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2011 BMW 3 Series Coupe/Convertible Facelift: New Information Revealed

Rumors | January 5th, 2010 by 15
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As we mentioned yesterday, the facelifted versions of the BMW 3 Series Coupe and Convertible are not far away from the official unveiling. With a …

As we mentioned yesterday, the facelifted versions of the BMW 3 Series Coupe and Convertible are not far away from the official unveiling. With a launch date set for Geneva Motor Show, the press release and official photos are just around the corner. Prior to that, new information have just emerged and they seem to be confirming what we have heard before.

First, most of the changes are taking place at the front-end with a new bumper and new white LED Angel Eyes. The rear-end will go through minor changes, more noticeable will be the LED taillights. Interior will get some small upgrades as well, including updated trim and a new center armrest.

Second, a new set of options are being added to the high-end model, 335i, which will have the usual M Sport and Sport packages available as an upgrade, but this time, with 19″ wheels. Vermillion Red paint is one of the colors added to the 3 Series line-up. For enthusiasts, the automatic transmission comes optionally with the previous generation shift paddles (pull left paddle to downshift, pull right paddle to upshift).
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The above photo has not been confirmed and might not represent the actual product.

Third, the cat is out of the bag and this was an information we’ve been sitting on ever since the launch of the new 2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is. The 2011 BMW 335 Coupe and Convertible will be offered in the “is” version as well, an upgraded model featuring the same power as seen in the refreshed Z4: 335 horsepower (340hp in Europe) at 5,900 rpm and 332 lb-ft in “regular mode”; an electronically-controlled overboost function can briefly increase torque under full load by another 37 lb-ft bringing the torque peak to 369 lb-ft.

The BMW 335is will also have the option of a DCT transmission.

It uses the same upgraded N54 six-cylinder turbocharged engine. The sportier 335is includes two transmission choices: DCT or Sport Automatic. All the other M-like elements are available as well.

Unfortunately, we’re a bit reluctant in confirming the highly rumored N55 twin-scroll engine, but we’re working on gathering more information.

[Source/Photo: Bimmerfile ]

  • Artmic

    Is DCT available in North America, or still no go? lol.

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      Only for the 335is

      • Artmic

        lol that is good news for sure, too bad i bought the car last june, and didn’t wait for it :)

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  • :p

    I wish there would be a 335is sedan to pitch against the Audi S4, Infiniti G37 Sedan, and the Infiniti IS350.

  • Sharh

    ahah~~ Upstairs
    should be Leuxs IS350

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1631237176 Vaybach Khan

    bmw did one stupid thing…they should came out with corona white leds with bmw 7 series f01,now every model beneath f01 has it as 5gt ,5 series ,now 3 series FL..no logic..so we have to wait to LCI of f01 to have standard white leds…stupid

    • Simba

      Is yellow that bad? It has a warm classy feeling to it. The same applies to the numberplagte lights – the new white LEDs make the car look very cold, I seem to feel more at ease with yellow ones – warm, classy, luxurious.

  • E92-TORONTO

    WOW, 335IS with 335HP and DCT, King Of Hill

    • Artmic

      they will make it only 1 tenth of a second faster than the manual box i bet you lol, I can’t imagine them officially making the car 4 tenths of a second faster than the manual version.

  • Josh B

    @Vaybach Khan- your 100% right, i have a 750LI and i feel like bmw has really done me no justice. It really anoys me. I buy the high end bmw expecting the very latest technology and styling. The previous 7 offered me that. Now it seems the new 5 is just a smaller 7 and the 5GT has an interior that is nearly the same as the 7. Honastly tisk tisk bmw and im strongly considering a Bentley GT as a replacement

  • Rui Costa

    The current model as already LED tail lights!!! ;)

  • Lee

    Its still got its UGLY hardtop!!! Bring back the better looking “rag” top!

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