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BMW 335i 2007+

rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,506
I see reported a couple of places now that BMW will release a 300+ HP Twin Turbocharged version of their straight six in (at least) the 3 Series Coupe for 2007.

Confirmation, anyone?

In the Sedan as well, for example?

- Ray
Interested . . .
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  • jabroltajabrolta Posts: 32
    The rumors are true!!! Here is what car and driver had to say.
  • britcrlvrbritcrlvr Posts: 83
    this is a dealer gimmick so that they can get more money. Most likely these extra charges will never see use by you. My suggestion is to kindly decline.
  • matt43matt43 Posts: 1
    I've been looking forward to this engine for some time. Anyone know anything about expected gas mileage? How about whether the new coupe colors will carry over to the 2007 335i sedan?
  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,506
    ... has apparently been released to dealers.
    335i Base = $38,700.
    Up $2,100 over 2006 330i Sedan.
    Interesting .....
    - Ray
    Interested.
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    What's going to be the top of the line price "loaded" ?

    Rocky
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    Story on the BMW 335i. The 335i Sedan will also be available starting in September. The 335xi "AWD" will be available March of 2007'. I'm gonna have to check one out in person. ;)

    Rocky
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F69F9nT9Hg4&mode=related&search=

    Rocky

    P.S.

    It has a great video on the 335i the way Edmunds should of test drove it. ;)
  • 30 mpg overall according to a few sites. Seems high but three different sites say that. Maybe the EU (it wasn't listed as kilometers but imperial miles) standards are somehow different. Don't really care as the car is costing me almost 50k and i am getting it to drive it like it's meant to be. THe new Mazda SUV takes premium and gets what my volvo turbo gets, 17/22. The 335i will be better than that. I don't think anyone is going to drive this beast to conserve gas. I should ghave mine by end of Septemeber.
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    hedhuntr1,

    Are you getting a 335i coupe or a sedan ?

    Rocky
  • dhanleydhanley Posts: 1,531
    The 335i is rated 20/30 EPA.

    The EU tests you saw is probably using imperial(british) gallons which are larger than US gallons. Their 30 combined would convert to 25 of ours, which is in line with the EPA numbers.

    I get over my EPA in my bmw and i drive aggressively, so i am optimistic. :)
  • As far as I know there is no sedan, the 335i is the coup designation. I am getting a 335i coupe, auto, heated seats, premium, space grey, light poplar wood trim, greay leather. Should be here end of September for my mountain trip....
  • dhanleydhanley Posts: 1,531
    there is a 335i sedan for '07.

    Your coupe sounds sweet. :)
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    There are several links and spy pics on the net to prove me right. ;)

    Rocky
  • dhanleydhanley Posts: 1,531
    Not just spy photos. The pricing for the sedan is available too.
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    really, where at ? I haven't seen that yet. ;)

    Rocky
  • runonmd1runonmd1 Posts: 11
    Uh...should HAVE driven, not "should of." Other than that, your response was interesting and valuable.
  • habitat1habitat1 Posts: 4,282
    I think you should HAVE directed that comment at rockylee, not rayainsw. Other than that, you are grammatically correct. ;)
  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,506
    I attended the BMW 335i Coupe drive event near Atlanta on Sunday.

    [ Pics & a short video clip posted here:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/rayainsw/BMW%20335i/P1110769crop.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/rayainsw/BMW%20335i/P1110770crop.jpg

    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v298/rayainsw/BMW%20335i/?action=view&current=- P1110772.flv

    The video was shot with my digital still camera & further compressed on upload ( sigh ) but may give some idea of the 335i’s exhaust note \ tone. ]

    I drove the 335i Coupe for 2 quick ( waaaay too quick ) laps of a very tight cone course on a large parking lot at Stone Mt. Each 335i Coupe was STEPtronic & Sport.

    My current sedan = 303 \ 323 HP \ TQ and similar weight. Big differences are:
    1 - Mine = FWD and the BMW = RWD
    2 – Mine = 4 speed manumatic w/paddle shift and BMW = 6 speed

    Also, the BMW has implemented the paddle up \ down as the reverse of mine and the Corvette ( another primary contender for my next acquisition ) but is otherwise similar in execution. Since the course was tight and short and I wanted to focus on the car, not time, I launched each time & upshifted to second quickly, staying in second the rest of the course.

    This sort of event can certainly be fun & a few impressions gathered are interesting. But it is so far removed from most any real street driving that I draw few conclusions. That would have to wait for a test drive at my dealer.

    Here are my few conclusions:
    1 – The improvement in acceleration over a 330i is clear. TQ is excellent.
    1A – No discernable turbo lag. Kudos.
    2 – The exhaust note from outside seemed OK.
    3 – The interior looked & felt like a quality piece.
    4 – The STEP automatic worked better than the one in the last 330i I drove.
    5 – Traction control (activated several times) worked well.
    6 – I will probably drive a Sedan, when one becomes available at my Dealer.

    I would have much preferred a venue and schedule more like the last 5 Series introduction, held at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Where there was both much more room and more time to gather something like real world data. ( sigh )

    I could not judge ride at rural or highway speeds. I could not tell how it would sound with the sunroof in vent, as I drive 95+% of the time. I could not evaluate several aspects of the STEP that I’d care about.

    It was fun – and as long as BMW offers to allow me to drive ( abuse ) their new cars while they pay for tires, gas & any other wear and tear, I will drive their cars. I was pleasantly surprised at the exhaust note, as a couple of turbochargers in the stream sometimes cause an odd tone. And it was loud enough at WOT to be noticed. But not too loud.

    I know that I’d miss my HUD. Having a tachometer & MPH display in a HUD would have been very interesting during this exercise. As it was, I could not closely monitor either, while driving on an unfamiliar course & almost continuously turning. I also could not judge such things as the STEP rev match on downshift. Oh, well . . .

    Fun time.
    - Ray
    Impressed but undecided . . .
  • Are there Paddle type shifters on this car? Saw some of the Euro Video on this and it appeared to have shifters on the steering wheel?
  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    Nice report. The exhaust kinda sounds like the G35 Coupe's.

    M
  • Looks like you can configure your 2007 335i on bmwusa.com ....
  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    It gets pricey when you start adding options, almost 50K.

    M
  • I have read many reviews of the E46 and the E90 that mention too much understeer and a lack of grip. ALL manufacturers set their vehicles up with understeer as the default because novice drivers will let off the gas when the car is out of control. This is a natural reaction and results in the car regaining control. If they set up the car with oversteer as the default, when drivers panicked and let off the gas, this unloads the rear of the car, sends weight to the front, and results in a massive slide and probably a spin. I am assuming that most of these test drivers do not have a great deal of driving skill because if they did, they would find that is it relatively easy, if you know how to drive properly, to get this car to power slide or into power oversteer, even with the traction and stability control engaged. As long as you are smoooth with the controls, the car can be slid sideways a bit. It always amuses me when they say that there is too much understeer. That's because they don't know how to drive properly to approach the cars limits!!!! :mad:
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    yep, I'll pass because of those options. ;)

    Rocky
  • designmandesignman Posts: 2,129
    It comes with the sport suspension standard, so I could be happy as a clam without adding one option... out the door at base price. The extras in the 335i sport package are frivolous for my money. Also, you could order leather without a package.
  • deweydewey Posts: 5,243
    The 335i Sedan will also be available starting in September.

    Padon my delayed response but I do find your 335i sedan September rumor very interesting. Which September will that be the one during 2008, 2009 or 2010??

    As far as I know there are no official sources confirming the introduction of a 335i sedan and if there was I would be pleasantly surprised.
  • deweydewey Posts: 5,243
    It comes with the sport suspension standard, so I could be happy as a clam without adding one option...

    I will only be happy as a clam if it has four doors. Otherwise I will be as depressed as a clam in the kitchen of a seafood restaurant.
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