So we got a 2012 BMW 335i
The last time we drove the BMW 335i, it was back in 2007, I had just graduated from college, and the car had two doors. It also happened to be one of the best cars I’d ever driven, and the only reason it didn’t end up on our recommended list was because it was expensive. Fast-forward to 2012, and there is a new model. And it still rocks.
BMW took a big step forward with this new generation of the 3-Series. It has grown a bit, and it also gets an angrier snout than any other BMW. It makes the new 5-Series look docile in comparison.
The little bit of growth has done wonders for cabin space. It can now fit adults comfortably in the back.
The boot is also pretty darn big now. However, in a bit of cost-cutting move that no mere mortals will notice, the lid uses goose-neck hinges instead of struts now.
The new 335i makes the 550i look obsolete. The smaller brother is almost as quick, almost as spacious, and much cheaper to boot even though, technically speaking, it is still a pricey car. More in the full review.