The E93 was one of first retractable hardtops in its price range. I've owned several Mercedes, a Jaguar, and my daily driver is a Porsche. The turbocharged 335i moves swiftly at any speed. The listing was accurate to a T. Quite simply, no other entry-level luxury model can match the 3 Series' exquisite combination of athletic handling and premium ride comfort. Like it or not, the model continues to be a benchmark in the increasingly competitive segment, and the 335i xDrive earns its spot in the hallowed halls of Bavarian metal with some ease.
Optional equipment included a panoramic sunroof, which extends to the rear passenger area. The recall began on March 13, 2013. My only complaint has to do with something German engineers are likely not very attentive to: short people. The performance numbers are impressive in themselves, but this car transcends them -- it feels even more confident and composed than those numbers suggest. The convertible lacks the side curtains, but the regular front side airbags extend up to head level and there are also pop-up rollover hoops. The connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box may degrade over time. For a car with this performance this is absolutely phenomenal economy.
These seem minor but they are all very irritating. Never was there a car that was so perfectly a jack of all trades - beautiful inside and out, world beater performance, safe, reliable and a joy to drive - at any time, anywhere. This is my wife's car so I am constantly fielding these repairs. All of that partly explains why the 3 Series is still the most desirable car in its class, even at the ripe old age of five. When the going gets twisty, the 3 Series' sublime suspension, steering and brakes will provide endless entertainment.
The stability control system integrates several features designed to improve braking performance, such as periodically wiping the brake rotors dry when the windshield wipers are in use and automatically snugging the pads to the rotors when the driver abruptly lifts off the throttle. Coupe and convertible versions come with slightly more equipment, including a sport-tuned suspension on the coupe and a power-retractable hardtop on the convertible. Archived from on 23 September 2012. Archived from on 2 September 2010. The 2+2 accommodations are functionally useful, the trunk is amply sized and well proportioned. The base seats are comfortable and supportive, the Sport package's purpose-built seats even more so. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 516,791.
The xDrive is decidedly heavier than the standard 335i, but it makes a strong case for itself from the first plunge of the throttle. Sell before it hits 90k. Released in 2007, it uses the naturally aspirated V8 engine and was produced in sedan, coupe and convertible body styles. The connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box may degrade over time. In 2002, and Development Chief Burkhard Goeschel started an initiative to halve the time it took to reach full production of the next generation 3 Series from six months to three. Driven more sedately it will return well over 40 miles to the gallon on the highway and even at a steady 90 miles an hour will return an honest 31 miles per gallon.
I bought it without having driven an example. Once he finds it he loves the car as much as I do and usually takes it to work and leaves me his car not nearly as fun. I now have to sell to start my serch again. The range-topping sedan model is the diesel-powered 335d. Its dynamics through the corners are quite good with heavy steering feel and excellent precision. The convertible scored Good for frontal impacts but Marginal for side impacts. The stereo, which I paid a substantial amount extra for is fantastic and the I drive system has proved to be easy-to-use and helpful.
Car quality is very high, nice finish, equipment is functioning very well and no glitch even after several years. Archived from on 16 April 2008. Searching diligently, I did find a trivial flaw: the left-front floor mat that had torn free of its attachments to foul the clutch pedal at the bottom of its travel. This primary failure could cause adjacent components on the fan assembly motor circuit board to overheat and short. The car has had credible rivals for years, however, and its faults are starting to get pesky — a sloppy manual shifter here, a tiny glove box there. I drove up from Rochester to find from another employee that they had already sold the vehicle day s ago, so this was a wasted trip and time away from work for me. In performance testing, we've clocked a 328i sedan with the manual transmission from zero to 60 mph in 6.
There was no pressure to leave with anything. Many of these items can be had as stand-alone options. Although xDrive comes straight from the factory with a rearward power bias, the system can jostle power to the wheel with the most grip. All but the wagon are available as the rear-drive 335i, while the sedan and coupe can be had in 335i xDrive form. For '07, the 335i's twin-turbocharged inline-6 debuted, an engine that has been showered with critical praise ever since, and a sleek coupe and retractable-hardtop convertible also joined the lineup. The 328i has smaller brake discs than do the 335i and 335d. The Inside Cabin materials are good, with plenty of padded surfaces and tasteful metal trim.
Adults should find enough headroom and legroom for short trips. It has a stunning combination of attributes and very little if any downsides. The sedan and wagon were designed by , and the coupe and convertible were designed by Marc Michael Markefka. If you are considering a car in this general segment I would highly recommend that you drive this vehicle before making a final decision. The range was introduced in 2005 with the sedan and wagon body styles. The jury also praised the new diesel engines and the all-wheel-drive variants.
Remedy Valeo will notify owners and replace the fans free of charge. Materials and build quality are exceptional; even the standard leatherette vinyl upholstery looks and feels better than one would expect. It provides excellent turn-in precision and good feedback. The powertrain, chassis, and operator interfaces are honed to near perfection. The 335d did the sprint in 5. The optional leather seats have supportive cushions and large enough side bolsters to hold you in place on curvy roads. I feel like i walked away with a steal on this car.