First Video: 2011 BMW 335is on track

3-Series | January 23rd, 2010 by 7
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BMW launched earlier today one of the most awaited cars in the last few weeks: their 2011 BMW 335is. The 2011 BMW 335is is powered …

BMW launched earlier today one of the most awaited cars in the last few weeks: their 2011 BMW 335is. The 2011 BMW 335is is powered by the same award winning N54 inline-6 3.0-liter twin-turbo motor that comes standard in the 335i, although the motor is now enhanced.

It comes packing 320hp at 5,900 rpm and 332lb-ft of torque is available from 1,500-5,000 rpm. The engineers have tweaked the twin-turbo 3-liter motor to have an overboost function that increases torque to 370lb-ft. The overboost function comes into play at higher engine speeds and gears. BMW has also fitted a sport exhaust system that has a deeper “rumble” at low speeds and rpm.

The 335is will come with BMW’s heralded 7-speed double-clutch transmission, or DCT, with launch control, as an option over the standard 6-speed manual transmission. BMW claims a 5.0 second time to 60 with the optional DCT and launch control, while the manual coupe will take 5.1 seconds. The E93 is not far behind, with a 5.2 second 0-60 time with the DCT or the 6-speed manual.

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BMW has updated the front fascia of the 335is with a wider mouth to feed more air, but also they’ve moved the fog lamps more to the sides to add more openings to feed lots more air into the engine. To use the extra air properly, BMW has fitted an additional radiator behind the left-front air intake, along with a more powerful electric cooling fan. An oil cooling pan has been added opposite of the second radiator, as well.

All of the updates that we reported for the E92 and E93 335i, like the LED taillights, corona lights along with the redesigned hood and kidney grill are standard, as you would expect, on the 335is models.

BMW is outfitting the 335is with M aerodynamics, meaning new front and rear fascia and sideskirts. Uniquely, there is a new rear diffuser that controls air flow and help reduce lift at the rear-end.

High gloss black surrounds the kidney grill and the wing mirrors, as well as black Shadowline window trim. 18″ ferric grey alloy wheels are standard, with 19″ M alloy wheels being optional.

The BMW 335is will debut at the New York International Auto Show and arrive at BMW Centers later in the spring. Pricing will begin at $50,525 including Destination for the 335is Coupe, and $59,075 including Destination for the Convertible.

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7 responses to “First Video: 2011 BMW 335is on track”

  1. X5SoB says:

    Jeez, HB, three posts in a row about the 335is? Your not excited or anything, are you? I hate to agree with any of the fanboys on this site, but really, for a few dollars more, you get two more cylinders. This is like an ///M wannabe, making the product spacing just a bit too tight. Or it’s for the BMW enthusiast on a budget, shopping to a price point, however high.

    • Horatiu B. says:

      :) Sorry, but I can’t post all the info in a single article, it will be too long and hard to follow. “Just the facts” is supposed to extract the important information for people that are not willing to read the lengthy press release.

  2. E92-Toronto says:

    335is is REALLY nice, but for that price range, I will go for the M3 directly!

    What X5SoB said is right, this is just M3 wannabe, and I wouldn’t trade in my current e92 335 for it.

    The bottom line, its still the 335, not the M-Power.

  3. Swifty says:

    The $50,000 335is has to b loaded…meanin leather, premium pack etc… Who
    buys a base m3… I’ve seen two guys on e90post with m3 msrp below $60k..
    The thing that bothers me is all modded stuff like the mirrors… Paintin
    it black is not goin to make those dumbo mirrors anymore sleeker… I think
    I’m jus going to install the perf pack on my current coupe

  4. Padfan9 says:

    I just got back from the dealership, the 335IS is actually a great looking car and is VERY FAST off the line, I think it would beat the M3 off the line but obviously lose on the top end. The 335IS I saw was a brand new 2011 black on black and looked amazing, I think I liked it more then the M3 and i felt the torque difference. I don’t think paying 10-15K more though is worth it since I could put 2K into a 40K 335I and get an extra 75-100 HP with the engine management, for 10K I could make that 335I 500+HP easily and it would be more fun doing it myself although I would have to say goodbye to the warranty. Making the 335IS 69,000K with everything isn’t smart since most would go for the M3 although I have heard some people would rather have the 335IS at the same price since its a twin turbo. What do you think?

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