Since the 1990s, the proliferation of each premium marque’s “special” brands has become dizzying, and for enthusiasts it seems as though they’ve continuously diluted the performance options in favor of profits. From S-Line to AMG to perhaps the biggest offender, BMW’s M division, companies are badge slapping-happy when it comes to sticking a bigger set of wheels, some special trim and maybe, if you’re lucky, a few extra ponies. And on the surface, this 335d would seem to fit that description perfectly. After all, how could you possibly compare the diesel to that sonorous M3’s S65 V8 that cranks out over 400 horsepower and 300 lb.ft of torque with a 8,400 RPM redline? Pull up to a redlight next to one in this 335d, and the snickering owner would undoubtedly be laughing at the ‘M-Sport’ option package you ticked off. Because you’d think there would be absolutely no way that diesel would produce equal power to the M3.
You’d be right. The M57 under the hood of the 335d doesn’t produce as much horsepower as the M3, at least not in stock form. But torque? It produces more. A lot more.
Starting at a leisurely 2,000 rpms, the twin turbochargers augmenting the inline-6 spool up to a mountain of power. In stock form, the 335d cranked out 428 lb.ft of torque. In fact, it’s so much torque that gets used on a regular basis that the first person I met who had one had already consumed a transfer case on his xDrive model, and he’s not alone. Being a turbocharged model, it was also quite easy and possible to turn up the wick, and yet this classy 4-door can still return 35 mpg. Try that in a M3:
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Model: 335d Sport
Engine: twin-turbocharged 3.0 liter inline-6 diesel
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Mileage: 83,820 mi
Location: Austin, Texas
Price: $14,998 Buy It Now
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The Carmine Red exterior on this one definitely hints that it’s not your usual E90, but combined with the LCI updates, M Sport lowered suspension, and 18″ wheels it really does look pretty racey. Inside the Saddle Brown is an usual combo with red, but it really does look sharp. Of course, you also get the sport seats as part of the package, and this one is otherwise quite loaded. It’s NOT an xDrive, which means you’ll probably eat through rear tires quickly rather than diffs, but that’s probably a good thing. And the dealer claims those tires were recently replaced, and it’s got a bunch of other service too.
Overall, this is a pretty hard package to find anywhere, so it’s not surprising that it’s got a higher asking price than your typical nine-year-old E90. But then it’s a lot more special, isn’t it?
No 6spd? If this was an xdrive wagon it would be more special. With a tune, they are pretty much the perfect ski machine!
Definitely a car to get a PPI on. Carfax shows “severe damage” crash with the whole left side of the car including front and back as having been damaged. Their price seems reasonable as long as it has been repaired correctly. Really nice looking car. Those diesels are real torque monsters. And they actually have a pretty high redline if I remember right?
Interesting, Ricky – good info. I’m not really sure how much I’d trust Carfax’s damage meter ratings, but you’re right – any of these cars really should have a thorough PPI. That said, the dealer I took my M3 to basically told me I’d need to replace the entire car before I bought it five years ago, and the dealer I most recently took it to said that it looked brand new…so I think you need to get it to someone you trust.
This car has the sport package, but does not have the M-sport package. I had a 2011 335d with M-sport, it had different front bumper, rear, bumper with faux diffuser, and deeper side skirts. The steering wheel was also upgraded, and it came stock with BMW ‘193’ wheels. This car’s description correctly calls it the sport package, but definitely not M-sport.
Good spot, Chris; thanks for the correction. BMW’s weirdly varying M Sport packages don’t help the cause. – Carter
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