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Old 12-01-2012, 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted by MMME30W View Post
Out of curiosity, I went to BMW USA web site to look for a quick summary of the 335is, but didn't find a good quick overview of what makes an 'is' (and I could very well have missed it).

What does an is give you over a regular 335?

Personally, if you don't need an M car, the 335 (in whatever form) probably makes a better daily car...the mpg on an M makes for frequent fuel stops. I mean, not complaining about the cost, which is part and parcel of owning a V8, but sometimes you do wish for a larger fuel tank.

You'll pay the premium for:
  • DCT - excellent & available only in M3 & 335is.
  • Performance Exhaust - some claim unique config for 335is
  • Diff engine map + overboost
  • Add'l water cooling
  • N54 engine w/some enhancements for overboost

The major bennies. However....335is suspension same as 335i.
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