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Old 11-05-2006, 02:34 AM
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Took my parents to the dealer today to drive the 335ic, manual trans. To simply put it, this car is monumental, esp for this price range. All three of us were left very impressed.

The torque is beyond immense with a great exhaust note. There's quite a bit more space over the E46, esp rear legroom. Even though this car is larger than teh E46, it feels more nimble and more planted. The large wheels could have something to do with that. That seatbelt feature of it pushing forward seems like something waiting to break. Otherwise, fit and finish is first class. What surprised me the most was improvement with the clutch and shifter. Clutch was easy to modulate even in traffic and the shifter didn't have the rubbery slop I remember BMWs having from even recent years; not quite at Honda precision/tightness, but it's much better than before.

Our E53 will be gotten rid of by the end of next summer before it gets to 90k and there's a strong possibility of this being the replacement. Seems like the consensus for color combo was Space Grey/ Red. An E70 would join the 335 in, probably 08.
The more people I talk to, the more I hear the same comments. Torque, shifter, clutch, torque, interior room, torque. What does the red interior look like? I figured Coral would have some orange in it. 18" or 19" rubber on the one you drove?

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Old 11-05-2006, 02:55 AM
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The more people I talk to, the more I hear the same comments. Torque, shifter, clutch, torque, interior room, torque. What does the red interior look like? I figured Coral would have some orange in it. 18" or 19" rubber on the one you drove?

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The Crimson Red in Space Grey is breath-taking. It's just a bit darker than the imola red interior that's been offered by BMW in the past. The resulting effect is one of sportiness and elegence at the same time; it's not at all gawdy like those imola red interiors. Our car had the Gray Poplar Wood. It's really dark gray, almost black and very glossy. Looks fantastic with the red interior. I should mention that only the seats, door panels and arm rests were red, so it's by no means overwhelming.

The wheels were 18", same as these. Sport package equipped.
http://www.xoutpost.com/other-bmws/20...highlight=335i

Side note: the car we took out was a pre-owned 335ic with only 200 miles on it- all options except Nav and Comfort. If anyone's considering a 335i Coupe, def take a look at this one since you'll save bunch on what is basically a brand-new, taste-fully optioned car. It is at Motorwerks in Barrington, IL. Too bad it's about 9 months premature of when we'd be looking to make changes in the stable..

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Old 11-05-2006, 03:26 AM
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In Canada the red interior is Coral, not Crimson. I haven't seen one in RL yet. I will look for one. Crimson is an exterior colour option....

I like the two-tone interior design. The jade grey is the same concept as the red, in that it is half grey with black carpets and kick panels.

If you thought the 18" rubber was planted, you should try the 19". Nicer wheels, IMO, and easy to clean.
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Old 11-05-2006, 03:40 AM
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In Canada the red interior is Coral, not Crimson. I haven't seen one in RL yet. I will look for one. Crimson is an exterior colour option....

I like the two-tone interior design. The jade grey is the same concept as the red, in that it is half grey with black carpets and kick panels.

If you thought the 18" rubber was planted, you should try the 19". Nicer wheels, IMO, and easy to clean.
Ahh, I'm sorry...after looking at bmwusa I realize that what I meant was Coral Red. It def is a beauty of an interior with it.

What people say is correct. The exterior color really makes/breaks the overall look. I also saw a black one on the lot; it really did look bland. That bright blue color looks pretty cool. What's wierd is that it's the color of the car on the main page of the 335ic on bmwusa, but not it's not available to 'build your 335i' with. Must be like Platinum Bronze, available in early 07.
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Old 11-05-2006, 03:47 AM
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I think that is Montego Blue, which is available on the build site.
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Old 11-05-2006, 03:51 AM
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I think that is Montego Blue, which is available on the build site.
You're right. This inattentiveness on my part is getting silly.
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Old 11-05-2006, 04:11 AM
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You're right. This inattentiveness on my part is getting silly.
Hey, what else is there to do at midnight (here on the left coast, which must be later there).
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Old 11-05-2006, 04:19 AM
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Hey, what else is there to do at midnight (here on the left coast, which must be later there).
Go enjoy your XBR . I'm at home for the weekend..not much goin on here at 3am. Could I be studying instead?...absolutely .
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Old 11-05-2006, 12:18 PM
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The new engine would worry me more with the N53 and the new alloy block, than with the N54 which has gone back to aluminum for the block. The vehicle being all new is what would worry me the most. The biggest set of problems will be assembly-related, not design-related, IMO. I would not buy the first run of an all-new design (E60, E90) but the E92 is based largely on the E90 chassis.
I don't think the base 3.0 liter engine changed much from last year to this year. In fact, it may still be considered the N52 (??) since it was only a +15hp and lb/ft gain. For all practical purposes, I don't consider it a new engine. The Magnesium/Aluminum block was introduced last year in the 325i sedan, so its not new either. Charging an extra $1500 more for a 328i versus a 325i sedan with almost no changes is quite a ripoff IMO, but not like we can do anything about it.......... If anything, the 335i is more worth the +$2100 price increase cuz of the Direct Injection, power gain, etc... (but we dont have that kind of money..........a 328i SP is better than a 335i non-SP)
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Old 11-05-2006, 12:22 PM
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a 328i SP is better than a 335i non-SP)
Drive them both. If I had to choose, believe me, I'd rather have the 335i non-sp.
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