The crown of the coupe lineup is the 335i xDrive with all-wheel drive and a 300-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine. This is BMW’s first twin-turbo inline six.
Engineers betrouwbare corona testen decided to revive turbocharging, because of recent technical developments. Relatively small turbochargers minimize the dreaded “turbo lag,” since they build up pressure much faster than does a single, larger unit. BMW also offers a 328i coupe with a 230-hp, naturally aspirated 3.0-liter six-cylinder that uses magnesium-aluminum construction. Transmission choices for both include a standard six-speed manual gearbox, or an available six-speed Steptronic automatic.
Each model is offered with xDrive, which is BMW’s version of all-wheel drive. On smooth, dry roads, xDrive delivers what BMW calls a “sporty, rear-wheel-drive feel,” which is precisely what most shoppers are seeking. Along wet or snow-packed roads, on the other hand, xDrive “automatically sends more torque to the axle with more traction,” promising helpful front/rear weight balance. Making iDrive an option lets those who favor high-tech control select that unit, but allows those who prefer a simpler, traditional configuration to omit the love-it/hate-it system.
Headlight design, taillamp detailing, outside mirrors and interior appearance were created specifically for coupes. Two-doors feature a long wheelbase, short overhangs, a setback passenger compartment, and a low, sleek roofline. The long hood reflects BMW’s tradition of inline six-cylinder engines. Corona light rings that serve as BMW-distinctive daytime running lights accent the standard xenon adaptive headlights.
Rear occupants in the four-passenger coupes have a center console between individual seats with separate storage boxes, additional air outlet vents, and footwell lights. Standard leatherette upholstery comes in Black or Cream Beige, with leather optional. BMW’s iDrive controller is an option, too.