Last year I sold a 2005 Pontiac GTO for a client, Rob, that he had placed on consignment with me. He was in Russia at the time, doing some work and needed to sell it, so I helped him sell his vehicle as I’ve helped hundreds of people do over the years. I got an email from him back in September that after several years in Russia, the company he was working for was transferring him to North Dakota.
Russia and North Dakota have the same type of climate, so someone at his company must have a sense of humor. He said he was going to a place in the middle of nowhere in North Dakota – it’s a big State. He wanted something fun to drive on those long road trips and that was also reliable. He decided on a BMW – “The Ultimate Driving Machine”.
He asked me to help him get his new vehicle and he was kicking around between the BMW 135i or the 335i with Xdrive, formerly known as the 335xi. We landed on the latter and I tracked him down the exact vehicle that he wanted with all the features he was going to need for living in North Dakota. He only had about a week to get his vehicle before he was off to North Dakota and he wanted the window tinting done and a clear bra, but I got it all wrapped up for him within his deadline.
I met him at Murray Motors in Denver with my friend Bob Oetjen to deliver the vehicle and after the delivery I asked him to send me some photos of his very cool new car. This morning he wrote me the following and sent along the photos you see in this post…
The Sweetest Thing the movie “Hey John,
Here are some pics of the BMW with the tint. Let me know if you want bigger versions of the pics for your website. The car is awesome and a blast to drive. Very happy with it. No snow yet here in North Dakota, but it is cold. So the heated seats and steering wheel get used all the time.
Thanks again for doing a great job helping me find the BMW.
Nice job Rob! Glad you love it and it’s keeping you warm.
His BMW 335i is probably my favorite production vehicle with the twin-turbos and you can’t argue with the great looking lines of this car that so many car companies want and try to duplicate. It’s definitely a blast to drive! I can’t say that about every BMW, but the 328i with the straight six cylinder and the 335i with twin turbos rock! The Xdrive is an added bonus giving them all-wheel-drive handling and great performance in all driving conditions.
More detailed specifications
3.0-liter, 300-horsepower, dual overhead cam (DOHC), inline 24-valve 6-cylinder engine with aluminum engine block, Advanced Turbo technology, piezo direct injection, and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features, with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), xDrive all-wheel-drive system, 4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes with Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers, Engine-speed-sensitive, variable-assist power steering, Double-pivot type front suspension with dual forged-aluminum lower arms (328i xDrive and 335i xDrive have steel lower arms and a steel subframe, plus an aluminum thrust plate), Hill Descent Control, Chrome-plated exhaust tips
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