2007 BMW 335i: twin-turbos, 300HP, 300 lb.ft.

Posted By on February 20, 2007

2007 BMW 335i
Motorweek showcased the new 2007 BMW 335i on its program in this weeks broadcast. Their first impression was the usual for the BMW 3 series … they liked it … me too. From the improved economy (staff recorded 30 mpg on a road trip — premium fuel) in a car that can comfortably cruise twisties or highways, to a car that can wiggle through the cones the way a German car is suppose too.

New for 2007, along with design tweaks, is the boost of both horsepower and torque using two variable vane turbos in the 3.0 liter in-line 6 cylinder. The new power launches the non-M series BMW to 60 MPH in 5.3 seconds! Transmissions for the 335i are a manual or paddle shifter automatics. (one tenth slower 0-60) One unique feature to the coupe is the “seat belt feeder arm” — quirky but will probably be appreciated by the aging ‘baby boomer’ buyers? As usual though, the sedan is going to set you back at least $40K while the sharp looking coupe a bit more. There are times I’m tempted to give up on waiting for BMW diesel to show up in the US, and if I do … the 335i will be one of the first cars I test drive.


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