Although this is not the most technical of 335is test drive reviews, it still contains some good info for those interested in the 335is. Here are some notable comments.
Mercedes-Benz released the first details and pictures of the facelifted C-Class yesterday. As always, it’s a fun exercise to compare direct competitors, so let’s see how the new facelifted C class fares against the E90 LCI which was presented back in 2008.
114 grams of CO2 per kilometre and 120 kW/163 hp – this relation between emission levels and engine output can only be achieved with BMW EfficientDynamics. BMW has realised it in a premium vehicle of the medium range which also offers a luggage compartment volume of up to 1,385 litres (48.9 cu. ft): the new BMW 320d Touring EfficientDynamics Edition.
The new combination of efficiency, driving pleasure and versatility is possible due to the use of technology for the reduction of fuel consumption and emissions involving a … CONTINUED
Add another to the E90/E92 BMW 3-series already crowded award mantel. Automobile Magazine has named the 3-series to its 2011 All-Stars list, for the 21st time. Perhaps the best summary from Automobile – “As the car enters the sixth year in its current form, it still has no equal.”
“Fantastic chassis balance, beautiful steering, lovely shift action,” gushes senior editor Joe Lorio. “Add in the phenomenal performance — and surprisingly good fuel economy — and you’ve got the segment’s standard-bearer. Again.”
Edmunds Insideline has track performance tested the 2011 335is, achieving some great performance numbers, nipping at the heels of the E90 M3. Here is their performance test video and test results:
0-30 (sec): 2.0
0-45 (sec): 3.5
0-60 (sec): 5.0
0-75 (sec): 7.3
1/4-Mile (sec @ mph): 13.3 @ 104.6
0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec): 4.7
30-0 (ft): 27
60-0 (ft): 111
Slalom (mph): 67.2 (66.0 stability control on)
Skid Pad Lateral acceleration (g): 0.91g ( 0.85g stability control on )
CNN Money and collector car experts at Hagerty Insurance has compiled a list of the 10 cars it believes may be sought after collectibles in the future. The 335is is the only current BMW to make their list.
Over the past two weekends, E90post and 1addicts members gathered and cruised with their 3-series and 1-series BMWs. Great set of event photos inside.
Japanese tuner 3DDesign has released its new aero kit for the facelifted (LCI) E92 3-series coupe. The new parts include a front lip spoiler, under splitter, rear diffuser, and trunk spoiler.
The 2011 BMW 3-series and 2011 M3 have been named one of Car and Driver’s 10 Best Cars, making it 20th consecutive wins, a feat unmatched by any other vehicle on the market!
The 3-series has been named the most reliable company car in the UK at Fleet News awards and the F10 530d has been named the Diesel Car of the Year at the Scottish Car of the Year Awards.
Mineral White Metallic is a new 3-series coupe and M3 coupe color for 2011 model years. The difference from Alpine White has been difficult to see in previous photos, but these are the best comparison photos yet. Its metallic finish give more depth and luster than the non-metallic Alpine White color.
This E90post member’s euro delivery journal is one of the best we’ve ever seen. Absolutely breathtaking scenery seen from an equally beautiful 335is on spectacular mountain passes – the Stelvio, St. Bernadino, Timmelsjoch, Fluela, Furka, St. Gotthard.
Prior design features bodykits for both the E92 coupe and E90 sedan. The E92 coupe kit features an M-look with its M3 style front bumper and rear bumper, sidekirts, front fenders, and PD hood. The E90 sedan draws upon the E60 M5s look for the front bumper and a custom design sideskirt and rear bumper.
AR Design provides an update on its single turbo N54 kit, and the power numbers have gone up as expected. The latest dyno results are inside, corrected for 5700ft elevation.
Follow along as E90post member Morgan transforms a damaged E92 320d to a full M3 look inside and out using all factory body panels and interior parts. It will be finished off in Frozen Gray paint.
Single turbo kits have been the vaporware of the N54 tuning world – often started but seldomly finished. AR Design gives hope with preliminary results of their single turbo N54 which has hit 444whp@15psi on a Mustang dyno, all on pump gas and no other FI methods!
Here are some unique look colors for the E90/E92 – Mineral White, a metallic white color which just became available this year, and Dakar Yellow, a special order only color and last seen as a standard color on the E36 M3.
Hong Kong E90post members meet as frequently as members from any other region and always manage to share some great photo coverage of the event. The group met earlier today. Some event coverage inside.