2009 BMW 3 Series  -  $37,325


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $37,325
Base Invoice: $34,405
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe 328i RWD
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 21 | City: 18 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: Coupe
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 3.0L DOHC 24-valve I6 engine

Pros

Driving pleasure par excellence; wide variety of bodies and drivetrains; the best inline 6-cylinder engines for those who love motoring; the near-supercar performing M3.


Model Highlights

BMW's 3-Series has always been an exemplar of how to combine luxury and sportiness, and this continues with the 2009 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 6-cylinder engine. This gem of an engine produces 300 horsepower and an equal amount of torque. Both 6-cylinder powerplants are matched with a superb 6-speed manual transmission, while a 6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission is optional. A new 3.0L twin-turbo diesel engine joins the lineup for 2009--available in the 335d in rear-wheel drive sedan-form only, it generates an astounding 425 lb-feet of torque and still achieves 36 mpg on the highway.

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 continues in 2009. Coupe, sedan and convertible versions will be available, all powered by a high-revving 4.0L V8 engine. The light-weight powerplant generates 420 horsepower and spins up to 8,400 rpm. 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. Paddle shifters can be added to the entry-level 328i versions.


Model News

BMW's excellent 3-Series returns for 2009 with mild styling refreshing inside and out. The big news for 2009 is a new clean diesel engine now available in the 3-Series. It's a 3.0L twin-turbocharged engine that makes 265 hp and 425 lb-feet of torque, and available on the 335d model. It achieves up to 36 mpg on the highway, according to BMW.


Value Writeup

The 2009 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. 2009 sees a new twin-turbo diesel form of the 3-Series, providing excellent fuel efficiency on top of world-class performance.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
286.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 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

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

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

Basic Note
4 years/50,000 Maintenance Program

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Maintenance Years
4

Maintenance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12E029000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 09, 2012

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Potential Number of Units Affected
585

Summary
Valeo is recalling certain engine cooling fans, part numbers 696121, 696273, and 696275, used as service replacement parts for model year 2008-2011 BMW 1-Series, 2006-2011 BMW 3-Series, 2000-2009 BMW 5-Series, 2004-2005 BMW 6-Series, and 2006-2007 BMW 7-Series vehicles. A metal-oxide semiconductor may overheat due to insufficient screwing of the semiconductor on the aluminum heat sink. This primary failure could cause adjacent components on the fan assembly motor circuit board to overheat and short.

Consequence
This condition could cause the fan motor to become inoperative, or cause the motor circuit board in the assembly to overheat, potentially leading to a fire in the engine compartment.

Valeo will notify owners and replace the fans free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during August 2012. This recall is being conducted by Valeo, not by BMW. For further information, owners may contact Valeo at 1-888-718-2536.

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

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.

6-speed manual transmission

3.0L DOHC 24-valve I6 engine-inc: double-VANOS variable valve timing, Valvetronic

Engine start/stop button

Electronic throttle 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

Engine speed-sensitive variable-assist pwr steering

4-wheel ventilated pwr disc brakes

Chrome-plated dual exhaust tips

17" x 8.0" star spoke alloy wheels (style 157)

P225/45R17 run-flat all-season tires

Pwr tilt/slide glass moonroof-inc: 1-touch open/close, sliding sunshade, wind deflector

Front/rear body-color bumpers

Chrome kidney-shaped grille w/chrome vertical slats

Xenon adaptive automatic headlights-inc: auto-leveling, corona ring daytime running lights

Fog lights

Adaptive brakelights

Pwr heated mirrors

Rain-sensing windshield wipers w/heated washer jets

Exterior door handles w/ground lighting

Anti-theft AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: MP3 capability, radio data system (RDS), auto-store, aux audio input

Prep for satellite radio

3-channel FM diversity antenna

Leatherette seat trim

Front bucket seats -inc: 8-way manual driver seat, 6-way manual passenger seat, adjustable active head restraints

Rear split-folding bench seat-inc: console w/center armrest, open & closed storage, cupholders

Front center armrest w/storage, cupholder

3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic multi-function sport steering wheel-inc: audio controls

On-board computer-inc: vehicle check control w/pictogram display, vehicle operating status, oil level indicator, distance to next service appointment/oil change, spark plug & microfilter status, travel information, trip computer, external temp

Coded driveaway protection

Pwr front windows-inc: 1-touch open/close

Remote keyless entry

Central locking system-inc: center console switch, double-lock feature, 2-step unlocking

Dynamic cruise control

Pwr trunk release

Automatic tri-zone climate control-inc: auto air recirculation, windshield misting sensor, heat-at-rest, recall of individual user settings, micro-filter

Rear window defroster

Locking glovebox

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Front door storage pockets w/covers

Dark burl walnut wood trim

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

BMW ambiance lighting

Courtesy lights-inc: fade in/out, front footwell lights, auto switch-in when engine is turned off, dual front/rear reading lights

Dashboard mounted front passenger cupholder

Front seatback storage nets

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/dynamic brake control (DBC)

Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assist, dynamic traction control (DTC)

Interlocking door anchoring system

Front dual-threshold dual-stage airbags w/passenger occupant sensor

Front side-impact airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags

Crash sensor-inc: doors unlock, hazard lights on, interior lighting on

All-position 3-point safety belts-inc: front pretensioners, ALR in all passenger positions

Child safety rear door locks

LATCH attachments for rear seats

Tire pressure monitoring system

Interior trunk emergency release handle

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
6-SPEED STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$1,325

 
ALPINE WHITE
$0

 
JET BLACK
$0

 
CRIMSON RED
$0

 
TITANIUM SILVER METALLIC
$550

 
BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC
$550

 
BLUE WATER METALLIC
$550

 
ATLANTIC BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
MOJAVE METALLIC
$550

 
MONACO BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
BARBERA RED METALLIC
$550

 
MONTEGO BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
SPACE GRAY METALLIC
$550

 
PLATINUM BRONZE METALLIC
$550

 
TASMAN GREEN METALLIC
$550

 
LE MANS-BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
CREAM BEIGE, LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GRAY, DAKOTA LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,450

 
CORAL RED & BLACK, DAKOTA LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,450

 
SADDLE BROWN, DAKOTA LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,450

 
CREAM BEIGE, DAKOTA LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,450

 
BLACK, DAKOTA LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,450

 
PREMIUM PKG
$3,350

 
SPORT PKG
$1,450

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$900

 
M SPORT PKG
$3,250

 
PADDLE SHIFTERS
$100

 
HIGH-DEFINITION RADIO
$350

 
LOGIC7 SOUND SYSTEM
$875

 
SATELLITE RADIO
$595

 
IPOD & USB ADAPTER
$400

 
SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION
$150

 
PWR FRONT SEATS
$995

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$500

 
M STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
SPORT STEERING WHEEL W/PADDLES
$100

 
HEATED STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
ANTI-THEFT ALARM SYSTEM
$400

 
COMFORT ACCESS SYSTEM
$500

 
PWR REAR SUNSHADE
$350

 
ACTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
$2,400

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,100

 
LIGHT BURL WALNUT INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
ALUMINUM INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
GRAY POPLAR WOOD INTERIOR TRIM
$0

 
GLACIER SILVER ALUMINUM TRIM
$0

 
BMW ASSIST
$750

 
REAR PARK DISTANCE CONTROL
$350

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