Bmw 2007 335i Coupe-could a coupe get better ?
BMW 3 Series has a new member to it’s exquisite family, the 335i Coupe. And this model is, up to know, considered by most competent sources top of the line in performance coupes. Other competitors are the Porsche Cayman, the Audi S4 and the Cadillac CTS-V. Still, BMW’s 335i Coupe seems unbeatable on the track, offering great performance and maintaining, at the same time, the comfort and stability that a BMW should assure. The BMW 335i also went faster than the Infiniti G35 S, in an Autoweek test, even if the Infiniti has 6 more horses and weights 62 pounds less.Â
Under the hood of the BMW 335i Coupe is a state of the art engine, with dual turbochargers. So the 335i Coupe speeds on the track with 300 hp at 5800 rpm and 300 lb-ft of torque, due to the V6 that has the two turbos, one for each half of the straight-six. Drivetrain is, of course, real-wheal drive, with final drive ratio of 3.08:1. Transmission is a sporty six-speed manual. In slalom tests, the 335i succeeded a 45.8 mph performance. The 3.0-liter engine is as high-tech as can be, and the dual turbochargers are a first on such a vehicle for BMW in the past 20 years. And they surely have no regrets about implementing such a system on the 335i Coupe..Â
Noted, on the bad parts category, were the flat-tires, that make the ride a bit harsh on imperfect terrain, and the lack of the iDrive. That, of course, for most buyers. Drivers with some experience feel no sadness concerning the lack of iDrive, actually testers at Autoweek praised this fact.
The BMW 335i Coupe starts at $41,295, but one is tempted to add some of the excellent options like leather upholstery, integrated garage-door opener, auto-diming mirrors, heated front seats or metallic paint. Consumption is 22 mpg EPA combined.