some auto mags claiming 344hp - taking into account the performance exhaust ...
"The German automaker BMW has come up with a solution for enthusiasts who wish they could afford to get behind the wheel of a track tuned M3 but are willing to settle for a twin turbocharged straight six substitute, they will be happy to hear that there will be a new high performance addition to the 3-Series lineup. The 335is will undergo the same treatment as the Z4 SDrive35is and will debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show and slotted between the current 300 HP 335i and the 400 HP M3.
The BMW 335is will be offered in both coupe and convertible bodies dressed up with some fancy go fast parts in the rear with a set of black chrome exhaust pipes protruding through a body colored diffuser while riding on a set of 18 inch Ferric Grey alloys. While the new Bimmer retains the 3.0 Liter inline six cylinder engine with a pair of turbochargers hanging off to one side developing as much as 344 HP and 332 ft-lb of torque mated to either a six speed manual or an optional seven speed double clutch transmission, it does get a new set of stylish pipes letting the lump breathe a little easier. The added boost and free flowing sport tuned exhaust means that 0 to 60 MPH times will be around 4.5 seconds.
Updated 01/20/10: Here are the first official images of the future BMW 335is. We will have the final specs revealed on January 22nd. Stay tuned!"
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