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      03-30-2008, 08:12 AM   #1
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335tti vs M3

OK a bit premature as the 335tti will not be out for a year or so but this model will bring the two versions a lot closer than ever before.

According to CAR magazine the 335tti will gain M3 brakes, 19" alloys and a sports suspension setup (probably closer to the stock M3 setup). The most interesting part of the spec will be the engine which will be putting out 355bhp accompanied with an increase it torque (no figures quoted).

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Speaking about M3 competitors:

Is the Dinan 335i (currently available), which I haven't heard anyone really talk about in comparison to the M, a better daily driver ... or will the to-be-released performance package 335i be the anticipated better overall car (maybe with a little help from Dinan)?
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Hmm, wonder why BMW would keep creeping up to the M3?
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Hmm, wonder why BMW would keep creeping up to the M3?
No surprise there to me there is enough of a gap, STOCK to STOCK that there is room with simple tuning to keep a gap. As well as we all know tecnically it is fairly trivial to get the power from the 335i.
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      03-30-2008, 12:29 PM   #6
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No surprise there to me there is enough of a gap, STOCK to STOCK that there is room with simple tuning to keep a gap. As well as we all know tecnically it is fairly trivial to get the power from the 335i.
well not if your read the NOT IMPRESSED racing instructor articles, aprrently the 335i is better and we all know you can chip it. the only gap is in price!
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We don't need another 335i vs M3 debate on which is better, the whole point of this info was to enlighten the group to the fact that BMW are pushing ahead with the tti branding that will complement the M branding quite well in my opinion. Not everyone can afford an M3 and this 335tti with a possible new body kit and the bigger wheels will fill the gap nicely and should help retain customers looking for something that looks more exciting than the stock 335i, like the S5 among others.
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We don't need another 335i vs M3 debate on which is better, the whole point of this info was to enlighten the group to the fact that BMW are pushing ahead with the tti branding that will complement the M branding quite well in my opinion. Not everyone can afford an M3 and this 335tti with a possible new body kit and the bigger wheels will fill the gap nicely and should help retain customers looking for something that looks more exciting than the stock 335i, like the S5 among others.
I'm not sure that's a fact. Is it really likely that there will be a tii version of the current generation 3 series?

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OK a bit premature as the 335tti will not be out for a year or so but this model will bring the two versions a lot closer than ever before.

According to CAR magazine the 335tti will gain M3 brakes, 19" alloys and a sports suspension setup (probably closer to the stock M3 setup). The most interesting part of the spec will be the engine which will be putting out 355bhp accompanied with an increase it torque (no figures quoted).

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The article also showed artist impressions of the next 3 series in 2012, the front looks stunning as does the side profile, the rear looks remarkably like that of the new A4. Hopefully someone can scan the article so you all can see the pics.
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I'm not sure that's a fact. Is it really likely that there will be a tii version of the current generation 3 series?

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if the engine is coming its for the 1-series by the name M135i.
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Please, not another variation of the -35i, this forum really doesn't need that!
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What is a 335tti?
Apologizes, it's tii, not tti and it's a new range of sports brand that BMW are introducing. First seen with the 135tii coupe concept.
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Apologizes, it's tii, not tti and it's a new range of sports brand that BMW are introducing. First seen with the 135tii coupe concept.
Since they are focused on weight reduction I wonder if one of these can be had in the US without a sunroof once they are released?
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Since they are focused on weight reduction I wonder if one of these can be had in the US without a sunroof once they are released?

Oh, I forgot to include in my first comments that the new engine for the 2012 3 series tii will be a twin-charged four cylinder engine, probably a 2.0L~2.3L and will kick out 300hp in road trim and 400hp in race trim. This might not be as quick as an M3 but it's handling should be a revelation.
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there is coming a 120csi with 4-cylinders, Turbo and 240 hp
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there is coming a 120csi with 4-cylinders, Turbo and 240 hp
I'm kinda waiting for such an engine in the 3 series. Any information when the 120Csi comes out?


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cannabilism.....unless theyre replaciing the v8 with something more powerful....i doubt it
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