BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2008

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BMW 3-Series Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2008)

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2008 BMW 3-Series Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 2dr Coupe 4dr Sedan 2dr Hardtop conv. 4dr Wagon
Wheelbase 108.7 in 108.7 in 108.7 in 108.7 in
Length 181.1 in 178.2 in 180.6 in 178.2 in
Width 70.2 in 71.5 in 70.2 in 71.5 in
Height 54.1 in 55.9 in 54.5 in 55.8 in
Curb Weight 3417 lb. 3406 lb. 3858 lb. 3528 lb.
Fuel Capacity 15.9 gal. 15.9 gal. 16.1 gal. 15.9 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 38.4 in 38.5 in 38.0 in 38.5 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 55.3 in 55.4 in 55.3 in 55.4 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.8 in 41.5 in 41.8 in 41.5 in
Headroom, Row 2 36.8 in 37.5 in 36.5 in 38.0 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 51.9 in 55.1 in 49.3 in 55.1 in
Legroom, Row 2 33.7 in 34.6 in 31.9 in 34.6 in
Total Legroom 75.5 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 11.1 ft3 12.0 ft3 9.0 ft3 24.8 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 11.1 ft3 12.0 ft3 12.2 ft3 58.0 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2008 BMW 3-Series

2008 BMW 3-Series Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Sport seats fit me exceptionally well. Plush enough for the wife to enjoy a long drive. see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I found the sport package seats comfortable see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
Power seats are very comfortable, even for long hauls. see full BMW 3-Series review
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
2008 BMW 3-Series Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Limited for adults see full BMW 3-Series review
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
Wish the rear seats had 1" more legroom. see full BMW 3-Series review
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
With a 6-foot driver, rear seat room is barely adequate for adults, for short trips. This is typical for this car segment, though. see full BMW 3-Series review
2009 0 Not much room in rear see if driver is 6 feet tall see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Too small for most adults. see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
ride is very jiggly, can feel every imperfection in the road. I think the tires may be very poor for this car. see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
It has a back seat, but unless it is a short trip it is very tight for adults. see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
A bit small for me, both in the seat and in the cabin in general. see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Tighter quarters in rear than RX see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
With a young family, not much room in the back seat for children in car seats. see full BMW 3-Series review
 

2008 BMW 3-Series 2-door Coupe Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 328i 335i M3
Standard Engine 3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
230 hp@6500
200 lb-ft@2750
turbocharged
3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
300 hp@5800
300 lb-ft@1400
4.0L V8
DOHC-4v
414 hp@8300
295 lb-ft@3900
Standard Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic7-speed automated manual
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWDRWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)AWDAWD 
Standard Tires225/45HR17 tires225/45HR17 tires245/40ZR18 tires (front)
265/40ZR18 tires (rear)
Optional Tires225/40WR18 tires (front)
255/35WR18 tires (rear)
225/40WR18 tires (front)
255/35WR18 tires (rear)
245/35ZR19 tires (front)
265/35ZR19 tires (rear)

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4-door Sedan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 328i 335i M3
Standard Engine 3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
230 hp@6500
200 lb-ft@2750
turbocharged
3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
300 hp@5800
300 lb-ft@1400
4.0L V8
DOHC-4v
414 hp@8300
295 lb-ft@3900
Standard Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic7-speed automated manual
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWDRWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)AWDAWD 
Standard Tires205/55HR16 tires225/45HR17 tires245/40ZR18 tires (front)
265/40ZR18 tires (rear)
Optional Tires225/45HR17 tires  
 225/45VR17 tires (front)
255/40VR17 tires (rear)
225/40WR18 tires (front)
255/35WR18 tires (rear)
245/35ZR19 tires (front)
265/35ZR19 tires (rear)

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2008 BMW 3-Series 2-door Hardtop conv. Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 328i 335i M3
Standard Engine 3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
230 hp@6500
200 lb-ft@2750
turbocharged
3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
300 hp@5800
300 lb-ft@1400
4.0L V8
DOHC-4v
414 hp@8300
295 lb-ft@3900
Standard Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic7-speed automated manual
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWDRWD
Standard Tires225/45HR17 tires225/45HR17 tires245/40ZR18 tires (front)
265/40ZR18 tires (rear)
Optional Tires225/40WR18 tires (front)
255/35WR18 tires (rear)
225/40WR18 tires (front)
255/35WR18 tires (rear)
245/35ZR19 tires (front)
265/35ZR19 tires (rear)

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2008 BMW 3-Series 4-door Wagon Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 328i
Standard Engine 3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
230 hp@6500
200 lb-ft@2750
Standard Transmission6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainRWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)AWD
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 2008 BMW 3-Series

2008 BMW 3-Series Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
It is a very smooth and powerful engine with almost no turbo-lag. Power is available on demand. I love the torque. see full BMW 3-Series review
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
very quick, lots of low-end torque, great accelleration at highway speeds see full BMW 3-Series review
2009 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
smooth and efficient see full BMW 3-Series review
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
7-speed automated manual RWD
Brilliant powerful V8 engine, balanced sports car handling, DCT transmission give performance coupled with everyday ease of use see full BMW 3-Series review
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
0-60 in 4.5. Enough said. see full BMW 3-Series review
2009 4dr Sedan 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
414 hp engine with 8300 rpm redline, coupled to a manual transmission. see full BMW 3-Series review
2009 2dr Coupe 414-horsepower 4.0L V8
6-speed manual RWD
Smooth and powerful, high-revving V8. Linear powerband and deceptively "torque-y" especially at higher RPMs. Civilized at lower RPMs for day to day driving. see full BMW 3-Series review
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Mid-range acceleration is unbelievably fast, care is needed to avoid exceeding 90+ mph. One of the fastest cars around. see full BMW 3-Series review
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
. see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 2dr Coupe 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Car accelerates like no other. Never a problem passing on the highway all with excellent fuel economy. see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 BMW 3-Series Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 2dr Coupe turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
no limited slip differential, must use run-flat tires see full BMW 3-Series review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2008 BMW 3-Series

2008 BMW 3-Series Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
OEM Conti ProContactSport RFT are noisy! see full BMW 3-Series review
2008 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
OEM Conti ProContactSport RFT are noisy! see full BMW 3-Series review
 

2008 BMW 3-Series MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
2dr Coupe 328i 35,600 32,750 825
2dr Coupe 335i 41,200 37,905 825
2dr Coupe M3 56,500 52,160 825
4dr Sedan 328i 32,700 30,085 825
4dr Sedan 335i 39,300 36,155 825
4dr Sedan M3 53,800 49,675 825
2dr Hardtop conv. 328i 43,500 40,020 825
2dr Hardtop conv. 335i 49,500 45,540 825
2dr Hardtop conv. M3 64,950 59,935 825
4dr Wagon 328i 34,500 31,740 825

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