2011 BMW 335is Coupe

Matt Tierney
#BMW, #335is

On the surface, the 335is seems totally unnecessary. But after spending some time behind the wheel, I have to agree with Joe and Phil that the latest flavor of 3-series represents the pinnacle of the model, at least with regard to usable performance. I adore the M3, but the 335is offers more than enough raciness to satisfy all but the most experienced SCCA license-holders. (Come to think of it, even the base 328i has enough power and grip to put a smile on at least 75 percent of enthusiast drivers' faces.)

Like Phil, though, I'm disappointed that the 3-series' best-looking and most desirable (to me) body style -- the sedan -- isn't available as a 335is. C'mon BMW, this fantastic engine note and these gorgeously aggressive wheels would be great with a four-door, too.

Rusty Blackwell, Copy Editor

Why and how do you have a preproduction model? This car has been out for almost a year!

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