The BMW 335i has won many Edmunds’ comparison battles including tests against competitors from Audi, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz. So what would it take the brilliant 335i stumble? Another BMW of course. In its latest comparison test Edmunds pins the 335i up against the new – smaller BMW 135i.
Both are powered by BMW’s 3.0 liter twin-turbo 6-cylinder engine that produces 300-hp with the same 6-speed transmission. However, the 135i offers all that power in a smaller, much lighter and less expensive package. The 335i coupe starts at $40,800 while the 135i coupe carries a price tag of $34,900. For almost $6,000 less, the 135i offers the comfort, speed and handling of the 143 pound heavier 335i.
In Edmunds’ test, the 335i sprints from 0-60 in 5.2 seconds while the 135i hit 60mph in 5 seconds flat. Others have reported 0-60 times of 4.7 seconds.
Now we’re wondering which one you would buy. Our Editor in Chief is trading in his 3-Series sedan but can’t decide between the two. So help him out. Follow the jump to cast your vote and drop a comment for your reasoning if you so wish.
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