2008 BMW 335i Coupe

Tempting. If I were to sum up the 335i 6-speed coupe in one word, that would have to be it. When it originally launched, I felt that the E92 looks were too heavy compared to the outgoing E46 model, but I have to admit that I think this car has aged pretty well. One thing that couldn’t be argued was the performance on tap from the new twin-turbocharged N54 inline-6. While it didn’t offer quite the spin of the S54 in the previous generation M3, it had more usable grunt. Coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission, the performance figures in real world driving generally indicated that the 335i was as fast as the M3 had been. Inside, the E9x was thoroughly modern, too – if the E46 was the last of the classic driver-oriented dash designs dating back to the late 1970s, the E9x ushered in the new era of electronic-heavy dash design to the 3-series. Is it all bad? No – in fact, in a recent car search the 335i coupe was pretty high on my list of potential candidates because of the sheer bang for the buck quotient. Enter my usual complaint; my searches sifted through hundreds of gray and black examples, but this one really caught my eye because of the unusual combination of Deep Green Metallic and Beige leather:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2008 BMW 335i Coupe on eBay

Year: 2008
Model: 335i Coupe
Engine: 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged inline-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 90,248 mi
Price: $12,900 Buy It Now

2008 BMW 3 Series 335i NAV MANUAL

This outstanding example of a 2008 BMW 3 Series 335i is offered by DARCARS Pre-Owned Fairfax.

This BMW includes:

Bluetooth Connection
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Leather Seats
Power Folding Mirrors
Universal Garage Door Opener
Passenger Adjustable Lumbar
Bluetooth Connection
Driver Adjustable Lumbar
Keyless Start
Engine Immobilizer
Power Door Locks
Keyless Entry
6-Speed M/T
Heated Front Seat(s)
Navigation System
Trip Computer

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With a CARFAX Buyback guarantee from DARCARS Pre-Owned Fairfax, you’ll drive away with more than just a great BMW 3 Series. You’ll drive away with peace of mind. There’s a level of quality and refinement in this BMW 3 Series that you won’t find in your average vehicle.

Gently driven doesn’t even begin to explain how lovingly cared for this ultra-low mileage vehicle has been. Intricately stitched leather and ergonomic design seats are among the details in which test drivers say that BMW 3 Series is in a league of its own

This BMW 3 Series offers the most up-to-date navigation system available so you’ll always know the most efficient route to where you are going. The BMW 3 Series 335i is in a class on its own. So much so, that BMW didn’t miss a beat when they loaded this vehicle with an abundance of a-la-carte options.

More information about the 2008 BMW 3 Series:

The 2008 BMW 3-Series continues to be the benchmark against which other entry-level luxury cars are measured, mainly courtesy of its excellent driving experience. Power, braking, and handling are perfectly matched to the vehicle’s size and intended usage. The way BMW takes care of business inside the cockpit also has a lot to do with the popularity of this breed. The 3-Series makes sure no buyer is left behind by offering four body styles, three engines, and both rear- and all-wheel drive. 2008 also will see the new M3 in coupe, sedan, and convertible form, adding racecar-like performance to the lineup.

This model sets itself apart with wide variety of bodies and drivetrains, the near-supercar M3., the best inline six-cylinder engines for those who love motoring, and Driving pleasure par excellence


The really nice aspects of this 335i are the model specific front and rear bumper treatments, standard M-Sport suspension and steering wheel along with the adaptive Xenon lighting. But the options selected were also great, from the Poplar trim that really sets off the light leather and especially the addition of the sport seats. The beefy Style 189 wheels are a nice match aesthetically for the curvy 335i, but figure on getting rid of the run-flat tires for a better ride. Mileage is below average and asking price is in line with the first run 335is that carried the N54 instead of the later twin-power N55 motor. Tunability is key to these early motors, and while they’ve had their fair share of documented high-pressure fuel pump problems there is now an extended warranty coverage on them from BMW. The asking price gets you a pretty tired E46 M3 these days and if you just want a splash on your automobile enthusiasts resume, that will draw more eyes than a 335. But do a careful PPI on one of these 335is and you’ll have a very nice driving car with a lot of potential which still looks very fresh – all on a very enthusiast-friendly budget.


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  1. I understand the HPFP warranty is 120k miles. Of course, PPI and check with the BMW dealer on what has been done/replaced.

    Carter, I have read posts on turbo failures, and of course this car is now out of turbo warranty. Do you think that is a real issue to consider? I also understand only the Sport package came with an oil cooler, I assume adding one to this car would be a good idea.

    These intrigue me. Such a low price for so much car. Obviously I have been reading up on them and am thinking about getting one. I think I would prefer a darker interior; no matter how great this color combo looks, dirt happens.

  2. @Doug, the reading I did indicated that only early ’07 models came without the cooler, and that there was a soft recall to repair early models and retrofit but I could be wrong. Apparently the clue is holes in the driver’s side fender liner. Regarding turbo failure, I think it’s something you need to consider with any turbocharged motor – but unlike the Audi V6 models, these at least aren’t buried behind the motor and completely inaccessible. Figure that you’ll need to replace them at some point, but the balance of value on the car is still pretty superior. And you’re right about dirt – the car we strongly considered was similar but Space Gray with red leather. It was very pretty, but the ask was the same and it had 120K. Picked up something else instead just yesterday – post coming soon!

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