Start-Off Assistant briefly holds the car when setting off on an uphill grade. I regret buying this car because it is always in the shop and the resale value of the car is not even close to what you are going to pay for it. Concerns about turbo lag and poor fuel economy have meant that forced induction is a rare commodity outside of diesel cars nowadays. Even back then, the coupe was widely ap¬pre¬ciated as a particularly sporting grand tourer with two doors and a fixed roof. Maintaining the classic proportions that have distinguished 3-series coupes since 1991, it all adds up to a look that's simultaneously sophisticated and aggressive.
Also available is the Cold Weather package, which adds a headlight cleaning system, heated front seats with expanded heating area, and a ski bag. Safety All- and an are standard. The 335i convertible doesn't have to worry about that, though, as the engine feels strong all over the rev range without any turbo lag. Wheelbase as the 3 series sedan, the Coupe is actually 2. Safety in numbers: we took the 335i through its paces at a preview event in California. 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. Together they provide a margin of safety for any situation in which the car might reach the limits of driving physics.
The flare of the fender around the wheel also serves to give the character line extra tension in both an upward and outward direction. The con¬se¬quen¬ces of a collision from the rear are minimized by longi¬tudinal carrier bars, a wide range of reinforcement elements, as well as the extra-strong luggage compartment floor panel, rear panel and side walls. The light contour edge on the door and side panels, which runs from the door pillar all the way to the rear passenger area, creates a particularly warm, indirect lighting effect. If this all sounds good on paper, it sounds even better when installed behind the wheel. With this built-in safety net, I had to really try to get the tail to come out. And while coupe rear seats are often only for insurance-reduction purposes, those in the 335i are surprisingly usable for shorter grown-ups. The combination of turbocharging and direct gasoline fuel injection offers a new dimension to efficient dynamics.
That meant calling one of our speed-dial numbers or returning a missed call did not require ever touching the phone; those selections are echoed on the car's display for easy execution. Both models come standard with a six-speed manual gearbox for the pure driving enthusiast. With its front-mounted intercooler this engine generates 300 bhp at 5800 rpm and 300 lb. The horizontally flowing lines accentuate the wide track and low stance of the new Coupe. There's a seriousness to its front end that helps commu.
Ordinarily, that's the sort of response automakers covet, but in this case our enthusiasm was tempered with a subcurrent of relief. They are much more comfortable and still get great grip in rain and snow. We found the autopresenter a novelty, then a pain, then a useful feature: it takes some time to quell the reflex urge to reach around and grab the belt manually--a course of action that is sure to result in the belt becoming detached from the arm, and so completely out of reach. Peak torque of 300 lb-ft comes smoothly and without de¬lay, extending over a wide speed range from 1,400 — 5,000 rpm. 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.
This tubular reinforcement is made of ultra-strong steel in a warm-mold¬ing process and is heat-treated for top quality while still in the mold. 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. I must be able to cross the desert in +110F heat. Steering give you all feed back from the road the reason why lexus and mercedes and audi drivers think its not comfortable. So how does it handle? The starter button is also finished in this material. This sense of urgency continues all the way to the electronically-limited top speed of 150 mph, when equipped with sport package.
The frontal, hip, side airbags along with curtain-type Head Protection System, belt latch tensioners and belt force limiters are activated by sensor-con¬trolled electronic safety systems as a function of the type and sever¬ity of a collision. Surprisingly, it acts like one, too. This ensures maximum brake power even under the toughest conditions, without requiring the driver to exert any higher pressure. Given that the new Coupe is a four passenger car, the rear seat passengers are treated to a storage compartment between the rear seats. Your only restrictions will be your tires. The cylinder head cover and the bedplate are also made of aluminum.
Comfort for rear seat passengers is further enhanced by the center console which includes inpidual storage boxes with a cov¬er on top, additional air outlet vents and footwell lights. While fast, responsive gear changes can make driving more fun, the optimized selection of the appropriate gear for all driving conditions helps to reduce fuel consumption. The design of taillights is also unique to the new 3 Series Coupe. An elegant ambience is created in the interior by special lighting and switches with a premium look and feel. Horizontal lines dominate the surfaces on and around the instrument panel which blend with the lines of the center console and door panels to give the interior a light but dynamic feel. The combination of lines flowing into one another reflects the performance potential.