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BMW 3 Series E90

BMW 3 Series E90 (2005-2012)

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AL1916
AL1916AU
  • 12 reviews
  • 7 likes

Reliable car with quality

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What I like about this BMW is build quality and just look elegance. Fuel consumption can be thirsty for the naturally aspirated 2.5 engine. On average it takes about 12 to 14L per 100kms.
you don't want things to go wrong with BMW because it can cost you, especially mechanically when its out of warranty.
Would probably recommend the newer generation for better fuel ecomomy

BodySedan
Badge325i
LineHigh-Line M Sport
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedFeb 2012

BMW 2005 320i E90

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These cars are and absolute pleasure to drive, magnificent but don't purchase one, they are a nightmare mechanically. Just ask any mechanic: water pump, radiator, cat converter, sensors, the list goes on...
Their appearance is second to none but beauty with these machines is only skin deep: I loved looking at my BMW but I was afraid to drive it anywhere.

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CraigB
CraigBMelbourne
  • 2 reviews
  • 5 likes

320i 2007 - don't bother

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I've had a 320i Executive sedan with innovations pack since new and have had nothing but trouble. Had to replace the thermo fan at 26,000km's and now the auto transmission has failed at 57,000km's and $10k to replace! BMW Australia want nothing to do with it - clearly a known fault with the car. A luxury sedan having this many major failures = no more BMW's for me!

Too many faults and expenses just out of warranty

TransmissionAutomatic
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LineExecutive
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sunvi.ahsan
sunvi.ahsan

I had exact same issue - failing at 110k. very expensive replacement. about 12k.

ReasonableMan
ReasonableManAU
  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

Nice drive but BMW in denial about some known faults with 3 series

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infinity
infinityGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  • 20 reviews
  • 20 likes

Low fuel consumption, good peformance for a 1500 kg vehicle

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wisebuyer
wisebuyerAU
  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Good

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My 323i M Sport is now 18 months old. Had minimal issues with it, all fixed at BMW Melbourne with no fuss at all. Have just replaced tyres with non run flats, and it makes a world of difference to noise, ride and handling. Just needed to buy the "Mobility" pump/puncture repair kit from dealer.
Great car, a pleasure to drive.
Run flat tyres, limited rear legroom

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LineM Sport
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GTO
GTOSydney, NSW
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Expected a lot more from a prestige car

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svergh
svergh
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Good

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I think it is an excellent car to drive. Have not had any problem with it thus far. The interiors are plush and the aircon is excellent. There is plenty of boot space. For me the real negative is the fact that the car is underpowered. There is the sports option, but it is quite noisy when you are using the sports option.
Own a 320i. Fantastic interiors. Looks great.
Underpowered. Run flat tires makes the ride a bit bumpy.

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what year did bmw resolve the problem with the timing chain in the N47 engine

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Rockinghorse
Rockinghorseasked
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what needs doing for a 130k service

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Hello! Hope someone can help me
Why my idrive screen starts to function properly as it should work after i drive 15 minutes or so?? Example-i start the car and screen is on but when i press something its reacting after some time but later starts to work properly

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BMW 3 Series E90 (2005-2012)

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CategoryCars and Sedans
Starting Price $56,100
TransmissionAutomatic
Drive TypeRear Wheel Drive (RWD)
Fuel TypeDiesel
Wheels17" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars
Fuel Consumption7.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L
Engine4 Cylinder 2.0L
Max Power115kW @ 6400rpm
Max Torque200Nm @ 3600rpm
Country of ManufactureSouth Africa
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)
Release dateMay 2005
Discontinuation dateJan 2012
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