The 330 models add a lot of performance to the equation. The rear cargo cover is nicely designed with a vinyl panel that easily slides out and hooks into place to hide valuables. There's little play in the steering and the feeling is one of directness. Steptronic can be useful and entertaining. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. Its slim design is a benefit of the latest in compact airbag packaging.
Drivetrain Warranty: This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. You hear and feel what's going on, though the outside world is muted well enough to ensure comfort. Original Warranty An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. Subtle changes to the design of the 3 Series sedans and sport wagons this year has freshened their appearance. Keep it suspended over the car in the summer using old sailing gear, blocks and line. The back seat is roomy enough for two adults during a night on the town, but it's not as roomy as some of the other cars in its class.
Steering response is more like that of a sports car than a luxury sedan. Similar to the theme set by the new 7 Series, the headlamps now tilt up at the trailing edges of the wraparounds rather than tilting down as they have traditionally. These cars are extremely stable. Interior The interior is a very nice light gray leather and is in excellent condition. New optional run-flat tires with a monitor are available for 330 models.
These cars are striking in appearance with their bold grilles, exotic-looking headlamps, and short front and rear overhangs. These results should be used for comparison only, and verification should not be attempted on public roads. Mechanical The M54B25 6-cylinder engine is rated at 184 horsepower and 175 lb ft of torque. This year the lower grille is split all the way across. The 3 Series cars are not class leaders when it comes to moving cargo, either.
That's more than twice the 10. The throttle feels light and linear, perhaps because of the electronic throttle control. Otherwise, our car has been rock solid and fun to drive. This car was a b. Try to make sure that the vehicle is completely stationary before using the fully-automatic convertible top, other- wise the system could respond by stop- ping in mid-travel. Always keep your hands and fingers well away from the top's mechanism while it is opening and closing.
Rear side airbags are available for coupes and convertibles. They look elegant and refined, but purposeful. Window controls are located on the center console, requiring a glance down to open or close a windows. The convertible, well, do you have to ask? That power is handled by a smooth shifting automatic transmission. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. Alloy rims and good tires. One example: 17-inch wheels with V-rated tires in place of the 325's standard 16-inch wheels with H-rated tires.
The bucket seats are inviting and cradle you in a very comfortable driving position. Rear side-impact airbags are optional. It's definitely a fun car to drive, especially with the top down in good weather. The Harmon Kardon stereo with 12 upgraded speakers sounds great. Car sit lower and is planted while cornering. Styling revisions freshen the sedans and sport wagons for 2002.
Alternatively, a net slides up and hooks onto the ceiling to allow cargo to be piled to the ceiling. Shifting is smooth and precise and the driver almost always feels the transmission is working as part of the team, rather than fighting against driver and engine. Power adjustments come standard on all models except 325i sedans. It's been that way since the late 1970s, and we don't see it changing. It's plenty of room for two people involved in outdoor activities.
Smart front and front side-impact airbags come standard. The 10-way power seats that come with the optional Sport Package are superb, adding more side bolstering for winding roads, and slide-out thigh support. These cars put the driver in touch with the road. Ski racks, bike racks and other accessories can be attached to the beefy roof ra. The center stack has been altered to accommodate the new automatic climate controls. Actual acceleration results may vary depending on specification of vehicle; road and environmental conditions; testing procedures and driving style. Auto-leveling of the bi-xenon lamps is included.
DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. Also optional are new wheel designs and 18-inch wheels and tires. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. It's so smooth, that it's easy to rev past the redline to where the rev limiter cuts back on the throttle. I think it's a great mix of performance and value, and I've been extremely satisfied.