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Old 05-11-2009, 10:32 PM   #1
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camaro ss vs bmw335xi

i know this is a little different, but the 335 xi is bmws 300hp twin turbo. you can lease a 335xi for probalby the same youd be making payments on the ss, what is everyones thoughts?

the styling is totally different for both, but the 335 also sports the more classier sophisticated look
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:39 PM   #2
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BMW 335xi is a diffrent car. It's all wheel drive and I think a better car shoud be compared is the 335i(rear wheel drive) with the V6 Camaro
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BMW 335xi is a diffrent car. It's all wheel drive and I think a better car shoud be compared is the 335i(rear wheel drive) with the V6 Camaro
I agree that it shouldn't be the all wheel drive 335, but the SS still starts at more than $10 000 less than the 335i. The 328i or even the 1 series are a lot closer.
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I think the better comparison would be the SS vs the 135i ... The 135i is just a little more expensive (depending on options) ... I think this would be a pretty good matchup.

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I am thinking that this is more a comparison for the V6 performance wise and for the price of the BMW you could buy an SS instead. Granted the BMW may be nicer inside if you want performance getting the BMW instead of the SS seems kind of crazy.
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i LOVE bimmers, had the new camaro not saved me, im sure i would be driving a 335i today, but, i am now still in the fourth gen, waiting on cammy

and i think the camaro will be the bimmer in just about every performance way, but it is more refined on the inside, it personal preferance
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I am thinking that this is more a comparison for the V6 performance wise and for the price of the BMW you could buy an SS instead. Granted the BMW may be nicer inside if you want performance getting the BMW instead of the SS seems kind of crazy.
I'm wondering why you would say this? The 335i with the Turbo engine is a pretty good performer. It won't pull the MPH in the 1/4 but will pull about the same ET or right around there.

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Old 05-12-2009, 11:28 AM   #10
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Don't compare lease payments to purchase payments...

At the end of the lease you own nothing and you can't mod the car if you want to...

Better off with american V8 and the ultra low cost of maintaince..

Not to mention the Camaro SS should be faster.

Support america and buy american brands..

Just my personal preference..
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BMW's make me puke. Hondas, Nissans, BMWs even mercs now all look the same.
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BMW's make me puke. Hondas, Nissans, BMWs even mercs now all look the same.
haha woah no way! they are all great cars. Germans are pretty good with the wheel works. they just cant get the american thing down, and they never will.
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My neighbor has a 335xi. I have to say its a nice car. The 4WD means a great launch every time. I'm not going to dismiss it out of hand. It definatly does not feel like "just" 300 hp. The torque curve is very impressive. The interior is very nice. He got it at 0.9%, so the payments are semi-reasonable for the car that it is. Soft touch / leather all around.

Despite all that, I'm VERY happy that I ordered the 2SS/RS. I'm confident that it'll turn with the BMW (per Nurburgring times) and smack it down in the straight line. The Camaro will be a ton more fun. What's not to love?
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And when the 2SS FINALLY comes in and is broken in, you betcha that there will be race results between us....=]
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And when the 2SS FINALLY comes in and is broken in, you betcha that there will be race results between us....=]
Should be a good run. That 3L Twin Turbo is a very nice engine ... it really has the power curve of a nice V8 !!

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its up to you they are similar yet totally different at the same time lol

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Don't compare lease payments to purchase payments...

At the end of the lease you own nothing and you can't mod the car if you want to...

Better off with american V8 and the ultra low cost of maintaince..

Not to mention the Camaro SS should be faster.

Support america and buy american brands..

Just my personal preference..
I am leasing my Camaro through a bank... thats what our family does with all our cars
If you do not plan on keeping the car for too long why buy it? and I am gonna mod mine but towards the end of the lease you put it for sale for at least the amount you owe or more if you can get it and you are all good

cheaper payments when you lease
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:12 AM   #17
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Straight line performance, reliability (presumably), cost of owning/maintenance after the Warranty period, bang for the buck and $$ factor: Camaro SS.

Everything else: Bimmer.

The 335 may not be everyones cup of tea as nothing ever is, but it's in a different league than the Camaro, whether you're interested in that league is a different story.

....One thing to remember is those TT V6's are beasts with some (even light) mods are pure beasts. Once both cars start modding I would say it could be anyones game, and we all know how easy and relatively cheap it can be to squeeze power out of a boosted car.
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Straight line performance, reliability (presumably), cost of owning/maintenance after the Warranty period, bang for the buck and $$ factor: Camaro SS.

Everything else: Bimmer.

The 335 may not be everyones cup of tea as nothing ever is, but it's in a different league than the Camaro, whether you're interested in that league is a different story.

....One thing to remember is those TT V6's are beasts with some (even light) mods are pure beasts. Once both cars start modding I would say it could be anyones game, and we all know how easy and relatively cheap it can be to squeeze power out of a boosted car.
VERY well said. The 335i is one hell of a car....IMO one of the best in the world in terms of versatility and power. Yeah, it can run up to about 50K it you get trigger happy with the options....but it is in a different league to be sure.
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I did not want to wait on the camaro, so I went with a 135i, I dont like the 335i too big and they did not feel right, but the 135i feels really good

and for those that dont think it compares to the SS, be careful, at a stoplight they are the same, 1/4 mile will give that SS an advantage though, 135i's are putting down 4.6 - 4.7 0-60 stock, and not many stay stock long, the chips are really cheap now

I love the camaro but the overall package on the 135i sold me
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VERY well said. The 335i is one hell of a car....IMO one of the best in the world in terms of versatility and power. Yeah, it can run up to about 50K it you get trigger happy with the options....but it is in a different league to be sure.




As far as capability, the 335i is top of the line when it comes to German cars.


Aftermarket is as deep and extensive as your pockets would need to be in order to pay for the parts. And the car, when it breaks.
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As far as capability, the 335i is top of the line when it comes to German cars.


Aftermarket is as deep and extensive as your pockets would need to be in order to pay for the parts. And the car, when it breaks.

the 335i or 135i engine is something like 15,000 $ to replace, top & bottom ends, one member from another forum had both turbo's go out, running too muhc boost, he got an expensive repair bill

chips are very cheap on the n54 now, jb3's are 300 $

on the jb3 chip, with cats and an intake they are getting 439rwhp & 448lbs. tq with 91 octane, and the 135i is a lighter car
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the 335i or 135i engine is something like 15,000 $ to replace, top & bottom ends, one member from another forum had both turbo's go out, running too muhc boost, he got an expensive repair bill

chips are very cheap on the n54 now, jb3's are 300 $

on the jb3 chip, with cats and an intake they are getting 439rwhp & 448lbs. tq with 91 octane, and the 135i is a lighter car
I can think of about 10,000 things, including dropping my schlong in a blender, that I'd rather do before I own a BMW running too much boost out of warranty.
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I can think of about 10,000 things, including dropping my schlong in a blender, that I'd rather do before I own a BMW running too much boost out of warranty.
there's thousands doing it, for the most part bmw's are bulletproof, with some exceptions

on the one that I know of that's blown, his turbo's grenaded into the intake track, and he ran it with metal all in everything, realistically the intercooler should have stopped most of the debris
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I did not want to wait on the camaro, so I went with a 135i, I dont like the 335i too big and they did not feel right, but the 135i feels really good

and for those that dont think it compares to the SS, be careful, at a stoplight they are the same, 1/4 mile will give that SS an advantage though, 135i's are putting down 4.6 - 4.7 0-60 stock, and not many stay stock long, the chips are really cheap now

I love the camaro but the overall package on the 135i sold me
The 135 M is coming out in 2014 with a four banger and twin turbos and weigh less than 2900 pounds. The M3 is going back to a 6 cyclinder, and they are concidering a V6, that would be a first. The V6 would be better balance but the inline would be lighter. I build the X5 and the X6 and the M version of the two both have twin Garrett twin scroll turbos with 550 hp & 502 lb-ft from 1800 rpm on. I build BMWs but I a Chevy fan from day one.
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its up to you they are similar yet totally different at the same time lol



I am leasing my Camaro through a bank... thats what our family does with all our cars
If you do not plan on keeping the car for too long why buy it? and I am gonna mod mine but towards the end of the lease you put it for sale for at least the amount you owe or more if you can get it and you are all good

cheaper payments when you lease
Better check on that, before you get too excited. With GM instability, most banks will not do leases.....the residual is so low that it is basically a loan cost anyway. And if you did what you say you like to do 3 years ago, and you wound up in the economy we are in now, where the used market is a BUYERS MARKET, you would have gotten hosed anyway.
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