Originally Posted by Ironring Racing
F30 335i 3 SECONDS slower than the E90 gen.
Keep in mind that last year a E92 335is ran a 3:13.8 (http://www.caranddriver.com/features...2-class-page-4
So I'm not sure what was up with that 3:10.X time in 2007. I've owned 2 different 2007 E90 335i's, and while they are likely stronger than BMW's rating of 300/300, they don't match the power of the N54 in the 335is (which runs more boost). So how a regular 335i ran 3 seconds faster than an "is" is strange to me.
That an F30 335i (likely on all-seasons) ran the same time as the 335is from last year's event is pretty impressive. I still wish the cars would stop getting larger and larger, though. Is it because Americans are getting larger and larger? I just don't get it. If you want a bigger car, buy a 5-series.