2008 BMW 3 Series Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$32,700-$64,950
$30,085-$59,755
17 /CITY / 25 /HWY
Overall Quality
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Available Trims for the 2008 BMW 3 Series
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 328i (2dr Cpe RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35600.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
Name 328i (2dr Cpe RWD SULEV) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35600.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
Name 328xi (2dr Cpe AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 37400.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
Name 328xi (2dr Cpe AWD SULEV) Transmission Automatic MSRP 37400.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
Name 335i (2dr Cpe RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 41200.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 20/29
Name 335xi (2dr Cpe AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 43000.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 20/29
Name 328i (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 43500.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
Name 328i (2dr Conv SULEV) Transmission Automatic MSRP 43500.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
Name 335i (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic MSRP 49500.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 20/29
Name 328i (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32700.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
Name 328i (4dr Sdn RWD SULEV) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32700.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
Name 328i (4dr Sdn RWD South Africa) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32700.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
Name 328xi (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 34600.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
Name 328xi (4dr Sdn AWD SULEV) Transmission Automatic MSRP 34600.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
Name 335i (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 39300.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 20/29
Name 335xi (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 41200.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 0/0
Name 328i (4dr Sports Wgn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 34500.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name 328xi (4dr Sports Wgn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36400.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
Name M3 (2dr Cpe) Transmission Manual MSRP 56500.00 Engine 4.0L/244 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
Name M3 (2dr Conv M3) Transmission Manual MSRP 64950.00 Engine 4.0L/244 City/Hwy MPG 13/20
Name M3 (4dr Sdn) Transmission Manual MSRP 53800.00 Engine 4.0L/244 City/Hwy MPG 14/20
Name 335i (4dr Sdn RWD South Africa) Transmission Automatic MSRP 39300.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 20/29
Name 328i (4dr Sdn RWD SULEV South Africa) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32700.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
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INTERIOR
  • Leatherette seat trim
  • Manually-adjustable front bucket seats w/2-way adjustable headrests
  • Split-folding rear seats-inc: fold-up center armrest, pass-through
  • Front center console-inc: climate-controlled storage, integrated cupholder, armrest
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • "BMW" door sills
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic multi-function sport steering wheel-inc: audio controls, pearl-gloss galvanic trim
  • Electric analog instrumentation-inc: speedometer, tachometer, galvanic pearl-gloss trim
  • LCD main & trip odometers
  • On-board computer-inc: check control vehicle monitoring system w/pictogram display
  • Service interval indicator w/miles-to-service readout
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Vehicle key & memory
  • Coded driveaway protection
  • Pwr front windows-inc: 1-touch open/close, anti-trapping feature, key-off operation
  • Central locking system-inc: selective unlock
  • Multi-function remote keyless entry-inc: selective unlock, trunk open, courtesy light activation, window open, moonroof open
  • Dynamic cruise control
  • Pwr trunk release
  • Anti-theft AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: MP3 capability, (10) speakers w/(2) subwoofers, radio data systems (RDS), auxiliary audio input
  • Prep for alarm, CD changer, satellite radio & cellular phone
  • 3-channel FM diversity antenna
  • Automatic tri-zone climate control-inc: auto air recirculation, mist control, bi-directional solar sensor, heat-at-rest, activated-charcoal micro-filter ventilation
  • Rear window defroster
  • Locking glove box w/rechargeable take-out flashlight, spare key holder
  • Smoker pkg
  • Auxiliary pwr outlet
  • Dual front/rear cupholders
  • Opening front door storage pockets-inc: sunglasses compartment, coin holder
  • Dark burl walnut wood trim
  • Pearl-gloss galvanic door handle trim
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • BMW ambiance lighting
  • Courtesy lights-inc: fade in/out feature, front footwells, dual front/rear reading lights
  • Welcome Light (automatically activates interior & exterior lights when locking or unlocking vehicle)
  • Front seatback storage compartments
  • Cargo area-inc: underfloor storage, bin w/CD storage, (4) tie-downs
  • 8-way pwr front bucket seats-inc: pwr easy-entry feature, 2-position driver seat memory
  • LOGIC7 sound system-inc: AM/FM stereo, CD player, MP3 capability, (13) speakers, digital sound processing, surround sound simulation
  • Pwr front bucket seats-inc: 10-way pwr driver seat, 8-way pwr passenger seat, pwr headrests, pwr shoulder belt height adjustment, pwr easy-entry feature, 2-position driver seat memory
  • 1-piece folding rear backrest-inc: (3) headrests
  • Rear center console-inc: storage, climate control air outlets
  • Pwr windows-inc: 1-touch open/close front windows, 1-touch open rear windows, all-window 1-touch open switch, anti-trapping feature, key-off operation
  • Comfort entry-inc: central locking, 2-touch of unlock button lowers windows w/auto-window close when door is closed
  • Multi-function remote keyless entry-inc: hard top lowering, courtesy light activation, window open
  • Variable AM/FM antenna position w/hard top raised & lowered
  • Courtesy lights-inc: fade in/out feature, front/rear footwells, dual front/rear reading lights
  • Cargo are-inc: (4) tie-downs, bin w/CD storage, side compartments, intermediate hard top position for trunk loading
  • Dakota leather seat trim
  • LOGIC7 sound system-inc: AM/FM stereo, CD player, MP3 capability, (11) speakers, digital sound processing, surround sound simulation, radio data system (RDS), auxiliary audio input
  • Rear center armrest
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic multi-function steering wheel-inc: audio controls
  • Pwr windows-inc: 1-touch open/close, anti-trapping feature, key-off operation
  • Open front door storage pockets
  • Split-folding rear seats
  • Pwr liftgate release
  • Variable cargo area-inc: cover, luggage straps, bag tie-downs, umbrella holder, underfloor storage, accessory pwr outlet, cargo net
  • Pwr leather front bucket seats-inc: adjustable thigh support, seat memory, easy-entry feature, adjustable lumbar support
  • Fold down rear seats
  • Console valet & cup holders
  • M3 badged door sills
  • M 3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio controls, accesory phone controls, M-color stitching
  • External temp display
  • M-design instrument cluster w/aluminum finish-ringed dials, gray backgrounds w/red needles
  • Instruments-inc: oil temp gauge, variable warning segment on tachometer
  • Pwr windows
  • AM/FM stereo system-inc: CD player, (10) speakers, radio data system (RDS), auto-store, MP3 capability
  • Aluminum interior trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Fully finished trunk
  • Pwr leather front bucket seats w/adjustable thigh support, 3-position driver seat memory & easy-entry feature, adjustable lumbar support
  • TeleService activation
  • Titanium shadow trim
EXTERIOR
  • Pwr tilt/slide glass moonroof-inc: 1-touch open/close, anti-trapping feature, sliding sunshade
  • Front/rear body-color bumpers w/black air intakes
  • Chrome grille w/vertical slats
  • Xenon adaptive automatic headlights-inc: auto-leveling, cornering lights
  • Fog lights
  • Adaptive brakelights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Pwr heated mirrors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers w/heated washer jets
  • Exterior door handles w/ground lighting
  • Retractable headlight washers
  • Front/rear body-color bumpers w/gray air intakes
  • Pwr heated mirrors-inc: reverse passenger auto-tilt-down, 2-position mirror memory
  • Fully automatic pwr retracting hard top
  • Automatic high/low beam halogen headlights-inc: corona ring daytime running lights
  • Dual-panel pwr panoramic glass moonroof-inc: 1-touch functions, front panel slides open, both panels tilt-up, pwr sunshade
  • Roof rails
  • Rear wiper w/washer
  • Carbon fiber roof
  • Rear lip spoiler
  • Front/rear body-colored bumper w/hydraulic energy absorbers & front compressible elements
  • Large front air intake scoops
  • Aluminum hood w/pwr dome
  • Front side air intake gills
  • Flared front/rear fenders
  • Flared wheel arches
  • Front fender vent "gills"
  • M rear spoiler w/diffuser
  • Clear turn signal lens
  • Dual M-design pwr heated mirrors-inc: mirror memory, reverse passenger auto-tilt-down
  • Heated door locks
MECHANICAL
  • 3.0L DOHC 24-valve I6 engine-inc: double-VANOS variable valve timing, Valvetronic
  • Electronically controlled engine cooling
  • Pwr coolant pump
  • Volume-controlled oil pump
  • Engine start/stop button w/galvanic pearl-gloss trim
  • Electronic throttle control
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, dynamic traction control
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Double-pivot strut front suspension-inc: coil springs, aluminum lower arms, aluminum steering knuckles, aluminum subframe
  • 5-link rear suspension w/coil springs
  • Sport suspension
  • Front/rear twin-tube gas-pressurized shock absorbers
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P225/45R17 run-flat all-season tires
  • 17" x 8.0" star spoke alloy wheels (style 157)
  • Engine speed-sensitive pwr steering
  • 4-wheel ventilated pwr disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual exhaust system
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, hill descent control
  • xDrive all-wheel drive system
  • Double-pivot strut front suspension-inc: lower arms, coil springs
  • 3.0L DOHC 24-valve DI I6 twin-turbocharged engine-inc: double-VANOS variable valve timing
  • 17" x 8.0" star spoke alloy wheels (style 185)
  • Dual exhaust system-inc: matte chrome tips
  • Tool kit
  • P205/55R16 run-flat all-season tires
  • 16" alloy wheels (style 268)
  • 17" x 8.0" star spoke alloy wheels (style 159)
  • 4.0L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine w/double-VANOS variable valve timing
  • Electronic throttle control w/M Dynamic Driving Control
  • Distributorless electronic ignition system
  • Digital Motor Electronics w/on-board diagnostics
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD, double-plate clutch
  • Aluminum & silicon alloy crank case
  • Traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control/M Variable Differential Lock
  • Aluminum double-pivot strut-type front suspension
  • Wider track aluminum trailing-link rear suspension assembly
  • M calibration suspension-inc: stiffened dampers/springs, front/rear stabilizer & modified rear axle
  • Gas-pressurized front struts & rear shock absorbers
  • Front P245/40ZR18 & rear P265/40ZR18 performance tires
  • Front 18" x 8.5" & rear 18" x 9.5" forged aluminum wheels
  • Hydraulic rack & pinion pwr steering w/Servotronic
  • 4-wheel ventilated swing-caliper disc brakes w/BMW M vacuum assist
  • High-performance tuned anti-lock braking system w/Dynamic Brake Control
  • (4) polished stainless-steel exhaust tips
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
    • Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light
    • Front side-impact airbags
    • Front/rear side curtain head protection system
    • Automatic safety belt assistant (driver & front passenger can reach & fasten safety belts w/ease, regardless of seating position or backrest angle)
    • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front pretensioners, front force limiters
    • All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)
    • LATCH attachments for rear seats
    • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, dynamic traction control
    • Rollover protection system
    • Interlocking door anchoring system
    • Daytime running lights
    • Advanced crash safety management
    • Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on
    • Emergency trunk release
    • Battery safety terminal (BST)
    • Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, hill descent control
    • Active knee protection airbags
    • Crushable pedals & footrest
    • All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front/rear outboard pretensioners, front force limiters
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • High-performance tuned anti-lock braking system w/Dynamic Brake Control
    • Traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control/M Variable Differential Lock
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