New videos: BMW 335is

3-Series | January 28th, 2010 by 5
BMW M3 vs. 335is

BMW just released some new videos of their latest gimmick: BMW 335is. The car was unveiled last week at the Estoril track in Portugal and …

New videos: BMW 335is

BMW just released some new videos of their latest gimmick: BMW 335is. The car was unveiled last week at the Estoril track in Portugal and it was just the beginning of a new wave of car comparisons. While many of you might have already compared it to its competitors in the market, mostly from Mercedes and Audi, we believe their main competitor comes within the company.

Just days ago, we debated the pros and cons of the 335is when compared to the respectable M3 and the choice can be quite difficult and the following quote may describe how many some of us feel: “The 335is has been “tuned” by ///M. The M3 was handmade by ///M”


The 335is comes equipped with a great engine – enhanced inline-6 3.0-liter twin-turbo 320hp at 5,900 rpm and 332lb-ft of torque from 1,500-5,000 rpm – sport suspension and fabulous brakes as well as a good number of M cosmetic pieces. But the M3 has that wonderful siren song of a V8 exhaust and the stratospheric 8,400 RPM redline as well as the brilliant chassis.

The M3 has an LSD and a naturally aspirated engine and may be better suited for track days than touring, while the fat, flat torque curve of the 335is is ideal for mountain roads and two lane highways.

Tough choice, isn’t it? Well, before you get to your local dealership and face the dilemma, let’s have a look at what the 335is can REALLY do.

……And now the “looks”

  • Babken

    audi, stop making the S4.

  • I.HATE.HER.ALOT

    The Audi v. BMW debate continues…

  • Saleem

    Indeed it does. I still prefer a car that can perform rain sleet or snow. how ever my 335i’ performance is remarkable I was wondering if I should switch to the S4. I must wait to see how the 2011 3 series sedan will look.

    I am not a fan of the Eyes on this new 3.

  • E90M3

    Is not a tough choice in the sense that this 335is has the same suspension setup as the base 335i. No change in suspension, no change in brakes, no change in LSD.
    Is that not enough, then u are forgetting that the M3 is an M car, is the big brother and is superior by all the differences that makes an M3 an M.
    As for the which one should I buy, thats a whole new level of discussion and factors in stuff that are more related to the buyer`s money, what are his needs for the moment and what does he wanna do with the car.

  • Saleem

    i would go with the M if I could get the IS why not the M. Its a better looking car and it is the more powerful of the 2.

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