Non-Car Guy Reviews: BMW M340d Touring


This week, Ethan takes the car-review reigns and tells us about the BMW M340d Touring's awesome 'double cheese graters' and '80nm of torque'...

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  1. David Angyalosi

    David Angyalosi

    Dag geleden

    Hahha 🤣 Ethan absolutely butchered the review 🤣 but it was fun anyways. Go Ethan.

  2. hellslayer 96

    hellslayer 96

    2 dagen geleden

    it was funny ethan is actually every normal car buyer most people buy cars for looks alex is like me i want to know everything but it doesn't really matter 😂😂😂 because budget is a thing 😂😂😂😂

  3. tama dance

    tama dance

    8 dagen geleden

    Keep em coming!

  4. tgh1972


    9 dagen geleden

    My absolute favourite moment of this video: "Pisshill, let's go to Pisshill" -i lost my shit for a straight minute.

  5. Drogenfeld


    12 dagen geleden

    at least he knew where the turbo was.

  6. optimusprimevil


    19 dagen geleden

    "the famous bmw 6 stripes" 😅

  7. Gabrieleboy


    23 dagen geleden

    340d Should it not be a 4l diesel ?

  8. Dani H

    Dani H

    24 dagen geleden

    Le coconuts 🥥😂

  9. JaMes Pearson

    JaMes Pearson

    28 dagen geleden

    Horse power is how fast you hit the wall. Torque is how far you take the wall with you.

  10. PixelTrooper


    Maand geleden

    Base price? £50k.. Base price in the netherlands? €81k (£70k)..

  11. Thomas Russell

    Thomas Russell

    Maand geleden

    I have a Rover 75 CDTi Connoisseur and it's got the split tail-gate. Completely unnecessary but so fun honestly

  12. SKM Tech

    SKM Tech

    Maand geleden

    Its painful to see ethan have no clue about cars

  13. MrSpice


    Maand geleden

    Great review...very indepth! This was like reading the manual but more fun :) Do people even read manuals anymore Great job on your video :)

  14. No name

    No name

    Maand geleden


  15. Novitch


    Maand geleden

    Can’t wait for mine putting my mx5 nd in the boot and drive to the alps like a maniac

  16. DanieI Joseph

    DanieI Joseph

    Maand geleden

    So the moral of the story is: buy a BMW 335i twin turbo petrol (which is faster) & 50k cheaper, then use the spare 50k saving to also buy a house. (deposit)

  17. Andy P

    Andy P

    Maand geleden

    Hello Alex, this is BMW, were ringing you because we know how much you love our cars & would like you to to review our new M340d Touring... Hi this is Ethan, welcome to Car Throttle... BMW - Oh shit....

  18. Ruud


    Maand geleden

    Would love to see you do some more electric vehicle reviews as a car guy. The Mercedes EQC for example.

  19. harrycg95


    Maand geleden

    As a real life resident of the village of Pishill (pronounced Pish-ill), this was outstanding.

  20. Constantin Mehmert

    Constantin Mehmert

    Maand geleden

    We need more of this, its pure gold

  21. Dave The English Gentleman

    Dave The English Gentleman

    2 maanden geleden

    Ethan’s male: cracks me up every time

  22. Nick Taylor

    Nick Taylor

    2 maanden geleden

    At what stage will Ethan no longer be the non car guy?

  23. Péter Maia-Veres

    Péter Maia-Veres

    2 maanden geleden

    Way to go Ethan! More of this please

  24. Jamaican Me Crazy

    Jamaican Me Crazy

    2 maanden geleden

    By the next review he'll be an expert

  25. M477HEW11


    2 maanden geleden

    I've just bought a 2016 BMW 335d XDrive Msport Saloon after having an S3 8p stage 1, and, to be fair, it's the best upgrade I've ever made 👌

  26. Alex Meads

    Alex Meads

    2 maanden geleden

    I think Ethan should do a review on Phil, after reviewing this, compare the two as well. You guys are great by the way, really good content, always making me smile and laugh!

  27. Mr.Scobbles


    2 maanden geleden

    Itits alride funny idid laugh muchwhat as idid thing itwas funny please more to watch assuch.

  28. Alex Coupe

    Alex Coupe

    2 maanden geleden

    It's a lovey motor but please BMW stop putting M badges on your diesel and non M cars. I shit you not I had some chump try tell me his E91 320d M sport was the same and if not better than my E46 M3 because it was an M sport!!!!!! I hate the world now!

    • Alex Coupe

      Alex Coupe

      2 maanden geleden

      Just to add, I've an 2002 E46 330d touring which I bloody love. It's got 265000 miles on it and I'll sell my wife and/or kids before I sell it 🤣

  29. Alex Coupe

    Alex Coupe

    2 maanden geleden

    It's a lovey motor but please BMW stop putting M badges on your diesel and non M cars. I shit you not I had some chump try tell me his E91 320d M sport was the same and if not better than my E46 M3 because it was an M sport!!!!!! I hate the world now!

  30. Cairo Fahrenheit

    Cairo Fahrenheit

    2 maanden geleden

    Dog in the back, kids in the boot.

  31. Alexander Ewald

    Alexander Ewald

    2 maanden geleden

    Ethan is living the dream life, but not his own. Pretty sure that we will get him there soon ...

  32. sniperlif3


    2 maanden geleden

    BMW naming went out the window with the addition of a turbo. It used to be easy, 1st number was the series, 2nd and 3rd were the engine size. Now with the turbo, their cars are named so that it makes the same power as whatever 2nd and 3rd digit are on a N/A BMW. 50k is what I payed on my car, and I got all of the options you had from a different manufacturer. The only thing I am missing is the rear seats and estate (very small trunk). After testing a similar spec BMW, mine has slightly better comfort. I don't get nearly the MPG though. Bet you could never guess what my car was. Chevy Camaro

  33. Viktor Kreisz

    Viktor Kreisz

    2 maanden geleden

    This was awesome! This could do 5.5s if you don’t go that fast..

  34. DomX2008


    2 maanden geleden

    12v USB - probably don't want to plug your phone into that :-D

  35. jumpingjehovahs


    2 maanden geleden

    This is my favourite Car Throttle vid yet - more like this!

  36. Mad Knight Gaming

    Mad Knight Gaming

    2 maanden geleden

    hahah i like this review

  37. Mark Plenty

    Mark Plenty

    2 maanden geleden

    Ethans non knowledge is a car throttle treasure, gotta love it!

  38. Noodles


    2 maanden geleden

    Ethan gave all of us car reviewer wannabes a nice dose of “icandoit” wishfulness

  39. S G T P E P P E R B O I

    S G T P E P P E R B O I

    2 maanden geleden

    I think we all want more of these videos, they're hilarious!

  40. balygaby


    2 maanden geleden

    I'd love to see Alex as a contestant in Taskmaster.

  41. Paul R

    Paul R

    2 maanden geleden

    More please!!!

  42. WizardsNipple


    2 maanden geleden

    Ethan smoked too much weed when he was younger. Good lad lol

  43. MixtecoBlue


    2 maanden geleden

    PLEASE do more of these.

  44. Damian Walsh

    Damian Walsh

    2 maanden geleden

    ' i have never purported to be a journalist'.....'You have, it's in your twitter bio'...Gold!

  45. Kenzen Tomi

    Kenzen Tomi

    2 maanden geleden

    Ethan giving Jeremy Clarkson a run for his money.

  46. Jordan Hilman

    Jordan Hilman

    2 maanden geleden

    Over 60K for what is essentially a luxury diesel wagon.....I think not.

  47. Joshua Minke

    Joshua Minke

    2 maanden geleden

    plot twist: he actually is a car guy, but pretends not to be for the channel

  48. Enigma


    2 maanden geleden

    Defo needs 5% tint

  49. Seppl Tandtijger

    Seppl Tandtijger

    2 maanden geleden

    You must do a video like Ethan revieuws an american boat liek the lincoln continental mark v. I want Ethan feeling the weirdness of the strange wobblematic suspension

  50. patrick mckittrick

    patrick mckittrick

    2 maanden geleden

    Brilliant great double act

  51. Mythix2


    2 maanden geleden

    "this is an M car" well, no it's not.... it just has an M badge for reasons unknown. all these makes are devaluating there performance brands

  52. QwE3ry


    2 maanden geleden


  53. Joy Norel

    Joy Norel

    2 maanden geleden

    It will breake down after two years anyway. BMW Crap

    • Joy Norel

      Joy Norel

      2 maanden geleden

      @Do One I was expecting it to last at least the 2 years of warranty but that is to much of an expectation with a company like BMW. My honest opinion is obvious, BMW is BY FAR the worst Car company in the world.

  54. DK Danis

    DK Danis

    2 maanden geleden

    8:18 what you said is soooo wrong. If a car can do everything it's not boring it's the best car or one of the best. I know you didn't say boring like not fun but still saying that car that has v8 petrol engine is boring in any way while sitting in a diesel with half the power i know that m340d is really fun doesn't matter if it's diesel or gas they are both fun but it kinda sounds wrong for somebody else listening. Compare it to s4 or rs4. You all were screaming and laughing in rs6 and now you are saying that.

  55. Oisin O'Reilly

    Oisin O'Reilly

    2 maanden geleden

    More from Ethan Plz. Bloody hilarious guys!

    • Oisin O'Reilly

      Oisin O'Reilly

      2 maanden geleden

      @Do One if you say so buddy. Have a great day.

  56. Hurley


    2 maanden geleden

    Someone can’t drive a friends car because they’re not the insured in the UK?

  57. Nikolay Mihaylov

    Nikolay Mihaylov

    2 maanden geleden

    This is not the Clarkson we want, but the one we deserve.

  58. Joshua Helfferich

    Joshua Helfferich

    2 maanden geleden

    How does insurance work in the UK? In the Netherlands you insure the car, and anyone that you give permission can drive it.

  59. radu0gheorghe


    2 maanden geleden

    Ethan for president! You do have a president over there after brexit, right? No? Well, you have now. You're welcome.

  60. Supreme Leader

    Supreme Leader

    2 maanden geleden

    Nah he drives a honda jazz. He knows how to buy a good car

  61. daniel petrov

    daniel petrov

    2 maanden geleden


  62. err minor

    err minor

    2 maanden geleden

    Non car guy does not know their wheel size. Reporting for fake title!

  63. Gareth H

    Gareth H

    2 maanden geleden

    Perfect review from a non-car guy who is becoming a not so non-car guy. I think I shall buy a M 340d now and I will like to buy Phil for the great inflated price of 85000 pence.

  64. Car Obsession

    Car Obsession

    2 maanden geleden

    These videos are brilliant! I'd like to see what Ethan makes or something like a GR Yaris or perhaps something more outlandish like a Caterham.

  65. Garry


    2 maanden geleden

    Edd China is BACK on NLid !!!!

  66. Joschi Lendvai

    Joschi Lendvai

    2 maanden geleden

    Loved it! Very refreshing format!

  67. Muhammed Mateen

    Muhammed Mateen

    2 maanden geleden

    i will buy it after 20 years for £1400 a

  68. TRM_ NeoOreo

    TRM_ NeoOreo

    2 maanden geleden

    But the sound of a petrol version, oh man...!

  69. Lukas B.

    Lukas B.

    2 maanden geleden

    4:52 wipers test

  70. Diogo Cabrita

    Diogo Cabrita

    2 maanden geleden

    where is the prelude series gone ???? i want more V-tec

  71. Bram van Zwet

    Bram van Zwet

    2 maanden geleden

    Must say I dislike the "Peugeot"-like headlights with the bumper notching them

  72. Ravenous Elf

    Ravenous Elf

    2 maanden geleden

    Wait until it breaks, it will cost an arm and a leg to fix

  73. Jon Donnelly

    Jon Donnelly

    2 maanden geleden

    Handles like it's on rails, pulls like a train and a 0 60 of about 3 minutes.

  74. Louwas


    2 maanden geleden

    The new m340d with a 660cc turbo charged 3 cylinder

  75. Louwas


    2 maanden geleden

    Where’s the podcast

  76. Chris P

    Chris P

    2 maanden geleden

    More non car guy

  77. Dimpet1925


    2 maanden geleden

    A non car guy working in a NLid channel for car people....😐

  78. Le Blade

    Le Blade

    2 maanden geleden

    What happened to Ethan’s Z3 project car videos?

  79. ycnexu


    2 maanden geleden

    This car somehow becomes 3x more handsome as an estate.

  80. ycnexu


    2 maanden geleden

    Gotta sort that insurance thing

  81. tubejorrit


    2 maanden geleden

    Need more Z3 content!

  82. EBMBob


    2 maanden geleden

    Ethan should do a review totally on his own, reviewing a car based upon what he thinks is important.

  83. Rory Sugrue (Rorydash)

    Rory Sugrue (Rorydash)

    2 maanden geleden

    Any chance you guys can get Ethan to review a DeLorean?

  84. Itzatrocious


    2 maanden geleden

    When is ethan gonna do more stuff on the z3. Really wann see him do some more performance mods or cosmetic mods on it

  85. Uzair Ali

    Uzair Ali

    2 maanden geleden

    Love it.

  86. SalesDriven


    2 maanden geleden

    Great review Ethan! I am a proud owner of the new BMW 320d Touring and it is the perfect car, despite having a far inferior engine to the one reviewed. The clincher for me was the double cheese grater which comes standard on all models, unlike the indicators which I paid an extra £1500 for in the courtesy pack.

  87. I'm not a Mechanic

    I'm not a Mechanic

    2 maanden geleden

    I think we should have Ethan review an older car, maybe one he owns, so it doesn't matter if what he says is completely wrong. He should do it alone. Then Alex reviews the same car so we can see the difference.

  88. Waqtastic


    2 maanden geleden

    God the front grill looks ugly

  89. Joe Crancher

    Joe Crancher

    2 maanden geleden

    Brilliant video as always, you guys are so down to earth and realistic, don't take yourselves too seriously, it's what makes you relatable to your audience as normal people and I think its the secret to your success. Don't change guys 👍

  90. Pitt Motoring TV

    Pitt Motoring TV

    2 maanden geleden

    Haha entertaining to watch, Ethan did a good job. The BMW is a nice motor, I don't like how they play car sounds through the stereo though. Love the split tailgate.

  91. Daniel van Slooten

    Daniel van Slooten

    2 maanden geleden

    A much cleaner lined car than Harry's chaotically styled M3 Competition. Nice!

  92. Kavinda Jayawickrema

    Kavinda Jayawickrema

    2 maanden geleden

    Well done Etho! Man bmw have lost their way in design

  93. Piotr Cichosz

    Piotr Cichosz

    2 maanden geleden

    Damn, BMW really nailed it with the new 3 series. Design cues from their best times and a straight six in 2021, this car hits all the right spots.

    • Piotr Cichosz

      Piotr Cichosz

      2 maanden geleden

      @Do One I cannot argue with (and wasn't talking about) reliability and quality but horrid looks? This alongside a current 5-series is the most bimmerish looking bimmer in the lineup and has reasonable sized kidney grille. You might not like the looks and I cannot argue with that either but if the new 3-series is 'horrid', what would be the words to describe X6, new 7 or the GT models? 😂

  94. Markiller2601 01

    Markiller2601 01

    2 maanden geleden

    Alex: This is my new long-termer Ethan: OUR new long-termer *communism intensifies*

  95. mazhar mhate

    mazhar mhate

    2 maanden geleden

    This is your best review till date!

  96. Kevins Emmanuel

    Kevins Emmanuel

    2 maanden geleden

    12:40 is such a top gear moment especially the drive by shot😂

  97. OTMGi


    2 maanden geleden

    Yes non car guy reviews, should do one Doug DeMuro style...THAT would be brilliant

  98. Žiga Groff

    Žiga Groff

    2 maanden geleden

    This is what most of us subscribed for. Just 2 guys in a car. Top job 👍

  99. rob graham

    rob graham

    2 maanden geleden

    Easy review really, as you would expect from a modern BMW it's incredibly ugly, it's a diesel so it will shortly be banned from most towns and cities. 19" wheels with low profile tyres so the ride will be harsh and uncomfortable and you will need new tyres and rims every other pothole. Leather seats which will, naturally be heated to try and disguise how cold they are in winter, although they will still be uncomfortably hot and sweaty in the summer. Whilst I would normally recommend that a far more comfortable and durable cloth seat be specified as a white trim is fitted, leather (or more likely a vegan friendly alternative) will better survive the constant cleaning it will need. Price is £ ludicrous even before any overpriced options are fitted ensuring this car will depreciate faster than warp factor 10. Performance and handling are impressive, if you ever find an open road. You can look forward to reliability ratings second only to Land Rover so big repair bills are to be expected. Despite being fitted with a wheel and tyre combo which vulnerable to potholes, doubtless no spare tyre will be provided so you will have plenty of time to read war and peace whilst waiting for a tow to nearest Tyre shop. A tyre shop which will have you over a barrel and be able to charge you top £ for the cheapest budget tyre. To sum up If you like throwing money into a bottomless pit and enjoy driving like a d***h*** this is the car for you. on the plus side it is a car not a fancy farm truck. If you have more sense but still want a BMW buy yourself an E30, the last BMW worth buying. AS I'm sure Alex would agree.

    • rob graham

      rob graham

      2 maanden geleden

      @wowzers GREAT NEWS I’ve found the perfect car. The Dacia Sandero👍🏻

    • wowzers


      2 maanden geleden

      and what is a good car lmao?

  100. Luke Agar

    Luke Agar

    2 maanden geleden

    Nice editing at the end jack 👍