By jchen on
2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
I have the sport package with a manual transmission. Love the car. It has a perfect balance of performance and utility. Enough room to carry 4 people and luggage for a long weekend or to do some track days and autocross. Just keep in mind that while it has great power and decent handling, it is not a true sports car. On the track and autocross lighter cars that handle better catch it in corners. Not to say you can't have fun there but it isn't a truly dedicated track machine. The car really shines on long road trips. Quiet and will cruise at super legal speeds all day. Also has enough power to pass in 6th or climbs hills.
The engine. Lots of torque down low and tons of power for passing. On the track if you nail the apex you can really rocket out of the corners. On the highway there really isn't much need to down shift to pass, though it is much more fun if you do. Comfort access. Leave the keys in your pocket.
Make the car smaller. It is really big for a "compact" car. With the size comes weight and at 3500+ lbs is pretty porky. The result is a car that is not a sporting as previous versions of the car.