The boys at TFLcar return with a video comparison of the BMW 335i and its competitor from Japan, the Lexus ES 350.
The new 2013 Lexus ES 350 and the new BMW 335i have one very important thing in common…they are the most popular cars that Lexus and BMW builds and sells. For over 15 years the Lexus ES has out sold every other Lexus model in the Luxury Toyota line-up. The BMW 3 series is ( and has been) by far the best-selling BMW that the Bavarian car manufacturer builds.
Lexus gave the ES a redesign in 2007, including a larger V6 engine producing 272-horsepower from its 3.5-liter displacement. The transmission of choice is a six-speed automatic.
Powered by the award-winning N55 3.0 liter straight-six, the 335i outputs 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft (407 Nm) of torque. In a previous straightline test, MotorTrend clocked the 335ifrom 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and 1/4 mile in 13.3 sec @ 103.9 mph.
So is the 2013 Lexus ES 350 or the 2013 BMW 335i the better entry level sport and luxury ride? Let’s have a look.