The Sport Package specifies a firmer suspension on convertibles, sedans and wagons, along with larger wheels, performance tires, sport seats and a higher top-speed limiter. The Writeup Power The N54 remains one of the most sought after engines to tune and rightfully so. This huge piping helps the turbos push out more exhaust gas and provides a noticeable power boost amplified further with the intake. It had a gritty shift quality, a center console that crowded knees, a higher price for comparable equipment, and a cramped back seat. They should offer incentives to turn in the car.
What's most impressive is the sensation behind the wheel, the ease of disposing the 5-20 mph shuffle of L. Click to compare different versions of the and. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition. Most of the weight gain can be traced to the extra turbocharger and intercooler hardware and the turbo engine's all-aluminum block, which is about 50 pounds heavier than the composite magnesium-and-aluminum block of the naturally aspirated engine. Even when discussing driving enjoyment, most deliver at a level that many consumers will find extremely rewarding and downright fun.
Because all that overexposure still hasn't diluted it. All prices, specifications and availability subject to change without notice. On the skidpad the front tires gave up well before the rears. And it's a little too easy to mistake the cruise control switch for the turn signal and flash the high beams at innocent motorists. Sedans and wagons equipped with the six-speed automatic and Sport Package can now be upgraded with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. For later generations, these body styles changed to being marketed as the.
On the other hand, the A5 offers an adaptive suspension option that the 3 Series lacks. Brand equity is a critical aspect among luxury cars, which are purchased to make a statement as much as anything else. We rounded out the gorgeous stock interior with an integrated P3 gauge to keep track of all our temps and boost pressure. The '07 sedan and coupe sit atop the same wheelbase and chassis, and that results in similar handling characteristics and feel. It must be about the brand. Let's get this out of the way.
For starters, it's making 45 more horses and 80 more pound-feet of torque than last year's naturally aspirated 330i sedan. We were extremely excited to be the first North American tuner to begin research and development on the new twin turbo inline six three liter engine. Handling We understand that the 335i owner is not necessarily a wannabe M3 owner, and vice versa. Why compromise throttle response, economy, and weight for just 45 more ponies? Tap the accelerator, the turbos kick in and it is off like a shot. A long console adorned with wood extends from the dash to the rear bulkhead.
On the track, though, the 335i displayed the same fluid and linear steering and balanced handling as the 330i, but the turbo engine has enough muscle to make downshifts optional. Contact dealer for most current information. Optional equipment could be ordered individually or combined into packages. The car was praised for its balance between performance and practicality, as well as between style and seriousness. I owned the car for one year and had to get coil replace and value gasket cover twice.
Sometimes our instruments prove our point, sometimes not. An interior that still looks low-rent compared with the beautifully crafted cabin of the old 3-series. The driving position is exemplary, with the steering wheel adjustable so that it falls to hand at just the right angle. Think of it as the Hugo Boss class of cars, where respected labels adorn quality goods that look swish but still fall within a stretch for wage earners. Diving into turns the car feels very stock, but flatter and with less roll.
Towards the end of the combustion pathway, we started with a cat-less downpipe and replaced the stock cat back with Corsa's 3. But the acceleration isn't the point. Once you fall into the rhythm, every bend presents an opportunity to drop a gear, buzz redline, and hear the sonorous 3. Stand-alone extras include an iDrive-based navigation system with real-time traffic updates, active steering, adaptive cruise control, keyless startup known as Comfort Access , heated front seats and satellite radio. The '07 335i matches the performance of an E46 M3 but without the raspy metallic scream or compromised ride quality, and it packs the strongest midrange ever felt in a 3-series.
Since that wasn't an option, we added our own. In addition to its more powerful engine, the 335 model has power front seats and a premium Harman Kardon Logic 7 sound system. At the same time, the 3 Series is an ideal long-distance cruiser, delivering both a comfortably controlled ride and a quiet cabin environment. Before you start cranking out toxic verbiage about our selection process, listen to our side of it. What's New for 2008 Having introduced two all-new body styles last year, the 3 Series undergoes few changes for 2008. Long-running benchmarks don't have to lead on every front, but now the 3-series does just that.