Two weeks ago, most of the BMW Client Advisors were invited to an official event where BMWNA has shown the upcoming 335d. The purpose of this training session was to get the Client Advisors acustomed to the new 3 Series diesel version and especially the newly redesigned iDrive system. ( video )
If you have been following the recent news, there is a debate on wether the 335d will be delayed until next year or it will launch a few weeks later than the original projected launch date, sometimes in November. The BMW Head of Public Relations stated that the new 3er diesel will be launching in November, but the availability may be limited until early next year.
In a recent development we learned that those of you looking to purchase the BMW 335d through the European Delivery program, will have to wait until early next year and most likely will pay a higher price, due to the fact that the car will come out of the dealer’s allocation.
To get back to the original topic, our friends at Bimmerfile got a hold of a set of photos showing the BMW 335d during the BMW training sessions for the U.S dealerships. Nothing really new there, but from our discussion with several client advisors, the new iDrive is a huge step forward compared to the so much hated first generation nav system.
The opinions on the 335d seem to be split among the bimmer fans, while many of them are excited about the first 3er diesel in the States, there are also many opponents that are mostly concern with the higher diesel price that will keep the car from being a hot sell.