe it. That’s the bar.

Buying a car that has been modified is undoubtedly a gamble. Obviously, it’s been run hard at times and you hope/need for it to have been maintained properly. The current owner says it has been well maintained — hope that they’re right!

All that being said, if there’s some wiggle room in the price, this really could be a really fun family car. Here’s the original listing:
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/394971765950915/

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Friday 27th of January 2023

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