We’ve added more updates to this amazing thread convering the North American special, ie the 335is. Added more technical information, reviews and of course pricing data. Keep abreast of the latest information on this car by following this thread!
File this one under interesting BMW marketing. BMW financial in Canada has produced a pamphlet that gives the scent of new car leather. You know that smell that is intoxicating, the one I wish my car would have for the rest of her days. BMW Canada will be distributing these advertising pamplets at Autoshows around the country in 2010.
So far, ActiveHybrid cars have been interesting reads, but very much out of reach for the average BMW enthusiast. The system has exclusively been fit to the 7 series and X6, two of the most expensive cars in the BMW lineup. Whats worse, the mere addition of Active Hybrid to those cars has shot the price tag up even higher.
Now for the good news, the system is working its way down the lineup, and will arrive under the hood of the new F10 5-series. While, its a near guarantee that the car will be very expensive, it should be much more affordable and attainable then the ActiveHybrid 7 and X6.
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Happy New Year Gang.
Everybody Ready for our own Nor-Easter ???
Looking for an interest in a Northeast Maryland Meet. I thought Looneys Pub North, Bel Air. would provide a great location. Bel Air is 6 miles off of I-95, exit 77B, and a straight shot up Route 924 that literally puts you on Looneys Pub Norths parking lot. The Harford County Office building is directly across the street. At 6ish in the evening the lot is pretty much empty. This would provide a location to park, and pop our hoods, and showing off your Mods, and compair the bonestock rides. But give us a private location away from the other cars at the Pub, and with lighting. … CONTINUED
AutoSpies looks like they had alot of fun in Portugal with the BMW press events for the new 5-Series and 335is. They put up this excellent video review of the new 5er, which IMO is a must watch. Hit play, sit back and relax
Its no secret BMW has a really great marketing machine, with really invetive ads on the internet, in print, and of course highway billboards. There were the famous BMW v Audi billboard ad wars of last year which many of us remember. This time around, theres not a war, but a very simple billboard ad to highlight a local Connecticut dealers offer of overnight test drives.
Whats happened since is that this story is spreading over the internet because the billboard is scaring local residents into calling 911 because they think that its a real person sitting on the billboard! Im not sure what they thing of the giant teddy bear next … CONTINUED
As a counterpoint to Clarksons recent review of the X6, BMW shows us that the X5 M and X6 M can have fun in the snow too. Two BMW professional driving instructors talk us through their snow experience with the X cars.
Make sure to watch these videos in HD!
We’ve updated the 335is thread with new technical and pricing data. We’ve also added in links to reviews and will keep updating this thread with whatever new information comes around the corner.
This is awesome. Automobile magazine was able to get behind the wheel of the all new uprated 335is coupe. The car itself is set to debut at the New York Autoshow ( the eternal home of the E90 )
Here are some selected quotes from the test drive:
The heart of the new "s" model is a modified version of the twin-turbo in-line six that will soon be discontinued in the 335i. Software tweaks have allowed power to be increased from 300 to 320 hp while torque rises 32 lb-ft to a total of 332 lb-ft. BMW predicts that … CONTINUED
Bengt Halvorson with The Car Connection was at the Portugal press event and give his take on the new F10 5-Series. Here is a telling quote from the article: The new 2011 BMW 535i is more of a drivers car than than the current 2010 5-Series…