Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,763 - $14,219
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
184-333
Seats
4-5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,763 - $14,219
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
184-333
Seats
4-5

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2004 BMW 3 Series Owner Reviews

4.46
57 Reviews
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Excellent vehicle when given regular preventative maintenance.

2004 BMW 3 Series

This vehicle has been exceptionally reliable. The vehicle came with included service for the first 30, 000 miles but the dealer would not perform oil service before 15, 000 miles. I know better and because I serviced mine every 6, 000 miles, my vehicle did not fall apart a week after the warranty was up. You must use only supreme unleaded fuel. This vehicle or risk problems with the fuel system. (This is explained at the time of purchase). The alignment is set a bit aggressive which can burn through tires quickly. This can be remedied by having the alignment set a bit less aggressively by a qualified shop. The convertible top liner is held together by cheap plastic and shoelace quality cords. This last about 2 years and cost about $800 to replace at the dealer. An upholstery shop can usually do the same job for less than half the price. To make the cords last longer, put the top up whenever the vehicle is not in use. I love this car and if you care for it, you will too.

- Sharon S

It keeps Its value over time.

2004 BMW 3 Series

The BMW is a beautiful stylish design, ours is midnight blue with silver trims and a medium brown leather interior. The interior is extremely comfortable and spacious inside with adjustments to ensure your seat is in the perfect position, one of my favorite features is the miles showing on the windscreen, it helps me to concentrate on the road and keep to the speed limits which is not distracting. There is a small pop up screen in the center console which is fantastic for sat nav and radio controls, it is contemporary and well designed. We've owned our car for 5 months and Its always been reliable with no problems, we often get compliments from people on the look of the car and the space inside, the trunk has plenty of space.

- Krystal A

Great little car with style.

2004 BMW 3 Series 325Ci

The stylish body, push of a button convertible top make this a great vehicle for cruising. The comfortable seats have programmable memory settings, heated and electric adjustments to make entering rear seats easy. The bright headlights are automatically programmed to turn on in dim light. The windshield wipers have automatic rain sensor. Direct stability control, cruise control, air condition ambient temperature control, power mirrors, power windows and door locks. The performance is great, maintenance is average cost. I recommend this car as an entry level BMW.

- Noel F

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$28,100 - $30,800
$47,100 - $55,600

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

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
41.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37 - 38.4 in.
36.3 - 38.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.4 - 34.6 in.
32 - 33.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 - 37.6 in.
36.2 - 36.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10.7 cu. ft.
7.7 - 9.5 cu. ft.

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

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

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Dimensions

Tire Width

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

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.3 in.
107.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.4 ft.
36.1 ft.

Length

Length
176 - 176.3 in.
176.7 in.

Width

Width
68.5 in.
68.5 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
N/A lbs.
N/A lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

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
23 - 26 mpg
19 mpg

City

City
19 - 21 mpg
16 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 - 30 mpg
22 - 24 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

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

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