has established a tenacious reputation in drivers’
circles, and when a new model comes out, everybody is
curious to find out what it’s going to be like.
Well, we can safely let you know that by our standards,
the redesigned 3 series is worthy of the company’s
slogan: “The Ultimate Driving Machine.”
advances in technology and design, most cars keep getting
better over time. An all-around look and experience
with this machine confirm that the Bavarian engineers
have applied some of the latest knowledge. This new
release is slightly larger than the previous generation,
and space distribution inside as well as the trunk is
of good proportions. The design, both inside and outside,
is one of the better ones we’ve seen from BMW.
Everything flows smoothly and is well-balanced. As usual
with BMW, the difference between a base car price versus
a fully-loaded one like our tester is over an additional
$10,000, with a shocking as-tested price of almost 50
grand. We’re talking about the titanium silver
metallic paint, automatic transmission, active steering,
navigation system, satellite radio, a sport package
(18” alloy wheels, sport suspension, leather steering
wheel, front sport seats) and a premium package (universal
garage door opener, auto-dimming mirror with compass,
power folding exterior mirrors, power lumbar support,
BMW Assist and Bluetooth system). All these good things
make the car that much better. As well, you’ll
have to deal with and learn how to operate the iDrive
central nervous system.
tester with the sports-tuned suspension was definitely
tight for everyday driving, but much appreciated on
Barbara mountain roads.
a review of the 2011 BMW 335i