(Source BMW ) THE ALL NEW BMW 3 SERIES COUPE:
Woodcliff Lake, NJ - April 21, 2006…
Introducing the latest expression of individual style - the all-new
BMW 3 Series Coupe. With totally new looks, the newest BMW Coupe
once again sets the benchmark for elegant design, luxury and value.
In true BMW tradition, it also establishes a new standard of
performance and driving dynamics with the introduction of an
exceptional engine: the first inline six-cylinder with
twin-turbochargers, high-precision fuel injection, and an
The performance potential of this new 300 horsepower engine ensures
that the 335i Coupe offers a significant improvement in performance
while maintaining a level of efficiency for which the BMW 3 Series
is renowned. The 335i Coupe will be joined in the U.S. by the 230
horsepower 328i Coupe
|| Twin-Turbo Inline-6
|| 3000cc (183 cu
|| 300 lb-ft @
Acceleration 0-60 mph
|| 5.3 sec.
|| 150 mph
|| Rear Wheel
An additional dimension of driving dynamics, with the benefit of
outstanding traction, will be offered with the introduction of
BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive. BMW xDrive is the most sophisticated
and responsive all-wheel drive system on the market. It has proven
its merits, in terms of agility and safety, in the ten models
currently offered with xDrive in the U.S. Beginning this fall these
merits will become available to Coupe drivers for the first time.
The premium character of the newest BMW Coupe is recognizable from
the very first glance. Over and above the basic shape of the car and
its elegant lines, the graphic design of the headlights, the detail
of the rear taillights, the interior and even the exterior mirrors
were specifically crafted for the new Coupe. These unique design
elements reflect the unique character of this elegant and sporty new
The buyer who chooses a Coupe wants a car that satisfies their
demand for elegant looks as well as driving dynamics. With all this
in mind, BMW engineers and designers set out to create a unique yet
unmistakable blend of design, features and - most particularly -
Designed to reflect performance and elegance
in the tradition of BMW Coupes
The new Coupe is unquestionably a BMW 3 Series. Yet despite its
close technical ties to the Sedan and Sports Wagon, the new BMW 3
Series Coupe is unique in its design details. A genuine BMW from
every angle, the new Coupe is an individualist through and through.
The character of any coupe is reflected in its profile. On the new
BMW 3 Series Coupe the profile is unmistakably BMW. The long hood
reflects BMW’s adherence to its tradition of inline six-cylinder
engines. The long wheelbase, the passenger compartment set back as
well as the low, sleek roofline which slopes gently into the trunk,
are all characteristic of BMW Coupes.
Inline six-cylinder engines enter new
dimensions of performance.
first impression the new BMW 3 Series Coupe delivers is one of
stylish elegance and powerful dynamics. Its long hood reflects
BMW’s longstanding tradition of inline six-cylinder engines.
The new BMW 3 Series Coupe will arrive in the U.S. with a choice of
two six-cylinder engines including the world’s first inline six
with twin turbos, high precision fuel injection, and an all-aluminum
crankcase. It is the most powerful engine within BMW’s wide range
of inline six driving machines that does not wear an “M” badge.
This brand-new version develops maximum output of 300 hp in US-spec
from 3.0 liters and generates peak torque of 300 lb-ft for powerful
acceleration in any situation
The world of the BMW
Coupes: combining traditional and new values
mission to develop a coupe has always been a particularly
demanding but interesting challenge for the automotive engineer.
After all, the driver opting for a coupe is a truly discerning
driver looking for the ultimate driving experience. With this in
mind, BMW has succeeded time and again over the years in meeting the
great demands made of the coupe buyer while, at the same time,
consistently resetting the benchmark in this segment.
The coupe has a long tradition at BMW. Even back in the 1930s, the
BMW 327 was lauded as a truly outstanding two-seater and remains a
legend to this day. Even back then, the coupe was widely
appreciated as a particularly sporting grand tourer with two
doors and a fixed roof.