2006 BMW 3 Series Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,525 - $19,293
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®
$5,525 - $19,293
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

325i $6,218 - $7,645*
Horsepower: 215 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
330i $6,726 - $8,219*
Horsepower: 255 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 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
325Ci $5,525 - $6,922*
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 $6,032 - $7,449*
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 $16,774 - $19,293*
Horsepower: 333 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 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
325xi $6,207 - $7,622*
Horsepower: 215 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
330xi $6,746 - $8,237*
Horsepower: 255 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 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

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.45

78 Reviews

59% 28% 12% 1% 1 star 0%

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

Fog lights, auxiliary cord, sunroof, am/FM radio.

This car has been really reliable I have not had any issues with it. The only maintenance I have done on it is just oil changes and gotten tires and breaks. Other than that it has never giving me any problems. The car runs really smooth and it has a lot of really awesome futures. It has a sunroof to enjoy when the weather is perfect outside. It also has fog lights to make visibility easier when on the road. It has warm up seats and leather interior.

- Felipe A

BMW 325xI safe, reliable and fun to drive!

It is a beautiful and stylish car - has an all leather interior, excellent sound system. Luxurious ride, no noises or loud motor, very low maintenance as long as you keep up with general needed maintenance, such as oil changes. It is held a good value, it is extremely safe and reliable with traction control and all wheel drive. A lot of attention was paid to detail, especially for the driver, easy to use and reach all features.

- Sandra K

Fast but thirsty: This car is a naturally aspirated 3 litre and great if you want quality and a good bit of speed and response but don't want to get into the turbo territory of 335's or M3's.

Since purchase I have been fairly happy with the reliability of my vehicle. I would say that I find the ride comfortable. The features are adequate but anything lacking is more due to the age of the car. Also many option were not installed at point of manufacture. In terms of performance I love this car as its a 330i coupe with 270bhs and really flies, although it can be thirsty on fuel when driven vigorously.

- Gareth R

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Front angle view.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,218 - $7,645
$6,726 - $8,219

Horsepower

Horsepower
215 hp
255 hp

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

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

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 in.
41.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.4 in.
37.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.6 in.
34.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 in.
37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12 cu. ft.
12 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Cell PhoneHookup
Standard
Standard

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
225/45R17
225/40R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.7 in.
108.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 ft.
36.1 ft.

Length

Length
178.2 in.
178.2 in.

Width

Width
71.5 in.
71.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3285 - 3351 .lbs
3417 - 3450 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
215 hp
255 hp

Torque

Torque
185 ft. lbs.
220 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
15.9 gal.
15.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 mpg
25 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 mpg
30 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

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
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Optional
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear 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

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings