The BMW 3 Series has always been the luxury sports car benchmark, and most consider the E9X generation to be the last of the best BMW ever made. Our Spotlight is on this 2009 BMW 335i Convertible.
This episode was made possible thanks to Excellence Auto Acton in Acton Vale, Québec. For more information about this 2009 BMW 335i and to see the listing, visit their website here: https://www.excellenceauto.com/vehicule-usagee/200770/bmw-serie-3-2009/3204643
This week on TestDrive we're looking at the class favourite, the E93 BMW 3 Series, specifically the 335i RWD convertible. We're going over all the info you need to know to better equip yourself if you're in the market for an E9X BMW and why we feel this 2009 BMW 335i is going to be a future classic.
We discuss the fundamentals of this generation 3 series, and what you specifically get with the cabriolet. We go over the N54B30 specifications, which models received the LCI, and which got the updated N55 engine. This twin-turbo straight 6 engine produces 302 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque and comes with the 6 speed Steptronic automatic transmission, and the 6 speed manual was available.
This vehicle also has some of the M Sport options, cold weather package, premium package, comfort access, iDrive navigation, rear PDC, heated front seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control. We jump into the 2009 BMW 335i to take it on a sport-oriented road test to see how this vehicle has held up over 11 years and 193,000+ kms. We discuss the driving dynamics, engine sound, and exhaust notes while driving with the roof down.
The reasons you'll want to consider this BMW over an entry-level base model car are more than price, as the E93 offered one of the best driver experiences available for the price. MSRP for this vehicle was approximately $60,000.00 CAD depending on options, with depreciation we're looking at a 75% drop which is great for buyers today.
As we wrap up our episode on this 2009 BMW 335i cabrio we go over all the common problems and issues related to the E90/E91/E92/E93 BMW 3 Series, and specifically with the N54B30 engine.