Our friends over at BimmerFile have put their sDrive35is review online, although its lacking in photos (as they were given a pre-production car to try out), it is a nice writeup on the car.
Heres a quick excerpt:
The Z4 35i I reviewed last year was about as perfect as a BMW has ever been. However, (and its a big however) there were a couple issues that were hard to ignore.
Enter the Z4 35is. In what has to be the most aggressive application of the "is" modifications to date, BMW has re-energized the Z4 as a car … CONTINUED
Heres a nice initial overview of the 2011 335is experience from our friends at BIMMERFILE
For all 335is info and media, see our OFFICIAL 335is INFO THREAD.
Heres a thought; the 335is is more of a replacement for et E46 M3 than the current M3. Its got similar power (320 hp) with decidedly more torque (332 ft-lbs) for performance that is equal if not better than the previous M3. Its powered by a six cylinder powerplant like the M3 (albeit turbocharged) and weighs about the same (i.e. about 200 lb. less than the current M3).
We recently published a great review from E90post member Kamando of his 335d M-sport as a highway cruiser. There was however a more important question he had yet to answer: Can the 335d possibly be any fun to drive on the Nürburgring? His answer is a resounding “Hell Yes!” Review inside.
Xbimmers member largehosier provides us this great review (plus photos) of his new X1 2.3d xDrive. The car is everything he hoped it would be, and having owned 9 cars in the past 12 years, he has plenty of comparison. He’s so smitten with it, it’s the first he’ll be keeping long-term (until the X1 facelift that is).
Fifth Gear online has reviewed the F10 5-series and HIGHLY RECOMMENDS the newest 5-series. The folks at Fifth Gear say that the car is brilliant in many ways. It’s a joy to drive with fantastic handling and a much improved ride, and an improved elegant interior.
M is for monster, more specifically, in this case, the Diesel fed Torque kind that dwells in the Bavarian countryside. So says E90post member Kamando who embarked on 1,300 mile journey in his new 335d from the Bavarian farmlands to the beaches of Normandy and back. Two things became readily apparent throughout this trip. The 335d was built for the open road, and torque is your friend. Check out his great review inside.
Well, as some of you may remember, Mr. Clarkson made a point of showing how poorly the BMW SAVs performed off road. BMW shot back quickly with their snow driving youtube videos, but now Clarkson’s own magazine, Top Gear now seems to approve of the off road capabilities of the X6.
Which? consumer test magazine had a chance to test both the F10 535i and 530d. While calling the 530d massively competent and refined, the testers still preferred the 535i, which encouraged a more enthusiastic driving experience. Either way, they felt the F10 stacks up impressively well on performance and refinement against current rivals, including the Mercedes E- class and aging Audi A6.
I enclose report in pdf,
Racer.com had a chance to review the new Z4 sDrive35iS and lauds it "The best Z yet," while showing that BMW is not about to let its roadster slip off the radar of enthusiasts seeking an alternative to the Mercedes SLK and Nissan 370Z. Check out their review inside.
BMW Z4 sDrive 35iS: The best Z yet
When BMW launched its second-gen Z4 last year, we were disappointed to find that it had apparently abandoned its predecessors edgy, taut feel in a bid to find more mainstream appeal. The more relaxed nature and folding hard-top roof were enough for us to question … CONTINUED