Of all the vehicles in the long, exciting history of BMW, I think we’ll look back on the 2009-2011 BMW 335d as the brand’s single and greatest all-around, do-everything, one-vehicle-for-all-jobs car. And yet, you may not even know they made it. See the BMW 335d models for sale near you
The 335d was sold for 3 model years (2009, 2010 and 2011) before being phased out when the E90 BMW 3 Series was redesigned to become the F30 model in 2012. That’s when BMW dropped the 335d in favor of the smaller engine and better mileage of the 328d, which they still make today. But for those few short years, the 335d offered it all: BMW styling, sharp handling, excellent acceleration and 36 miles per gallon.
Here are the details: The 335d used a 3.0-liter turbodiesel 6-cylinder that made 265 horsepower and an enormous 425 lb-ft of torque, which meant it was just 35 horses behind the sporty 335i and 125 lb-ft of torque ahead. The result was a 0-to-60 mile-per-hour time of 5.8 seconds, along with Environmental Protection Agency-rated fuel economy figures of 23 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, which is 6 mpg better than the 335i in the city and a whopping 10 mpg better on the highway. In other words, the 335d was a similarly fast, more efficient version of the 335i.
Admittedly, the 335d had a few flaws. The biggest was that it only came with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which is a major reason why enthusiasts ignored it when compared to the 335i. It was also only offered as a 4-door sedan, which means you couldn’t get all the wonderful gas mileage and performance with station-wagon practicality.
These days, the BMW 335d is a pretty good deal, and there are currently about 130 listed on Autotrader with an average price of just $18,200. Not bad for BMW’s best all-around car. Find a BMW 335d for sale
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