An interim notice was mailed to owners in September 2014. Of course, the 330i sedan is only the start. A variable steering ratio, more direct 10. They utilised a variant of the M54 engine named the. Archived from on 15 November 2008. At this vintage E46 , it's also very easy to do the maintenance myself. Those vehicles were mistakenly identified as including the air bags that are subject to this recall.
The 330Ci convertible gets an auto-dimming rearview mirror, lumbar support and a universal garage door opener as standard. Press the throttle down hard, though, and the box will kick down and send the car flying down the road at an obscene rate. It is an excellent balance between luxury and sport. And the multilink rear uses five elements rather than four to provide better wheel control while retaining sufficient compliance for a soft ride. That threshold is nicely judged and entertaining for the enthusiast; a five-second push on the button turns off the traction and stability controls completely, but you probably wouldn't want to do that except on a dry racetrack. If the Engine over heat once you loose it. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V-348 in its entirety.
As with most new models, the 3-series has grown a bit. My initial search was for a 325xi, but after test driving several I found it did not have the power I needed. I've had several bmw cars on several time period and the all had the same issues. The suspension components are a smidge stiffer than the setup in the base 330i, and the Performance package gets an 18-inch wheel-and-tire combo versus 17-inch wheels on the standard version. I meant for it just to be a few words and I got carried away. There are plenty of parts on Amazon. Transmission and oil application chart.
With that kind of track record, you might have expected to see a four-door M3 in the new body style. I probably would have been very happy with the Infiniti G coupe had I never test driven the 330Ci. Generally I demand a manual box, enjoying the act of changing gear as much as the overall control, but even the most ardent manual fan should test this variant before dismissing it. See your dealer for details. Archived from on 22 July 2010.
This Valvetronic engine will soon be fitted to the 530i. Lastly, a flat tire warning and white indicator lights are now standard on all models. If this car were a sweet brunette I would take her everywhere and buy her everything. Again, the 330Ci seems to be perfectly balanced. As in previous generations, a wagon, a coupe, and a convertible will follow, in that order. Suspension was modified over the standard suspension with firmer springs and dampers, larger anti-roll bars, stronger front control arm ball joints, a lower ride height, heavy duty steering rack, and slightly more negative. Archived from on 8 June 2003.
Aluminium was used for an increased quantity of suspension components, in order to decrease. In late 1993, design work began under chief designer and continued into 1995. That's still true, but for about four grand, you can be a little less out of luck than before. If your looking for a sports car this is it. The engine tweaks don't add up to much-the redline goes up 300 rpm to 6800, peak horsepower goes up 10 to 235, and torque goes up eight pound-feet to 222. The E46 was the first 3 Series to be available with an engine using variable valve lift.
Most buyers will recognize the new car as a 3-series, even with the curvier elements of the 5-series around the front and an interior theme that also mimics its bigger brother. Diagnosis was difficult and getting the new parts to synch with the old was also difficult due to mismatched software levels. Steering is tight and responsive at any speed. Unlike the E36, the E46 four-door shares very little sheetmetal with the coupe and convertible. It is light, eager, and always willing to make the drive entertaining.
This vehicle does everything I need it to do on a daily basis. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. A pleasure to drive at 30mph and 100mph. I bought a sharp black one with clean lines and an excellent finish. Which is good news because, appearance aside, a year ago we were not convinced the current 5-series was a major advance over its predecessor.