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BMW 3-Series Features

Can I get heated seats? Do I have to get a sunroof? Find out what you need to know about BMW 3-Series features right here.

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Available Features for the BMW 3-Series

  

Model Year 2008 2008 2008
Model 3-Series 3-Series 3-Series
Trim 328i 335i M3
Engines  
3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
230 hp@6500
200 lb-ft@2750
 3.0L I6<br>DOHC-4v<br>230 hp@6500 <br>200 lb-ft@2750 is a standard feature.    
turbocharged
3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
300 hp@5800
300 lb-ft@1300
  turbocharged<br> 3.0L I6<br>DOHC-4v<br>300 hp@5800 <br>300 lb-ft@1300 is a standard feature.  
4.0L V8
DOHC-4v
414 hp@8300
295 lb-ft@3900
     4.0L V8<br>DOHC-4v<br>414 hp@8300 <br>295 lb-ft@3900 is a standard feature.
Transmissions  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic is an optional feature. 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic is an optional feature.  
6-speed manual 6-speed manual is an optional feature. 6-speed manual is an optional feature. 6-speed manual is a standard feature.
7-speed automated manual     7-speed automated manual is an optional feature.
Drivetrains  
RWD RWD is a standard feature. RWD is a standard feature. RWD is a standard feature.
AWD AWD is an optional feature. AWD is an optional feature.  
Tires  
205/55HR16 tires 205/55HR16 tires is a standard feature.    
225/45VR17 tires 225/45VR17 tires is an optional feature.    
255/40VR17 tires 255/40VR17 tires is an optional feature.    
225/45HR17 tires 225/45HR17 tires is an optional feature. 225/45HR17 tires is a standard feature.  
225/40WR18 tires   225/40WR18 tires is an optional feature.  
255/35WR18 tires   255/35WR18 tires is an optional feature.  
245/40ZR18 tires     245/40ZR18 tires is a standard feature.
265/40ZR18 tires     265/40ZR18 tires is a standard feature.
245/35ZR19 tires     245/35ZR19 tires is an optional feature.
265/35ZR19 tires     265/35ZR19 tires is an optional feature.
Audio Systems  
Unbranded, 10 speakers Unbranded, 10 speakers is a standard feature.   Unbranded, 10 speakers is a standard feature.
Harman/Kardon, 300W, 13 speakers (with subwoofer) Harman/Kardon, 300W, 13 speakers (with subwoofer) is an optional feature. Harman/Kardon, 300W, 13 speakers (with subwoofer) is a standard feature.  
Unbranded, 825W, 16 speakers (with subwoofer)     Unbranded, 825W, 16 speakers (with subwoofer) is an optional feature.
Accessories  
Adaptive cruise controlAutomatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Minimum speed around 30 mph. Replaces regular cruise control, and includes its value.   Adaptive cruise control is an optional feature. Adaptive cruise control is an optional feature.  
Automatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Minimum speed around 30 mph. Replaces regular cruise control, and includes its value.
Cruise control     Cruise control is a standard feature.
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.   Power front side windows is a standard feature. Power front side windows is a standard feature. Power front side windows is a standard feature.
Often must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks Power locks is a standard feature. Power locks is a standard feature. Power locks is a standard feature.
Power rear side windows Power rear side windows is a standard feature. Power rear side windows is a standard feature. Power rear side windows is a standard feature.
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.   Proximity key is an optional feature. Proximity key is an optional feature. Proximity key is an optional feature.
Enter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.   Remote keyless entry is a standard feature. Remote keyless entry is a standard feature. Remote keyless entry is a standard feature.
Unlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote window/roof operationOperate the power windows, sunroof, and/or convertible roof using buttons on the keyfob.   Remote window/roof operation is a standard feature. Remote window/roof operation is a standard feature. Remote window/roof operation is a standard feature.
Operate the power windows, sunroof, and/or convertible roof using buttons on the keyfob.
Sunshade, rear, powerGreatly reduces the amount of sunlight entering the rear window. Includes the value of manual rear shade.   Sunshade, rear, power is an optional feature. Sunshade, rear, power is an optional feature. Sunshade, rear, power is an optional feature.
Greatly reduces the amount of sunlight entering the rear window. Includes the value of manual rear shade.
Sunshades, second rowGreatly reduce the amount of sunlight entering the rear side windows. Retract into rear doors.   Sunshades, second row is an optional feature. Sunshades, second row is an optional feature. Sunshades, second row is an optional feature.
Greatly reduce the amount of sunlight entering the rear side windows. Retract into rear doors.
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual is a standard feature. Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual is a standard feature. Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual is a standard feature.
Tool kit Tool kit is a standard feature. Tool kit is a standard feature. Tool kit is a standard feature.
Universal garage door openerHomelink.   Universal garage door opener is an optional feature. Universal garage door opener is an optional feature. Universal garage door opener is an optional feature.
Homelink.
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.   4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature. 4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature. 4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature.
Rear disc brakes.
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.   Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature. Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature. Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature.
Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.   Brake assist is a standard feature. Brake assist is a standard feature. Brake assist is a standard feature.
When a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.   Front airbags is a standard feature. Front airbags is a standard feature. Front airbags is a standard feature.
Mandatory, in all cars.
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.   Hill start assist is an optional feature. Hill start assist is an optional feature.  
Applies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.   Obstacle detection, rear is an optional feature. Obstacle detection, rear is an optional feature. Obstacle detection, rear is an optional feature.
Beeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.   Side curtain airbags is a standard feature. Side curtain airbags is a standard feature. Side curtain airbags is a standard feature.
Airbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).   Stability control is a standard feature. Stability control is a standard feature. Stability control is a standard feature.
Selectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.   Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature. Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature. Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature.
Two types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Tires, run-flatCan be driven deflated for about 50 miles. Usually harm ride quality. Cars with these often have no spare tire.   Tires, run-flat is a standard feature. Tires, run-flat is a standard feature.  
Can be driven deflated for about 50 miles. Usually harm ride quality. Cars with these often have no spare tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.   Traction control is a standard feature. Traction control is a standard feature. Traction control is a standard feature.
When a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management  
Air-conditioned storage compartment Air-conditioned storage compartment is a standard feature. Air-conditioned storage compartment is a standard feature. Air-conditioned storage compartment is a standard feature.
Cargo mat Cargo mat is a standard feature. Cargo mat is a standard feature. Cargo mat is a standard feature.
Console with shifter Console with shifter is a standard feature. Console with shifter is a standard feature. Console with shifter is a standard feature.
Rear seat pass-throughUsually concealed behind a stowed armrest. Enables long items like skis to be carried without folding the rear seat.   Rear seat pass-through is an optional feature. Rear seat pass-through is an optional feature. Rear seat pass-through is an optional feature.
Usually concealed behind a stowed armrest. Enables long items like skis to be carried without folding the rear seat.
Ski sackSack attached to rear seat pass-through. Keeps dirty skis from messing up the interior.   Ski sack is an optional feature. Ski sack is an optional feature. Ski sack is an optional feature.
Sack attached to rear seat pass-through. Keeps dirty skis from messing up the interior.
Climate Control and Infotainment  
Air conditioning Air conditioning is a standard feature. Air conditioning is a standard feature. Air conditioning is a standard feature.
Audio controls on steering wheel Audio controls on steering wheel is a standard feature. Audio controls on steering wheel is a standard feature. Audio controls on steering wheel is a standard feature.
Automatic air recirculationAutomatically recirculates interior air when pollution is detected in outside air.   Automatic air recirculation is a standard feature. Automatic air recirculation is a standard feature. Automatic air recirculation is a standard feature.
Automatically recirculates interior air when pollution is detected in outside air.
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.   Automatic climate control, front is a standard feature. Automatic climate control, front is a standard feature. Automatic climate control, front is a standard feature.
Maintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.   Aux input is a standard feature. Aux input is a standard feature. Aux input is a standard feature.
Jack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.   Bluetooth cell phone link is an optional feature. Bluetooth cell phone link is an optional feature. Bluetooth cell phone link is an optional feature.
Enables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player CD player is a standard feature. CD player is a standard feature. CD player is a standard feature.
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.   Dual-zone climate control is a standard feature. Dual-zone climate control is a standard feature. Dual-zone climate control is a standard feature.
Temperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.   HD radio is an optional feature. HD radio is an optional feature. HD radio is an optional feature.
High-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.
Heated windshield washer nozzles Heated windshield washer nozzles is a standard feature. Heated windshield washer nozzles is a standard feature. Heated windshield washer nozzles is a standard feature.
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.   Interior air filter is a standard feature. Interior air filter is a standard feature. Interior air filter is a standard feature.
Filters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
iPod integrationIntegrates an iPod with the vehicle's controls and speakers. Usually included if there is a USB port, but can also rely on a proprietary port.   iPod integration is an optional feature. iPod integration is an optional feature. iPod integration is an optional feature.
Integrates an iPod with the vehicle's controls and speakers. Usually included if there is a USB port, but can also rely on a proprietary port.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.   MP3-compatible player is a standard feature. MP3-compatible player is a standard feature. MP3-compatible player is a standard feature.
Audio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.   Navigation system is an optional feature. Navigation system is an optional feature. Navigation system is an optional feature.
Screen-based navigation system.
Rain-sensing wipersWipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.   Rain-sensing wipers is a standard feature. Rain-sensing wipers is a standard feature. Rain-sensing wipers is a standard feature.
Wipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.
Rear air vents with manual controlsFan speed and/or temperature can be manually set for vents in the center console, B-pillars, and/or ceiling. Includes value of rear vents.   Rear air vents with manual controls is a standard feature. Rear air vents with manual controls is a standard feature. Rear air vents with manual controls is a standard feature.
Fan speed and/or temperature can be manually set for vents in the center console, B-pillars, and/or ceiling. Includes value of rear vents.
Rear defrost Rear defrost is a standard feature. Rear defrost is a standard feature. Rear defrost is a standard feature.
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.   Rear heat ducts is a standard feature. Rear heat ducts is a standard feature. Rear heat ducts is a standard feature.
Ducts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Residual heatProvides heat for an extended period of time after the engine has been cut off.   Residual heat is a standard feature. Residual heat is a standard feature. Residual heat is a standard feature.
Provides heat for an extended period of time after the engine has been cut off.
Satellite radio - one year subscriptionXM or Sirius with one-year subscription.   Satellite radio - one year subscription is an optional feature. Satellite radio - one year subscription is an optional feature. Satellite radio - one year subscription is an optional feature.
XM or Sirius with one-year subscription.
Surround sound Surround sound is an optional feature. Surround sound is a standard feature. Surround sound is an optional feature.
Telematics service, such as OnStarIn-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system. For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.   Telematics service, such as OnStar is an optional feature. Telematics service, such as OnStar is an optional feature. Telematics service, such as OnStar is an optional feature.
In-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system. For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.
Traffic informationInformation about traffic conditions. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.   Traffic information is an optional feature. Traffic information is an optional feature. Traffic information is an optional feature.
Information about traffic conditions. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.   Voice control for nav and audio is an optional feature. Voice control for nav and audio is an optional feature. Voice control for nav and audio is an optional feature.
Sometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.
Exterior  
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Increasingly often these are not actually connected to the exhaust.   Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) is a standard feature. Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) is a standard feature. Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) is a standard feature.
Increasingly often these are not actually connected to the exhaust.
Metallic paint (extra cost) Metallic paint (extra cost) is an optional feature. Metallic paint (extra cost) is an optional feature. Metallic paint (extra cost) is an optional feature.
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.       Rear spoiler is an optional feature.
Can be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Sunroof Sunroof is a standard feature. Sunroof is a standard feature. Sunroof is an optional feature.
Gas Guzzler Tax  
1300     1300 is a standard feature.
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors  
Auto-dimming driver-side mirrorDriver-side exterior mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.   Auto-dimming driver-side mirror is an optional feature. Auto-dimming driver-side mirror is an optional feature. Auto-dimming driver-side mirror is an optional feature.
Driver-side exterior mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirrorPassenger-side rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.   Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror is an optional feature. Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror is an optional feature. Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror is an optional feature.
Passenger-side rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.   Auto-dimming rearview mirror is an optional feature. Auto-dimming rearview mirror is an optional feature. Auto-dimming rearview mirror is a standard feature.
Interior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.   Automatic headlights is a standard feature. Automatic headlights is a standard feature. Automatic headlights is a standard feature.
Headlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.   Compass is an optional feature. Compass is an optional feature. Compass is an optional feature.
We haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.   Fog lights is a standard feature. Fog lights is a standard feature. Fog lights is a standard feature.
Light wide area close in front of the vehicle.
Headlight washers Headlight washers is an optional feature. Headlight washers is an optional feature. Headlight washers is an optional feature.
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.   Heated mirrors is a standard feature. Heated mirrors is a standard feature. Heated mirrors is a standard feature.
Clears ice and fog from mirrors.
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.   Illuminated visor mirror, driver is a standard feature. Illuminated visor mirror, driver is a standard feature. Illuminated visor mirror, driver is a standard feature.
Includes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.   Illuminated visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature. Illuminated visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature. Illuminated visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature.
Includes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Interior ambient lightingLEDs cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior.   Interior ambient lighting is a standard feature. Interior ambient lighting is a standard feature. Interior ambient lighting is a standard feature.
LEDs cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior.
Map lightsFront row reading lights.   Map lights is a standard feature. Map lights is a standard feature. Map lights is a standard feature.
Front row reading lights.
Mirror tilt-down in reverseOne or both exterior mirrors tilt down when the transmission is in reverse, to provide view of the curb.   Mirror tilt-down in reverse is a standard feature. Mirror tilt-down in reverse is a standard feature. Mirror tilt-down in reverse is a standard feature.
One or both exterior mirrors tilt down when the transmission is in reverse, to provide view of the curb.
Outside temperature display Outside temperature display is a standard feature. Outside temperature display is a standard feature. Outside temperature display is a standard feature.
Perimeter approach lightingArea around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.   Perimeter approach lighting is a standard feature. Perimeter approach lighting is a standard feature. Perimeter approach lighting is a standard feature.
Area around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.   Power mirrors is a standard feature. Power mirrors is a standard feature. Power mirrors is a standard feature.
Includes value of manual remote mirrors.
Power-folding mirrorsMirrors fold and unfold with the touch of a button inside the vehicle. Good for narrow roads and parking lots.   Power-folding mirrors is an optional feature. Power-folding mirrors is an optional feature. Power-folding mirrors is an optional feature.
Mirrors fold and unfold with the touch of a button inside the vehicle. Good for narrow roads and parking lots.
Steering-linked headlightsHeadlights swivel when steering wheel is turned.   Steering-linked headlights is an optional feature. Steering-linked headlights is a standard feature. Steering-linked headlights is a standard feature.
Headlights swivel when steering wheel is turned.
TachometerReports engine speed.   Tachometer is a standard feature. Tachometer is a standard feature. Tachometer is a standard feature.
Reports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.   Trip computer is a standard feature. Trip computer is a standard feature. Trip computer is a standard feature.
Reports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors Turn signals on or near mirrors is a standard feature. Turn signals on or near mirrors is a standard feature. Turn signals on or near mirrors is a standard feature.
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.   Xenon HID headlights is an optional feature. Xenon HID headlights is a standard feature. Xenon HID headlights is a standard feature.
Provide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.
Powertrain  
Launch controlElectronically controls engine and transmission for perfect launch.       Launch control is an optional feature.
Electronically controls engine and transmission for perfect launch.
Limited-slip rear differentialWhen one rear wheel spins, the differential locks up, sending power to the wheel with better traction.       Limited-slip rear differential is a standard feature.
When one rear wheel spins, the differential locks up, sending power to the wheel with better traction.
Oil coolerOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.   Oil cooler is a standard feature. Oil cooler is a standard feature. Oil cooler is a standard feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controlsPaddles or buttons that can be used to manually shift the transmission. Only listed when optional or not always included with an automatic transmission.   Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls is an optional feature. Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls is an optional feature. Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls is an optional feature.
Paddles or buttons that can be used to manually shift the transmission. Only listed when optional or not always included with an automatic transmission.
Seats and Interior Trim  
Front buckets      
Front sport buckets Front sport buckets is an optional feature. Front sport buckets is an optional feature. Front sport buckets is a standard feature.
Second-row 3-person bench Second-row 3-person bench is a standard feature. Second-row 3-person bench is a standard feature. Second-row 3-person bench is a standard feature.
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench is an optional feature. Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench is an optional feature. Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench is an optional feature.
Aluminum trimReal aluminum trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console. Deleted by wood trim even if they appear together.   Aluminum trim is an optional feature. Aluminum trim is an optional feature. Aluminum trim is an optional feature.
Real aluminum trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console. Deleted by wood trim even if they appear together.
Center armrest(s), front row Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature. Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature. Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature.
Center armrest(s), second row Center armrest(s), second row is a standard feature. Center armrest(s), second row is a standard feature. Center armrest(s), second row is a standard feature.
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.   Folding second row seats is an optional feature. Folding second row seats is an optional feature. Folding second row seats is an optional feature.
Seat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats Heated front seats is an optional feature. Heated front seats is an optional feature. Heated front seats is an optional feature.
Leather accent trimLeather trim, sometimes woven, in place of the more usual aluminum or wood trim.       Leather accent trim is an optional feature.
Leather trim, sometimes woven, in place of the more usual aluminum or wood trim.
Leather door panel trim     Leather door panel trim is an optional feature.
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.   Leather seating surfaces is an optional feature. Leather seating surfaces is an optional feature. Leather seating surfaces is an optional feature.
Seating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.
Leather-wrapped steering wheel Leather-wrapped steering wheel is a standard feature. Leather-wrapped steering wheel is a standard feature. Leather-wrapped steering wheel is a standard feature.
Manual height adjuster, driver seat      
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat      
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable cushion length; provides better support for long legs.   Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature. Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature. Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Manually adjustable cushion length; provides better support for long legs.
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seatManually adjustable cushion length; provides better support for long legs.   Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat is an optional feature. Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat is an optional feature. Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature.
Manually adjustable cushion length; provides better support for long legs.
Memory system, driver seat Memory system, driver seat is an optional feature. Memory system, driver seat is a standard feature. Memory system, driver seat is a standard feature.
Partial leather seating sufacesEither only the front seats are leather or the upholstery is a mix of cloth and leather.        
Either only the front seats are leather or the upholstery is a mix of cloth and leather.
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seatLower back support power-adjustable vertically as well as in and out.   Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature. Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature. Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Lower back support power-adjustable vertically as well as in and out.
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seatLower back support power-adjustable vertically as well as in and out.   Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat is an optional feature. Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat is an optional feature. Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature.
Lower back support power-adjustable vertically as well as in and out.
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature. Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat is an optional feature. Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature. Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature.
Power height adjuster, driver seat Power height adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature. Power height adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Power height adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power height adjuster, passenger seat Power height adjuster, passenger seat is an optional feature. Power height adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature. Power height adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature.
Power recliner, driver seat Power recliner, driver seat is an optional feature. Power recliner, driver seat is a standard feature. Power recliner, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power recliner, passenger seat Power recliner, passenger seat is an optional feature. Power recliner, passenger seat is a standard feature. Power recliner, passenger seat is a standard feature.
Power seatback bolsters, driver seatPower adjustable bolsters on the seatback, to provide lateral support in hard turns.   Power seatback bolsters, driver seat is an optional feature. Power seatback bolsters, driver seat is an optional feature. Power seatback bolsters, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power adjustable bolsters on the seatback, to provide lateral support in hard turns.
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seatPower adjustable bolsters on the seatback, to provide lateral support in hard turns.   Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat is an optional feature. Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat is an optional feature. Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat is a standard feature.
Power adjustable bolsters on the seatback, to provide lateral support in hard turns.
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.   Power tilt adjuster, driver seat is an optional feature. Power tilt adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Power tilt adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.   Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat is an optional feature. Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature. Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature.
Power tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.
Synthetic leather seating surfacesA.k.a vinyl, leatherette, MB-Tex, NuLuxe.   Synthetic leather seating surfaces is a standard feature.    
A.k.a vinyl, leatherette, MB-Tex, NuLuxe.
Wood trimReal wood trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console.   Wood trim is a standard feature. Wood trim is a standard feature. Wood trim is an optional feature.
Real wood trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console.
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires  
Active steeringThe steering ratio is automatically varied based on vehicle speed and other factors.   Active steering is an optional feature. Active steering is an optional feature.  
The steering ratio is automatically varied based on vehicle speed and other factors.
Adaptive dampers - electricalShocks that electrically adjust their firmness based on sensor readings of the road surface. The driver might also be able to select a \"sport\" setting.       Adaptive dampers - electrical is an optional feature.
Shocks that electrically adjust their firmness based on sensor readings of the road surface. The driver might also be able to select a \"sport\" setting.
Alloy wheels Alloy wheels is a standard feature. Alloy wheels is a standard feature. Alloy wheels is a standard feature.
Electronic systems calibration selectorVaries throttle, steering, ABS, and/or stability control calibration.       Electronic systems calibration selector is an optional feature.
Varies throttle, steering, ABS, and/or stability control calibration.
Polished alloy wheelsAlloy wheels highly polished to yield an almost chrome-like finish. In the past valued more highly than regular alloy wheels. But the term is used so broadly lately, often meaning that only some of the wheel face is machined, that they have the same defau       Polished alloy wheels is an optional feature.
Alloy wheels highly polished to yield an almost chrome-like finish. In the past valued more highly than regular alloy wheels. But the term is used so broadly lately, often meaning that only some of the wheel face is machined, that they have the same defau
Sport suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.   Sport suspension (upgrade) is an optional feature. Sport suspension (upgrade) is an optional feature.  
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Ultra-sport suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.       Ultra-sport suspension (upgrade) is a standard feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.

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Option Package Contents

Sport Line

Features
Sport suspension (upgrade)
255/40VR17 tires

Run-flat tire delete

Features

Luxury Design

Features
Bluetooth cell phone link
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror
Compass
Power-folding mirrors
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat
Universal garage door opener
Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Premium Package

Features
Rear seat pass-through
Headlight washers
Ski sack

Convenience Tier

Features
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench

Power front seats

Features
Memory system, driver seat
Power height adjuster, passenger seat
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat
Power recliner, driver seat
Power recliner, passenger seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat

Luxury Design

Features
Sport suspension (upgrade)
255/35WR18 tires

Luxury Design

Features
Bluetooth cell phone link
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror
Compass
Power-folding mirrors
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat
Universal garage door opener
Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Premium Package

Features
Rear seat pass-through
Headlight washers
Ski sack

Convenience Tier

Features
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench

Executive Package

Features
Proximity key
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
Electronic systems calibration selector

Executive Package

Features
Power-folding mirrors
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror
Universal garage door opener
Bluetooth cell phone link
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror
Compass

Premium Package

Features
Rear seat pass-through
Headlight washers
Ski sack

Convenience Tier

Features
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Available Features of the 2008 BMW 3-Series

2008 BMW 3-Series Available Features: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
Manual transmission, sizable trunk, rear seatback can be folded, defeatable stability control, limited slip differential standard on M3, an array of "high-end" luxury features. see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Bluetooth, real-time-traffic, easliy workable sattelite radio. Also the all-inclusive warranty makes this car a no-brainer. see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Hardtop convertible. Lots of toys (small lights under the door handles, speedometer that can be read in direct sunlight, auto lights and wipers...) see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
6 speed auto, bluetooth, see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
steering wheel speaker phone set, good speakers, sun roof (moon roof?) well made and works well see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
Self Diagnostic capabilities if you study manual. They seemed to have thought of everything, well, nearly everything, there is no spare tire, instead the new car came with run-flats. Just bought a used wheel on eBay and strapped it in the trunk. see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 BMW 3-Series Available Features: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
no built in bluetooth or ipod controller see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Just did not have some of the appealing features that the 5-series offered. see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I would REALLY like to have better instrumentation. Not having temperature gauge is just a step too far. see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
packages cost $$$ and my car is very base see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
no diesel engine offered yet see full BMW 3-Series review