2012 BMW 335i

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The 2012 BMW 335i sedan is an elegant entry-level driving machine. The BMW 3-Series sedan was redesigned for 2012. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, takes a closer look.

Model – 2012 BMW 335i sedan

MPG – 23/33 mpg
Engine – 3.0L aluminum engine with twin power Turbo technology riding on 18″ alloy wheels
Transmissions: Steptronic automatic
Price – starts at $42,400
Test Vehicle Price: $54,445
Warranty: 4 year / 50,000 miles

The 2012 BMW 335i sedan is built in Germany and offers the following great features: dynamic stability control, dynamic traction control; and driving dynamic control with ECO PRO, comfort, sport and sport plus modes to adjust the driving to your frame of mind.

The interior of our test car was very comfortable with 8-way power seats and a leather wrapped steering wheel. The iDrive system may require a bit of getting used to but features a large, 6.5″ color screen with all the information you want or need.

The heads-up display and Harman Kardon sound systems were great. This ultimate driving machine is a blast to drive and will give you all the luxury and performance you could ask for.

The BMW 3-Series sedan was redesigned for 2012. We were impressed with the new turbocharged six-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. BMW made the sedan slightly longer and wider, which gives back-seat passengers more legroom. The interior hasn’t changed much but I like the luxurious materials and impeccable build quality.

Competes with:

•Infiniti G37
•Cadillac CTS
•Mercedes-Benz C350
•Hyundai Genesis
•Audi S4

Likes:

•Excellent balance of performance, ride and handling
•Upscale cabin and great technology features
•Elegant design

Dislikes:

•Limited interior storage space
•Options can inflate price quickly
•iDrive takes time to learn

The 2012 BMW 335i sedan is a high-tech, fun-to-drive vehicle with great driving dynamics – features that combine to make this an ultimate driving machine.

Courtesy of Time Warner Cable/ YNN
Aired: 9/11/2012