BMW 335is information leaked on the web

3-Series | January 15th, 2010 by 13
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Somewhat the cat is out of the bag or it has been for a while now, but further information on the BMW 335is have just …

Somewhat the cat is out of the bag or it has been for a while now, but further information on the BMW 335is have just surfaced. A internal memo sent to Canadian dealerships reveals some new information on the upcoming 3 Series facelift and the new 335is.

Before we dig in, please keep in mind the bulletin is for the Canadian market and it might slightly be different from the U.S. specs. Production is scheduled to begin in March for the convertible and May for the Coupe. The “is” will be exclusive to the Coupe and Convertible models, and are powered by an upgraded N54 twin-turbo engine developing 322 horsepower, 22 ponies more than the “standard” N54 plant.

In “regular mode”, the engine outputs 332 lb-ft, but 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.

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The BMW 335is will also have the option of a 7-Speed Double Clutch ( DCT ) transmission. A new sport exhaust system with black chrome tailpipes will be featured on the sporty 3 Series. Additional upgrades include an extra water cooler, high output cooling fan, all at the expense of the fog lights which have been deleted.

Exterior wise, the 2011 BMW 335is features the usual M Sport Package, along with a rear bumper diffuser insert in body color, standard 18″ wheels, kidney grille with high gloss black surround and black bars, and last but not least, mirror caps in high gloss black.

The U.S. official press release is due in exactly a week from today.

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[Source: E90post ]

13 responses to “BMW 335is information leaked on the web”

  1. Shawn says:

    I would really like to see a proper mechanical LSD along with the other performance upgrades.

    • Misha says:

      Add me to that list, Shawn. But, highly unlikely – they save that kit for the ///M3…

      • Shawn says:

        Your right Misha, the last time a proper LSD was offered on an “IS” model it was the E30 325IS. It would be great if it was at least offered as an option. I would not think twice about checking that box.

  2. Parker says:

    So it looks like its just the same as the performance kit. Except overboost and different wheels.

  3. Tom says:

    Hmm, press release in 1 week. Will there be pictures, too?

  4. wazon8 says:

    How close will this car be to M3 e92? BMW should offer some packages for actual 335i owners in order to let them make 335is from their cars. From what I heard I would surely prefer twin scroll turbo over twin turbo, not mentioning about prefering huge torgue improvement which has to be great stuff to have in car. Otherwise, presence of 335is will be good lesson to learn – wait with buying your new BMW, because most probably there will appear its improved version :D.

  5. Mike says:

    So if you want something sportier than a “standard” 328 or335, you have FOUR choices… ZSP sport package, ZMP M-sport package, 335is or M3. Wow. Seems excessive.

    • Doug says:

      It does.

      It’s confusing as to how they fit together. The problem actually is that they should have gone to a new displacement equivalency number, and called this the 337 or 340, like they’re doing on some other models. That way, the ZSP and ZMP are simply suspension and bodywork packages.

  6. Cigarette Smoking Man says:

    Not the EDL…
    And I need Z4 Coupe M ”e89”..;D

  7. Tom says:

    i just want a damn picture already! :)

  8. dambmw says:

    I want the middle hump for nav removed and more like the refreshed 5-series, no the new 2011 5 but current one, interior only thing was deal breakerr for me

  9. Damien says:

    Do you all really think we will get a lame E Diff? I am praying to any god that will listen for a LSD

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