Twin turbo delivers unbelievable acceleration and the faster you go the better it holds the road. I now understand why they call it the ultimate driving machine. Some of the bells & whistles are unnecessary however and are troublesome.
Excellent piece of engineering. Very nice to drive, far superior to the Audi A4, and the Volvo S60. The responsiveness and handling was superior to the Mercedes C300, but not by as significant a margin as the Audi and Volvo. The steering and transmission are what I like the best about the 335xi, but the model I bought has the sports package so I think that contributes to a bit of a hard ride. If you like smoother rides and bump handling, look hard at the Mercedes C class, that car handled bumps well and had a very smooth suspension. Feature wise, the 335xi has more features than I will ever really use. I only wish the navigation system posted the speed limit for the stretch of road you are driving on, that is a feature I really like with the stand alone Garmin models. The heated seats are awesome and get so hot so quickly I wonder what impact that is having on the battery, but so far I've had no issues. If anything, this car has some extremely well thought out engineering in every single little detail. Now that I've driven this car for several hundred miles around the area, I doubt I'll be able to go back to another sedan again. I believe I will be driving BMWs for a long time to come.
I purchased a BMW 330 because I wanted a bigger engine with quicker pick up from the 325 or new 328. This car does not disappoint with its 255 hp. It jumps off the line and is very responsive. It has a straight 6 titantium engine and is perfectly balanced 50-50 ratio front to back end. It also has the new redesgined body style so you are not sacrificing looks for performance. The new 335 at 300 hp worried me because of the turbo issues. The 330 is a workhorse and has no known engine problems. The car is a pleasure to drive in all respects. Outstanding handling. Great cockpit, and BMW attention to detail and quality. Gets about 28 mpg highway and 20 city. This is the best driving machine I have ever owned. The I drive Nav system is totally intuitive and easy to use. I won't ever buy another car without it. Its become indispensable to me.