The rear windows in the coupe are power operated, but they only open by flaring out a few inches at the back, as if to let stale air out rather than fresh air in. Driving the sedan, coupe, convertible or sport wagon is a joy. This car was purchased new in Sarasota and garage kept. The trunk is small, and the trunk opening is even smaller. Interior Features The 3 Series interior is designed for the serious driver.
In addition to the increased power, 330 models come with more standard equipment and mechanical upgrades. . The sedan, coupe, and convertible are available with either engine; wagons are only available with the 2. Everything on this car works including the very rare navigation system! The trunk lift grips have been widened for 2004. I regret not getting the larger engine because of the horsepower difference, but other than that, I have no complaints.
The six-speed in the 330 models adds more flexibility with six gears to choose from and reduces engine revs at cruising speeds. The 325i sedan is a terrific car. The sport wagons add space and versatility, and the only way we could tell we weren't driving a sedan was to glance into the rear view mirror. If necessary, lift up rear bench seat. The optional bi-xenon lights include low and high beams; the outer lamps provide high-intensity discharge illumination on low and high beams, while the inner lamps augment the high beams with halogen lighting. M3 models are distinguished by their hunkered stance, a deep front air dam, massive low-profile Michelin Pilot Sport tires tucked into aggressive fender flares, a bulging hood to accommodate the engine and unique horizontal air gills just below the windshield pillars. All 3 Series variants have well-designed exterior door handles that are easy to grab.
The engine drives the wheels compliments of a 5 speed manual transmission. Audio and speed controls on the steering wheel work well and add convenience. The automatic transmission works superbly, always keeping the engine in the optimal power range. The Performance Package for the 330i adds a suede-like Alcantara covering around the steering wheel similar to what's sometimes found on a contemporary race car. The coupes add sports appeal with their two-door styling, and their split rear seats provide some versatility.
These 325s have a great reliability factor as I've had them with as many as 210k miles and they always got me there in comfort and safety! Also standard on all but the convertibles are head-protection airbags that deploy from the headliner along the length of both sides of the cabin. Three different steering wheels are used depending on body style, model and options. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. Compared to the alienating instrumentation of. The convertible, well, do you have to ask? Automatic climate control and a microfilter ventilation system are standard. If necessary raise the seat.
The headlights now sweep upward as they wrap around the sides of the car. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 2. The coupe and convertible prices increase several hundred dollars, but all 3 Series cars come with the same full-maintenance included for the duration of the four- year, 50,000-mile warranty. Genuine Myrtle wood or real aluminum inserts are optional. The car handles beautifully, and gives me the ability to tightly take corners without worry of it not holding the turn.
The 330i sedan with the new Performance Package may offer the best balance of all 12 variants measured by price, performance and practicality. It helps to get the great gas mileage as you must use premium in the car. The steering wheel audio controls work well and add convenience. The 3 Series puts drivers in touch with the road instead of isolating them. I've owned many cars over the years, but have never had one like this that makes you smile every time you turn the key and start driving; it's a thrill you just don't get tired of. We're not in love with the center console, which doesn't hold much and harkens back to a day of cheapish-looking 3 Series interiors. The current 3-series generation is several years old, but the car doesn't feel dated so much as well sorted.
This package trims another second from the 330i's 0-60 times: 5. Notre vérification du kilométrage du véhicule permet d'assurer aux acheteurs qu'aucune reprogrammation du compteur kilométrique n'a eu lieu. The connection between the engine and transmission is an engineering marvel; the shifting is flawless and the transfer of power is immediate. Now the car makers don't understand why more people are buying cars made in Korea-Japan -Germany- ect. The person in the middle needs to be a kid for any chance at comfort. I leave it and live with it.
Even in a color as basic as white, the M3 attracts a lot of attention, particularly from enthusiasts who know that the special styling cues only hint at the car's performance potential. All automatics are five-speed Steptronics. Shallow, unattractive cup holders in the console seem like an afterthought. That doesn't mean the driver will operate safely at this speed, however. The performance package includes Z-rated tires that are certified to operate safely at 155 mph. Background image courtesy of Thibaut Nagorny, via unsplash.
All are based on the same chassis and all ride on the same 107. Some people find orange backlighting easier on the eyes than other colors. Automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers are standard on 2004 models. For 2004, the 3 Series gets an extensive array of updates. The shifter uses longer throws than that in a sports car, but its movement befits a world-class sports sedan.