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335d 3.0L 6-cyl. Turbo Diesel 6-speed Automatic - (14 reviews )
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Love This Car
6 of 40 people found this review helpful
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By luckylamour
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2011 BMW 3 Series Diesel 335d 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6A)


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After selling my 2005 M3 Convertible, I didn't think I would own another BMW that was as fun to drive, and to blow rice rockets off the line. Not to mention the fantastic sport seats, and unbeatable MPG (I average 39 on the highway). Not to mention a wide array of great technology, MOG, Pandora, and now Yelp. its pretty damn cool. Tasman Green, Oyster Leather.... Love it.


Favorite Features

BMW Apps, Torque.


Suggested Improvements

Traffic service through the nav is a bit weak.


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Why wouldn't everyone love exactly this kind of car!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By gazol
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2011 BMW 3 Series Diesel 335d 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6A)


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First diesel, 2nd Euro delivery 26MAY2010, 3rd Beemer. Break on price from BMW and dealer reduced price by $9K to $37K. Mine has luxury package, fold down rear seat, standard wheels. Exhilarating propulsion, fabulous handling, 30mpg city & highway @ 80 mph on trips (but pricey fuel), comfortable, no gremlins, & no complaints. I think that folks who won't consider buying a diesel powered car have never driven one! The 335d, to me, is an uptown diesel well-worth the $42K (including taxes, registration, delivery) to put it on the roads in Europe and California. Try it! You'll love it.


Favorite Features

Torque (lots of it!), superb handling, no I-system, quiet ride, fuel efficiency, superb fit and finish, easy to keep clean, smaller diameter wheels (to improve ride), adjustable front seats, and the cup holders. European delivery alone is worth getting one of BMW's contributions to engineering excellence and joyful driving!


Suggested Improvements

Pockets for stuff on back of front seats would be nice. I wish that owner's manual package fit in glove compartment (it doesn't!). I wish that BMW gave info on the use of biodiesel fuels for this engine.


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Perfection.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By skiddnate
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2011 BMW 3 Series Diesel 335d 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6A)


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I've owned my M Sport package equipped 335d since November, 2010, and have found it to be nothing short of automotive excellence. From the fit and finish to the ample power and stellar handling, to its robust infotainment system and numerous amenities, the 335d does it all. While it was at the upper end of my price range, over 9000 miles later, it's been worth every cent. No other car provides the combination of power, fuel economy, and luxury of the 335d. Many manufacturers have fielded numerous examples boasting two of the three, but only BMW achieves the perfect balance of all three.


Favorite Features

The 335d's best feature is actually a combination of two things: chest-flattening torque and incredible fuel economy. I've seen this translate into 28mpg when engaging in spirited back-road driving or 37+mpg when cruising on the interstate. The solid feel of every component of the car, from the sturdy, satisfying door closure to the precise feel of the volume or iDrive adjustment knobs, everything in the car confidently conveys excellent quality and craftsmanship. Another favorite feature is the look of disbelief on peoples' faces as I ease up to the diesel pump and politely explain that I do realize I'm about to put diesel in my BMW.


Suggested Improvements

With such an excellent automobile, it took some time to find anything that that could be improved upon. One minor issue I discovered was that the 6-speed automatic tends to hold 2nd and 3rd gear too long when the car is cold. This is easily compensated for by manually shifting until the car has warmed up. Second, the paddle shifters have a little too much play in them, particularly up and down -- they're the only component that doesn't match the solid nature of the rest of the car. ... and finally, maybe... someday, BMW will make a 335d x-Drive wagon with a 6-speed manual.... or, at least an X3 x-Drive 35d.


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Addition to my diesel stable
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By trdsc2
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2011 BMW 3 Series Diesel 335d 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6A)


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I purchased this car at the end of March and so far have not passed the break in period. I am sold on diesels, already owning a 2009 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI. The combination of power and super fuel economy is an unbeatable combination. I love every thing about the vehicle except the lack of interior storage (the owners manual case just barely fits in the glove compartment) and the quality of the leather could be a lot better for a car of this price. I find the low end torque truly intoxicating and much prefer it to having to wind the engine up to high RPM's just to get a power launch.


Favorite Features

Torque, exterior styling, I-drive and the Nav system, paddle shifters, sport suspension, smooth, and quiet highway cruising until you floor the gas. Gas mileage


Suggested Improvements

Satellite radio, lumbar support, comfort access and universal remote control should be standard features as they are on much less expensive vehicles. More interior storage space. More power outlets in car. Quality of the leather could be better.


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DANG, DIESEL!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By teaguespecial
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2011 BMW 3 Series Diesel 335d 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6A)


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This is my second BMW and let's just say I'll never stray from the brand. I sold my '06 330i 6-speed manuel and bought the 335d. This is a great everyday car for anyone who loves to drive. Don't get it if you like driving a Lexus. Boring! This car can fly! Push you back in your seat fly! There's slight lag when you push the accelerator compared to my 330i but when it pulls, hold on tight! Great gas mileage (about 27 city / almost 40 highway). Love the iDrive system. Crystal clear screen w/no glare. Fold down seat a nice plus. Standard sound system sounds great. Sport pkg a must - adds sleeker profile, sport seats, sport steering wheel, etc... highly recommend!


Favorite Features

Sport wheels on 335d only, torque, acceleration, gas milage, iDrive system, zenon headlights, fold down seat, heated seats, minimalist interior yet loaded with options, subtle purr of the diesel. Only hear more than a purr when starting in the cold. Love the solid sound of the doors shutting.


Suggested Improvements

There's a slight rattle in the left door panel that i can't figure out... Make the keyless start standard, or just give me a normal key! Give an "unlock all doors in park" option in addition to auto lock at 5mph.


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