The combination of lines flowing into one another reflects the performance potential. Featuring two turbochargers each supplying compressed air to three cylinders, the new turbocharged engine offers a new standard of spontaneity and responsiveness. Although the body isn't quite as wide as the sedan's, track dimensions are nearly identical, so the coupe requires more pronounced fender flares to cover the rubber. It has proven its merits, in terms of agility and safety, in the ten models currently offered with xDrive in the U. Not to mention drop-dead gorgeous.
Both models come standard with a six-speed manual gearbox for the pure driving enthusiast. Experience has taught us that no vehicle is immune to improvement. Aside from the turbo engine's much bigger punch — an aside not to be taken lightly — the biggest dynamic distinction between the 328i and 335i is in braking, thanks to the 335's heftier rotors. The new engine in the 328i Coupe offers 230 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. The 3 Series coupe is one of my favorite designs. Like the sedan, the '07 coupe represents an evolutionary design and engineering update on an attractive and competent predecessor. An elegant ambience is created in the interior by special lighting and switches with a premium look and feel.
With 0 - 60 mph acceleration in just 6. And you could look at it this way: the 335i delivers performance comparable to a current M3, with a lower pricetag, the added convenience of four doors and a more civilized persona that's easier to live with day in, day out. That's a tenth quicker to 60 mph than was the slightly lighter 335i coupe, an advantage the sedan held through the quarter-mile 13. The appeal of a retractable hardtop is obvious — four-season usefulness, security and a more comfortable cabin environment, to name a few high points. Right: they'll make that 3. This, in combination with the high-tech suspension, enables the driver to convert the power and performance of the engine into an exhilarating driving experience.
The question is, does this new retractable hardtop have the great dynamics of the 335i coupe? Fully variable Valvetronic valve management, an electric coolant pump and a fully controlled oil pump are features which serve to enhance the 328i Coupe's efficiency and responsiveness. Featuring the most advanced failsafe running qualities, these tires allow the driver to continue for up to 150 miles even under complete loss of pressure. The 335i Coupe accelerates from 0 - 60 mph in just 5. The horizontally flowing lines accentuate the wide track and low stance of the new Coupe. Over and above the basic shape of the car and its elegant lines, the graphic design of the headlights, the detail of the rear taillights, the interior and even the exterior mirrors were specifically crafted for the new Coupe. For example, the turbocharged inline six weighs approximately 150 lbs less than an equally powerful eight-cylinder displacing 4.
This extremely efficient increase in power and performance is attributable in large part to gasoline direct injection. Given that the new Coupe is a four passenger car, the rear seat passengers are treated to a storage compartment between the rear seats. With a fuel consumption of 7. Peak torque of 300 lb-ft comes smoothly and without delay, extending over a wide speed range from 1,400 - 5,000 rpm. Its cars are handling benchmarks in the industry, yet their compliant suspension tuning makes them comfortable for everyday driving. Chassis and suspension: where power becomes performance.
The 335i Coupe will be joined in the U. These unique design elements reflect the unique character of this elegant and sporty new car. Integrated flush into the body of the car, the lights are split into two sections and extend all the way up to the trunk lid, blending with the character lines from the side profile. Ordinarily, that's the sort of response automakers covet, but in this case our enthusiasm was tempered with a subcurrent of relief. In addition to the classic proportions, the shoulder, character and sill lines serve to enhance the sleek appearance.
The emphasis on individual style, dynamic performance and exclusivity continues within the interior. Background: The 2006 330i helped the 3-series make its 15th consecutive appearance on the Car and Driver 10Best Cars list. The exterior mirrors have been specifically designed and matched to the unique character of the new 3 Series Coupe. With the hood extending beyond the headlights as such, the characteristic four round headlights appear to have been cut-off at the top creating a sense of powerful, concentrated focus. The most obvious is a new engine, but that distinction won't last long. With both turbos generating max boost-about 8.
The new 3 Series Coupe offers class-leading agility through a combination of significantly enhanced dynamic potential on one hand, with the most sophisticated chassis control and assistance systems on the other. There's no question that the 335i sedan carries forward the class-leading dynamic standards established by the 330i-smooth ride quality, right-now responses, laser-precise steering, powerful, fade-free braking-amplified by a superb new engine that generates big horsepower and, arguably more significant, an abundance of torque delivered over a curve that's as high and flat as a mountain mesa. And this lower weight means a significant advantage not only in fuel economy, but also in balancing the weight distribution of the overall car. The design of taillights is also unique to the new 3 Series Coupe. It also represents an evolutionary step away from the sedan in terms of shared components and sheetmetal. As the sill line, by contrast, moves up slightly to the rear in a slow and gentle curve, the distance between the character and sill lines becomes smaller around the rear wheel arches.
When ordered with the available sport package on the 335i Coupe, steering wheel mounted shift paddles are included, maximizing the sporting potential of the automatic. Paired with the standard six-speed transmission, this is sufficient to propel the 3616-pound 335i to 60 mph in 4. To further accentuate this flow of lines, the window accent surround is now made in one single piece. Front occupants have power front seats with a memory feature for the driver. The contours of the mirrors reflect the profile lines while the mirrors blend seamlessly with the car's overall design. No matter how seductive the styling, no matter how compelling the dynamics, we know that somewhere squads of designers and engineers are toiling to make a good thing even better. Brake Standby positions the brakes closer to the discs after sudden lift off of the accelerator pedal to further reduce stopping distances in an emergency.