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2005 BMW M3

  • 2005 BMW M3 Base Convertible
    • MAX MPG
      23
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      333/262
    • ENGINE
      3.2L I6
    • MSRP
      $55,800
  • 2005 BMW M3 Base Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      333/262
    • ENGINE
      3.2L I6
    • MSRP
      $47,300
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2005 BMW M3 Review

A high-performance car with an incredible engine and handling capacity.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The designers and engineers at BMW had performance and handling in mind when they created the 2005 BMW M3. This car offers sturdy performance driving with a powerful six-cylinder engine and easy, solid handling on just about any driving surface. The interior of the car provides easy access to the various controls and gauges and keeps the occupants of the car safe in the event of an accident. While not everyone likes the iDrive feature, it does put the controls for the audio, navigation, and climate control systems in one place. Overall, this makes a good choice for the serious driver who doesn’t need a great deal of space.

The Range

Body Styles: coupe, convertible
Engines: 3.2-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: six-speed manual, sequential manual gearbox
Models: BMW M3

What's New

For the 2005 model year, BMW choose to offer aluminum trim on all of the M3 models. Consumers also have the option of Titan Shadow trim at no extra charge.

Exterior

Designed as a high-performance car, BMW makes every attempt to ensure the 2005 M3 lives up to the hype in appearance. This car has some incredibly distinguishing characteristics in both the coupe and convertible body styles. The M3 has a unique aluminum hood as well as wheel flairs and side sills. The wider styled body sides make an impression as well.

Interior

Inside the cabin of the 2005 BMW M3, do not expect too much comfort. This car focuses on performance and handling, not interior comfort, though it comes with a well-equipped and attractive cabin. With its high, bolstered seats, some larger-framed drivers and passengers may have a bit of a challenge fitting comfortably into the car. It features a three-spoke ?M? steering wheel and special gauges designed for easy use and attractive styling. The Premium Package adds to the fun with power front seats including driver’s side memory, a moonroof, and leather upholstery.

Performance & Handling

Remember that the 2005 BMW M3 focuses on performance and handling. From its impressive and powerful six-cylinder engine paired with either six-speed manual transmission option, to its sport suspension and 18-inch wheels and high-performance tires, this car wants to be driven and driven hard.

Safety

BMW has always been known for its attention to safety. The M3 comes equipped with several safety features such as front side-mounted airbags, front head airbags, and four-wheel anti-lock brakes. The car also comes equipped with two headrests in the front and rear seats of the car. The passenger side airbag features a sensor that can tell if an occupant is sitting in the seat before deploying. Stability and traction control remain standard features on the M3 along with tire pressure monitoring and a post-collision safety system.

EPA Fuel Economy

BMW M3: 15/22 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Luxurious interior
  • Impressive engine
  • Racecar-inspired handling
  • Optional sequential manual gearbox

You Won't Like

  • Basic features cost extra
  • Less than desirable exhaust whine

Sum Up

A high-performance car with an incredible engine and handling capacity.

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