The New 3 Series Coupe (E92) – Arriving at your local BMW Service Department  starting in September 2006

The Most Powerful 3 Series Coupe. Ever.

The all-new 3 Series Coupe is hitting the roads in September and when it does, be prepared for a re-sculpted look, a twin-turbo engine and, perhaps the biggest news of all, all-wheel drive.

Re-sculpted, inside and out.
It’s rare to find such a sporty machine that also carries its own when it comes to refinement. But with the 3 Series Coupe, absolutely nothing has been compromised.

There’s the aggressive, muscular hood. Flowing signature lines along the profile. Standard Xenon Adaptive Lights. And if you can draw yourself away from the exterior long enough, you’ll notice exquisite changes to the interior as well. New ambient interior lighting. New colors for the leather upholstery. Beautiful pearl gloss accents throughout. And a new comfort feature that provides easier access to the seatbelt.

Then there’s the power – 300 horses worth of twin-turbo power.
Just like any other BMW, the all-new 3 Series Coupe is outfitted to provide an exhilarating drive. Under the hood of the 335i Coupe is an inline 6-cylinder engine with high precision injection and twin-turbo chargers, giving you 300 horses of heart-pounding power and class-leading 300 ft. lbs. of torque.

The 328i and 328xi Coupes are just as impressive, featuring a more powerful and fuel efficient, inline 6-cylinder engine with Valvetronic. This new engine produces 230 horsepower and 200 ft. lbs. of torque. But because of its inline orientation of cylinders there are fewer vibrations, which means a smoother ride for you.

It’s history in the making.
With the launch of the all-new 3 Series Coupe comes a very big first. It’s the first time we’re offering a coupe with xDrive, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system.

When you’re on smooth, dry roads, xDrive gives you a sporty, rear-wheel drive feel. But as soon as you hit a snow-covered road, slippery conditions, or an uphill curve, it automatically sends more torque to whichever axle has more traction, resulting in optimal stability and performance.

Add to that the driving dynamics intrinsic to a 3 Series Coupe, and there’s no straightaway, no hill, no windy country road, you can’t conquer.


Performance 328i 328xi 335i
Acceleration 0-60 mph1
(manual / automatic)
6.2 / 6.8 seconds n/a 5.3 / 5.5 seconds
3.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC), 4-valve inline 230 horsepower, 6-cylinder engine with composite magnesium/aluminum engine block, Valvetronic system s s
3.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC), 4-valve inline 300 horsepower, 6-cylinder engine with high precision injection and turbo charger s
Max. torque / Engine speed 200 ft. lbs. / 2750 200 ft. lbs. / 2750 300 ft. lbs. / 1400-5000
Brake front / Diameter (inches) Disc vent. / 11.8 Disc vent. / 11.8 Disc vent. / 13.7
Brake rear / Diameter (inches) Disc vent. / 11.8 Disc vent. / 11.8 Disc vent. / 13.2
Top speed mph (with Sport Package)4 130 (150) 130 (150) 130 (150)
Power-weight ratio 14.6 14.9 11.9
Vehicle Dimensions 328i 328xi 335i
Length (inches) 181.1 181.1 181.1
Width (inches) 70.2 70.2 70.2
Height, unloaded (inches) 54.1 n/a 54.1
Wheelbase (inches) 108.7 108.7 108.7
Unladen weight (lbs) 3351 n/a 3571
Handling 328i 328xi 335i
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by Features, with Dynamic Traction Control s s s
xDrive all-wheel drive s
Wheels 328i 328xi 335i
Wheels – 17″ alloy style 157 w/225/45 R17 all-season run-flat tires s s
Wheels – 17″ alloy style 185 w/225/45 R17 all-season run-flat tires 2
Wheels – 18″ alloy style 189w/225/40 R18 (f) / 255/35R18 (r) performance tires 2
Wheels – 18″ alloy style 197w/225/40 R18 (f) / 255/35R18 (r) performance tires 2 3

s Standard
1 BMW AG Test Results. Refers to manual transmission. Actual acceleration results may vary, depending on specification of vehicle; road and environmental conditions; testing procedures and driving style. These results should be used for comparison only, and verification should not be attempted on public roads. BMW urges you to obey all posted speed laws and always wear safety belts.
2 Included in optional Sport Package
3 Sport Package required
4 Top speed is electronically limited

n/a – not yet available

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6 responses to “”

  1. kermee314 says :

    Wow. Almost tempting enough to make me leave my acura TL. Almost.

  2. Anonymous says :

    So I guess they’re not going with the even number naming convention for coupes? This new 3 coupe looks slick. I didn’t really like the new sedans.

  3. JsprZ says :

    hmm biturbo AWD…reminds me of the B5 S4 =)ok ok, so BMW put it in a coupe first.

  4. udonoogen says :

    wow thats a nice car!

  5. deadkau says :

    hey, thanx for sharing about your traumatic school experience. thank you even more for your prayers.compassion sunday is 4/30. we’ll be participating, and we need help. are you available? i’ll be in isolation that day, unfortunately.

  6. timmy_and_his_imprezawagon313 says :

    well if u want luxury take this, if u want excitment, take the sti, i personally will take the sti or legacy 2.5GT

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