BMW 3 series 2005 E90 Sedan

This generation of BMW 3 series E90 has been produced from March, 2005 to September, 2008. We can provide information about 43 modifications of this generation. 2005 BMW 3 series is available with four wheel (4x4) drive (12 versions) and classical rear wheel drive (31 version). Four wheel drive models have AWD (all wheel drive) system (power is automatically distributed between the wheel axles).

This BMW is available with ten petrol engines with displacement from 1.6 to 3.0 litres and power of from 122 to 306 horsepower un seven diesel engines with displacement from 2.0 to 3.0 litres and power of from 122 to 286 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (23 versions), as well as automatic (20 versions) gearbox.

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BMW 3 series 2005 E90 sedan average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 5.9 to 10 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.7 to 8 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient BMW 3 series 2005 E90 sedan petrol engine version is BMW 316i, consuming 5.9 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient BMW 3 series 2005 E90 sedan diesel - BMW 318d for 100 kilometers consumes 4.7 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, BMW 3 series real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 18 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +21% for petrol engines and +15% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific BMW 3 series modification.

BMW 3 series 2005 E90 sedan CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 142 to 250 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 123 to 213 grams per kilometer. From BMW 3 series with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has BMW 316i which produces an average of 142 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the BMW 3 series diesels least CO2 distributes BMW 318d - 123 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 5.5 seconds has BMW 335xi version, conversely the tardiest one is BMW 318i reaching this speed only in 11 seconds. The maximum top speed is 250 km/h for the 3.0 diesel 286 hp version (BMW 335d) and 14 other versions.

Lenght of BMW 3 series is 452 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - BMW 3 series is about 3 cm longer than Honda Civic sedan, but 1 cm shorter than Ford Focus sedan. BMW 3 series gross weight is from 1870 to 2180 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 13 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles. BMW 3 series trunk space is 460 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 1385 litres.

This BMW is quite costly - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 5000 $. According to user reviews, average BMW 3 series repair costs are 320 $ per year. Users calculated BMW 3 series 2005 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 3100 € cost per year and 0.26 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 57%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 22% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of BMW 3 series for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about BMW 3 series prices and costs.

In user reviews BMW 3 series received average grade 7.7 (from 10) it corresponds to average rate for cars of this age. Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. 75% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

BMW 3 series modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox Drive type
BMW 316i Feb 2008 — Sep 2008

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.6 Petrol 122 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 318i Sep 2005 — Sep 2007 2.0 Petrol 129 HP 7.3 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 318i Sep 2005 — Sep 2007 2.0 Petrol 129 HP 7.3 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 318i Sep 2007 — Sep 2008

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.0 Petrol 143 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 318i Sep 2007 — Sep 2008 2.0 Petrol 143 HP 6.4 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 320i Mar 2005 — Sep 2007 2.0 Petrol 150 HP 7.4 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 320i Mar 2005 — Sep 2007 2.0 Petrol 150 HP 7.9 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 320i Sep 2007 — Sep 2008 2.0 Petrol 170 HP 6.1 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 320i Sep 2007 — Sep 2008 2.0 Petrol 170 HP 6.5 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 320si Mar 2006 — Sep 2006 2.0 Petrol 173 HP 8.9 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 318d Sep 2005 — Sep 2007 2.0 Diesel 122 HP 5.6 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 318d Sep 2007 — Sep 2008

Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.0 Diesel 143 HP 4.7 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 320d Mar 2005 — Sep 2007 2.0 Diesel 163 HP 5.7 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 320d Mar 2005 — Sep 2007 2.0 Diesel 163 HP 6.7 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 320d Sep 2007 — Sep 2008

Most fuel efficient diesel version by real consumption

2.0 Diesel 177 HP 4.8 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 320d Sep 2007 — Sep 2008 2.0 Diesel 177 HP 5.4 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 325i Mar 2005 — Sep 2007 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 8.4 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 325i Sep 2007 — Sep 2008 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 7.1 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 325i Mar 2005 — Sep 2007 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 9.0 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 325i Sep 2007 — Sep 2008 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 7.1 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 325xi 4x4 Sep 2005 — Sep 2007 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 9.2 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
BMW 325xi 4x4 Sep 2005 — Sep 2007 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 9.9 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
BMW 325xi 4x4 Sep 2007 — Sep 2008 3.0 Petrol 218 HP 7.9 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
BMW 325xi 4x4 Sep 2007 — Sep 2008 3.0 Petrol 218 HP 7.9 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
BMW 330i Mar 2005 — Sep 2007 3.0 Petrol 258 HP 8.7 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 330i Mar 2005 — Sep 2007 3.0 Petrol 258 HP 9.0 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 330xi 4x4 Sep 2005 — Sep 2007 3.0 Petrol 258 HP 9.6 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
BMW 330xi 4x4 Sep 2005 — Sep 2007 3.0 Petrol 258 HP 10.0 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
BMW 330i Sep 2007 — Sep 2008 3.0 Petrol 272 HP 7.2 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 330i Sep 2007 — Sep 2008 3.0 Petrol 272 HP 7.2 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 330xi 4x4 Sep 2007 — Sep 2008 3.0 Petrol 272 HP 8.0 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
BMW 330xi 4x4 Sep 2007 — Sep 2008 3.0 Petrol 272 HP 8.0 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
BMW 335i Sep 2006 — Sep 2008 3.0 Petrol 306 HP 9.1 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 335i Sep 2006 — Sep 2008 3.0 Petrol 306 HP 9.6 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 335xi 4x4 Mar 2007 — Sep 2008

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds

3.0 Petrol 306 HP 9.7 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
BMW 335xi 4x4 Mar 2007 — Sep 2008 3.0 Petrol 306 HP 9.7 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
BMW 325d Sep 2006 — Sep 2008 3.0 Diesel 197 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 325d Sep 2006 — Sep 2008 3.0 Diesel 197 HP 6.9 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 330d Sep 2005 — Sep 2008 3.0 Diesel 231 HP 6.5 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 330d Sep 2005 — Sep 2008 3.0 Diesel 231 HP 7.4 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 330xd 4x4 Sep 2005 — Sep 2008 3.0 Diesel 231 HP 7.2 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
BMW 330xd 4x4 Sep 2005 — Sep 2008 3.0 Diesel 231 HP 8.0 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
BMW 335d Sep 2006 — Sep 2008

Most powerfull diesel version (286 HP)

3.0 Diesel 286 HP 6.0 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 3 series service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

BMW 3 series safety

During safety testing BMW 3 series has obtained 5 stars from five, which means very high safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of BMW 3 series is evaluated with five stars, children safety - with four stars, and for pedestrian protection BMW 3 series got one star.

BMW 3 series prices

BMW 3 series 2005 - 2008 sedan price in Latvia is from 3100 $ to 7500 $.
Comparing to analogical vehicles BMW 3 series price is very high - BMW 3 series is approximately for 64 percents more expensive then average sedans of this age (compare sedans 2005 - 2008 prices). BMW 3 series high price can be explained by its quality above average (see below), therefore this BMW could be reasonable purchase in long term perspective.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
BMW 3 series 2008 price 4300 $ 6000 $ 7500 $
BMW 3 series 2007 price 3600 $ 4800 $ 6000 $
BMW 3 series 2006 price 3600 $ 4900 $ 6500 $
BMW 3 series 2005 price 3100 $ 4600 $ 6000 $

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BMW 3 series mileage

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BMW 3 series reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service BMW 3 series reliability is above average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2019 defects were detected in an average of 26.8 percent of BMW 3 series of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 28.4%.

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BMW 3 series 2005 E90 sedan features (options)

Percentage of BMW 3 series with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
82%
Conditioning
79%
Rain sensor
70%
Metallic paint
62%
Tire pressure control
60%
Adjustable steering wheel
51%
Rear parking sensors
40%
Xenon headlights
40%
Cruise control
38%
Leather upholstery
35%
Heated seats
30%
Dimming mirrors
21%
Navigation
19%
Front parking sensors
18%
Bi-xenon lights
13%
Sunroof
12%
Electrically adjustable seats
11%

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BMW 3 series reviews

Total 78 BMW 3 series owner reviews

BMW 3 series 2006 Estate car/wagon Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 10 years) Owned for:76`000 kilometers (4 years)
Average fuel consumption: 11.0 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total car rating:
8
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