This car was purchased new in Sarasota and garage kept. I found it was well taken care of. Under the hood, the in-line six delivers smooth, hesitation-free power at the tap of the gas pedal. Although there's some discernible relationship between this latest coupe and the last-generation 8 and 6 Series, we need to reach back to 1965 to make a convertible connection. They were, of course, designed at the same time, so the ragtop is no mere chop job. . A convertible and hatchback body style was released in 2000, the latter only for Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
On back country roads I get 26-27 mpg and on the highway I get 30-31 at an avg 70mph. The car drives ridiculously smooth and sometimes I catch myself speeding without even realizing it. This car has very rarely been driven in snow and always kept in the garage in winter. However, with a curb weight of 1450 kg, the E46 328ci is 55 kilograms 121 lb heavier than the E36 equivalent. Goplen designed the production coupé and estate during 1996-1997. While the styling of the E46 was seen as an evolution of the extremely successful previous generation 3-series, it was not immediately embraced by either the buying public, or the automotive press. I have 8 coats of Mothers paste wax on the outside under the hood and trunk lid.
My car was worth every penny I bought it for. This balance allows for optimal handling in regard to the drive train layout. I leave it and live with it. The connection between the engine and transmission is an engineering marvel; the shifting is flawless and the transfer of power is immediate. These 325s have a great reliability factor as I've had them with as many as 210k miles and they always got me there in comfort and safety! Weight and rigidity goals An emphasis was put on reducing unsprung weight and increasing structural rigidity rather than increasing power output: the highest displacement model at release, the E46 328, had only 3 horsepower more than the E36 328. It was introduced in May 1998 in the sedan body style. Production development of the saloon took 24 months from January 1996 to January 1998.
Yes, even in the snow. However, there are still a few rattles and scratches. Don't listen to anyone who says you can get away with midgrade; it's just not true. I like the way these cars look as compared to the 2006+ body styles. The ability to have auto settings for the seat and mirror setting makes it really convenient when my wife and I change cars. The way the back seat folds down allowing access to the trunk space makes it a very versatile car when picking up things at Lowe's or when traveling.
I bought it with only 42,000 miles on it and have added 10,000 over the past year. I have to drive other cars from time to time and it's always a pleasure to return to this one. In 1999, a coupé and touring body style became available to all markets, and the sedan was released in the United States. The only issue I have with the car is when I don;t make a full stop when slowing down and then apply the gas, the car seem to delay a bit a jerk into acceleration. I love driving this car and it is so much fun to take on trips, especially with the gas mileage and the amount of trunk space it has. Now the car makers don't understand why more people are buying cars made in Korea-Japan -Germany- ect. Two engines double-overhead-cam, 24-valve in-line 6-cylinder.
This is only a tenth of a second behind the last automatic-equipped Cabriolet we tested August 2002. Great acceleration and road response. They point to the company's effortlessly rising sales figures and direct me to the nearest rolling doughnut. I also still prefer the 2004 model look over the new styles. The current 3-series generation is several years old, but the car doesn't feel dated so much as well sorted. Parts are expensive as I replaced a simple sensor already.
It is the car that has defined the genre, with roots stretching back to the beloved 2002ti model of the late 1960s and early '70s. While many competitors come close to matching the 3-Series, when it comes to being a member of the in-crowd, the original is still the greatest. An ample trunk can accommodate two golf bags. I commute to work in it, I drive it all year. Moving off the on ramp onto the freeway and I'm going 55 to 85 in a blink of an eye. I have had no major problems, just normal maintenance and wear and tear like all cars.
This rather trick lid is windowless, allowing the designers to integrate the glass into the rear deck, directly aft the headrests and completely independent of the top so the vertical window can be deployed as a wind deflector when the top is down, or, with top up, the glass can be lowered to increase pass-through ventilation for the cabin. Just a little annoying and frankly, do not know what to do about it so. Though roof removal will always result in a loss of structural rigidity, we were hard-pressed to detect much more than slight cowl shake during our test. I regret not getting the larger engine because of the horsepower difference, but other than that, I have no complaints. The system takes some getting used to and has left a few of our staff to question why a company known for its exceptional steering felt compelled to fiddle with it. For the money, you cannot beat the quality, options and overall look and ride.