The sedan and wagon were completely redesigned for 2006, and this year the coupe and convertible get the same ground-up makeover. The standard, normally aspirated engine is a little light on low-end torque, but it moves the car around smartly and provides slightly better mileage. Although Sedan transaction prices are still being determined, Sport Wagons currently command a modest premium, but Fair Purchase Prices that represent prices that consumers are actually paying can differ substantially, so click on the Fair Purchase Prices to compare. Actual loan amounts and payments will vary based on additional items such as taxes and fees as well as the actual interest rate available to you from a financial institution. Interior Design and Special Features The 3 Series interiors provide a restrained show of luxury.
Choose all-wheel drive and the compact Bimmer becomes a capable snowbelt car. The car leaks oil a bit and I had a window regulator fail, but all are fairly inexpensive and easy to do. You can do them yourself with little knowledge and you tube videos. The front seats have enough firm support to ward off fatigue during a day's worth of driving, while the rear seats are adequately roomy for adults on shorter trips and plenty accommodating for children. Start-off Assistant Order a 3 Series with a manual transmission and you'll enjoy the benefits of this subtle but effective helper that automatically applies the brakes for a few seconds whenever you're stopped on a hill to help prevent the car from rolling backwards while you engage first gear. That added muscle helps drop zero to 60-mph times on all models but has almost no impact on the overall fuel economy, whether you pair it with the six-speed manual or six-speed multi-mode Steptronic automatic transmission. Drives like a little tank in snow.
Make sure there are new spark plugs, and the ignition coils have been replaced. In addition, the convertible, coupe and sedan are available as the rear-drive 335i, and the sedan alone is available as the all-wheel-drive 335xi. Unique headlamp and taillight treatments help define the 3 Series' character, and the 17-inch wheels that are part of the optional Sport Package impart an even more aggressive stance than the standard 16-inch alloy rims. Manual transmission is fun and handy in unpredictable conditions. . It also uses the latest direct-fuel-injection technology, which improves efficiency and performance by contributing to a cooler intake charge, thus allowing a high 10.
Stand-alone extras include an iDrive-based navigation system with real-time traffic updates, active steering, adaptive cruise control, keyless startup known as Comfort Access , three-stage heated seats and satellite radio. Rear parking sensors are optional on all 3 Series cars. A recent Carfax records an accident-free history under two owners in Massachusetts and California, and lists some details of service visits over the past five years. Historically, 3 Series vehicles are among the industry leaders in resale value, falling slightly behind competitors like the current , but faring somewhat better than the and about equal to the and Infiniti G35. The 335i and 335xi models come with a heavily modified version of this engine equipped with twin turbochargers and direct injection.
Neither the dealership nor AutoRevo is responsible for misprints on prices or equipment. All-wheel drive is a new option on the coupe, and unlike last year, buyers have the option of getting a rear-drive wagon. Coupe and convertible versions of the 328 come with slightly more equipment, including 17-inch wheels and xenon headlamps; the coupe also has a sport-tuned suspension while the convertible has a power-retractable hardtop. I am looking forward to the day I can trade this one in on almost anything else. Both are great looking in and out. Within the first 24 months it had the following major problems: 1. The stability control system integrates several features designed to improve braking performance, such as periodically wiping the brake rotors when the windshield wipers are in use wet brakes don't stop too well and snugging the pads to the rotors when the driver lifts off the throttle, which increases brake responsiveness.
But I do much of my driving on the highway where the 328 gets 29 mpg while averaging 72 mph! Become a part of our family and visit our showroom today! I like the combo hatchback rear door. The interior is trimmed in black leatherette with walnut accents. Beyond simply feeling rock-solid when hustled around turns, this car communicates with the driver in a manner that inspires confidence no matter what kind of driving you're doing. Materials are high in quality and build quality is exceptional; indeed, even the standard leatherette upholstery looks and feels better than one would expect. Now rated for 230 hp, base 3 Series coupes, sedans and wagons are renamed 328i and, when equipped with all-wheel drive, 328xi. The emphasis, through items such as supportive seats and clean analog gauges, is on driver comfort and involvement. Totally solid and stable at 80 mph.
Message Seller Get a Trade Appraisal Schedule a Test Drive Get Directions Exterior Jet Black Interior Tan Leather Engine 3. Most 3 Series cars you encounter on dealer lots will be equipped with the Premium Package, and many will have both the Premium and Sport Packages. I average about 23 mpg, maybe 1 mpg better than the A4. I had leased a 2007 A4 and really liked it but the 328i is simply a better car. Power door locks failed 2. The Graphite Metallic finish is believed to be original, and the front bumper shows a considerable amount of stone chips and scratches, commensurate with the mileage of the car.
At the same time, the 3 Series is an ideal long-distance cruiser, delivering both a comfortably controlled ride and a quiet cabin environment. Other nice touches include tri-zone climate control and a keyless startup system A relatively long wheelbase coupled with short front and rear overhangs, plus a slight wedge shape, gives the compact 3 Series a dynamic flair that reflects common styling cues with the larger 5 Series and 7 Series, elements that are further reinforced by the signature twin-kidney grilles. Powertrains and Performance All 328i and 328xi models come with a 3. Very fast off the line. Whether you buy a car from us or not, we will still pay more for it than nearly any other dealership! There's a precise feel to the steering and the well-sorted suspension provides exceptional confidence through even the most challenging corners. The steering brakes and engine are performance perfect.
Standard on the top-line 335i convertible, coupe and sedan which supersede last year's 330 models , this force-fed 3. Want a sport sedan or sport coupe? Do not go to the dealer for these things. First, the great looking sunroof is absolutely useless as it is so noisy at any speed above 10 mph, you can't use it. The A4 seats however have much nicer, softer leather. Vehicle Details Although slightly roomier than any of its predecessors, the 3 Series remains a compact sedan that provides better accommodations in its firm but comfortably supportive front buckets than in a rear bench - where six-footers are apt to feel a bit confined. Right rear wheel bearing went was bad on delivery.