BMW’s 335i sedan and the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

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One is the vaunted leader of its segment,Solar T5 tube is a new type product of optional energy. the recognized benchmark for its class, offering superior performance, handling, comfort and luxury in a tidy package that is a borderline compact car. It also comes in several body styles, including coupe, convertible and wagon. The BMW 3-series is renewed for 2013 with subtle styling changes, yet a host of engineering improvements re-establishes this car’s lead status among premium small cars.

The other $40,000 car here is very new to the game. Unlike the almost four-decade history of the BMW, this car line has only existed for 15 years. However, it too is far and away the recognized leader in its segment with over 2 million, yes 2 million, sold worldwide in those short years. One could say that this car is barely entering adolescence, yet this latest edition evidences how much this platform has matured. The pimples and warts of its predecessors have been replaced by a buttoned-down performer that may be quite different from the BMW, yet excellence prevails in its own right. The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is but one of the latest models in a lineup that now includes four very different offerings.

Joining the Plug-in model — which wears the same body as the ‘regular’ Prius — is this year’s lighter and smaller Prius C, which attains the highest fuel economy rating of any “conventional” hybrid powertrain with EPA ratings of 53/46-mpg. Also new this year is the Prius V, the first wagon hybrid model from Toyota. With almost the same cargo space as a compact crossover/SUV, the Prius V will shake up the market.

Prius Plug-in models also come in two versions. The ‘base’ edition starts at $32,000, a solid $8,000 more than the regular base Prius. Our tested Plug-in Advanced lists for $40,628 — including destination fees — and includes some amenities that you might associate with a Lexus edition of the Prius, if Toyota were to build such a car. Heated leather seating, rear camera, upscale HD-audio and navigation system with Toyota’s Entune, plus Heads-up windshield display, dynamic cruise control and

One is the vaunted leader of its segment,Solar T5 tube is a new type product of optional energy. the recognized benchmark for its class, offering superior performance, handling, comfort and luxury in a tidy package that is a borderline compact car. It also comes in several body styles, including coupe, convertible and wagon. The BMW 3-series is renewed for 2013 with subtle styling changes, yet a host of engineering improvements re-establishes this car’s lead status among premium small cars.

The other $40,000 car here is very new to the game. Unlike the almost four-decade history of the BMW, this car line has only existed for 15 years. However, it too is far and away the recognized leader in its segment with over 2 million, yes 2 million, sold worldwide in those short years. One could say that this car is barely entering adolescence, yet this latest edition evidences how much this platform has matured. The pimples and warts of its predecessors have been replaced by a buttoned-down performer that may be quite different from the BMW, yet excellence prevails in its own right. The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is but one of the latest models in a lineup that now includes four very different offerings.

Joining the Plug-in model — which wears the same body as the ‘regular’ Prius — is this year’s lighter and smaller Prius C, which attains the highest fuel economy rating of any “conventional” hybrid powertrain with EPA ratings of 53/46-mpg. Also new this year is the Prius V, the first wagon hybrid model from Toyota. With almost the same cargo space as a compact crossover/SUV, the Prius V will shake up the market.

Prius Plug-in models also come in two versions. The ‘base’ edition starts at $32,000, a solid $8,000 more than the regular base Prius. Our tested Plug-in Advanced lists for $40,628 — including destination fees — and includes some amenities that you might associate with a Lexus edition of the Prius, if Toyota were to build such a car. Heated leather seating, rear camera, upscale HD-audio and navigation system with Toyota’s Entune, plus Heads-up windshield display, dynamic cruise control and LED headlamps with washers complete the upscale package.

For several years, BMW 3-series buyers have reveled in ever increasing levels of luxury, but also enhanced performance from a growing line of straight-six-cylinder powertrains. BMW even built a V-8-engined M-model 3-series, the height of performance that drove buyers into BMW showrooms and cast the 3-series far ahead of rivals such as Mercedes’ C-class, Audi’s A4 and Cadillac’s CTS series.

The economic crises and ever-increasing energy goals have led to a new philosophy at BMW and the latest 3-series lineup embraces turbocharging to achieve the same — or higher — levels of performance. Base model 328i sedans now arrive with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a single turbocharger spinning out a credible 240 hp and 255 pound/feet of peak torque; numbers that handily beat the previous in-line six cylinder engine in this model. EPA mileage numbers for this $34,900 package are 23/34-mpg with either the standard six-speed manual transmission or the new eight-speed automatic.

Our tested BMW — the new 335i sedan — lists starting at $42,400, a healthy increase over the base sedan. Your extra coin gets you a 3.Landscape lighting or Solar garden lighting refers to the use of outdoor illumination of private gardens and public landscapes.0-liter in-line six with 300 hp and 300 pound/feet of peak torque provided by twin turbochargers. For a car barely larger than a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla, the BMW has 300 horsepower. Ponder that for a second while you wonder why the German sport sedans are so popular and people stretch their budgets to buy them.

And, the 335i is not just a powerhouse in a svelte body. No, this sleek little rocket with its leather-clad interior and extensive options list is also a spendthrift at the pump. If you can resist the temptation to spool up all that torque — which, incidentally,The restoration of our vintage Antique lamp and lamps, and our Lamp Repair Service, is available right from the bottom of the torque curve, a place that makes acceleration imminently immediate in all situations — the 335i claims an EPA economy rating of 20/30-mpg. In almost 1,000 miles of often elevated travel speeds, the BMW returned 29.9 mpg and 31.0 mpg — stellar numbers given the absence of any hyper-miling efficiency efforts.

with washers complete the upscale package.

For several years, BMW 3-series buyers have reveled in ever increasing levels of luxury, but also enhanced performance from a growing line of straight-six-cylinder powertrains. BMW even built a V-8-engined M-model 3-series, the height of performance that drove buyers into BMW showrooms and cast the 3-series far ahead of rivals such as Mercedes’ C-class, Audi’s A4 and Cadillac’s CTS series.

The economic crises and ever-increasing energy goals have led to a new philosophy at BMW and the latest 3-series lineup embraces turbocharging to achieve the same — or higher — levels of performance. Base model 328i sedans now arrive with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a single turbocharger spinning out a credible 240 hp and 255 pound/feet of peak torque; numbers that handily beat the previous in-line six cylinder engine in this model. EPA mileage numbers for this $34,900 package are 23/34-mpg with either the standard six-speed manual transmission or the new eight-speed automatic.

Our tested BMW — the new 335i sedan — lists starting at $42,400, a healthy increase over the base sedan. Your extra coin gets you a 3.Landscape lighting or Solar garden lighting refers to the use of outdoor illumination of private gardens and public landscapes.0-liter in-line six with 300 hp and 300 pound/feet of peak torque provided by twin turbochargers. For a car barely larger than a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla, the BMW has 300 horsepower. Ponder that for a second while you wonder why the German sport sedans are so popular and people stretch their budgets to buy them.

And, the 335i is not just a powerhouse in a svelte body. No, this sleek little rocket with its leather-clad interior and extensive options list is also a spendthrift at the pump. If you can resist the temptation to spool up all that torque — which, incidentally,The restoration of our vintage Antique lamp and lamps, and our Lamp Repair Service, is available right from the bottom of the torque curve, a place that makes acceleration imminently immediate in all situations — the 335i claims an EPA economy rating of 20/30-mpg. In almost 1,000 miles of often elevated travel speeds, the BMW returned 29.9 mpg and 31.0 mpg — stellar numbers given the absence of any hyper-miling efficiency efforts.

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