2009 BMW M3  -  $56,975


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $56,975
Base Invoice: $52,585
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $1,300
Trim: 4dr Sdn
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 16 | City: 14 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: M3 Sedan
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 4.0L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine w/double-VANOS variable valve timing

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
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
232.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
332.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
4.0/244

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ -TBD-

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3900

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.40

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.58

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.68

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
93.0 ft³

Front Head Room
38.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.5 in

Second Head Room
37.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.2 in

Wheelbase
108.7 in

Length, Overall
180.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.5 in

Height, Overall
57.0 in

Track Width, Front
60.6 in

Track Width, Rear
60.6 in

Base Curb Weight
3726 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Pivot

Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link

Front Tire Size
P245/40R18

Rear Tire Size
P265/40R18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 9.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.5

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
14.2 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.8 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.6 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
08V595000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 30, 2008

Component
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected
2500

Summary
BMW IS RECALLING 2,500 MY 2008-2009 M3 PASSENGER VEHICLES WITH AN OPTIONAL DOUBLE CLUTCH TRANSMISSION. THE PROBLEM INVOLVES THE DOUBLE CLUTCH GEARBOX. IN A SITUATION OF RAPID VEHICLE DECELERATION, THE TRANSMISSION SOFTWARE MAY PERFORM A MULTISTAGE DOWNSHIFT.

Consequence
IN THAT SITUATION, AT LOW VEHICLE SPEEDS, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE ENGINE TO STALL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT WITH UPDATED SOFTWARE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.

CUSTOMERS 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.

6-speed manual transmission

4.0L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine w/double-VANOS variable valve timing

Volume-controlled oil pump

Engine start/stop button w/galvanic pearl-gloss trim

Electronic throttle control

Aluminum & silicon alloy crank case

Rear wheel drive

Electronically controlled engine cooling

Pwr coolant pump

5-link rear suspension w/coil springs

Front/rear twin-tube gas-pressurized shock absorbers

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Hydraulic rack & pinion pwr steering w/Servotronic

4-wheel ventilated pwr disc brakes

(4) polished stainless-steel exhaust tips

Front 18" x 8.5" & rear 18" x 9.5" forged aluminum wheels

Front P245/40ZR18 & rear P265/40ZR18 performance tires

Large front air intake scoops

Carbon fiber roof

Front/rear body-color bumpers w/black air intakes

Front/rear body-colored bumper w/hydraulic energy absorbers & front compressible elements

Rear lip spoiler

M rear spoiler w/diffuser

Flared front/rear fenders

Flared wheel arches

Front side air intake "gills"

Front fender vent "gills"

Aluminum hood w/pwr dome

Chrome grille w/vertical slats

Xenon adaptive automatic headlights -inc: auto-leveling, cornering lights

Clear turn signal lens

Adaptive brakelights

Pwr heated mirrors

Rain-sensing windshield wipers w/heated washer jets

Exterior door handles w/ground lighting

Shadowline trim

AM/FM stereo system -inc: CD player, (10) speakers, radio data system (RDS), auto-store, MP3 capability

3-channel FM diversity antenna

Satellite radio prep

Pwr cloth & leather front bucket seats -inc: adjustable seat width & thigh support, seat memory, easy-entry feature, adjustable lumbar support

Folding rear seat head restraints

Front center console -inc: climate-controlled storage, integrated cupholder

Adjustable front armrest

Rear center armrest

"BMW" door sills

M 3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio controls, accessory phone controls, M-color stitching

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

Vehicle key & memory

Remote keyless entry

Coded driveaway protection

Pwr windows

Central locking system -inc: selective unlock

Dynamic cruise control

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

Dual front/rear cupholders

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Pearl-gloss galvanic door handle trim

Titanium shadow trim

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Anthracite headliner

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

BMW ambiance lighting

Courtesy lights -inc: fade in/out feature, front footwells, dual front/rear reading lights

Front seatback storage compartments

Cargo area -inc: underfloor storage, bin w/CD storage, (4) tie-downs

Pwr trunk release

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

High-performance tuned anti-lock braking system w/Dynamic Brake Control

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

Battery safety terminal (BST)

Interlocking door anchoring system

Daytime running lights

Dual front 2-stage airbags w/occupant sensor & indicator light

Front side-impact airbags

Front/rear side curtain head protection system

Advanced crash safety management

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

All-passenger automatic locking retractor (ALR)

LATCH attachments for rear seats

Child safety rear door locks

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$1,300

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
7-SPEED M DOUBLE CLUTCH TRANSMISSION
$2,900

 
ALPINE WHITE
$0

 
JET BLACK
$0

 
LE MANS BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
SILVERSTONE METALLIC
$550

 
INTERLAGOS BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
SPACE GRAY METALLIC
$550

 
JEREZ BLACK METALLIC
$550

 
MELBOURNE RED METALLIC
$550

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
ANTHRACITE/BLACK, CLOTH & LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SILVER, NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$950

 
FOX RED, NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$950

 
BAMBOO BEIGE, NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$950

 
BLACK, NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$950

 
SILVER, EXTENDED NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$2,000

 
FOX RED, EXTENDED NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$2,000

 
BEIGE, EXTENDED NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$2,000

 
BLACK, EXTENDED NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$2,000

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$1,000

 
PREMIUM PKG
$2,000

 
TECHNOLOGY PKG
$3,250

 
ELECTRONIC DAMPING CONTROL
$1,000

 
19" FORGED & POLISHED DOUBLE SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS (STYLE 220M)
$1,200

 
MOONROOF
$1,050

 
REAR SPOILER DELETE
$0

 
HD RADIO
$350

 
SATELLITE RADIO
$595

 
ENHANCED PREMIUM SOUND
$1,900

 
IPOD & USB ADAPTER
$400

 
SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION
$150

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$500

 
FOLD DOWN REAR SEATS
$475

 
ANTI-THEFT ALARM SYSTEM
$400

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,100

 
BLUE-GRAY BRUSHED ALUMINUM TRIM
$500

 
CARBON LEATHER INTERIOR TRIM
$500

 
SYCAMORE ANTHRACITE WOOD TRIM
$500

 
REAR MANUAL SIDE WINDOW SHADES
$575

 
BMW ASSIST
$750

 
REAR PARK DISTANCE CONTROL
$350

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