At the heart of this 335i is. Heated Seats, Loaded, This Car is in great shape! The 3 Series comes in 328i and 335i variants, with normally aspirated and turbocharged six-cylinder engines, respectively. The overall effect is attractive, though the M goodies seem at odds with the light-colored leather. It provides excellent turn-in precision and good feedback. See how it works on your test drive and shoot me an with your assessment. This car is nicely equipped with features such as Cold Weather Package. The engine produces a dead even 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque, and the muscle is enough to hustle the sedan's 3,593-pound curb weight through traffic.
Premium and Cold Weather Packages. Tucked under the hood of our Bimmer is a 230 horsepower, 3-liter Inline 6 Cylinder engine matched. Adults should find enough headroom and legroom for short trips. Offer valid to Q1 March Into Spring Test Drive Event participants and their family members residing within the same household. That's a good thing, considering we found ourselves hijacking our passengers for extended romps through a variety of backroads. Upgraded rims, sport body moldings, M door sills and steering wheel, navigation, and paddle shifters.
The xDrive is decidedly heavier than the standard 335i, but it makes a strong case for itself from the first plunge of the throttle. The rear seats are also nice, but don't quite have the same derrière-gripping ability as what you'll find up front. The 3 Series comes in 328i and 335i variants, with normally aspirated and turbocharged six-cylinder engines, respectively. There's a , a tachometer, and not much else. We say that almost against our plebeian nature, but if you've come searching for a scathing tear-down of the bread-and-butter 3, best point your clickers elsewhere.
The Moves The 230-horsepower 328i moves more capably from stoplights than its mere 200 pounds-feet of torque would suggest. Like it or not, the model continues to be a benchmark in the increasingly competitive segment, and the 335i xDrive earns its spot in the hallowed halls of Bavarian metal with some ease. Only valid at participating dealers. Key features include M sport package, Premium package, Moonroof, Heated front seats, Ambient lighting, Logic7 sound system. When viewed from the rear, the car loses some of its menace, but the design is still plenty attractive. M- Sport Suspension Package with paddle Shifters! With a damn-near perfect 50. Our tester also came with a snappy two-tone interior, complete with beige leather seats and a black dash with faux metal accents.
Shifts are quick and gear changes feel precise without being notchy. Do some quick averaging, and you realize that combined sits at a shave above 21 mpg. Absent a sport-tuned suspension — part of sport packages offered on the rear-wheel-drive 3 Series — my test car absorbed bumps with unexpected aplomb. With 425 pounds-feet of torque at just 1,750 rpm, the 335d can scoot comfortably around slower traffic in sixth gear — uphill, if necessary. Folding rear seats are optional in the 3 Series sedan but standard in the coupe, wagon and convertible.
If we weren't complaining we'd be on a cold slab in the county morgue. Set your eyeballs on that price tag, and it's easy to start nitpicking all that the 335i doesn't have as standard equipment. Our tester came dipped in blue — a dark metallic paint that makes every crease and curve pop no matter the lighting. Convertibles add front knee airbags and head extensions for the side-impact airbags, while the coupe, sedan and wagon have two-row side curtain airbags. Upshifts and downshifts are relatively smooth, though the latter are rarely needed. Click for a full list of safety features. According to the specs, the inline-six manages to crank out its full torque from just 1,400 rpm, but the power simply isn't there until the mill begins to spin a little quicker.
My test car had a well-weighted clutch and decent gate placements, but the shifter had longish, rubbery throws; even with practice, upshifts took far too long. Up front, the 2010 335i couldn't be mistaken for anything other than what it is. The diesel-powered 335d, meanwhile, comes only with a six-speed automatic. How do you sharpen the to keep pace with the threat of the new? Turn in is excellent and there's little doubt it could get around a track with purpose. Throw in springs that are firm without being brutal and spot-on dampening, and the turbo 3 series is — to put it lightly — magnificent to drive.
The Inside Cabin materials are good, with plenty of padded surfaces and tasteful metal trim. What kind of engine is available in each body style varies, but you can get a 3 Series in coupe, sedan, wagon or retractable-hardtop convertible layouts, most of them with rear- or all-wheel drive. They offer decent leg room, though, so passengers in the six-foot realm can reasonably fit back there, even for extended periods of time. The 328i has smaller brake discs than do the 335i and 335d. Other available features include iDrive and a navigation system, the automatic transmission, xenon headlights, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors and various sport packages. Other 328i and all 335i models get 17s. The flip-out dashboard cupholders are flimsy contraptions, and one passenger complained that they intruded on her space.
Naturally, the sport-tuned suspension will affect ride quality. The nose wears the same flared nostril grille and round headlights as the rest of the Bavarian flock and the slight contour of the hood line gives the face something of a furrowed brow. It may not be used toward tax, title, destination and delivery charges. We'll — ahem — have to take their word on that last part. The company builds good products, but does it really deserve wave after wave of gushing prose in every car magazine? Fortunately, the revs build fast and it's easy to keep the engine where it needs to be thanks to the six-speed manual transmission. Standard safety features include antilock brakes, an electronic stability system and dual front and side-impact airbags. The 3 Series is a driver's car and it deserves every accolades it receives.