• Aug 16, 2007
Reports are coming in that BMW will be launching an all-wheel-drive 335xi Coupe sometime in the first half of next year. It will be the first time all four wheels will be powered on a 3-Series coupe, and the car will stand as a direct competitor to Audi's A5 Quattro coupe. Being coupled with BMW's 300-hp twin-turbo inline-six means the 335xi Coupe can reach 60 mph in 5.2 seconds for the manual version (0.1 second quicker than the RWD model) and 5.3 seconds for the automatic (0.2 seconds quicker than the RWD model). It turns out the additional traction more than compensates for the extra weight of BMW's xDrive AWD system. We hear the base price will be $42,600, which we assume is in USD since it falls right above the $40,800 starting price of the 335i (shown) in the U.S.

[Source: edBMWBlog]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Cristina, did you read the article?

      The very first line is "The BMW 335xi is the first BMW coupe that will have the xDrive all-wheel drive."

      No, it is not the first BMW coupe to have xDrive. As already pointed out, the 328xi coupe on your dealers lots right now is the first. This WAS big news back when it came out...not so much anymore!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Does no one else remember the E30 325ix? It was the same as the 325is just 4wd(with a true transfer case to boot). So I would say that is a FAIL.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah, sorry. The original 325ix (in 1986, or so) was a coupe. There is currently for sale a 328xi coupe. It's nice that there's a 335xi coupe for sale, but it's not a first (check the BMW website, you can spec one out today).
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am with you BartMack. This is not news those cars are already out. Why did they post this?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Whoops I meant to say Civic Si....
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wonder if that means there will also be an AWD 6-series coming too?

      • 7 Years Ago
      If you could put 100% of the torque to the rear wheels, i'd be down. Weight wouldn't be that horrible and come winter it would be welcome.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I still love Autoblog though, don't get me wrong- can't make it thru a day without you guys =)
      • 7 Years Ago
      I have definitely seen a BMW 328Xi and BMW 335Xi coupe on the road in Highlands Ranch Colorado. I saw the 328Xi coupe today and I saw a 335Xi Coupe two days ago.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I still feel like buying a BMW sedan or coupe with 4 wheel drive is betraying the purpose of the car. Sporting RWD is what BMW is about, the 4 wheel drive stuff is an afterthought for them.... Not like Audi or Subaru, who design for 4wd.
        • 7 Years Ago
        x-Drive is 100% RWD on a dry road. It will start forwarding the power to the front wheels only when needed. So it still has the RWD feel (except the 100lbs of extra weight)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Very right gents... the 3 series has had a 3__ix model since the 90's. In car crazy Newport Beach you see everything. I've seen quite a few silverback Coloradans on vacation from the snow here and a few older ix models. Unless they were all grey market, this post is not news. But AWD and two turbos with a prop on the bonnet... i'll take mine rally-spec with Castrol colors...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just curious.

      Yes, I know.

      Civic Si + CompTech S/C, suspension, tires, install, what?

      $28K? So, it's a faster sleeper, that leaves what, $10K in hookers and blow over the BMW.

      Hmm.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Considering the 3 Series is an FF car and not a 4WD I don't think it even merits any discussion in this topic, no matter how much cheaper it is...
        • 7 Years Ago
        iomatic,

        I'll do you one better. My buddy took an early '90s notchback Ford Mustang LX 5.0 (lightest of the generation), stripped it to death, dropped it and put a near race motor in it for under $25K. It's so scary fast on the straights that the handling deficit to any modern sports coupe doesn't matter.

        I suppose I should consider buying the Mustang off my buddy instead of a 335ix? Ummmm....no.

        -SimianSpeedster
        • 7 Years Ago
        yeah, true dat, but seriously, your example has a 90s Mustang. One need not say more. j/k...

        :)
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