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#1208 of 1398 Re: 3 Series Body Style Update [jmaroun]
Feb 11, 2008 (7:14 pm)
"To my knowledge, usually every three years, BMW updates minor body styling elements in their cars. Please correct me if I'm wrong."
That doesn't always hold true. The 1997 debut of the E39 5-Series (which was released in late winter or early spring of 1996) lasted through the summer of 2000, effectively meaning that specific look lasted four and a half years. The new(er) E60 5-Series is similar in that the four model years between 2004 and 2007 look identical, and the "freshening" of the 2008 was so slight that unless the two versions were side-by-side, you'd be hard pressed to tell which was which.
That said, that doesn't mean that BMW won't freshen the E90 for 2009.
#1209 of 1398 Re: 3 Series Body Style Update [jmaroun]
Feb 11, 2008 (7:52 pm)
The 335i sedan and coupe should get some HP increase, the 135i has 6 more HP then the 3 series. But for less then 5K you can have your 335i beat the new M3 just go to www.vishnutunning.com and check it out. Thier 335i walks from a E55...
#1210 of 1398 Re: 3 Series Body Style Update [flightnurse]
Feb 12, 2008 (6:14 am)
According to BMW's website, the 335 and 135 both have 300hp.
#1211 of 1398 Re: 3 Series Body Style Update [fedlawman]
Feb 12, 2008 (8:30 am)
At the Detriot autoshow it was posted that the 135 had 306hp, and it was posted on BMW website as well. I took a pictiure of the posting at the show but its VERY hard to read it. I do know that when BMW first posted the HP figures on thier website for 135 it was rated 6 hp more then 335.. I guess someone didn't like that.
#1212 of 1398 Re: BMW center in Minneapolis [rworrell]
Feb 12, 2008 (1:57 pm)
Hey thanks for the information - i'm actually in Eden Prairie, but am only going to be here for six months, so hopefully no need for any non-warranty work! I think I'm going to try Sterling Enterprises to have the car detailed once we get a few days of clear weather in. Any other 335 coupe drivers in the twin cities area on the board?
#1213 of 1398 Re: BMW center in Minneapolis [mk0974a]
Feb 12, 2008 (7:57 pm)
You realize you may not have picked the best 6 months of the year from a weather standpoint, right?
If you're in EP, it might be easier for you to work with Mint Condition. Not only are they in EP, but they will do a local pickup and dropoff of your car--pretty convenient service. We've used them a couple of times--you'd be happy with either Sterling or them, but the convenience might tip it to using Mint Condition.
#1214 of 1398 Re: BMW center in Minneapolis [rworrell]
Feb 13, 2008 (7:13 am)
lol, trust me it wasn't by choice - but I have to move every six months for my job. When i first bought the car last March, I was in Connecticut and we had a really bad snow storm and I was surprised how well the car held up with summer tires. However, since then the car has gotten progressively worse in the snow (I'm guessing the wear on the tires) and since I move around I haven't gotten snow tires because it would be a pain to lug them around. Are you using snow tires? Other then the snow I really have enjoyed this car, I think for the money there's nothing else out there with this combination of speed and luxury.
#1215 of 1398 Re: BMW center in Minneapolis [mk0974a]
Feb 13, 2008 (8:19 pm)
Yes, I have Dunlop Winter Sport M3s mounted on separate wheels so I can swap them out in winter/spring. Just so you know (I'm not from MN and this really surprised me), even though the coldest weather usually ends in February, the snowiest weather is often in March and April. Summer tires are probably not going to cut it here if we get some decent snow.
With the Dunlops, I've never had a problem with my RWD 335. Great car!
#1216 of 1398 335i Coupe - Hot Color Combo
Feb 23, 2008 (2:57 pm)
This afternoon I saw a gorgeous 335i Coupe.... Sparkling Graphite with Red Leather and Sport Package. It was stunning. I'm not usually a fan of the ubiquitous Silvers & Greys out there, but I really dig Sparkling Graphite. On paper (or the computer screen), it isn't all that impressive of a color, but it really looks great on the live sheetmetal. My Mom has an '08 328xi Sedan (Sparkling Graphite/Black Leather) that caught my eye and made me into the color.
#1217 of 1398 Re: 335i Coupe - Hot Color Combo [nyccarguy]
Feb 24, 2008 (2:12 am)
I love black but I'd take this color also. The red is stunning but a statistical ticket magnet color!