I have to also say he was very careful with my credit when applying for the financing. The appeal of a retractable hardtop is obvious — four-season usefulness, security and a more comfortable cabin environment, to name a few high points. Safety All- and an are standard. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car. There's a reason the company's initials stand for Bavarian Motor Works. It weighs about 400 pounds more than the coupe, and even though some of that mass goes toward chassis-stiffening efforts, rougher roads make the convertible's A- shudder slightly when the top is down.
Occupants also get to enjoy a louder version of the 335i's engine soundtrack when the top is down; the twin-turbo inline-six, in tandem with the dual exhaust system, makes a sweet sound. Start-off Assistant Order a 3 Series with a manual transmission and you'll enjoy the benefits of this subtle but effective helper that automatically applies the brakes for a few seconds whenever you're stopped on a hill to help prevent the car from rolling backwards while you engage first gear. Despite the use of plastic front fenders, the 335i weighs 97 more pounds than the outgoing 330i sedan and carries a larger percentage of its weight over the front wheels. Fun Factor - this is a very. Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. The '07 sedan and coupe sit atop the same wheelbase and chassis, and that results in similar handling characteristics and feel.
While a number of less expensive models have a tall rear quarter, the 3 Series doesn't, and that makes a big difference in terms of the car's aesthetic appeal. Most of the weight gain can be traced to the extra turbocharger and intercooler hardware and the turbo engine's all-aluminum block, which is about 50 pounds heavier than the composite magnesium-and-aluminum block of the naturally aspirated engine. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. The appeal of a retractable hardtop is obvious — four-season usefulness, security and a more comfortable cabin environment, to name a few high points. The convertible's structural rigidity, however, is slightly disappointing. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. The driving difference, however, is undetectable.
If you missed out on the six-cylinder M3 and can't wait for the V-8-powered M3, the attractively priced 335i offers enough performance to forget the M3. All trims are priced slightly above their key rivals. I am super pleased with my experience. I would recommend them to anyone!! Granted, it is fair to say we exploited the newfound power with the restraint of a Somali warlord, but even on highway jaunts the 335i returned fuel economy in just the mid-20s. Send Mike an Hide full review What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty? Experience has taught us that no vehicle is immune to improvement. The convertible is very good at managing wind rush at high speeds.
Called them to find out when I can come over to see it I'm 5 hrs away. But the new engine delivers broadband performance way beyond its specs, shaving nearly a second from the 330i's quarter-mile time. The engine's power can catch you by surprise, too; before you know it, you'll be doing 80 without even trying. There's no question that the 335i sedan carries forward the class-leading dynamic standards established by the 330i-smooth ride quality, right-now responses, laser-precise steering, powerful, fade-free braking-amplified by a superb new engine that generates big horsepower and, arguably more significant, an abundance of torque delivered over a curve that's as high and flat as a mountain mesa. Front occupants have power front seats with a memory feature for the driver. They're comfortable, but legroom is scant. On the track, though, the 335i displayed the same fluid and linear steering and balanced handling as the 330i, but the turbo engine has enough muscle to make downshifts optional.
Paired with the standard six-speed transmission, this is sufficient to propel the 3616-pound 335i to 60 mph in 4. The convertible retains the coupe's confidence-inspiring moves in the corners, but my test car's sport suspension and 18-inch run-flat tires — part of the optional Sport Package — had little patience for potholes; if you hit one, you'll pay for it with a loud thump. Besides the suite of power equipment like windows, locks and mirrors, there's a master power-window switch that lowers and raises all of the windows at once. We looked around for a few minutes. .
With the roof up, the convertible could easily be mistaken for the coupe; they're that similar. That doesn't leave much space for things you might want to bring with you on a top-down cross-country drive, but if the rear seats aren't in use, the backrest can fold down to make a parcel shelf. It was clean and looked brand new. The 3 Series coupe is one of my favorite designs. That's because, as good as it was, the 330i seems just a little tame compared to the 335i. The 335i convertible doesn't have to worry about that, though, as the engine feels strong all over the rev range without any turbo lag.
The owner Aaron was informative and knowledgeable too. The yin to the turbochargers' yang are large 13. Consequently, the 330i sedan is gone for 2007, replaced by the 335i sedan with the same twin-turbocharged, 300-hp engine that powers the 335i coupe. Its cars are handling benchmarks in the industry, yet their compliant suspension tuning makes them comfortable for everyday driving. The secret is under the hood, which shelters a twin-turbo version of the 3. Another call, and this time I asked the receptionist to confirm with a salesperson or a manager.
Given that, it was not worthwhile for me to pursue a purchase, as given the fees, the price was too high for me though not a terrible price for the vehicle, according to the blue book value. It has replaced the outgoing E46 M3 as the car I would buy as my daily driver, particularly since it is far more forgiving over broken pavement yet still has the suds to allow you to kick the tail out of line when you're in hooligan mode. I was greeted by Tim, drove the Van and decided to purchase it. Both Sedan and Sport Wagon variants add more power and performance for 2007, an upgrading that also sees the former 325 and 330 lines redesignated as 328 and 335 models. The inline-six makes 300 at 5,800 rpm and 300 pounds-feet of at a low 1,400 rpm. Multiple steps to accomplish a simple task -- thank you, Mr. Show full review Editor's note: This review covers the 335i retractable-hardtop convertible; for Cars.
Once lit, the 335i's turbo six reveals itself to be the strong, silent type. After taking the car for a test drive we were greeted by another nice man named Frank. An interior that still looks low-rent compared with the beautifully crafted cabin of the old 3-series. Unique headlamp and taillight treatments help define the 3 Series' character, and the 17-inch wheels that are part of the optional Sport Package impart an even more aggressive stance than the standard 16-inch alloy rims. Even with its firm sport suspension, the 335i remains compliant and manages to avoid the M3's flinty harshness. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms if you have to wait for repairs.