BMW announces substantial enhancements to the 2011 3 Series Coupe, including outstanding style updates for 328i and 335i models and a new engine for 335i models.
Fundamentally unchanged are each car’s essential attributes of rear-wheel drive, near-perfect 50-50 weight distribution, remarkably precise steering, and skillfully engineered suspension — all of which conspire to produce the uniquely satisfying driving experience that is quintessentially BMW.
BMW 3 Series Coupe customers have a choice of two inline-6 engines. The 328i features 230 horsepower while the 335i has 300 horsepower and is the first inline-6 equipped with a single twin-scroll turbocharger, BMW’s Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology, High Precision direct fuel injection, and all-aluminum construction.
In addition to the standard six-speed manual transmission, the BMW 3 Series Coupes are available with a six-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. Designed for responsiveness, this innovation enhances driving dynamics without sacrificing fuel efficiency.
In addition to the classic proportions, three design lines — the shoulder, character and lower sill lines — enhance the sleek appearance. The new, widened kidney grille suits the broad new hood and stands out from the surfaces around it. The frame around the kidney grille now features a chrome band precisely twisted within itself.
An elegant ambiance is created in the interior by special lighting and switches with a premium look and feel. Ambiance lighting, streaming down from under the ledge on the door and side panels, and running from the A pillar all the way to the rear passenger area, creates a particularly warm, indirect lighting effect.
Base model estimated mpg: 17/26
Estimated starting price: $37,075
Compiled by Motor Matters

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