Bimmercast #22: 335is, B7, 135i and M3 Comp Package on the Track

Another huge BMW Podcast for us. We recap Michael ‘s experience at last week ‘s BMW NA press event where he had to drive pretty much every car BMW imports to the US on the track. It also gives us our best debate yet on whether or not the 335is is truly an M3 killer. But what about the 135i with the new N55 engine? We had guessed it may be down on (actual) power as compared to the N54. Conclusions? You ‘ll have to listen!

We then move on to talk about the new Competition Package M3, 5 Series diesels (we drop some hints as to the engine we ‘ll likely see in the US) and of course the car we can ‘t get enough of, the Alpina B7.

Finally we touch on the incredible showing at the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring with BMW winning the race outright.


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  • Micah

    Great show Michael & Gabe — well worth the listen.

  • Joe

    Another great show. Love the discussion of the nuances of M vs S vs “regular BMW. It reminds me of Martin Birkman asking “what makes an M car different? at the NY Auto Show. I got the answer wrong (I said bespoke engines) he replied that it was a sense of rawness and connection with the car.

    It is a pleasure hearing you guys debating these issues.