2012 BMW 3 Series 335i | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – The turbocharged N55 3.0 liter inline six carries over its silkworm woven symmetrical outputs of 300 hp and 300 lb ft of torque. The six speed manual still operates in concert with a tautly sprung clutch pedal and a spindly shifter that moves with greased precision, and the suspension and steering still make us smile. The differences are in the details: The dash controls and vents stay in roughly the same locations, but a welcome redesign of the panel with its more pronounced instrument hood, driver-oriented center console, and traditional pull type parking brake concentrates the focus on the pilot. The Sport Line (the flashiest of three available trim packages) offers a decorous marriage of?leather, metal, red stitching, and low gloss plastic.
The wheelbase punch out creates a few more cubic feet here and there, most noticeably in the back seat with its extra head and knee room, plus some subtle tactile difference in the steering, no doubt due to the switch to electric assist (more on that in a second). The 2012 335i’s base price rises merely $370 from the 2011 model’s, and the weight gain from our last E90 335i test car is 77 pounds, at least some of which must be from the new optional 19-inch wheels ($900) and run-flat tires. As Porsche did with its overhauled 911, BMW played it safe, not so much redesigning its icon but giving it a scrub and polish.
If you want one with more than four cylinders, your only option is the 335i – the 328i has now shed two cylinders and grown a turbocharger, The 335i’s engine is a familiar unit. It’s largely the same N55 twin-scroll turbo six found in late-model E90 335i’s. However now it’s mated to a new chassis, new suspension and new eight-speed gearbox. The 3 Series has always been at the front of the sports sedan pack, and, as we found, this latest generation of 335i is no exception.
To solve the riddle, we put more than 1,500 miles on a brand new 335i Sport configured with a six-speed manual transmission. Of course, we liked much of what we experienced, as the redesign fits the 3 Series very well. But we also exposed a few holes in its once-impenetrable armor some big enough to let two fewer cylinders slip by. Has the quickest and highest-performing of the non-M 3 Series models really lost its top spot on the palace throne?… If so, why would someone still want a 335i?…
2012 BMW 3 Series 335i Price :
2012 BMW 3 Series 335i Price. – The car that has a design interoir sporty and stylish exterior will be sold at a price that is quite expensive, about $ 51,000. For those of you who want to buy this car, you do not worry about your comfort while riding. This car is specially designed for users so that users feel comfortable when driving.
>. BMW 318d – $56,400
>. BMW 320i – $57,600
>. BMW 320d – $60,900
>. BMW 328i – $66,900
>. BMW 335i – $91,900 ($101,760 as-tested)
2012 BMW 3 Series 335i Interior :
Quality: The fit and finish of the F30 3 Series interior is significantly better than the old E90, and the cabin design is far more visually interesting. Trimmed in black leather and accented with dark glossy wood and silver-painted trim, the interior of our Luxury-grade 335i tester comes with a distinct air of opulence. No complaints with durability either: everything as tight as a drum and rattle-free.
Comfort: Ergonomically the new 3 Series is ‘right’, with a driver-focused cabin that puts all controls within easy reach and a steering column with a wide range of adjustment. Unfortunately, the front seats aren’t quite so satisfying. While the backrests give decent upper-body support, the squabs are flat with little bolstering. It’s particularly frustrating when cornering hard; they do a pretty poor job of holding the driver’s legs in place (almost unforgiveable in a car with the sporting abilities of the 335i).
Equipment: Standard features on the 335i include bi-xenon dusk-sensing headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, a speed limiter, sat-nav, front and rear parking sensors, electric front seats, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth, an 8.8-inch LCD infotainment display and a Harman Kardon sound system with USB input and iPod integration. The 335i we tested came in the optional Luxury specification, which added lightweight 18 inch alloy wheels, red stitching on the steering wheel and chrome exterior and interior trim.
Storage: The 335i’s boot measures a handy 480 litres, and the 40/20/40 split rear seatbacks can be dropped to boost cargo volume even more. Storage space in the compact cabin isn’t overly abundant, but there’s plenty of cupholders and room for keys, phones, iPods etc.
2012 BMW 3 Series 335i Exterior :
2012 BMW 3 Series 335i Exterior. – Today’s flagship 3 Series sedan is the 335i, fitted with a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six (‘N55′) carried forward from the old chassis without modifications. The thoroughly modern N55 introduced BMW’s advanced Valvetronic technology, and provided reduced emissions and better fuel economy when it was introduced in 2009, yet it wasn’t without controversy. That’s because it shoved the automaker’s beloved twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six (N54) out of the engine compartment. Although measured power remained virtually identical (300 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 300 pound-feet of torque starting at 1,500 rpm), enthusiasts howled that the new N55 lacked the vivacity and performance potential of the N54 (BMW only stoked the fire when it retained the older twin-turbocharged powerplant for use in its ‘high-performance’ 335i is Coupe, Z4 sDrive35is and 1 Series M Coupe).
Transmission choices are far less contentious, both shared by the 328i and 335i. The standard gearbox is an old-school six-speed standard, but those who are contributing to the manual transmission’s demise will opt for the eight-speed automatic gearbox (8HP45) at no extra charge. All ‘new’ 3 Series sedans are rear-wheel-drive for now, but the 328i xDrive and 335i xDrive all-wheel-drive models go on sale soon.
2012 BMW 3 Series 335i Engine :
2012 BMW 3 Series 335i Engine. – 2012 BMW 3 Series 335i already has a machine that is up to date. supported by the N55 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged engine with 300 hp at 5800 rpm and 295 pounds-ft of torque at between 1200 and 5000 rpm. It outputs the strong can make the car from 0-60 mph sprint in 5.5 seconds, with top speed is 155 hp at. All the trim of the 3 series is equipped with 6-speed manual transmission with 8-speed automatic transmission as an option. 335i fuel efficiency is rated 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway.
Dimensions 2012 BMW 3 Series 335i :
• Length : 4520 mm
• Width : 1817 mm
• Height : 1421 mm
• Curb weight : 3185 lbs
• Wheels and tires : 16-inch and 205/55 R16
• Fuel-tank capacity : 61 liters