- 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder
- Sedan and Gran Turismo (covered separately) versions
- Coupe and convertible versions now being sold as the 4-Series
Offering a great combination of performance and luxury, the 2014 BMW 335 continues to be one of the best driver’s cars around.
For 2014, BMW has broken out its two-door versions of the 3-series ( the coupe and convertible) into the new 4-series, so the 335 is now offered as a sedan and a touring hatchback, called the Gran Turismo (covered separately on this site). Further changes for 2014 include a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, a 10 year subscription to BMW’s emergency notification system, and added wood trim on the interior.
The 3-series is two years out from a redesign that was more of an adaptation than a departure from the previous version. 2014’s version appears identical to previous years. There are minor differences in small cosmetic pieces across trim levels, with an M-sport appearance package optional that adds slightly more aggressive body work. Xenon headlights and 17-inch wheels are standard, with automatic high beams, 18- and 19-inch wheels, and a power moonroof also available.
Under the hood, the 335 features a 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder that is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. For those who prefer to row their own gears, a six-speed manual is also offered. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive available.
Inside, the BMW 3335 offers a highly customizable interior that offers sporty seats and plenty of luxury features. BMW’s iDrive system is standard, as are push button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, HD radio, USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen in the center console. Powered front seats, leather upholstery, headed front and rear seats, navigation system, and a Harman Kardon surround sound stereo are optional. The M Sport package we mentioned earlier also adds a few interior touches including a different steering wheel and M badges sprinkled throughout the cabin.
Safety features on the 335 include stability and traction control, antilock brakes with emergency braking assist, and active head restraints. Eight airbags are standard, including front, front-side impact, driver and passenger knee, and side-curtains. The IIHS named the 3-Series sedan a Top Safety Pick.