2005 BMW 3 Series Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,778 - $17,110
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
184-333
Seats
4-5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,778 - $17,110
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
184-333
Seats
4-5

BMW 3 Series Models & Trims

325Ci $4,778 - $6,107*
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0, 17 x 8.0 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
330Ci $5,770 - $7,163*
Horsepower: 225 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: Leather, Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0, 18 x 8.0 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
M3 $14,893 - $17,110*
Horsepower: 333 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: Leather, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8, 19 x 8.0 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
325i $4,835 - $6,226*
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0, 17 x 8.0 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
325xi $5,228 - $6,633*
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0, 17 x 7.0 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
330i $5,639 - $7,044*
Horsepower: 225 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0, 18 x 8.0 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
330xi $5,484 - $6,887*
Horsepower: 225 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.38

37 Reviews

59% 24% 11% 5% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

BMW convertible is a sweet ride.

Smooth ride, it handles well and is very fast. Heavy acceleration has caused me go lose a radiator fan. This car is very low clearance causing front end damage from curbs. Electric seats and heated seats are nice. The remote door opener does not have a replacement battery so you have to buy a new key costing almost 200 dollars.

- Joseph M

I would definitely buy a BMW again

I really love my car most of the time. My one complaint is that it is not reliable in the snow. I don't have front wheel drive. My car , even at 13 years old, still runs really well and I haven't had many problems other than routine maintenance. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one. My next one however, will be an X Drive.

- Elizabeth S

Looks nice but is expensive to maintain.

As far as the cosmetic features go, this car is great. It feels very “luxury” on the inside. This car has been very expensive to maintain. I have spent almost $1500 this year to maintain it, which is ridiculous. It is broken down on me on several occasions. If I had the financial means, I'd sell it tomorrow if I could.

- Mary G

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front angle view.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,778 - $6,107
$5,770 - $7,163

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 hp
225 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 24
3.0L DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 in.
41.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
36.3 - 38 in.
36.3 - 38 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
32 - 33.2 in.
33.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.2 - 36.4 in.
36.2 - 36.4 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Cell PhoneHookup
Standard
Standard

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Leather, Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
4 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/45R17
P225/40R18

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.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3197 - 3627 .lbs
3285 - 3693 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 hp
225 hp

Torque

Torque
175 ft. lbs.
214 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
N/A .lbs
N/A .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

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
24 mpg
25 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 mpg
29 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

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

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*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

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings