Along with several world and North American premieres, BMW rolled out its new 335is model for the first time, today at the New York Auto Show. The “is” version takes the already amazing 335i Coupe (and Convertible) to a new level by pumping up the performance and adding some nice goodies.
While the new engine output numbers tell some of the story, with the twin-turbo inline-six engine being boosted up to 320-hp and 332 ft-lbs of torque (370 ft-lbs for a limited time), what might be more important is the optional 7-speed dual-clutch transmission – the first time BMW has offered this transmission on a non-M model. BMW claims a 0-60 mph time of 5.0 seconds with the dual-clutch automatic and 5.1 seconds with the manual. The convertible model will achieve the 0-60 mph sprint in 5.2 seconds regardless of transmission.
Additional changes to this new model, which slots in art way between the 335 and M3, include a new front fascia and a rear diffuser, as well as many M Sport trim items and stunning 18-inch wheels (19s are optional).
Pricing for the new 335is is set at $50,525 for the Coupe and $59,075 for the Convertible – plus the price of the 7-Seed dual clutch transmission of course.
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