2013 BMW 335

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Key Specs

of the 2013 BMW 335. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Robust turbo-four (sedan)
  • Trunk room (sedan)
  • Smooth inline-six power
  • Handling
  • Strong brakes

The Bad

  • Rubbery manual shifter (except sedan)
  • Many luxury features cost extra
  • Crash tests for convertible

Notable Features of the 2013 BMW 335

  • Newly available active cruise control with Stop &amp
  • amp
  • Go feature
  • New performance-oriented M Sport Line
  • Sedan, coupe or convertible
  • Available hybrid sedan
  • RWD or AWD
  • Manual or automatic

2013 BMW 335 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Offered in 328 and 335 models, BMW's compact 3 Series is the luxury automaker's bread-and-butter model. For 2013, a new ActiveHybrid 3 sedan is available. It's covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.

The 3 Series is available in sedan, coupe and retractable-hardtop convertible body styles, and a high-performance M3 version (covered separately) is also offered. The 3 Series competes with the Audi A4, Infiniti G and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

New for 2013
A new M Sport Line is available for the 328 and 335, and it brings 18-inch alloy wheels, sports seats, a sport suspension, an M steering wheel and styling changes.

The sedan is now offered with all-wheel drive instead of rear-wheel drive, and the 328 and 335 sedans can have newly optional active cruise control with Stop & Go technology, which maintains space between other cars in heavy bumper-to-bumper traffic. If the gap between cars closes, the system will bring your car to a complete stop.

Exterior
The sedan is 3.7 inches longer than the previous generation, and its exterior design has evolved. Different grille, side mirror and tailpipe treatments distinguish among the sedan's base, Modern, Sport, M Sport and Luxury trim levels, which come as option packages called "lines."

Coupes and convertibles have different front and rear styling touches. The 335is has a unique front air dam with larger air intakes. Exterior features include:

  • Standard adaptive xenon headlights
  • 17-inch allo...
Vehicle Overview

Offered in 328 and 335 models, BMW's compact 3 Series is the luxury automaker's bread-and-butter model. For 2013, a new ActiveHybrid 3 sedan is available. It's covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.

The 3 Series is available in sedan, coupe and retractable-hardtop convertible body styles, and a high-performance M3 version (covered separately) is also offered. The 3 Series competes with the Audi A4, Infiniti G and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

New for 2013
A new M Sport Line is available for the 328 and 335, and it brings 18-inch alloy wheels, sports seats, a sport suspension, an M steering wheel and styling changes.

The sedan is now offered with all-wheel drive instead of rear-wheel drive, and the 328 and 335 sedans can have newly optional active cruise control with Stop & Go technology, which maintains space between other cars in heavy bumper-to-bumper traffic. If the gap between cars closes, the system will bring your car to a complete stop.

Exterior
The sedan is 3.7 inches longer than the previous generation, and its exterior design has evolved. Different grille, side mirror and tailpipe treatments distinguish among the sedan's base, Modern, Sport, M Sport and Luxury trim levels, which come as option packages called "lines."

Coupes and convertibles have different front and rear styling touches. The 335is has a unique front air dam with larger air intakes. Exterior features include:

  • Standard adaptive xenon headlights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Optional 18- or 19-inch wheels
  • Optional Active Steering system with speed-sensitive assist
  • Optional automatic high beams

Interior
Sedans seat five, but there's room for only four in the coupe and convertible. The iDrive system — standard in the sedan but available only with an optional navigation system in the others — is BMW's latest version, revamped with better graphics, more shortcut keys and improved menu functionality.

The sedan features an updated interior with more backseat legroom and a larger trunk. Its optional Sport line includes sport seats and steering wheel. Interior features include:

  • Push-button start
  • Standard automatic climate control
  • Optional front and rear parking assist
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional Dynamic Cruise Control can gently apply the brakes to maintain a preset speed
  • Standard HD radio
  • Optional satellite radio

Under the Hood
The 328 sedan's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder makes 240 horsepower. The other body styles retain the 230-hp, normally aspirated 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine.

A 300-hp, single-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder is found in all 335 body styles, though the sedan now offers an eight-speed automatic while the other body styles still have a six-speed automatic. Additional mechanical features include:

  • All 3 Series models can also have a six-speed manual
  • 335is coupe and convertible has a twin-turbo 320-hp 3.0-liter engine
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission is optional for the 335is

Safety
Convertibles are not available with side curtain airbags like the other body styles. Convertibles do get side airbag head extensions. Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side curtain airbags (not available on convertible)
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Active front head restraints
  • Available active cruise control with Stop & Go technology

Latest 2013 335 Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

FAST RIDE

by Shawn A. from Hesperia, Ca. on July 23, 2018

335i coupe is a great sports car to drive and own. the M sports package makes it hug the road. Down side Bad roads will beat you and the car to death. But it is a blast to drive just hold down that ... Read full review

(5.0)

Exceptionally reliable family car

by KathyF from Wichita, KS on July 9, 2018

This car has been my daily driver since it was purchased new. Exceptional performance and reliability. A practical sedan that is super sporty and unbelievably fun to drive. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 BMW 335 currently has 2 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2013 BMW 335 i

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Overall Evaluation
marginal
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by BMW

Program Benefits

Comprehensive inspection by BMW technician, 24/7 Roadside Assistance, BMW Assist. Exceptional vehicles with exceptional coverage

  • Limited Warranty

    Unlimited Miles for 1-Year

    BMW Certified Pre-Owned: Covers you for unlimited miles for 1-year, after the expiration o f the 4-year / 50,000 mile New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty for a total of 5 years with unlimited miles. This includes up to 5 years and unlimited miles of BMW Roadside Assistance and BMW Assist (TM) on many late model BMW vehicles. Additional plans are available to extend your vehicle's coverage for up to a total of 6 years with unlimited miles. See your BMW Center for details.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a Comprehensive inspection.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 335 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker