I had owned a few reasonably priced high strung sports cars before including a WRX STI, a Lotus Elise and a Porsche Cayman S. I would say that it is an overstatement to claim that this car drives like a sports car. It very nearly does. What really ruins it I suspect are the run flat tires. Not only are they expensive, but the sidewalls are so stiff BMW decided to spring their cars soft even with sports package. So you have this interesting combination of sometimes harsh, sometimes too soft feel. Having said that, the car has a great balance. When you loose it, everything just seems to happens in slow motion in a very predictable way. I had never driven anything like it. Overall, it is an easy car to live with that has a bit of zing. Reasonably comfortable, fast, good handling, safe and etc. It does hit that sweet spot nicely. I sure wish the car came with REAL tires though but that I suspect isn't as easy as simply swaping out tires. It will likely to require replacing springs AND shocks if you do not want to ruin handling.
2008 BMW 335Angel Vega - Baldwin Park, CA11/21/2017
Beautiful car all around with great power.
Ultimate Driving Machine
2008 BMW 335Golfman - Boone, NC10/30/2012
Now I know what they mean when BMW claims to build the "ultimate driving machine. I recently purchased a red BMW 335 I Twin Turbo Coupe with 32,000 miles on it. I have owned several corvettes and other high performance car but nothing compares to the BMW 335. This car is extremely fast and handles betters than anything I have ever driven. The gas millage is remarkable. I am getting 35 MPG or better on the highway and close to 25 around town. The electronics are very intuitive including the navigation system. This is my first BMW and I am hooked for life.