Leaked: BMW 335is to Get 322-hp, Optional 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

According to leaked BMW Canada documents, the German automaker is planning a new 335is model to slot in part way above the 335i and below the M3. To do this the 335is will get a similar setup to the one recently unveiled in the Z4 sDrive35is, but with 322-hp and 332 ft-lbs of torque. Like the Z4 model, it will also feature an overboost function, to deliver up to 369 ft-lbs of torque. That’s 69 ft-lbs more than the M3! A sport exhaust system, more efficient fan and an extra water cooler will help keep the engine performing at max power.

What will really help owners get the most of all this added power is an available 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

BMW will offer the 335is as both a coupe and a convertible with sales expected some time in 2010 for both the U.S. and Canada. Both models should be offered in Europe and other international markets as well.

[Source: E90Post]

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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  • Rob Evans Rob Evans on Jan 20, 2010

    How much more will the 335is be than the 335i? Will it be available in Metallic crimson red? Will it have twin tail pipes? Will it be available in a four door sedan? Can you get a heated steering wheel, run-flat tires, SCIRUS satelite radio wih local channels separately and when can you start ordering it in Canada as a leased car?