By Ed Curran

CHICAGO (CBS) — With 382 horsepower under the hood, the BMW 340i is a beast.

CBS 2’s Ed Curran took a test drive and says it’s not your typical BMW 3 series. Along with being a superb driving machine, it’s an exciting enthusiast’s dream car. Its 382 horsepower is backed with 369 pound-feet of torque and married to a sweet eight speed automatic transmission. It will make it to 60 in less than four second, and you’ll start smiling at two.

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This kind of performance does not come cheap. A 340i will cost in the neighborhood of $60,000 depending on whether you want the standard rear wheel drive or opt to power all four.

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This car is not for everyone. These luxury sport sedans are getting more and more powerful without getting into a high performance BMW M3. This is an exciting car for the person who loves to drive, cutting corners every chance they get.

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If you’re in the market for a car like the Audi S4 or a Mercedes C 43 AMG, you should also test drive the BMW 340i.