The new 2016 BMW 335i 0-60 3 Series is remarkably well rounded with its refined cabin and ride, as well as its sporty driving nature. It makes the 2016 BMW 3 Series the highly desirable option in its class, the compact luxury sport sedan. For the 2016 model year, only minor and mild updates and improvements are made, both interior and exterior, as well as under the hood. The 335i, though, has changed its name to 340i starting from this model year, and we will keep using the new name to avoid confusion in this review.
The 340i is the highest trim level for 2016 BMW 3 Series sedan lineup—the others are 320i, 328i, and 328d. The all-wheel drive system is available for the sedans, which the company calls as xDrive. The Sport Line package is now standard, including for the 340i trim, however, it is without sport suspension. The standard features available for 2016 BMW 340i include the 6-cylinder engine, 18-inch alloy wheels, matte chrome exterior trim, LED headlights, keyless entry and ignition with a power trunk lid and a foot sensor, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio, and a sunroof.
Under the hood, the 2016 BMW 340i sedan is equipped with a turbo 6-cylinder engine with 3.0 liters of displacement. The engine is capable of generating total output of 320 horsepower and torque of 330 pound-feet. Paired with the 6-speed automatic transmission, the engine is EPA-rated at 36 mpg combined with rear-wheel drive. The similar rating is also achieved when the sedan is with the all-wheel drive system. As for the manual-paired engine, the EPA rating reaches only 24 mpg combined with rear-wheel drive and 23 mpg combined with all-wheel drive.
In general, the 2016 BMW 3 Series sedans can deliver the best driving experience in its class. This compact luxury sport sedan will please you with its smooth and quite driving experience, no matter which wheels, tires, and driveline you choose. It makes the 3 Series an excellent choice even for road trips.
With benchmark handling and exceptional composure when going around turns, the power delivery is nothing but strong. The 6-cylinder 340i promises enhanced performance, easily justifying the higher price after the discontinuation of 335i sedan. But if you wish to spend less for new 3 Series, the 328i is reasonably a more desirable upgrade rather than sticking with the 320i. Unfortunately, though, many shoppers may find the steering as the weakest point of 2016 BMW 335i 0-60, especially for fans.