Detroit Preview: 2011 BMW 3-Series Gets Updates, Plus More Powerful 335is Model

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

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Details of the mid-cycle refreshed 2011 BMW 3 Series have leaked online with rumors that the car will make its world debut at the Detroit Auto Show next week. Along with typical updates, a new trim level is expected to be added, the 335is.

This new model would include either a dual-clutch paddle shift transmission or a Sport Automatic and get special styling and aerodynamics. Some M Sport trim options will also be included, such as an M Sport steering wheel. In addition, it is expected that the 335is will feature the same engine tweaks found on the upcoming Z4 sDrive35is, with 335-hp and 332 ft-lbs of torque.

As for the standard models, look for mostly cosmetic changes with new front and rear bumpers as well as LED lights. Some minor interior trim changes are also expected, as well as some new options, like automatic high beam assist.

We’ll be sure to bring you full details, with live coverage of the 2010 Detroit Auto Show starting January 11th.

[Source: BimmerFile]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • AlexD AlexD on Jan 31, 2010

    this car is so awesome. bmw did a great job with this upgrade and the sound (seen on video -- is truly orgasmic. I believe this will sell very well.

  • Josh Goetz Josh Goetz on May 24, 2010

    The new 2011/2012 Ford Focus needs to offer the EcoBoost engine in North America, as well as diesel options too. If they offer them in Europe they should be available in the States, Canada, and Mexico. Come on, Ford! Stop saying the new Focus is a global car unless you mean it!