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2005 BMW 330xi

The test fifth generation of the much-loved BMW 3 Series again resets the benchmark in dynamic sports sedan driving with a significant step forward.
Feted for 30 years as the definitive driver's car, with the arrival of the E90, the BMW 3 Series adds an armoury of impressive, innovative improvements for engine, chassis, safety technology as well as driving comfort.

The new BMW 3 Series makes its debut powered by a pair of all-new powerful, refined and economical petrol-driven six-cylinder engines. A further optimised iteration of the famous 2.0-litre four-cylinder slots into the 320i entry model.

To minimise weight, BMW has employed magnesium for the first time in large-scale series production, achieving a substantial 30 percent weight saving compared with an all aluminium alloy engine.

2005 BMW 330xiMagnesium is used for the crankcase, the crankshaft bearings, and on the cylinder head cover.

Maximising the weight saving and boosting performance across the rev range is the addition of a now well-known BMW innovation: VALVETRONIC infinitely variable intake valve control.

The result is an even more efficient use of fuel with an even faster engine response. This superior technology is teamed with the long-standing BMW double-VANOS variable camshaft adjustment on both inlet and exhaust valves.


The 320i and 325i models will come as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox and the option of a six-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) The 330i will be available as standard with the automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) An extra gear, closer increments and wider overall spread of ratios allow the driver to extract the most from these engines, particularly at step-off.

Reflecting its mighty heritage, the new BMW 3 Series is replete with classic BMW characteristics; a longitudinally-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive, and perfect axle load distribution of 50:50, combining to deliver superior all-round dynamic agility.

With its design language, the new BMW 3 Series is a unique, self-confident contender clearly expressing its qualities as a dynamic and elegant sports sedan. (concept carz)

The interior of the new BMW 3 Series is modern and harmonious, the luxurious ambience reflecting a sense of controlled dynamism and lightness. The interior conveys the twin 3 Series strengths of luxury and sports driving.

Source - BMW

The success story of a global trendsetter: Five generations of the BMW 3 Series

The success story of a global trendsetter: Five generations of the BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series established the compact sports sedan segment and laid the foundation stone for the worlds most successful premium model series.If there is such a thing as a typical BMW, then it is without a doubt the BMW 3 Series. In the medium-size class it is considered the embodiment of the sports sedan and has maintained this leading role for many years unchallenged at the top....
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BMW 3 Series sedan engines: fascinating drive technology spanning five vehicle generations. In 1975, the sporty midrange BMW 3 Series established a new vehicle category. Innovative engines rendered it a forerunner for state-of-the-art technology.

BMW 3 Series sedan engines: fascinating drive technology spanning five vehicle generations. In 1975, the sporty midrange BMW 3 Series established a new vehicle category. Innovative engines rendered it a forerunner for state-of-the-art technology.

For 36 years now, the BMW 3 Series has profited more than almost any other model series from its fascinating drive technology. During a period spanning five generations, BMW 3 Series engines have time and time again been pioneers of innovative technology and milestones in engine construction. As a result, the four and six-cylinder power units, each of them having been the most modern of their time,....
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BMW Monthly Sales Volume

December 2019
35,746
November 2019
31,213
October 2019
25,440
September 2019
27,467
July 2019
23,015
June 2019
31,627
May 2019
27,109
April 2019
23,816
March 2019
32,228
February 2019
23,558
January 2019
18,102
Additional Sales Volume Data


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2005 330xi
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