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    Cayman S vs 335i Coupe

    Ok guys what would be the 3 step challenge of these two cars.

    Cayman S is tipronic , also BMW has auto tranny. Both cars stock

    0-400m
    50kmh-250kmh
    And track issue ??

    I give my bets on Cayman S(if it was manuel) however tiptronic makes me think a little bit

    Anyone tried their cayman agains 335 or e46 m3

    Re: Cayman S vs 335i Coupe

    I have tried for 5 days (I think...may be it was only 3 ) anyway, dealer let us test drive the car for some days, it was a cobalt blue, black leather, tiptronic S , 19" wheels....I really loved the car, it had a great engine response, very very quick, very easy to drive and to put it in the curves, playing with the tiptronic on this model was like driving a 125cc manual tranny kart, also, engine sound easily enters the cockpit, and the car we tested wasnt equipped with PSE, so imagine !...

    Although bmw is a 4 seater, I would still choose the Cayman S, even tiptronic S version, as we all know porsche's tiptronic S, is not the best in the market, but its fun to drive and to play with the shifts, its not very fast, but still is very fun...

    Oh by the way!!, did I mentioned it sounded really nice???, very 911' ish sound, specially 996 mk1 engine

    Re: Cayman S vs 335i Coupe

    IMHO there is no comparisons. Hands down Cayman S is the winner but look at the price. The 335i is a hell of buy for under $45K.

    Re: Cayman S vs 335i Coupe

    Here Cayman S is 135.000 euro and 335i is around 110.000 Euro.

    Re: Cayman S vs 335i Coupe

    Caghan,
    If autmatic-then 335i no doubt about it.
    Cayman S is very good car IMHO but, only as manual. If manual then Cayman S!

    I tried both auto and manual 335i and for me(and I am manual driver in my heart!) manual is better-more control etc. But, auto version is also very good indeed, specially for lazy driving style...

    Is it for you Caghan?

    Re: Cayman S vs 335i Coupe

    Yep forget the tip tronic Cayman.

    Re: Cayman S vs 335i Coupe

    Not for me Kreso , i just wondered.

    Here in Turkey i have a lot of friends BMW fans. They adore 335i and say thay it would be a Cayman S killer and even it would be 996 Carrera2/4 killer. I interreupt a claim about this topic.

    Here in Turkey no manual trannies preferred for overperformance BMW coupes such as 330ci, 335i, 645i.

    I just wanted to see comments about porsche experts.

    Re: Cayman S vs 335i Coupe

    hope cayman S win~~~:)

    Re: Cayman S vs 335i Coupe

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    VGA18 said:
    Here Cayman S is 135.000 euro and 335i is around 110.000 Euro.



    thats crazy

    You cant compare a porsche cayman S, with a BMW 335i, porsche is in another level...it is a real sports car

    Re: Cayman S vs 335i Coupe

    I was told by my BMW dealer here in Athens, the the 335 is discontinued due to many serious engine problems. He told me that they are selling their stock and that production has stopped for the time being, unless they sort these problems out...

    I was thinking of trading my MK5 Gti for a 335Ci but not any more... Anyone else has the same information?

    Nikos.

    Re: Cayman S vs 335i Coupe

    The 335i wins hands down in terms of straigtline performance, but it will never provide the same kind of track performance, feedback and joy like a mid-engined Cayman does. The 335i is more practical and less exotic, but for a tip Cayman S I'd rather pick a 335i auto. That slush box is dated and awful but the manual is delightful.

    Re: Cayman S vs 335i Coupe

    Nikos are u serious , here BMW dealer sell too much 335 but i also have seen used 335 at their 2nd hand store.

    Anything weird??

    Re: Cayman S vs 335i Coupe

    I recently purchased a 335i sedan and I can tell you that the mid-range torque is just fanastic -- better delivery than the E46 M3, and easy to upgrade via ECU. Plus, the steering/handling are almost Porsche-precise and the brakes are great. Downsides -- like the Cayman, it has no LSD, and the sport suspension can be jittery over uneven pavement. As good as it is, I wouldn't compare it to a Cayman S, though. Sure, on very fast highway sweepers and at stoplights there might be drama. Just two very different cars.

    I've not heard of any particular difficulty with the 335i engine.

    Re: Cayman S vs 335i Coupe

    I just told you exactly what my Dealer told me...

    I was ready to place an order for a 335Ci but i think i have to wait. I did a search on some forums and i see that there are infact some problems with engine temperatures & lubrications.

    Nikos.

    Re: Cayman S vs 335i Coupe

    i dunno but i think that the 335 engine problems could be possilbe (though I havent come across any) but the discontinuation of the 335 is definitely BS...

    Surprised, I wasnt aware that the Cayman lacks LSD..... It would definitely be an interesting shootout but i figure that the Cayman would be a more sportier drive

    Re: Cayman S vs 335i Coupe

    Quote:
    NikoS3 said:
    I was told by my BMW dealer here in Athens, the the 335 is discontinued due to many serious engine problems. He told me that they are selling their stock and that production has stopped for the time being, unless they sort these problems out...

    I was thinking of trading my MK5 Gti for a 335Ci but not any more... Anyone else has the same information?

    Nikos.




    The only issue that I heard of, was due to faulty fuel pumps, likely, limited to early production cars. As far as the engine goes, BMW was just awarded the best engine in category; as was the 997 turbo; in it's respective category. I have also heard that 335i's regularly dyno at 330 hp; far above the factory claim of 300. I recently drove a 335I and was quite impressed. Great daily driver with great power delivery. And, it handles nicely.

    Re: Cayman S vs 335i Coupe

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    devo said:
    Quote:
    NikoS3 said:
    I have also heard that 335i's regularly dyno at 330 hp; far above the factory claim of 300. I recently drove a 335I and was quite impressed. Great daily driver with great power delivery. And, it handles nicely.



    I was also told by the official guide during our Factory Collection that the Porsche 3.4 engine is also "in excess of 300bhp" but marketed as under 300bhp due to proximity of 3.6 325bhp Carrera (non S) engine power.

     
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