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Autoblog reviews the 2011 BMW 335is

3-Series | January 31st, 2010 by 4
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Chris Paukert over at Autoblog spent some time behind the wheel of the 2011 BMW 335is, the latest high-performance 3 Series coming out of the …

Autoblog reviews the 2011 BMW 335is

Chris Paukert over at Autoblog spent some time behind the wheel of the 2011 BMW 335is, the latest high-performance 3 Series coming out of the Munich factory and only available exclusively for the U.S. market.

Since most of the technical information are well known  by now, we will take a moment to focus on the driving experience, as reported by Autoblog:

“More important than raw numbers is the way the 335is feels and behaves, and in this regard, we’ve only whetted our appetites with a limited amount of laps at Estoril with both the DCT and manual (these prototypes were sadly not plated for street use). Even given our limited time and closed course conditions, we can tell you that we like what we see so far.

The 3 Series has always had exemplary balance, and the 335is is no exception, only now it has significantly more power to lunge from the apexes. Out on the circuit, the surplus torque offered by the temporary overboost function allows one to gloss over most track virgin mistakes – braking too early (or too late), or taking a bad line through a corner, and even if you get it spot-on, you’ll get there that much more rapidly thanks to the extra power.

We’re pleased to report that the DCT seems particularly well-suited to the 3 Series’ character, and it’s similarly fine work on the track, being quicker than the (still excellent) tripedalist setup, especially as it allows for both hands on the wheel at all times.

Full review at Autoblog

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrewburns Andrew Burns

    This is nice and all but good luck finding one. I know so many people that would love to buy a 335i coupe but they’re never in stock. Same with trying to get any BMW in their famous blue. What gives?

  • JKP

    Just have a little patience and special order one.

  • Dana Brown

    I just ordered my 2011 335is yesterday, had no problem getting it ordered on the spot. I live in NY. Will be here in June, it is a May build date.

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