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2005 BMW 3-Series Review

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After a number of exterior styling updates last year that included revised headlamps, grille, and wheel openings, this hallmark line of compact rear-drive sport coupes, sedans, convertibles and station wagons remains relatively unchanged for 2005. A newly available iPod Adapter creates a seamless integration between Apple's iPod MP3 player and the vehicle's audio system.

All 325 models come powered by a 184-horsepower, 2.5-liter in-line six-cylinder that drives the rear wheels (or all four in the all-wheel-drive 325xi sedan and wagon versions) via either a five-speed-manual gearbox, a five-speed automatic that permits manual gear changes, or a six-speed sequential-shift manual. Meanwhile, the 330's 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder engine generates a healthy 225 horsepower and 214 lb-ft of torque. An optional Performance Package raises this powerplant's output by 10 additional horses.

The 3-Series' already stalwart handling is aided by dynamic stability control with all-speed traction control, with front-side and side-curtain airbags on board for added occupant safety.

Already amply equipped, 330 versions add amenities like a Harmon Kardon premium audio system, headlamp washers, and heated windshield washer nozzles.

2004 BMW 330i by Marc K. Stengel (12/15/2003)
A new Performance Package endows BMW's 330i sedan with a distinctly sporty personality.

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Sunday, October 11, 2015
2005 BMW 3-Series 325xi 4-Door Sedan AWD

With great love comes the need for a great wallet.

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I have loved cars since I was little and I have adored BMWs for just as long. I decided that the E46 body style was for me because it was slightly older and therefore more affordable, but was still attractive... + More »
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015
2005 BMW 3-Series 330i 4-Door Sedan RWD

330i with performance package, (ZHP) is awesome.

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330i with performance package, (ZHP) is awesome. Why they stopped offering the performance package is beyond me.
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Friday, June 3, 2016
2016 BMW 3-Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV

An extreme pleasure from Start button to Stop button!

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There's nothing this car can't handle from twisty turns in sport mode, to around town driving in comfort mode to economical highway driving in eco-pro mode. Comfortable for 4 adults and plenty of trunck space... + More »
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