Recent questions about 340

The BMW 340, subsequently rebadged as the EMW 340, was a large six-cylinder four-door passenger saloon produced at Eisenach initially in the name of BMW. Five-door 340 station wagons were also manufactured. It was described in 1948 as the first new car model produced in Germany after the war: despite new body panels, under the skin it was a modified version of the BMW 326 with which it shared its engine and wheelbase, and which had originally been commercialised in 1936. The 326 had nevertheless been an innovative and well regarded product and the 340, which incorporated several improvements, was seen as a desirable car well into the 1950s. Early years were dogged by disputes centred on ownership of the plant where it was assembled and its manufacturers'rights to use the BMW name. The cars later appeared badged as EMW 340s, and it was under this name that 340s continued to be sold until at least 1953.

Questions about BMW 340
Manufacturer: Eisenacher Motorenwerk (EMW)
Production: 1949–1955, 21,250 built
Assembly: Eisenach, East Germany
Body style: 4-door saloon, 5-door estate
Layout: FR layout
Related: BMW 326, BMW 327
Engine: 1971 cc OHV M78 straight-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Wheelbase: , (Measurements approximate)
Predecessor: BMW 326, BMW/EMW 327
Successor: Wartburg 311
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