2011 BMW 335

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44 reviews
Available Price Range $13,007-$28,843 Trims1 Combined MPG 29 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2011 BMW 335

Our Take

Offered in 328 and turbocharged (gasoline or diesel) 335 models, BMW's 3 Series is the luxury automaker's bread-and-butter model. (The 328 is covered separately in the Cars.com Research s... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Sedan has relatively small backseat
  • Small trunk
  • Rubbery standard manual shifter
  • Crash-test results for convertible
  • High starting price
  • Many features cost extra

Notable Features

  • Turbocharged six-cylinder
  • Sedan, coupe or folding-hardtop convertible
  • RWD or AWD
  • New higher-performance 335is coupe and convertible
  • Updated styling for all coupes and convertibles


Our Expert Reviews

The Ultimate Driving Machine has never come cheap, and BMW's newest addition to its 3 Series lineup, the 2011 335is, hammers that tradition home. About $50,000 gets you a stick-shift coupe with vinyl upholstery and a CD stereo incapable of fully integrating your iPod. Genuine leather, heated seats and the other niceties cost more. If BMW ran a steakhouse, it would charge extra for the side... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.4 out of 5

Based on 44 reviews


by Billy Jack from Saskatoon, SK on November 11, 2010

Currently you will not find a better all around vehicle on the road. Look side-to-side and you will smoke pretty much anything and all the while knowing you get better gas milage than pretty much ever... Read Full Review

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

Learn More About Warranties

Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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