BMW 3 Series 325i Maintenance Tips

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					BMW 3 Series 325i Maintenance Tips

The 3-series is a great get-around car with its moderate price and aggressive sales and lease policy.
That's why you see more and more folks driving the 3-series everyday. It's also related to high-priced
Japanese counterparts.

Due to the this, many of Honda, Toyota, Lexus, Acura, and Infinity buyers are being pushed into luxury
German vehicles. With the introduction of a 3-Series coupe and convertible, BMW continues the process
of redesigning the entire 3-Series lineup. Both 2-door trims are all new and share a platform with the
sedan, which was introduced in 1999.

The 1999 3-Series is available in five trims: 325i and 330i sedan; 325Ci and 330Ci coupe; 325Ci
convertible. Standard safety equipment includes dual front and side airbags, optional rear side airbags, a
head protection system, an anti-lock brake system (ABS), All-Season Traction (AST), Dynamic Stability
Control (DSC), and a crash sensor that automatically unlocks doors and turns on hazard lights.

The BMW 325i and 325Ci are powered by a 2.5-liter 184-horsepower 6-cylinder engine, while the 330i
and 330Ci feature a 3.0-liter 225-horsepower in-line 6-cylinder engine. Standard equipment includes
automatic climate control, power windows and door locks, a theft-deterrent system, intermittent
wipers, an onboard computer (except 325i), remote keyless entry, and an AM/FM stereo with cassette
and ten speakers.

The 330i and 330Ci upgrade with power front seats. The coupes feature a sport-tuned suspension and a
unique front spoiler, while the convertible adds a triple-layered, fully lined!

Quick Specs

Engines: 2.5 liter Inline 6 24-Valves DOHC

Horsepower: 184hp @ 6000RPM

Torque: 175lb-ft. @ 3500RPM

Transmissions: 5-Speed Manual
5-Speed Automatic Overdrive

Drive Train: Rear Wheel Drive

Tires: P205/55HR16

Fuel Economy(City/Highway): 20/29 miles per gallon (Manual)

19/27 miles per gallon (Auto)

Range (City/Highway): 335/487 miles with full tank (Manual)

316/475 miles with full tank ((Auto))

Warranty: 48 Months/50.000 Miles Basic Warranty

48 Months/50.000 Miles Drive Train

72 Months/Unlimited Miles Rust

Standard Options

• 2.5-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC), 24-valve inline 6-cylinder engine

• Double-VANOS "steplessly" variable valve timing

• Dual resonance intake system

• 5-speed manual transmission with direct 5th gear

• Strut-type front suspension with forged-aluminum lower arms, hydraulic cushions

• Multi-link rear suspension with cast-aluminum upper transverse arms

• Front and rear anti-roll (stabilizer) bars

• Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers

• Engine-speed-sensitive, variable-assist power steering

• Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)

• 4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes with electronic front/rear proportioning

• Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
• 16 x 7.0 Star Spoke alloy wheels, 205/55R-16 all-season tires

• Daytime running lights (via Vehicle Memory system, programmed at BMW center)

• Halogen free-form foglights (includes heated dual-power mirrors and heated windshield-washer jets)

• Anti-theft AM/FM stereo/cassette audio system with 10 speakers, Radio Data System (RDS), and 3-
channel FM diversity antenna system, pre-wired for CD changer

• Service Interval Indicator with miles-to-service readout

• Check control vehicle monitor system with pictogram

• 6-way adjustable front seats

• Leatherette upholstery

• 4-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with fingertip cruise, audio, and accessory
phone controls

• High-gloss trim

• Automatic climate control and air recirculation

• Vehicle & Key Memory

• Keyless entry with multi-function remote control, including two-step unlocking and remote trunk

• Tilt/telescopic steering wheel

• Cruise control

• Power front and rear windows with "one touch" up/down operation

• Locking glovebox with rechargeable take-out flashlight

• Dual-power outside mirrors

• Fully finished trunk with drop-down tool kit

• Pre-wiring for cellular phone, alarm, garage-door opener, and CD changer

• BMW Ambiance Lighting

• Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

• Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with dual-stage, dual-
threshold deployment and sensor to help prevent unnecessary passenger's airbag deployment
• Head Protection System (HPS)

• Front-door-mounted side-impact airbags

• Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts

• Battery Safety Terminal

• Automatic fuel cut-off, triggered by airbag deployment

• Central locking system with center console switch (leaves gas filler door unlocked), double-lock
feature, and 2-step unlocking

• Coded Driveaway Protection

• Height-adjustable front safety belts with automatic pre-tensioners and force limiters Automatic-
locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger safety belts (for installation of child restraint seats)

• Crash sensor that automatically turns on hazard lights, interior lights and unlocks doors

• Full-use spare alloy wheel and tire

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