Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,652 - $22,912
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
230-414
Seats
4-5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,652 - $22,912
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
230-414
Seats
4-5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 BMW 3 Series If...

Anyone who loves the idea of being able to enjoy spirited open-air motoring and steel-topped security will find either of the 3 Series convertibles ready to deliver on both counts.

BMW 3 Series Models & Trims

2008 BMW 3 Series Owner Reviews

4.37

94 Reviews

54% 32% 11% 3% 1 star 0%

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

I absolutely love my 3 series BMW despite the constant problems.

I truly loved our BMW to begin with. I actually fell in love with it at first sight. Then came the problems. It was one thing after another and my husband had to fix several problems on this car. Mostly the problems had to do with oil leaks or the gas cap not fitting snug. Also the lug nuts being on really tight to where they cannot come off. Also the ac went out a couple of months after we got it out of nowhere. Other than that, it is truly a car of luxury and it definitely turns heads. I am not very materialistic but this car is it one of a kind and it is hard to get rid of even with the problems. It has all the bells and whistles, twin turbos, and very fun to drive. For a smaller person I would say it is very comfortable. Although someone a little heavier or taller may not be as comfortable. At the end of the day I'll always love the BMW.

- Crystal B

2008 BMW X3 showing its age, but is still reliable

I love how substantial the car feels, as in handling isn't affected by wind and other air currents while driving. It has a lot of features to customize the comfort level of the front seats. It has never failed to start, but I address any warning dash lights promptly. That said, because the mechanical systems are so uniquely laid out, few independent mechanics will work on it, so dealership maintenance is costly. Now, at 10 years old, sealants around window control panels and backseat ashtrays are starting to give out, and there seems to be a leak from the sunroof that drains into a reservoir in the trunk area. Overall a great car, but keep a fund on hand to address any costly tuneups.

- Elizabeth H

Driving the fabulous 2008 BMW 328i: 10 years later.

Only problems I have had with my car were a starter going out, engine coils and spark plugs needing to be replaced, and a new coolant system, due to my car being 10 years old. Other than that, it drives flawlessly, still looks brand new, and is so reliable. I have fallen in love with BMW after owning this car! It is so comfortable to drive, and the special features like how the passenger side mirror shifts to face the ground when put in reverse, and how the windows can all roll down without me in the car are so handy and cool.

- Lindsey R

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,652 - $9,159
$7,960 - $9,491

Horsepower

Horsepower
230 hp
230 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.1 - 41.8 in.
41.1 - 41.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.1 - 38.5 in.
37.1 - 38.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
31.9 - 34.6 in.
33.7 - 34.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.1 - 38 in.
36.1 - 38 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
9 - 12 cu. ft.
11.1 - 12 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 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

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.7 in.
108.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 ft.
38.7 ft.

Length

Length
178.2 - 180.6 in.
178.2 - 180.6 in.

Width

Width
70.2 - 71.5 in.
70.2 - 71.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3340 - 3858 .lbs
3582 - 3814 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
230 hp
230 hp

Torque

Torque
200 ft. lbs.
200 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Straight 6 Cylinder
Straight 6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.9 - 16.1 gal.
15.9 - 16.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
19 - 29 mpg
10 - 14 mpg

City

City
18 - 20 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 - 30 mpg
28 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety