It's been a couple years since I first drove a BMW 335i coupe, and it just doesn't get old. This is a car that makes you feel like a better driver than you really are. The turbocharged I-6 delivers power smoothly throughout the rev range, the steering is spot-on, the brakes are responsive, and the clutch and gear shifter are calibrated such that you never seem to miss a shift point. It's just a shame that the roads in southeast Michigan don't really give a driver and chance to experience how good the 335i is. I drove one a couple years ago on a run from Alabama to Michigan--much of it on twisty two-lanes--and it would be hard to find a car that could equal the 335i in those conditions.
Amy Skogstrom, Managing Editor