Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,090 - $12,639
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
184-333
Seats
4-5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,090 - $12,639
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
184-333
Seats
4-5

2003 BMW 3 Series Owner Reviews

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That a bmw needs constant attention. regular oil, pressure, and brake checks are essential for a well-functioning bmw. and it will save you a lot of money on repairs due to the german engineering in bmw, most shops will charge extra fees because the repairs are time-consuming and more intricate than others.

2003 BMW 3 Series

My car is an E46 chassis BMW, that being said it is well-sought when it comes to the modified car community. in E46 bmw's the main problems you hear about are the front window regulators (my right regulator is broken) , and that various seals within the engine bay are notorious for cracking due to the high-pressure and functions of bmw. some features that i enjoy are the "sport mode" that allows me to turn from an automatic transmission into a manual for better control over the car in race-like situations. also my car has a dynamic driving feature that learns how i drive and automatically adjusts to make my rides more comfortable. i also enjoy the speed of my car, at a straight 6, im able to have a little fun on the highway and let loose on my speed while still having maximum control over my vehicle.

- Sabian L

Fun, fuel economical, sports car.

2003 BMW 3 Series

The main issue with BMW's is the cost of repair. Very reliable car. I find it comfortable but most do not due to the hardened suspension. The newer models are very comfy. I mainly drive the car, and not to be cliché, because it is the ultimate driving machine. It can handle turning, corners in the mountains, and speeds better than most cars I have driven. Even basic models have almost everything you need in a car. They have excellent fuel economy, I get 30 on the highway and 25 in thick stop and go traffic.

- Blake N

BMW 328i very fast, very reliable, and very fun!

2003 BMW 3 Series 325i

My car has been around for quite awhile as I purchased it pre-owned from a coworker. It has been a reliable mean of transportation to various locations. As time has went by more problems have started to develop as the check engine and oil light would come on, minor problems that would cost me a fortune to fix. It ran great for about 3 years and then boom the transmission line busted and I had it replaced as well as my windows tinted and there have no longer been problems since then.

- Doug S

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$4,090 - $5,217
$10,796 - $12,639

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 hp
333 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L (152) DOHC 24
3.2L (195) DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
41.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.4 in.
37.5 - 38.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.4 - 34.6 in.
32 - 32.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 - 37.7 in.
36.5 - 36.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
11 cu. ft.
9 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
4 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55R16 - P225/45R17
P225/40ZR19 - P255/45ZR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.3 in.
107.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.4 ft.
36.1 ft.

Length

Length
176 - 176.3 in.
176.8 in.

Width

Width
68.5 in.
70.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3219 - 3450 lbs.
3415 - 3781 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 hp
333 hp

Torque

Torque
175 ft. lbs.
262 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Straight 6 Cylinder
Optional

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Straight 6 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.6 gal.
16.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
24 mpg
19 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
16 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 - 29 mpg
22 - 24 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety