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BMW 335i Coupe

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by gamelan, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    Never been a huge BMW fan but I love the 330i/M3 and the 6-series. And wow, the new 335i coupe is out! I think it's great! Discuss! [​IMG] -Jeff
     
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    Now that the car is out, it's nice to see that it has lived up to the hype. The turbo tuners out there have gotten their hands on the cars and are putting down some good power. Now, if they come out with an AWD sedan, I might consider one. Especially when I consider the possibility of warranty-friendly Dinan upgrades.

    Unfortunately, there's already a post somewhere on a BMW forum of someone's engine blowing up. It could be a simple defect, or it could be a glimpse into the short future of the twin turbo 335.
     
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    The problem is that the interior is still horrible.

    Jon.
     
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    Don't know if you like classics. But I have a 1972 3.0 cs, which is a beauty. I have to get a pic to post.
     
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    The problem is that the interior is still horrible.

    Jon.


    It's gone down from the last generation, but I wouldn't go as far as calling it "horrible." It's livable.
     
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    Don't know if you like classics. But I have a 1972 3.0 cs, which is a beauty. I have to get a pic to post.

    Please do. I love the classic 3-series.
     
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    Reports are that the car is underrated in terms of power. Based on dyno runs, people are guessing it's probably closer 330 HP.

    However, it is a heavy car at 3500 to 3600 lbs (E46 was 3200 lbs), and has no limited-slip diff, which is all but required for a car with that much power.

    --Andre
     
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    Don't know if you like classics. But I have a 1972 3.0 cs, which is a beauty. I have to get a pic to post.
    Indeed, the 2800 model was great.

    The 3.0CSL can still hold its place amid the modern cars.
     
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    I like it a lot, there is a slew of real owner pics of the 335 on the e90 forum.

    I like the white exterior a lot as I do the coral red interior but I don't think I would get coral if I bought the car today, I would probably go with a safer dark grey leather.
     
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    The more I look at it, the less I like it. WTF!?! I never got tired of my E46 330Ci and I still prefer the old one over the new.

    I was so looking forward to a new M3 after I graduate. But at this rate, I don't think I can live with it unless they do something drastic.

    Oh well, Porsche 997 here I come.
     
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    The more I look at it, the less I like it. WTF!?! I never got tired of my E46 330Ci and I still prefer the old one over the new.

    I was so looking forward to a new M3 after I graduate. But at this rate, I don't think I can live with it unless they do something drastic.

    Oh well, Porsche 997 here I come.


    It's certainly no E46, but that will be a tough car to beat. In 25 years, people will still talk about the E46, and the only thing anyone will remember about the E90/E92 is that it brought turbos back to BMW (if the engines hold together, of course). I think BMW is reconfiguring their product line, and the new 335 sedan and coupe are signs of a step in the right direction.

    Of course, the new M3 could end up being a pretty crazy car, considering that the 335 nearly matches the performance of the outgoing M3.
     
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    I took a look at the 2007 335 coupe a couple days ago -- a dark gray metallic one with dakota red (dark red) interior. As the owner of a '98 M3 (E36), I was very impressed with the interior. Everything falls to place as in the E36 and the seats and various components seemed high quality. The seats, I thought, were particularly nice- definitely a step or two ahead of those on my car. And the backseat was surprisingly large and accommodating (I'm over 6 ft. and fit pretty well). On the other hand, I don't think I want one (though I didn't drive it, I only sat in it) based on its looks. It looks too much like every other 3 series for my taste. I'd like the car (with its attributes/engine) to have a little more visual spice, more sex appeal. Inside and out, I'd describe the car as handsome, elegant and respectable -- perhaps "the strong but silent type." Just as Audis, such as the A4, can be purchased with the S-type package (even though not the S4), I'd like to see this car available with a sportier exterior -- an "M" package.

    As an aside, last night I saw a friend who has a mid-1980s 635. Now that's a coupe! 110,000 miles and still going strong; still on the original clutch; fantastic engine burble.
     
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    I believe there is an M package exterior option, if not available now, in the works. I know there is a body addon for the front and rear bumper that makes it more "sporty". BMW had to play it semi safe, the 3 series is where they make all their profit, they have to appeal to the masses.
     
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    I've seen it in person and really like it. I still don't think a little 3 series is worth the kind of money they charge.
     
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    I've seen it in person and really like it. I still don't think a little 3 series is worth the kind of money they charge.

    It's a lot of money, but fortunately they do offer a lot of options, so if you want a basic car, its not ridiculous money.. its just a bit overpriced.
     
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    It's gone down from the last generation, but I wouldn't go as far as calling it "horrible." It's livable.

    Ok, ok, it's not horrible, but it is a big step backwards from the E46.

    Jon.
     
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    How is it a step backwards? As I recall when the e46 came out the e36 owners said the same thing. Times change.

    From what I can tell they are giving owners what they want, a somewhat understated exterior that is more refined than the e46, a nicer interior, a Twin Turbo option on the coupe and sedan, more power and torque in all the models with similar MPG numbers. If the QC increases with this model I won't be able to see how it could be worse.
     
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    How is it a step backwards? As I recall when the e46 came out the e36 owners said the same thing. Times change.

    From what I can tell they are giving owners what they want, a somewhat understated exterior that is more refined than the e46, a nicer interior, a Twin Turbo option on the coupe and sedan, more power and torque in all the models with similar MPG numbers. If the QC increases with this model I won't be able to see how it could be worse.


    I have to disagree with you here. The interiors of the e46 is very similarly designed to the e36. The quality of both are about the same as well. I have owned both, and when I moved from the e36 to the e46, I actually thought of it as a move up, not a lateral or backward one. Now, the first thing you notice with the e90 is the lack of a wrap-around dashboard. I don't think this is what the owners want, at least for me personally. Second, the plastics used in the new generation just doesn't have the same tactile feel to them. This is definitely a step down considering how the fit and finish of the e46 was executed. Third, wtf is wrong with that ass?!? I cringe everytime I see it.
     

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