We recently test-drove the 2010 Audi S4 and felt it was a much better vehicle than its closest competitor – the BMW 335i. The S4’s new 3.0 TSFI Supercharged V6 pumps out 333-hp and 325 lb-ft of torque, as compared to the 335i 3.0L inline 24-valve 6-cylinder with TwinPower Turbo technology that produces 300-hp and 300 lb-ft of torque.
Well, all that’s about to change because BMW is going to beef up its 3-Series lineup with the new 2011 BMW 335is Coupe and Cabriolet. According to leaked documents from BMW Canada, the 2011 BMW 335i Cabriolet and Coupe will enter production in March and May respectively.
Power will come from a modified 3.0L inline 6-cylinder with an extra 22-hp for a total of 322-hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. The 335is will come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission but will get an optional 7-speed double clutch automatic.
Other modifications include a sports exhaust system with black chrome tailpipes, M sport package, rear bumper diffuser insert in body color, 18-inch alloy wheels, high output cooling fans and the fog lamps have been dropped for additional engine cooling.
– By: Kap Shah