2000 BMW 3 Series Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,371 - $4,362
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
170-193
Seats
4-5

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BMW 3 Series Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 323Ci $2,371 - $3,704
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 8 (in.) - Alloy
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chevronDown icon 328Ci $2,692 - $4,029
Horsepower: 193 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 8.5 (in.) - Alloy
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chevronDown icon 323i $2,577 - $3,916
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.5, 17 x 8 (in.) - Alloy
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chevronDown icon 328i $3,007 - $4,362
Horsepower: 193 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 8 (in.) - Alloy
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Owner Reviews

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2000 BMW 328i % speed manual transmission.

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I don't have very much trouble out of my car. As long as I keep oil changed and stuff like that it does pretty well. It has enough power for what I need. It handles very well. I have a manual 5 speed transmission. I am not very fond of shifting gears all the time but this is what my husband likes. It's hard to figure out how to change clock and some of the settings for me in the car. I have to google everything. If you do have to have something repaired it can be pretty expensive because it is a BMW. But all in all they are pretty good cars.

Penny T
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Passenger review space series 323i BMW 2000.

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Good on gas mileage four door station wagon nice family car it has leather interior it also have nice tires. It also use little motor oil it have a sunroof top it also have traveling rack on top of the car all the light work. It also have heated seats have a spare tire and a jack. I purchase 2 years ago have no problem with it I love my 2000 BMW wagon my family love it to break are good on it.

Jack S
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The speed and the way it holds on curves.

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The BMW we own is pretty good. . Easy to maintain with cheap parts. Excellent gas mileage. Roomy up front but not in the back. Takes curves like dream. Take off fast and easy. I would recommend this type of vehicle to those who enjoy speed. . But not for a family cause of the space that is giving. . But also good for long trips.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,371 - $3,704
$2,692 - $4,029

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 (hp)
193 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L (152) DOHC 24
2.8L (170) DOHC 24
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Standard
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Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 (in.)
41.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.5 - 38.3 (in.)
37.5 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
32 - 41.7 (in.)
41.7 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.4 - 36.9 (in.)
36.4 - 36.5 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
7.7 - 9 (cu. ft.)
9 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard
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Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Cell PhoneHookup
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Standard
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Standard

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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Standard
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Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Not Available
Optional
Optional
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/45WR17
P225/45ZR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.3 (in.)
107.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.4 (ft.)
34.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
176.7 (in.)
176.7 (in.)

Width

Width
69.2 (in.)
69.2 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3153 - 3627 (.lbs)
3197 - 3256 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 (hp)
193 (hp)

Torque

Torque
181 (ft. lbs.)
206 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Standard
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Straight 6 Cylinder
Straight 6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.6 (gal.)
16.6 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

City

City
20 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
29 (mpg)
29 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire, Temporary Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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N/A
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) *
  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
  • Front door-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Front seat side impact tube-deployed head protection system (HPS) *
  • Height adjustable front safety belts w/automatic tensioners, force limiters
  • Automatic-locking retractors on all passenger safety belts-inc: installation on child restraint seats
  • Rear child safety seat anchors *
  • Traction control *
  • Daytime running lights *
  • Fuel cutoff (triggered by airbag deployment)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system for side impact protection
  • Rear door child safety locks

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (7)

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Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
00V048
Summary:
The brake lamps in these vehicles are controlled by a switch activated by the movement of the brake pedal. This switch could fail internally, causing it to remain either in the "brake lamps off" position or in the "brake lamps on" position If this happens, the brake lamps either will not operate or will be continuously illuminated, regardless of brake pedal position.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the existing brake lamp switch with an improved switch. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during March 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
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Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
01V001000
Summary:
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 18-inch tires (18-inch tires are standard equipment on the M5 and optional equipment on the 7-Series models), the machine used to mount and inflate the tires on the wheels at the assembly plant may have damaged the sidewall of one or more tires. The damaged area could weaken to the point where a sudden loss of air from the tire could occur. Handling and control would be drastically affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will inspect the tires, and, if damage from the mounting machine is found, the tire will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during February 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
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Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
00V010
Summary:
On these sport utility vehicles, the lower steering shaft coupling includes a plastic collar which fits over the lower steering rack input shaft. This collar is pushed down onto the steering rack and tightened during assembly. On some of the affected vehicles, the collar may not have been pushed down fully onto the rack at the assembly plant. If this occurs, operation of the vehicle, especially in rough road conditions, can cause the clearance between the collar and the steering rack to increase to the point where the input shaft can separate from the rack, resulting in a loss of steering capability.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will inspect the steering rack input shaft collar for proper positioning, and reposition if necessary. The manufacturer reported that owner notification would begin during February 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
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Air Bags Jul 16, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 16, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V428000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2000 323i sedans, coupes, convertibles, and Sports Wagons; 2000 328i sedans and coupes; 2001-2005 325i sedans, coupes, convertibles, and Sport Wagons; 2001-2005 325xi sedans and Sports Wagons; 2006 325i coupes and convertibles; 2001-2006 330i sedans, coupes, and convertibles; 2001-2005 330xi sedans; and 2001-2006 M3 coupes and convertibles to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag which may produce excessive internal pressure that could cause the air bag inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure could cause rupturing of the inflator resulting in metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side frontal air bag, free of charge. An interim notice will be mailed to owners in August 2014. A second notice will be mailed when an adequate supply of parts is available, currently anticipated to be in October 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
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Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
01V195
Summary:
On certain sport utility vehicles, there is a plastic carrier to which the oil filter housing is attached. Oil supply and return lines are attached to the filter housing. Over time, this carrier could sag slightly. If this happens, one of the oil lines, which are armored with steel mesh, could come into contact and chafe a steel brake line located immediately underneath. Continued chaffing can cause the anticorrosion coating of this brake line to fail, allowing the brake line to rust through and leading to loss of brake fluid, failure of the rear brake circuit, extended stoppage distances, and possible crash.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will install a rubber spacer below the plastic carrier to prevent sagging and subsequent contact between the oil and brake lines. Brake lines whose anticorrosion layer is found to be damaged as a result of contact with the oil line will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during July 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
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Air Bags Jan 20, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 20, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V047000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2000-2002 BMW 320i, 323i, 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 323Ci, 325Ci, 330Ci, M3, 323iT, 325iT and 325xiT vehicles, 2001-2002 525i, 530i, 540i, M5, 525iT and 540iT vehicles, and 2001-2003 X5 3.0i, X5 4.4i, and X5 4.6is vehicles. These vehicles may have had a driver-side air bag module installed as replacement equipment such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bag, or as a remedy part for a prior recall. These replacement modules contain an air bag inflator that may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to lower absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
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.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driver side air bag module, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 15, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
01V196
Summary:
On certain sport utility vehicles, over an extended period of time, abrasion particles could deposit on the electrical contacts within the transmission gear position indicator switch, causing a disruption of the electric current through the contacts. If the disruption occurs when the vehicle is stationary with the transmission in the Neutral or Park positions, the transmission will switch automatically into the emergency program, which is displayed in the instrument cluster via a warning lamp and a message, "TRANS. FAIL-SAFE PROG." In this case, the vehicle can be driven in lower gears only with limited engine output. If this problem occurs, the ability to maintain speed in traffic and/or accelerate could be greatly diminished, possibly leading to a crash.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will replace the transmission gear position indicator switch. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during July 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.

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