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BMW M3 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.2 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 333 hp @ 7900 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 BMW M3

  • Phenomenal BMW handling combined with an equally awe-inspiring engine make this high-performance Motorsport creation one of our all-time favorites.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Remarkable engine, racecarlike handling, sumptuous interior, available Sequential Manual Gearbox.

  • Cons

    Uninspired exhaust whine, having to pay extra for basics like power seats and an alarm system.

  • What's New for 2005

    Aluminum trim is now standard on all 2005 BMW M3 models, with Titan Shadow trim available at no extra charge.

Full 2005 BMW M3 Review

What's New for 2005

Aluminum trim is now standard on all 2005 BMW M3 models, with Titan Shadow trim available at no extra charge.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


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Vehicle: 2005 BMW M3 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)

much better than i was expecting and i was expecting a lot... best handling i have ever felt. great acceleration and looks. you won't understand until you drive it. sick nasty...

Perfect coupe

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Vehicle: 2005 BMW M3 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)

I bought this 2005 M3 because I was looking for something that performed very well but had some interior room and was more flexible than a two seater. This M3 is a 6 speed manual and is otherwise stock with the Alcantara interior. I really love the Alcantara interior, it looks great and really holds you in place during hard cornering. So far the M3 has been everything I expected it to be and more. It's a very balanced package in terms of acceleration, handling, braking etc..When you factor in the fact that with a descent set of winter tires it's a car you can drive all year round it almost sounds like great value. Build quality is superb and I have not had any issues at all.

One word: amazing!

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Vehicle: 2005 BMW M3 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)

Can't say enough good things about my M3. I love it! I have test driven many of these over the years, and I finally took the plunge and bought one earlier this year. It is everything I have always wanted in a car. Excellent good looks, enough room to have my wife and two kids in the car (plus a decent amount of luggage in the trunk), and power and handling that are absolutely breathtaking. Even with the amazing raw power that the engine is capable of, it still gets very good mileage if you aren't "on it" all the time. When not driving aggressively, I have averaged 27.1 mpg for a whole tank of gas. The ride is very stiff, so if you are looking for a cushy car, this is not the ride for you.

Best overall sports coupe!

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Vehicle: 2005 BMW M3 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)

Great looks with the performance to back it up. Everything you want in a sports coupe (performance, design, practicality, and overall appearance. Uncertain about SMG, but am quickly falling in love. The handeling is second to none, and the engine is always willing to give the driver more! All of this with ample space in the rear seats, and storage in the trunk.

Just a great car by

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Vehicle: 2005 BMW M3 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)

I got the competition package and it is great. Even though it is an old model it gives it a new look. The car has incredible performance. 12K miles and no problems on the horrible roads of NYC. I would not trade this car for anything. Even gas consumption I get is great for 333 hp.

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The thrill of a bimmer

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Vehicle: 2005 BMW M3 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 6M)

I am a person who believes a car no matter what make or model is meant to be driven not showcased. So I'll give you the driver's point of view. The car is a pleasure to drive. It is fast, it is smooth, and it can handle with the best of them. It's a mean looking car with a mean spirited personality. The tunnel vision you get at the higher RPMs is an amazing feeling. The security in the drive while pushing your car is unprecedented. Knowing a car can handle the high RPMs and the ability to stick to the road can make anyone feel like they are professional drivers. I own a manual, and Sports mode feels like you're driving a new ridiculously faster car. What a car to suit any occasion.

Talk About The 2005 M3

2005 BMW M3 Discussions See all Started By

Just purchased 325i for 27k with 12k miles and love it ,except for starter but want m3 now, can any one suggest most economical transition to obtaining 2005 or 2006 m3.That is 2006 325i for a m3 2005/...

I'm thinking of buying BMW M3 2005, but I'm a little afraid that I'll be stock with old model when the 2007 M4 comes out. I will like to enjoy my M3 at least for 3 years before the new model comes out...

I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to be posting for the M3, but it kinda is a 3-series :)...

Gas Mileage


  • 15
  • cty
  • 22
  • highway
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