2011 BMW 335 Overview
When it comes to sure things, the 2011 BMW 335i is as close as it gets. Part of BMW’s landmark 3 Series, the 335i is available in sedan, coupe and retractable-hardtop convertible body styles.
The 2011 BMW 3 Series consists of 328i and 335i models in rear-wheel (standard) and all-wheel-drive configurations (335 xDrive). The 335i is equipped with a 300-horsepower, 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine fitted to a six-speed manual gearbox, while a six-speed automatic transmission is optional. A step up to the 335is gets you a 320-horsepower, 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six engine, with a new seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission optional. EPA estimated fuel economy ratings have improved to 17-19 mpg in the city and 24-28 mpg on the highway. That power and efficiency spells trouble for the competing Infiniti G and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
BMW implemented several new exterior changes including a new hood, front and rear fascias and a refreshed twin-kidney grille, while the 335is boasts a restyled front air dam with larger air intakes. Adaptive Xenon headlights are surrounded with LED lighting, while the rear adds LED taillights. For a tighter ride, BMW’s Active Steering system adjusts turning rate for a given turn of the steering wheel. If you crave the wind in your hair, then the convertible, and its power retractable hardtop that retracts in just 22 seconds, can’t be beat.
The 2011 BMW 335i seats five as a sedan or four in the coupe and convertible. Standard features include a push-button ignition and automatic climate control just to name a few. The available iDrive system is available with the optional navigation system and has been revamped with more shortcut keys, better graphics and improved menu functionality. Other options include a sunroof; Logic7 audio system with 13 speakers (two subwoofers), iPod/iPhone USB integrated system, Sirius Satellite Radio and dynamic cruise control, which apply the brakes to maintain a safe distance when cruising. The Premium Package adds leather upholstery and the Climate Package adds heated front seats and steering wheel, retractable headlight washers and fold-down rear seats.
The 2011 BMW 335i is loaded with safety technologies, including side curtain airbags (coupe and sedan only), side-impact airbags, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system designed to enhance brake performance, and active front head restraints all standard. Front and rear parking assist monitors; anti-theft alarm and automatic high beams and BMW Assist (which connects you with roadside assistance) with Bluetooth connectivity are optional.
For 3 Series fans that crave ultimate performance, cutting-edge technology, and classic style, the 2011 BMW 335i will certainly satisfy their appetites.