BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2006

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BMW 3-Series Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2006)

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2006 BMW 3-Series Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 2dr Coupe 4dr Sedan 2dr Convertible 4dr Wagon
Wheelbase 107.3 in 108.7 in 107.3 in 108.7 in
Length 176.7 in 178.2 in 176.7 in 178.2 in
Width 69.2 in 71.5 in 69.2 in 71.5 in
Height 53.9 in 55.9 in 54.0 in 55.8 in
Curb Weight 3263 lb. 3351 lb. 3626 lb. 3528 lb.
Fuel Capacity 16.6 gal. 15.9 gal. 16.6 gal. 15.9 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 36.3 in 38.5 in 38.0 in 38.5 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 54.5 in 55.4 in 54.5 in 55.4 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.7 in 41.5 in 41.7 in 41.5 in
Headroom, Row 2 36.2 in 37.5 in 36.4 in 38.0 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 52.7 in 55.1 in 45.9 in 55.1 in
Legroom, Row 2 33.2 in 34.6 in 32.0 in 34.6 in
Total Legroom 74.9 in (over 2 rows) 76.1 in (over 2 rows) 73.7 in (over 2 rows) 76.1 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 9.5 ft3 12.0 ft3 7.7 ft3 24.8 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 9.5 ft3 12.0 ft3 7.7 ft3 58.0 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2006 BMW 3-Series

2006 BMW 3-Series Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
More padding, slightly larger than e46 sport seats, fully adjustable side bolsters and the Dakota leather seems thicker and softer than the e-46 leather. see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
back support see full BMW 3-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Heated, 8-way, with lumbar control: seems to have comfort covered for most drivers (wheel does not telescope). see full BMW 3-Series review
2005 2dr Coupe 333-horsepower 3.2L I6
6-speed manual RWD
My M3 is the only sports car I found that will comfortably fit a baby seat in the rear. :) see full BMW 3-Series review
2006 BMW 3-Series Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
very little leg room. see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I have the coupe, the back seats are just an afterthought. see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Too small & cramped. Fit and finish was much less desirable than my past 1998 5 series BMW. see full BMW 3-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Small. see full BMW 3-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Entering and exiting and overall seat comfort are not designed for taller or larger drivers see full BMW 3-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
A little tight for taller adults. see full BMW 3-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
The rear seats are comfortable, but due to the size of/shortness of the car there is not much legroom, a full size adult will have trouble getting their feet into the footwells. Mind you, the trunk space is immense for such a small car. see full BMW 3-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
There is little foot room and the ride is rough. see full BMW 3-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
cramped see full BMW 3-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
what room see full BMW 3-Series review
 

2006 BMW 3-Series 2-door Coupe Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 325Ci 330Ci M3
Standard Engine 2.5L I6
DOHC-4v
184 hp@6000
175 lb-ft@3500
3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
225 hp@5900
214 lb-ft@3500
3.2L I6
DOHC-4v
333 hp@7900
262 lb-ft@4900
Optional Engine(s)  3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
235 hp@5900
222 lb-ft@3500
 
Standard Transmission5-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)5-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed automated manual6-speed automated manual
  5-speed manually-shiftable automatic 
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWDRWD
Standard Tires205/55HR16 tires205/50VR17 tires225/45ZR18 tires (front)
255/40ZR18 tires (rear)
Optional Tires225/45WR17 tires  
  225/45ZR17 tires (front)
245/40ZR17 tires (rear)
225/40ZR19 tires (front)
255/35ZR19 tires (rear)
  225/40ZR18 tires (front)
255/35ZR18 tires (rear)
 

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2006 BMW 3-Series 4-door Sedan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 325i 330i
Standard Engine 3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
215 hp@6250
185 lb-ft@2750
3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
255 hp@6600
220 lb-ft@2750
Standard Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)AWDAWD
Standard Tires205/55HR16 tires225/45HR17 tires
Optional Tires225/45HR17 tires 
 225/45VR17 tires (front)
255/40VR17 tires (rear)
225/40WR18 tires (front)
255/35WR18 tires (rear)

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2006 BMW 3-Series 2-door Convertible Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 325Ci 330Ci M3
Standard Engine 2.5L I6
DOHC-4v
184 hp@6000
175 lb-ft@3500
3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
225 hp@5900
214 lb-ft@3500
3.2L I6
DOHC-4v
333 hp@7900
262 lb-ft@4900
Optional Engine(s)  3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
235 hp@5900
222 lb-ft@3500
 
Standard Transmission5-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)5-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed automated manual6-speed automated manual
  5-speed manually-shiftable automatic 
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWDRWD
Standard Tires205/55HR16 tires205/50VR17 tires225/45ZR18 tires (front)
255/40ZR18 tires (rear)
Optional Tires225/45WR17 tires  
  225/45ZR17 tires (front)
245/40ZR17 tires (rear)
225/40ZR19 tires (front)
255/35ZR19 tires (rear)
  225/40ZR18 tires (front)
255/35ZR18 tires (rear)
 

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2006 BMW 3-Series 4-door Wagon Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 325i
Standard Engine 3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
215 hp@6250
185 lb-ft@2750
Standard Transmission6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainAWD
Standard Tires205/55HR16 tires
Optional Tires225/45HR17 tires
 225/45VR17 tires (front)
255/40VR17 tires (rear)

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2006 BMW 3-Series

2006 BMW 3-Series Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
the inline six engine is a BMW benchmark. Been around for many years. The transmission is amazingly smooth. And I get surprisingly good mpg if I need to. see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
The 335i is extremely fast when you want it but also a docile daily driver when you need that. see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Outstanding performance and acceleration from the twin-turbo V-6 engine. Power to pass at any speed. 6-speed automatic transmission is well matched to the engine. Manumatic shifting of the transmission is very useful when driving through mountains. see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Excellent acceleration and highway driving. see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
only 230 hp, but with 6 speed auto, more than enouth power, torque is right there, right now. see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
x-drive see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
higher rev engine, very smooth power delivery. likes to be driven. see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Smooth power delivery, good torque curve, good manual transmission, but the clutch delay valve has got to go! see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Twin turbo provides lots of HP and torque, but also delivers good fuel economy. see full BMW 3-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
The engine is so smooth and effortless. The power is amazing. see full BMW 3-Series review
2006 BMW 3-Series Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
I found the 325i performance (detuned 330i) disappointing. I would have opted for the 330, but it was much more expensive because of other feature. Acura TL > 325i = A4 see full BMW 3-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
auto trans suck see full BMW 3-Series review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2006 BMW 3-Series

2006 BMW 3-Series Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
run flat tires are great when you think about it, but when you experience a flat they turn out to be a curse. First off they are noisy and do not last long and very very expensive. The TPM monitors all tires so you never know which one is low You can only run the tire 50 miles when flat and at low speed so you need to take surface roads, if you are on a long trip you are out of luck, replacement tires are hard to find they need to be ordered Can't repair run flats, so if one goes bad chances are you will need to replace all 4 Once the TPM goes off chances are the Runflat is already being damaged if you continue to go on the warning light you will be replacing the tire see full BMW 3-Series review
 

2006 BMW 3-Series MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
2dr Coupe 325Ci 32,300 29,575 695
2dr Coupe 330Ci 37,600 34,395 695
2dr Coupe M3 48,900 44,680 695
4dr Sedan 325i 30,900 28,300 695
4dr Sedan 330i 36,600 33,485 695
2dr Convertible 325Ci 39,600 36,215 695
2dr Convertible 330Ci 44,900 41,040 695
2dr Convertible M3 56,600 51,685 695
4dr Wagon 325i 34,600 31,665 695

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