2011 BMW 335d Overview
The 2011 BMW 335d luxury sedan incorporates all that is good about the standard 3 Series, without being restricted by the fuel pump. The ‘d’ stands for ‘diesel,’ and it gives the 335d a huge leg up on the competition by increasing range and fuel economy by leaps and bounds.
The 2011 BMW 3 Series consists of 328i and twin-turbo 335i models in rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive configurations (335 xDrive). As for the 335d, it comes with BMW’s 265-horsepower, 3.0-liter inline-six diesel engine that produces an astounding 425 pounds-feet of torque, coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission with Normal, Sport and Manual modes depending on which mood you’re in. EPA estimated fuel economy ratings are impressive at 23 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. That power and efficiency spells trouble for the competing Infiniti G and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
BMW has implemented some new exterior changes for the 2011 model year including a new hood, front and rear fascias and a refreshed twin-kidney grille. Adaptive Xenon headlights are surrounded with LED lighting, while the rear adds LED taillights. For a tighter ride, BMW’s Active Steering system adjusts how much the car turns for a given turn of the steering wheel.
Unlike the 335i, the 2011 335d is only available in a sedan model that seats five. 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 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 preset speed. 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 M Package is available for the first time on the 2011 BMW 335d and includes a sport suspension, sport seats and a sport steering wheel with paddle shifters.
The 2011 BMW 335d is loaded with standard safety technologies, including side curtain airbags, side-impact airbags, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system designed to enhance brake performance and active front head restraints. 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.
Get fuel-efficiency, ample power, various driving/handling options and a suite of premium appointments in a complete package that only the 2011 BMW 335d can offer.