2011 BMW 335is takes the "M" out of Sport
A juiced-up engine sporting an extra 20 hp and 32 ft-lb. of torque accompanies a revised fascia and a smattering of goodies from the M-sport catalogue differentiates the 335is…which comes in at a somewhat steep $50,525. Run the numbers, and you'll see that's just $8k more than a base 335i and $8k less than an M3.
What is it: Continues a long-standing tradition of appending “s” to sporty BMW models.
Cool Feautres: In 2011, the 335i receives an updated power plant that ditches the twin-turbo set-up in favor of a larger single turbo. In the 335is, the turbo brothers stay around though this time, boosted to 320-hp and 332 ft-lbs. of torque (from 300 and 300, respectively). Aside from the extra juice, 335is’ sport an optional 7-speed dual clutch transmission, which is a first for a non-M vehicle, and restyled front a rear fascias along with the whole M-sport interior catalogue.
Bottom line: Right between the 335i and M3…both in performance and price.