New 2022 BMW 335i XDrive, Colors, Pricing
New 2022 BMW 335i XDrive, Colors, Pricing – The BMW 335i coupe is now with one turbo less. We have a sneaky suspicion this move into a single blower is because future model M will be differentiated by being turbo twins.
We already know the next M5 will use the twin V8 turbo X6M and BMW itself has confirmed that this M3 will be the last naturally envisioned model, next boasting a turbo six. Anyway, it’s all for discussion in the future. The revamped 335i is part of a mid-life refresh of the entire coupe and Cabrio range.
New 2022 BMW 335i XDrive, Colors, Pricing
We all know that the BMW 335i will soon be replaced with a post-LCI BMW 340i. Along with the numerical name change comes a new engine that is more powerful than BMW’s new EfficientDynamics engine line.
There will also be several chassis, steering, and suspension tweaks, to give the 340i a more comfortable ride as well as more sports dynamics over the outgoing model. Some bits of exterior and interior have also been revised, giving the 340i a slightly fresher look and feel for 335i.
Most existing 335i owners can easily feel short and go shopping elsewhere when told the replacement model has half the amount of turbo, so BMW can’t afford to get this engine wrong.
2022 BMW 335i Specs
Nevertheless, BMW has boldly decided not to increase power and torque at all, but has ensured the 295lb-ft hit is now available early (only at 1200rpm!) and is still sustainable up to 5000rpm. Instead, the focus is on improving the economy (up to eight percent to 33.6mpg) and emissions (down ten percent to 196g/km).
It’s no secret that automakers and dealers are slashing the price of models out, while also incentivize customers to buy them, thus getting rid of older inventory and making way for new models. So the price for the BMW 335is has never been lower and the incentive has never been better.
Let’s focus primarily on the engine here, because the only change to the suspension is the adoption of non-linear dampers. But the engine deserves to be in residence, because what BMW has achieved is, frankly, confusing.
In the past, we have admired the very fast twin-turbo engine response, low-end grunt, and top-end fizz and now BMW has been better in every area with one turbo. It’s a variable vane unit, of course, but I’ve never driven a forced induction car so it’s able to maximize both ends of the rev spectrum very well.
There’s an instant pulse, not a bit of a hole in the middle class (even twin turbos have a slight drop-off) and above 4500rpm, 3.0 liters completely open, the needle throws itself at the 7000rpm redline, accompanied by a gawked lightweight M3-lite note.
You may think for yourself that you do not want to buy a car that will be out of date in just a few months after purchase. However, in this case, it still wouldn’t be a bad deal. The BMW 335i is still one of the best performers.
When compared to the Jaguar XE S that just came out of the box, the 335i stands its ground very well and should be even faster in a straight line. It’s definitely faster than any other car in its class and can stick with it all in terms of handling. So even though the current 335i is starting to show its age, it’s still a very good car.
2022 BMW 335i Interior
It’s very crisp, jumping forward on small inputs (especially in Sport mode, which also actually appears at home shifting in the DCT dual-clutch gearbox), and the only time you hear the turbo is when you take off, a high-pitched yip clearly audible from the front right first, then left. Weird. Enough to have me lift my hat, just to check that the BMW didn’t slip in the extra blower. What they’ve done is write Twin Power Turbo on the cover.
As for driving, it seems that the front end grip and composure are now slightly better and the 335i feels more planted, the suspension has tighter body control. The mod is just enough to make you feel there’s more edge to the 335i handling, but it’s a machine that stars the show here.
When you take into account the price it will be slashed dramatically and the incentive will be thrown away, the BMW 335i becomes a very attractive purchase at the moment. The only big difference enough to warrant waiting for the 340i is the new engine.
It makes the 340i just a touch faster and even more efficient. But the TwinPower N54 engine in the 335i is a beautiful thing. With very smooth power delivery and a missed exhaust record with the 340i engine, the 335i still has one of the best engines on the market, although it is replaced. The rest of the changes made with the 340i are not important.
2022 BMW 335i Rivals
The Audi A5 is BMW’s closest rival, but it doesn’t have an engine that can match BMW’s mix of speed and economy. The 261bhp 3.2 FSI fell short in both areas, while the £41,345 S5 coupe still uses a potent but thirsty 349bhp 349bhp V8. There is also a Mercedes E-Class coupe, but Richard Porter, who runs our long-term, will be the first to admit that while it is undoubtedly a superior cruiser, it is not really thrilling.
Bodywork has been updated, although you’ll be hard pushed to see new grills, lights, front air dams, and rear valance. As a result, it is now 32mm longer overall. A few other things: if you want a seven-speed dual-clutch DCT gearbox, it’s £1,640, and the 19″ wheel beautifully depicted here is another £520.
2022 BMW 335i Price
Prices start at £27,845 for the 320i Coupe, with the 335i available from £36,340. The M Sport tested here is £38,215.