After all the talk and the leaked images, BMW today confirmed the 2011 BMW 335is Coupe and Convertible lineup. As a direct shot to the outstanding Audi S4, both the 335is Coupe and Convertible are powered by the 3.0L twin-turbo N54 inline-6 engine making 320-hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Both models also get an optional 7-speed double-clutch transmission with launch control – a 6-speed manual is standard.
With the 7-speed automatic transmission, the 2011 335is Coupe can run from 0-60 mph in 5 seconds flat – 5.1 seconds with a 6-speed manual. A temporary peak torque of 370 lb-ft is available under special high-load circumstances. Both models are equipped with a sport exhaust system to enhance the sound and responsiveness.
Looks-wise, the 2011 BMW 335is models are based on the new BMW 3-Series Coupe and Convertible. To set them apart, BMW added some exclusive touches including high-depth LED tail lights and new xenon adaptive headlights with LED-lighted corona rings. M elements include kidney grille surrounds in high gloss black, Shadowline black window trim, wing mirror caps in high gloss black, and standard 18″ light alloy wheels in ferric grey color. 19″ light alloy M wheels are optional. The M Sport front and rear fascias and side skirts have been added to provide extra air flow benefits. On the inside, the 2011 BMW 335is Coupe and Convertible get an M Sport steering wheel, sport seats, anthracite headliner, M door sills, M driver’s footrest, M gearshift knob, and stainless steel sport pedals. The instrument cluster features dials in dark grey with a “335is” badge on the tachometer face. The passenger side dashboard also features an “335is” badge on the standard aluminum glacier silver dark trim.
The 2011 BMW 335is lineup will debut at the 2010 New York Auto Show later this spring with sales to start shortly after. Prices start at $50,525 (including destination charges) for the 335is Coupe, and $59,075 for the Convertible.
2011 BMW 335is (Coupe and Convertible):
– By: Omar Rana