But that humdrum new sound and the “V6T” badges are masking what’s actually an exceptional engine. Power is down 7 HP to 333, but torque is up by 23 Lb-Ft to 325, with the peak now arriving 900 RPM earlier and spreading across a plateau from 2,900 to 5,300 RPM. The effect of that is predictably much more low down shove for everyday driving, but, unpredictably, fuel economy gets a huge boost from 13/20 (city/highway) on the V8 to 18/27 MPG for this manual six speed.
But we loved this especially:
● BMW 335i: slower, less fun, ugly.