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BMW 335i 2007+

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 28,582
    .. I think suspension tuning (reducing understeer) is part of it..

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  • dhanleydhanley Posts: 1,531
    Ah, yes, it could mean that too... :)

    I'm still sticking with "reducing understeer".
  • circlewcirclew Posts: 8,372
    Yes, you are psychic...same as the 330 pressure. 32F/36R.

    Regards,
    OW
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 28,582
    I knew you would say that.. :surprise:

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  • runonmd1runonmd1 Posts: 11
    Sorry, Habitat....my "bad." I stand corrected...oh, build me a house, ok? :sick:
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,669
    my 335i twin turbo is clearly quicker than my almighty 400 hp m5 at 7000+ foot altitudes seen in foothills of rockies. a serious but literal altitude leveler

    BTW...if anybody cares 400hp (non turbo) is 316hp at 7000ft...think torque drops below 300
  • I can't get a straight answer from my dealer. Think they just want to sell me a 328XI off their lot. I need more power.
  • circlewcirclew Posts: 8,372
    Yes. Due out this month. Not on the website yet, however.

    Regards,
    OW
  • webby1webby1 Posts: 209
    Is anyone aware of any issues with orange peel on the 335i coupe.

    "Orange peel can best be described as a wavy, slightly lumpy, light-and-dark pattern resembling - what else - the skin of an orange. The condition that causes the most noticeable orange peel - are caused by sheetmetal roughness and the use of a clear topcoat. "

    My brother in law just walked away from 335i coupe deal.

    Dealer advised that this is the way they are and did not offer a solution !

    Regards,
    Webby
  • tcn2ktcn2k Posts: 277
    I can't imagine a new 335i coupe with an orange peel. Does anyone have a pic of this?
  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,526
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Did you realize that thread is almost 4 years old?
  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,526
    I did quick a google search limited to that 1 site only - and had something over 150 'hits', in various threads.

    I picked one pretty much at random...

    My point was only that BMW is not immune to having ( a varying degree of ) orange peel, and other issues in their paint.

    Here is a much newer thread....
    ( sorrrrrrrry )

    http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2183194
  • webby1webby1 Posts: 209
    Car is sitting in showroom....I do not think they would let me take any photos !
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 28,582
    I don't think any dealer is going to offer to fix any problems with the paint on a new car...

    Would you want the car, if it has been re-painted?

    If the dealer thinks it is a serious issue, they will send the car back to BMW... They wouldn't try to re-do it.. That is just asking for an ongoing customer service issue..

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  • webby1webby1 Posts: 209
    "Would you want the car, if it has been re-painted?"

    Not a chance.....for $65,000.0 I want my paint perfect...just like my 2004 330i
    Webby
  • dhanleydhanley Posts: 1,531
    Actually, that one is about swirl marks/soft paint.

    I'm actually quite pleased with the paint on my BMW--but mine's a '97, and they've moved to softer water-based paints for environmental reasons.
  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,526
    One other thread, different BMW forum - on some ( many ) 335's having "orange peel".

    http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41621&highlight=orange+peel
  • rayainswrayainsw Posts: 2,526
    ".(the amount of noticeable "orange peel" on ALL body panels confirms this).."

    From about the middle of the page...
  • circlewcirclew Posts: 8,372
    Question: Could the dealer use the car as a demo and then sell it with mileage? Sort of a clearing house for defects rather than return the car. In that way, they could even re-paint because the car is not offered as "new".

    Regards,
    OW
  • jb_shinjb_shin Posts: 357
    Yeah, I have it on my 03 M5 as well, and remember some of the owners talking about this. If you look at any new car out there, you will see it. Some very high end cars may get wet sanding from the factory, but it is so prevalent that my body shop makes it a point to put the "orange peel" on any paint job they do.
  • pearlpearl Posts: 336
    The Edmunds test of the new G37 coupe vs. the 335 turbo coupe ended with the turbo going toes up after a severe flogging by journalists. Turbos generate a lot of heat and at least in this case, repeated full throttle laps ran the oil and coolant temperatures over the limit and the engine went into "safe" mode. This is the first such instance that I have heard about, but it does make one wonder about the long term reliability and longevity of this engine. Anyone heard of any other "turbo reliability" problems with the 335?
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,669
    I thought the 'safe' mode was triggered so the vehicle wouldn't get damaged.

    So I'd guess you wouldn't have reduced reliability...just reduced time at 100% power; which may be almost as bad :)

    I think the turbos are manufactured by mitsubishi (but designed by BMW); think it was in a MT rag...
  • deanayerdeanayer Posts: 3
    now I have to wait until mid-june for it to get built and delivered to Connecticut. I loaded it with everything but the sport package, adaptive steering and adaptive cruise control. I piled everything else into it and it ballooned out to $50,900 plus or minus a few bucks. I am leasing it and got them to knock about 2 grand off so when I finish putting bown $7k out the door the payments will be about $520/month for 36 months and 12k miles/year. How does that deal sound? Of the three dealers I talked to in Connecticut it was the cheapest - in one case by almost $100/month. Anyway - now I get to twiddle my thumbs for weeks but oh baby am I psych'd to get it. I had a Corvette and it was awesome but a touch crude, then I bought a Buick Riviera in 1997 and it was too soft (everything was after the vet). I drove the Buick into the dirt because I dont drive high miles it held up farily well for 10 years - Buick should have kept that line going - morons. Anyway I am looking forward to getting something flingable again with some real kick but still have all the toys. I actaully cant get over how much technology and how many features are crammed into this little car. Now I have to go make "X" number 1 on my calender and stay calm for like ten weeks. Production is supposedly raming up in April in Germany for the Coupe so thats my hold-up but at least I get everything including the color and leather jsut the way I want.
  • deanayerdeanayer Posts: 3
    I just thought of this, I didnt see it listed so I assume it isnt included on the car or in the cold weather package but am I correct in assuming the 335i coupe DOESNT have heated outside mirrors. Its just a pet peeve of mine, I hate getting all the windows clear and then driving off in the cold only to find the mirrors are iced over. :)
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,152
    All BMWs have heated outside mirrors as standard equipment.

    Ummm, what's with the $7,000 down payment? You'd be WAY-WAY better off putting down the maximum number of Security deposits and investing the rest of the money than putting down ANYTHING AT ALL. Fortunately you've got time to research the MSD thing, and once you do, I believe that you'll see how much money you'll be saving by NOT putting down a dime on your car.

    Best Regards,
    Shipo
  • fedlawmanfedlawman Posts: 3,118
    What's the residual - maybe you'll buy the car at lease-end?

    At the end of 3 years, it would kill me to know that I had paid BMWFS $25,000 and then just gave the car back.
  • I am scheduled to take delivery of a fully loaded 335 convertible in mid-april which I ordered for my wife. I put a $100 deposit down about a year ago hoping BMW would build a hardtop convertible. Now that the car is almost ready, I was wondering whether I have any negotiating power; the car is nearly $60K. I believe we are getting the first 335 convertible in the Raleigh, NC area and I suspect that they are not so easy to come by since they are just coming out. I am not expecting thousands off of MSRP, but a couple of bucks would be nice.
  • brightness04brightness04 Posts: 3,151
    Some of the numbers may be a little off. If the MSRP, with all options, is $51k, you shouldn't be paying out over $25k over three years before tax. The residual for 4-door sedan is 63% for 36/36, and the money factor works out to be about 3% per annum. Are you including taxes in the payment number that you gave?
  • deanayerdeanayer Posts: 3
    I am including the taxes associated with the leasing of the car (not property taxes). The 7k also includes delivery and the first payment and any other nonsense charges they toss in at the start of the lease.
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