The 335 carries the largest engine in the 3 Series, a turbocharged 3-liter six-cylinder with 300 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission is standard for the BMW purists among us, and everyone else can order an eight-speed automatic. As usual, the xDrive all-wheel drive system is available in place of the standard rear-drive setup.
Standard features include power front seats with driver memory, adaptive xenon headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, HD radio, Bluetooth phone and audio, and wood or aluminum interior trim. The available Premium package rounds out the 335 with leather upholstery, front seat lumbar adjustments, keyless ignition and a hands-free power trunk lid. The Cold Weather package adds heated seats all around, a heated steering wheel and headlamp washers. A navigation system comes with the Technology package, which also offers a larger dash display, integrated smartphone apps and a head-up display.
Beyond all that, you can upgrade to one of the three optional trim lines: Luxury, Sport and M Sport. The Luxury, which requires the Premium package, adds chrome grille bars and exhaust tips, multi-spoke wheels and specific interior trim. The Sport Line carries a firmer suspension, double-spoke wheels, gloss black grille bars and sporty interior accents. Building on the Sport, the M Sport gets star-spoke wheels, an aerodynamic body kit, sports seats and unique M Sport interior trim. The wheels in each line are available in 18- or 19-inch sizes.
Turning to safety, the Driver Assistance package equips the 335 with a rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors. A Plus version of the same also packs a surround-view camera system, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, speed limit data and an active collision mitigation system. Adaptive cruise control can also be added to the package. Finally, the Dynamic Handling package bundles the M Sport’s upgraded suspension with sport-tuned steering.
Individual options include an automated parallel parking system, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, performance brakes and leather dashboard trim.
Part of the 335's appeal is the opportunity for customization. If your taste leans toward luxury, the Premium package and Luxury line trims are a great combo that will surely enhance your enjoyment. For sporting types, there's no substitute in looks or performance for the M Sport line.
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