2008 BMW 3 Series  -  $36,425


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $36,425
Base Invoice: $33,575
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe 328i RWD
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 18 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: Coupe
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 3.0L DOHC 24-valve I6 engine

Model Highlights

BMW's 3-Series has always been an exemplar of how to combine luxury and sportiness, and this continues with the 2008 versions. The 328i features BMW's exceptional 3.0L engine, which uses double-VANOS technology to steplessly adjust both the intake and exhaust timing on way to producing 230 horsepower. The 335i models are powered by a twin-turbocharged version of the same six-cylinder. This gem of an engine produces 300 horsepower and an equal amount of torque. Both six-cylinder powerplants are matched with a superb six-speed manual transmission, while a six-speed Steptronic automatic transmission is a $1,275 option.

The 3-Series is available as a coupe, a retractable hardtop convertible, a sedan, and a wagon. In addition to rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive is available on all body types except the convertible. All vehicles have a marvelously balanced chassis and outstanding road feel. Easily adjusted and very supportive seats are the norm, as is one of the nicest steering wheels found in a modern automobile. A stiff suspension means the 3-Series is at its best when carving corners.

The fourth generation of the legendary M3 joins the lineup in 2008. Coupe, sedan (a first in 13 years), and convertible versions will be available, all powered by an all-new high-revving 4.0L V8 engine. The light powerplant--it is about 33 pounds lighter than the previous M3 generation's inline six-cylinder--will generate 420 horsepower and spin up to 8,400 rpm. Power production was enough of a concern for the naturally aspirated engine that much of the front end is changed from the normal 3-Series in order to maximize air intake--so much so that the fog lights normally standard on the 3-Series are omitted for more air intake capacity. Other performance-minded improvements include a lower carbon fiber roof, a new aluminum suspension, Mdrive to allow driver configuration of the engine control, high-performance compound brakes, and a regenerative braking system that powers the electronics.

Standard equipment is generous, with stability and traction controls, xenon adaptive headlights, a moonroof, power heated mirrors, a tire pressure monitor, dynamic cruise control, automatic tri-zone climate control, a 10-speaker audio system, side seat-mounted and curtain air bags, and power windows and locks. The all-wheel-drive versions add retractable headlight washers. The 335i models include a memory feature for the mirrors, power seats, a LOGIC7 sound system with 13 speakers and surround sound simulation, and an assortment of visual adjustments.

Differences between body styles, aside from the obvious, are minimal, except for the M3. The convertibles add memory to the mirrors and power to the seats. The sedan and wagon ride on 16-inch alloys instead of the 17-inchers found on the coupe and convertible. The wagon also has roof rails for extra cargo-toting flexibility.

Options are extensive, ranging from a rear parking assist and a DVD-based navigation system, to run-flat performance tires and an increased top-speed limiter. New for 2008, paddle shifters can be added to the entry-level 328i versions.


Model News

BMW's excellent 3-Series returns for 2008 with minimal changes to the core lineup, save for the addition of the all-wheel-drive 335xi coupe (previously available only with rear-wheel drive). Paddle shifters are newly optional on the entry-level 328 versions. On the 335i coupe, a new 19-inch alloy wheel set is available, and the standard 16-inch alloy wheels have been restyled for the 328 sedans and sport wagons.

The new M3 is 2008's big change. The coupe is expected to go on sale in the U.S. in spring of 2008 starting at around $62,500. M-level exhilaration will be provided by an all-new ridiculously light high-revving 4.0L V8 engine--it is 33 pounds lighter than the previous M3's inline six--creating 420 horsepower at a pulse-raising 8,400 rpm. It will make 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. A carbon fiber roof will lighten and lower the car. Other firsts for this latest generation of M3 are an aluminum suspension, Mdrive for driver configuration of the engine control, and a nifty regenerative braking system that powers the electronics. Convertible and sedan versions will follow later in 2008.


Pros

Driving pleasure par excellence; wide variety of bodies and drivetrains; the best inline six-cylinder engines for those who love motoring; the near-supercar M3.


Value Writeup

The 2008 BMW 3-Series continues to be the benchmark against which other entry-level luxury cars are measured, mainly courtesy of its excellent driving experience. Power, braking, and handling are perfectly matched to the vehicle's size and intended usage. The way BMW takes care of business inside the cockpit also has a lot to do with the popularity of this breed. The 3-Series makes sure no buyer is left behind by offering four body styles, three engines, and both rear- and all-wheel drive. 2008 also will see the new M3 in coupe, sedan, and convertible form, adding racecar-like performance to the lineup.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
286.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
445.20 mi

Engine Type
Gas I6

Displacement
3.0L/183

Fuel System
MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180

EPA Classification
Sub-Compact

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
88.5 ft³

Front Head Room
37.1 in

Front Leg Room
41.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.3 in

Second Head Room
36.1 in

Second Leg Room
33.7 in

Second Shoulder Room
51.9 in

Wheelbase
108.7 in

Length, Overall
180.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.2 in

Height, Overall
54.1 in

Track Width, Front
59.1 in

Track Width, Rear
59.6 in

Trunk Volume
11.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3351 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Pivot

Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link

Front Tire Size
P225/45R17

Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.1 ft

Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 0.94 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 0.79 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.9 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V257000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 01, 2009

Component
SEAT BELTS:FRONT

Potential Number of Units Affected
TBD

Summary
BMW IS RECALLING MY 2008 1-SERIES AND 3- SERIES PASSENGER CARS. INCORRECT CRIMP CONNECTORS MAY HAVE BEEN USED ON THE SIDE AIR BAG AND BELT TENSIONER WIRING. AS A RESULT SUFFICIENT CONTACT BETWEEN THE CRIMP CONNECTORS AND THE CORRESPONDING PLUG MAY NOT OCCUR WHICH COULD LEAD TO AN INCREASE IN THE ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE OF THAT CONNECTION.

Consequence
IF THAT HAPPENED, IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE FOR THE SIDE AIR BAG AND/OR THE SAFETY BELT TENSIONER NOT TO DEPLOY AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY PROTECT AN OCCUPANT, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURIES.

THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED THE AGENCY WITH A REMEDY OR NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V071000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 05, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
840,000

Summary
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 128i and 135i coupes and convertibles and 1 Series M coupes, 2006-2011 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 330i, 330xi, 335i, 335xi, 335i xDrive Sedans, 2009-2011 335d sedans, 2006-2012 325xiT, 328i and 328xi sports wagons, 2007-2013 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 335i, 335xi, 335i xDrive, 335is and M3 Coupes and Convertibles, 2013-2015 X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i and X1 xDrive35i SAVs, 2007-2010 X3 xDrive30i SAVs, 2007-2013 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i and X5 M SAVs, 2009-2013 BMW X5 xDrive35d SAVs, 2008-2014 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6 M SACs, 2010-2011 BMW X6 xDrive50i SACs and 2008-2011 M3 Sedan vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module or inflator depending on the vehicle model, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be mailed an interim notification beginning March 31, 2016. A second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V044000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 07, 2013

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
504,545

Summary
BMW is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 1-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured December 2007 through July 2011; and 2007-2011 3-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured March 2007 through July 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sedans manufactured March 2007 through October 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sports wagons manufactured March 2007 through June 2011; and 2009-2011 Z4 vehicles manufactured March 2009 through June 2011. The connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box may degrade over time. Over time, the high current flow and heat from electrical resistance may lead to a breakage of the connection, and a loss of electrical power to the vehicle.

Consequence
If there is a loss of electrical power to the vehicle, the vehicle may unexpectedly stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the positive battery cable connector and secure it with an improved method, free of charge. The recall began on March 13, 2013. Owners may call BMW at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

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

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

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

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

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)

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
6-SPEED STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$1,325

 
LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DAKOTA LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,450

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
METALLIC PAINT
$550

 
PREMIUM PKG
$3,350

 
SPORT PKG
$1,100

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$750

 
ACTIVE STEERING
$1,400

 
PADDLE SHIFTERS
$100

 
COMFORT ACCESS SYSTEM
$500

 
PWR REAR SUNSHADE
$350

 
PWR FRONT SEATS
$995

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$500

 
LIGHT POPLAR NATURAL WOOD INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
BRUSHED ALUMINUM INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
GRAY POPLAR WOOD INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
REAR PARK DISTANCE CONTROL
$350

 
ACTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
$2,400

 
DVD-BASED NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,100

 
BMW ASSIST
$750

 
HIGH-DEFINITION RADIO
$350

 
SATELLITE RADIO
$595

 
LOGIC7 SOUND SYSTEM
$1,200

 
IPOD & USB ADAPTER
$400

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