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Elegance at Its Best: The new BMW 3 Series Coupé
Source: BMW Group
Individual style now comes in a new expression: the BMW 3 Series Coupé. Offering a brand-new look of all-round elegance, BMW’s two-door coupé sets a new benchmark in terms of elegant looks, value, and comfort. And at the same time it significantly raises the standard of driving dynamics, the new BMW 3 Series Coupé introducing a truly exceptional power unit now making its debut in the world market: the first straight-six complete with a twin turbocharger, high-precision fuel injection, and an all-aluminium crankcase.
Through its supreme potential alone, this 225 kW/306 hp power unit in the BMW 335i Coupé ensures a significant increase in torque and acceleration, while keeping fuel economy on the same low level as before.
The other variants of the new BMW 3 Series Coupé entering the market in September 2006 – the BMW 330i Coupé (200 kW/272 hp), the BMW 325i Coupé (160 kW/218 hp), and the BMW 330d Coupé (170 kW/231 hp) – again reflect the principle of BMW Efficient Dynamics in every respect. Further versions of the new two-door model with six- and four-cylinder power units will round off the model range at a later point in time.
As an alternative to its six-speed manual gearbox, the BMW 3 Series Coupé will also be available with BMW’s new six-speed automatic transmission. Keeping gearshift times extremely short, the new automatic transmission ensures an even more spontaneous response to the gas pedal, thus enhancing not only driving comfort, but also driving dynamics.
Yet another new feature is the introduction of BMW’s intelligent xDrive all-wheel-drive concept: The most sophisticated and highly developed all-wheel-drive system currently in the market, BMW xDrive is now proving its merits in terms of safety and driving dynamics for the first time in a coupé.
The unique position and character of BMW’s new two-door model is clearly recognisable from the start and is confirmed by each and every feature: Over and above the basic shape of the car and its special lines, the graphic design of the headlights, the structure and design of the rear lights, the interior and even the exterior mirrors were all specially created for the new Coupé. Indeed, these optical features are just as unique as the very character of this elegant four-seater.
All this makes the new BMW 3 Series Coupé a truly fascinating car at very first sight – and a truly convincing automobile to own and drive for a long running life. The entire drivetrain offers the very best in sporting performance combined with outstanding all-round efficiency. And the car’s suspension converts sheer engine power as well as sporting style and superior safety intro truly dynamic performance on the road. So that the new BMW 3 Series Coupé offers ideal conditions for a conscious experience of sheer driving pleasure in every respect and in all areas.
Choosing a coupé, the discerning motorist will always seek to express his – or her – individual style. Naturally, the connoisseur also chooses a coupé to reflect his or her significant demands in terms of both looks and driving dynamics. So taking all this in mind, BMW’s engineers developing the new 3 Series Coupé focused from the start on a convincing combination of these significant features and qualities. The result is a two-door performance car combining exceptional driving pleasure with equally elegant and unmistakable design.
The new BMW 3 Series Coupé thus demonstrates a high standard of self-awareness and individual class in particularly tasteful style. This is the ideal car for the truly demanding motorist consciously dedicated to a sporting and active style of driving while at the same time appreciating elegant looks, supreme quality, and refined appearance in everyday traffic.