2007 BMW 3 Series - Road Test Specs

2007 BMW 3 Series Coupe

(3.0L 6-cyl. Twin-turbo 6-speed Manual)
Vehicle
Model year2007
MakeBMW
Model3 Series
Style335i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
Base MSRP$41,295
As-tested MSRP$49,195
Drivetrain
Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-6 with twin turbochargers
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2979cc (182 cu-in)
Valvetraindouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.2
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)300 @ 5800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)300 @ 1400
Transmission type6-speed Steptronic automatic with paddle shifters
Chassis
Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson Struts, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelPotenza RE050A run-flat
Tire typeall season
Tire size, front225/40R18 88W
Tire size, rear255/35R18 90W
Wheel size17 X 8.0
Wheel materialalloy
Brakes, frontFront ventilated disc - Rear ventilated disc
Brakes, rearventilated disc
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)3.2
0-60 mph (sec.)4.8
0-75 mph (sec.)7.1
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)13.3 @ 105.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)114
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)68.4
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.88
Sound level @ idle (dB)49.9
@ Full throttle (dB)75.6
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.2
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsAwesome response. For an automatic, shift speed is impressive, but downshifts are a bit awkward. This engine's output is clearly under-rated.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsRock-solid pedal feel, stop after stop. Idle stroke and effectiveness are perfectly balanced.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsFast and intuitive in the slalom. Textbook rear-drive handling with perfect steering. On the skid pad, this car makes impressive grip, but the auto trans makes finding the perfect balance between understeer and oversteer difficult. A limited-slip differential would improve balance.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)71.0
Wind (mph, direction)10
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)20 City 29 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)20.3
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)15.9
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,571
Length (in.)180.3
Width (in.)70.2
Height (in.)54.2
Wheelbase (in.)108.7
Track, front (in.)59.1
Track, rear (in.)59.6
Turning circle (ft.)36.1
Legroom, front (in.)41.8
Legroom, rear (in.)33.7
Headroom, front (in.)37.1
Headroom, rear (in.)36.1
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.3
Shoulder room, rear (in.)51.9
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)11.1
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)N/A
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance4 years/50,000 miles
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBrake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot Available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemtire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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