i took delivery of my car in the first shipment into australia of e46 323 in 1998 and my e90 325 without issue.
i agree that the twin turbo petrol cars are "new" for bmw, but so too is the glorious n52 engine, the 6 speed tranny and the continental braking system in my 325.
thankfully, all work perfectly.
i would not be concerned with buying the first of the 335 if it was suited to my requirements. one can strike a lemon at any stage of a car's production life.
328i M-Sport, Estoril Blue, Carbon XP 35 Tint, front heated seats, black Dakota, Sports Suspension, Anthracite Headliner, HUD, Pro Nav, Sunroof, hk 600w, Bi-Xenon, 19" 403M wheels, Reversing Camera, DAB+, Xenon, BT Ext Connect. JB4 on Map 2 with Catless DP produces awesome performance in Sport.