The BMW 3-Series is an extensive line of vehicles with
a diverse range of body types and capabilities. Within this
entry level are two engine types and these determine whether
you have a 325 or the more powerful 330 line. The 2003 BMW
330 offers a choice between the coupe, sedan and convertible
models but, in essence, the 330 line is for those who want
BMW quality and technology and are prepared to pay a little
more for enhanced BMW performance. This adds, of course,
to the already explicit BMW focus on performance as a design
The BMW 330 models include the following: The 2003 BMW 330i
and 2003 BMW 330xi, the 2003 BMW 330iCi coupe and the 2003
BMW 330Ci convertible.
Whereas the 325 level offers good solid basic features,
the 2003 BMW 330 adds an enhanced level of interior trim
and amenity. For example, 8-way power front seats replace
8-way manual ones. Other upgrades compared to the 325 models
include, Harmon Kardon audio as a standard feature. This
12-speaker system include s 2 sub-woofers and includes an
in-dash CD player. Leatherette upholstery, a 4-spoke leather-wrapped
multi-function steering wheel, a front seat center armrest
with a storage compartment and split-fold rear bench seating,
automatic climate control and one-touch power windows add
more standard value.
Major packages can be added like the Cold-Weather, Sport
or Premium packages. Stand-alone features can also be added
as options enabling the addition of many luxury amenities
to this near-luxury BMW line-up.
The standard exterior features on the 2003 BMW 330 models
include standard free-form halogen headlights, heated power
mirrors and heated windshield washer jets to make for good
visibility in all weather conditions. Titanium finish trim,
matching interior highlights, enhances styling that echoes
BMW's distinctive classic image, making this a prestige
vehicle line up that will look good in any driveway. The
convertible model is a two door with a fully automatic convertible
The 2003 BMW 330 line up has its real distinction from the
325 line up under the hood. A powerful 3.0-liter, it has
ample power for confident and aggressive drivers who want
the authority to get into and out of potential scrapes.
Highway merging is no problem on these 330 models that can
do 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds. The powerful I6 engine produces
225 hp at 5900 rpm and 214 lb-ft of torque at 3500. It can
be coupled with either a 5-speed manual or automatic transmissions,
which get about 18/26 mpg.
The 330Xi sedan has a permanent all-wheel drive system
but the rest are rear-wheel drive models.
Safety and Security
The safety portfolio is very impressive. All models have
antilock brakes and an assortment of airbags including dual
front-impact airbag Supplementary Restraint System (SRS)
with dual-threshold and dual-stage deployment and front-door-mounted
side impact airbags. At the 330 level, rear side impact
airbags are also standard.
a Used Quote on a 2003 BMW 330.