Hey ya'll. I just convinced my wife to ditch her SC430 convertible for a 335i convertible and what a difference! She was like, "my Lexus has a V8 though." I am a huge V8 enthusiast. My last car was an SRT8 Cherokee. But these two turbos are a fine substitute for a V8. I love the feedback the car has when driving too.
So what do I need to know? It has Sport and Electronics packages. Is it really only 300 HP? It feels like more. What mods should I be thinking about? What pressure are the turbos? Are they water cooled? Does changing the stick to DS change anything besides the red line? Is that exhaust 2 stage?
Fill me in guys. Thanks.
Welcome to Bimmerwerkz. It depends on your engine of its twin turbo or a single turbo. The single turbo N55 motor is more sought after by performance enthusiasts due to being able to make them faster then an M3.
Thanks again Lord Vader. You appear to be the only one responding to my questions. I certainly appreciate your assistance and I am new to BMW. Although I have had a 2003 325i since 2003 I know nothing about BMW's.
Ok, so here's my question to garyholl: how are the wheels/tires on the 335? are they run-flat, is the ride rough? I've heard a lot about the cost and problems with run flat (don't have that on my 328ic) so i'm curious hownew BMW owners deal with that. Can tires be replaced by go-flat on a 335?
I too would like to read the response to Garyholl. I was surprised to see the 1 series comes with the run flat tires as standard equipment. They also mention, several times, about damage cause from holes in the road or hitting curbs.
Replacement run flat tires are stupidly expensive. Personally I would opt out of possible. IIRC their are sensors in the wheel to detect air pressures, which need to be reset in te event of a failure. RFTs are not repairable and need to be replaced each time you have a puncture. The other disadvantage is their is no spare tire anymore.
I guess I will have to stick with the RFT that comes with the 135i. If I find them to be intolerable then I guess I will have to caught up the bucks and replace the rims and tires. I did test drive one and did not really notice a lot of difference. Oh well, we shall see.
You don't need to replace the factory rims if you don't want too (but new rims are awesome!). Both RFTs and non RFTs are still radials and will mount to any standard rim. They just have a thicker sidewall.
Interesting stuff on the RFT. I'd be in the market for a newer BMW (have a 97), but the RFT issue is a real concern. How sensitive is the suspension if you change the profile of the tire from 40 to 45 or 50? is there enough clearance to allow a higher profile tire?
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