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”