Friday, January 29, 2010

BMW Announces Pricing for US 2011 3-Series Models

U.S. pricing information for the 2011 BMW 3-Series models was just announced late last night. You can view all of the pricing details at BimmerPost's blog by clicking here.

Here are the main details about the changes for the 2011 BMW 3-series Convertibles (E93):

328i - $45,875 MSRP (includes $875 destination and handling)
335i - $52,075 MSRP (includes $875 destination and handling)
335is - $59,075 MSRP (includes $875 destination and handling)

Changes from 2010 to 2011:
New headlights, tail lights, hood, kidney grill, sideskirts, wheels, front and rear fascias.
335i coupe gets new N55 twin scroll turbocharged inline-6 engine
New colors: Vermillion Red, Deep Sea Blue, Mineral White Metallic (Mineral White is available starting June 2010).
Optional Harmon Kardon Surround Sound System replaces BMW's HiFi professional system.
Bamboo Anthracite Wood trim now available
Double Clutch Transmission (DCT) will be available on the 335is as a $1,575 option.

The big change of course is the addition of the all-new 335is. Car & Driver reviewed the newly enhanced N54 engine that is in the 335is.

Monday, January 4, 2010

More Details Leak About 2011 3 Series Coupe/Convertible

BMW Blog is reporting that several assumed changes are coming for the new 3 series coupe and convertible. Most reports have thought some front fascia and rear light treatments were bound to occur based on where mules where covered when photographed in early testing.

Here is a link to some details around the LED Angel Eyes treatment coming from spyshots: BMW Blog Article

Performance changes include power numbers for the N54 engine to increase in line with the new Z4 sDrive35is: "335 horsepower (340hp in Europe) at 5,900 rpm and 332 lb-ft in “regular mode”; an electronically-controlled overboost function can briefly increase torque under full load by another 37 lb-ft bringing the torque peak to 369 lb-ft."

The Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT), which was currently only available on the current M3, will now be available on 335is models. I believe the new "s" added to 335i means "sport" package models. more.