Used 2007 BMW 3 Series

2007 BMW 3 Series
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2007 BMW 3 Series

Pros

  • Still the standard when it comes to perfectly sorted vehicle dynamics, potent and sophisticated engines, high-quality interior materials, wide range of configurations to suit any taste, available all-wheel drive.

Cons

  • Costs more than most competitors, not much interior storage space.

Used 2007 BMW 3 Series for Sale

BMW 3 Series 2007 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
134,060 miles
Used 2007
BMW 3 Series
328i
Anmo Cars
5.4 mi away
List$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2007 328xi 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
118,875 miles
Used 2007
BMW 3 Series
328xi
Nine Stars Auto Group
8.1 mi away
List$6,695
Est.Loan: $137/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2007 328xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
60,845 miles
Used 2007
BMW 3 Series
328xi
Direct Auto Access
15 mi away
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2007 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
92,236 miles
Used 2007
BMW 3 Series
328i
1st Choice Auto Sales
16 mi away
List$7,994
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2007 328xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
96,334 miles
Used 2007
BMW 3 Series
328xi
Certified Car Center
16.1 mi away
List$7,965
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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$219 Below Market
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HERE IS ANOTHER GREAT FUN ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE A 2007 BMW 328XI. A MUST SEE BMW 328XI WITH LOW MILES IN GREAT SHAPE INSIDE AND OUT AND LOADED WITH;**4 NEW TIRES****PREMIUM PACKAGE** **COLD WEATHER PACKAGE** **LEATHER** **SUN ROOF****ALLOY WHEELS** **AUX JACK** AND MORE. VA INSPECTED CARFAX CERTIFIED BACKED BY WARRANTY AT OUR FIRM ASKING PRICE PLUS $395 PROCESSING FEE.Open Mon-Sat 10:00 to 7:30 PM and Sundays 12:00 to 4:00 PM. Internet Prices are based on cash or cashier's check. Our Internet price does not include a $395 Processing fee Tags title and FINANCE FEES!
BMW 3 Series 2007 335i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
124,007 miles
Used 2007
BMW 3 Series
335i
(15)
BMW of Fairfax
17.4 mi away
List$7,981
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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2007 BMW 335i Coupe Sport with only 129,000 Miles! Space Gray Metallic over Coral Red and Black Dakota Leather. Options include: Automatic Transmission with Sport Package, Premium Package, Heated Front Seats, Moonroof, 18 Wheels, BMW Bluetooth and much more. The car has been inspected by our BMW Factory Trained Technicians and passed Virginia State Inspection. An Extended Warranty is available. Call Today for an Appointment.
BMW 3 Series 2007 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
150,301 miles
Used 2007
BMW 3 Series
328i
Drive & Go Auto Sales
17.6 mi away
List$4,999
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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$137 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Feel right at home behind the wheel of this BMW 3-Series. If you are a non-smoker then you don't have to worry, this one was owned by a non-smoker too. With a powerful 3.0L L6 DOHC 24V engine under the hood, you will have plenty of oomph to easily get up to speed when the situation calls for it. Do you hear that? Nothing, exactly. This car is mechanically perfect and ready for you to drive off the lot. The outside appearance is cosmetically very good with only minor nicks in the finish that are hardly noticeable unless you go looking for them. As with any used vehicle, a certain level of depreciation is expected but the interior of this car is still in beautiful condition. Bad credit? No credit? No problem! We offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on this and every other car that we sell. Get great financing and low monthly payments on this 3-Series with approved credit. Call us today at (240) 907-2134 for more information. Priced below BLUE BOOK, this is a great deal. Come swing by today and check out this great deal, we are only minutes from Bethesda! Si usted no es un fumador, entonces usted no tiene que preocuparse, ste fue propiedad de un no fumador tambin. Con un motor 3.0L L6 DOHC 24V potente bajo el cap, usted tendr un montn de empuje para llegar fcilmente hasta la velocidad cuando la situacin lo requiere. El aspecto exterior es cosmticamente muy bueno con los defectos de poca importancia en el acabado que difcilmente se notan a menos que vaya en busca de ellos. Como con cualquier vehculo usado, se espera un cierto nivel de depreciacin pero el interior de este el coche todava est en perfectas condiciones. Mal crdito? No tiene crdito? No hay problema! Ofrecemos FINANCIAMIENTO GARANTIZADO sobre este y cualquier otro coche que vendemos. Obtenga gran financiacin y pagos mensuales bajos en este Accord_spanish con crdito aprobado. Llmenos hoy mismo al [PHONE] para ms informacin. Con un precio por debajo de BLUE BOOK, este es un buen negocio. Ven oscilacin por hoy y echa un vistazo a esta gran oferta, estamos a slo minutos de Bethesda! Great Cars at Great Prices!
BMW 3 Series 2007 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
107,926 miles
Used 2007
BMW 3 Series
328i
Ammoury Auto
18.8 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2007 335i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
105,488 miles
Used 2007
BMW 3 Series
335i
IM Autohaus
20.1 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2007 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
93,394 miles
Used 2007
BMW 3 Series
335i
Club Cars
20.2 mi away
List$9,900
Est.Loan: $202/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2007 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
78,983 miles
Used 2007
BMW 3 Series
328i
(2)
Rosenthal Landmark Honda
24.9 mi away
List$7,600
Est.Loan: $156/mo
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2007 BMW 3 Series 328i Odometer is 39429 miles below market average!MOONROOF SUNROOF, CARFAX CERTIFIED.
BMW 3 Series 2007 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
63,500 miles
Used 2007
BMW 3 Series
335i
(1)
Koons of Silver Spring Mazda
29.1 mi away
List$13,878
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BMW 3 Series 2007 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
82,592 miles
Used 2007
BMW 3 Series
335i
(1)
Carma Auto
34.9 mi away
List$9,999
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2007 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
88,398 miles
Used 2007
BMW 3 Series
335i
(2)
Stafford Motors
36.8 mi away
List$12,495
Est.Loan: $255/mo
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2007 BMW 3 SERIES Rear with powerful 3.0L DOHC 24-valve DI I6 twin-turbocharged -inc engine and driven only 88398 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 703-775-0393
BMW 3 Series 2007 328i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
115,442 miles
Used 2007
BMW 3 Series
328i
(1)
Lucky Line Motors
52.5 mi away
List$7,499
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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$206 Below Market
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After business hours please contact Tamim at (540) 287-5112Just added to our inventory, we have a IMMACULATE, 2007 BMW 328i! This 328i is blue, sitting on alloy wheels with good tread left on the tires, and is matched inside with a CLEAN tan leather interior! Powered by a 3.0L V6 motor, paired with a SMOOTH automatic transmission, and is capable of seeing upwards of 28 MPG! LOADED with tons of great features, like the power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power seats, memory seats, heated seats, cruise control, and that's just getting started! Premium surround sound speaker system, with AM/FM radio, CD player, MP3 playback, built in auxiliary and! With so many great features, and so many more to still see, this IS NOT a deal your going to want to miss out on! So hurry and call, or stop by TODAY to schedule your test drive before you miss your chance to own this SPECTACULAR, 2007 BMW 328i!
BMW 3 Series 2007 328xi 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
133,870 miles
Used 2007
BMW 3 Series
328xi
AutoTrend & Trucks
53.6 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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$192 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Without a shred of doubt, we guarantee that this vehicle's foundation has not been compromised by any structural damage. For you non-smokers out there, One look at this one and you will just know, this is your ride. Finding the right used car can create some real headaches when mileage and condition is a factor. you can feel confident that this one is in prime condition. Va State Inspection recently done and now its ready to go. Its very well-maintained by previous owner.. Its below Kbb value to make a quick sale. Runs and drives excellent. The engine is functioning properly and has no issues. The transmission shifts very smoothly. The brakes are in great condition. The exterior is clean and in good condition. The interior was well maintained and is extra clean. The tires are slightly worn with about 75% of tread life left. Carfax available. We provide free carfax report. Carfax certified . Please feel free to ask question. If you need Carfax we will email it to you. Trades are well-come regardless of year, model ,miles or condition. We WELL-COME every one.
BMW 3 Series 2007 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
93,179 miles
Used 2007
BMW 3 Series
328i
Autos Direct of Fredericksburg
53.6 mi away
List$4,410
Est.Loan: $90/mo
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$121 Below Market
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2007 BMW 328i with 3.0L inline-6 engine driven only 93,179 miles! LEATHER INTERIOR, SUNROOF, POWER WINDOWS, POWER DOOR LOCKS, POWER MIRRORS, STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS, AM/FM RADIO, CD PLAYER, DUAL CLIMATE CONTROL AND MUCH MORE!!!CALL 540-300-4540 ** HOME OF THE GUARANTEED FINANCING APPROVAL** CARFAX CERTIFIED, WARRANTED and VA inspected Vehicles, Got any credit issues? We got banks looking to finance YOU. CALL NOW @ 540-300-4540 We have the vehicle that fits your needs and will help you establish your credit at the same time...come and check us out and you will see why Autos Direct FINANCING CENTER is rated V.A. # 1 SUBPRIME DEALER. CALL NOW @ 540-300-4540Apply online at WWW.AUTOSDIRECTVA.COM and find out why we are the home of the guaranteed credit approval... OR CALL 540-300-4540Price does not include tax tags and registration, finance charges and a 499 processing fee.
BMW 3 Series 2007 328i 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
88,278 miles
Used 2007
BMW 3 Series
328i
Neons Auto
53.9 mi away
List$7,998
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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$220 Below Market
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<p dir=ltr style=line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;>WEEKEND SALES EVENT IS HERE!!!! <p dir=ltr style=line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;>Prices have been reduced!!! **Ends October 20th 2018** <span style=color:#1d2129;font-family:Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;>WE FINANCE!!! Financiamos TAX ID!!! **Extended Warranties available**Clean Carfax!!! Only 88k Miles!!! Sun Roof, Rear Wheel Drive, Leather Seats, Woodgrain, Dynamic Stability Control, ABS (4-Wheel), Anti-Theft System, Keyless Start, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Tilt & Telescoping Wheel, AM/FM Stereo, CD (Single Disc), Heated Seats, Dual Power Seats, Daytime Running Lights, Alloy Wheels and much more! Must see!!!

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Fully deserving of its popularity, the 2007 BMW 3 Series sets the standard for overall driving enjoyment, luxury and refinement in an entry-level luxury car. Only its high price will give you pause.

vehicle overview

If you're thinking about buying an entry-level luxury car this year, your attention will undoubtedly turn to the 2007 BMW 3 Series, which we consider the top candidate in this class by a significant margin. Whether your priority is an engaging driving experience, an elegant cabin environment or simply curbside prestige, this car delivers in spades.

The sedan and wagon were completely redesigned for 2006, and this year the coupe and convertible get the same ground-up makeover. The coupe is longer and lower than the previous-generation two-door, and with its tidier tail design, it's arguably more attractive than the sedan. Much the same can be said of the late-arriving convertible, as its retractable hardtop gives it much the same look as the coupe with the top raised. With the top down, the 3 Series convertible offers clean, uninterrupted lines. The hardtop itself is comprised of three folding steel panels which, mechanisms and all, pad on an additional 450 pounds over the 3 Series coupe. In order to maintain optimal front-to-rear weight distribution in the pudgier convertible, plastic quarter panels are used up front. According to BMW, these new panels are not only 50 percent lighter than equivalent steel versions, they're also dent-resistant.

The other major development for 2007 is the arrival of a twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine -- it's the first turbocharged gasoline BMW engine in decades. Standard on the top-line 335i convertible, coupe and sedan (which supersede last year's 330 models), this force-fed 3.0-liter inline-6 foregos the aluminum-magnesium block found in the normally aspirated version in favor of an all-aluminum block. It also uses the latest direct-fuel-injection technology, which improves efficiency and performance by contributing to a cooler intake charge, thus allowing a high 10.2:1 compression ratio. Turbo lag is essentially nonexistent, giving the new engine the feel of a much larger normally aspirated engine. Meanwhile, last year's 325 models give way to the 328i and 328xi, which still have a 3.0-liter engine but are now rated for 230 hp and 200 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive is a new option on the coupe, and unlike last year, buyers have the option of getting a rear-drive wagon.

With its extensive array of body styles and drivetrain configurations, the 2007 BMW 3 Series will accommodate just about anybody's tastes. Want a sport sedan or sport coupe? Go with the twin-turbo engine, a manual gearbox and the optional sport suspension. Or, you can play up the luxury angle by adding the Premium Package and an automatic transmission. Choose all-wheel drive and the compact Bimmer becomes a capable snowbelt car. The major knock against the 3 Series has always been its high price of admission, as comparably equipped versions of the Acura TL, Audi A4, Infiniti G35, Lexus IS, Saab 9-3 and Volvo C70/S40/V50 can all be had for less money -- in some cases, substantially less. These cars are all worth considering if you're mainly looking for a luxury experience, but for those who put driving dynamics above all other concerns, none will satisfy like the BMW 3 Series.

2007 BMW 3 Series configurations

A compact entry-level luxury car, the 2007 BMW 3 Series is available in convertible, coupe, sedan and wagon body styles. All body styles come in a rear-wheel-drive 328i trim level, while the coupe, sedan and wagon also come in all-wheel-drive 328xi trim. In addition, the convertible, coupe and sedan are available as the rear-drive 335i, and the sedan alone is available as the all-wheel-drive 335xi.

Standard equipment on the 328 models includes 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, a moonroof, leatherette upholstery, real walnut wood trim, automatic climate control, a 10-speaker CD stereo with an input jack for MP3 players, and rain-sensing wipers. Coupe and convertible versions of the 328 come with slightly more equipment, including 17-inch wheels and xenon headlamps; the coupe also has a sport-tuned suspension while the convertible has a power-retractable hardtop. In addition to their more powerful engine, the 335 models have power front seats and a premium Harman Kardon Logic 7 sound system.

Most 3 Series cars you encounter on dealer lots will be equipped with the Premium Package, and many will have both the Premium and Sport Packages. The Premium Package provides leather upholstery, a full set of auto-dimming mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity, BMW Assist telematics, and on 328 models, power seats. The Sport Package specifies a firmer suspension on convertibles, sedans and wagons, along with larger wheels, performance tires, sport seats and a higher top-speed limiter. Stand-alone extras include an iDrive-based navigation system with real-time traffic updates, active steering, adaptive cruise control, keyless startup (known as Comfort Access), three-stage heated seats and satellite radio. You can also replace the standard walnut interior accents with either light poplar or aluminum trim at no additional cost.

2007 Highlights

The BMW 3 Series coupe returns for 2007 with a twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine and a sleek new body that puts more aesthetic distance between it and the sedan. Rated for 300 horsepower, that twin-turbo engine also finds its way to the 2007 BMW 3 Series sedan line, where the 330i becomes the 335i but still displaces an even 3.0 liters. Now rated for 230 hp, base 3 Series coupes, sedans and wagons are renamed 328i and, when equipped with all-wheel drive, 328xi. Note that the coupe and wagon can be had in both rear-drive and AWD configurations this year. Equipment changes include a lengthened four-year subscription to BMW Assist telematics on cars with the Premium Package and real-time traffic updates on models with the navigation system. Midway through the model year, BMW introduces a redesigned 3 Series convertible with a retractable hardtop, and an all-wheel-drive 335xi sedan.

Performance & mpg

All 328i and 328xi models come with a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine rated for 230 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. The 335i and 335xi models come with a heavily modified version of this engine equipped with twin turbochargers and direct injection. Output is an impressive 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard across the board, and a six-speed automatic with a manual mode is optional on all 3 Series models. Fuel economy is above average, as rear-drive Bimmers return about 20 mpg in the city and close to 30 on the highway.

Safety

Standard safety equipment on the 2007 BMW 3 Series includes antilock disc brakes, dynamic brake control, stability control, run-flat tires, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. The 3 Series convertible lacks the side curtains but has a rollover protection system. The stability control system integrates several features designed to improve braking performance, such as periodically wiping the brake rotors when the windshield wipers are in use (wet brakes don't stop too well) and snugging the pads to the rotors when the driver lifts off the throttle, which increases brake responsiveness. Rear parking sensors are optional on all 3 Series cars.

In NHTSA crash tests, the four-door cars earned four out of five stars for frontal-impact safety and five stars for side-impact safety. In IIHS tests, the four-doors earned a "Good" rating (the best possible) for their protection of occupants in frontal-offset and side-impact crashes.

Driving

There's no going wrong with either of the engines available in the 2007 BMW 3 Series. The standard, normally aspirated engine is a little light on low-end torque, but it moves the car around smartly and provides slightly better mileage. The new twin-turbo engine provides the kind of acceleration formerly associated with the high-performance M3, launching the 335i coupe and sedan to 60 mph in close to 5 seconds flat. No matter which model you choose, the 3 Series' world-class suspension, steering and brakes will provide hours of entertainment on twisty two-lane highways. Beyond simply feeling rock-solid when hustled around turns, this car communicates with the driver in a manner that inspires confidence no matter what kind of driving you're doing. At the same time, the 3 Series is an ideal long-distance cruiser, delivering both a comfortably controlled ride and a quiet cabin environment.

Interior

The 3 Series interiors provide a restrained show of luxury. The emphasis, through items such as supportive seats and clean analog gauges, is on driver comfort and involvement. Materials are high in quality and build quality is exceptional; indeed, even the standard leatherette upholstery looks and feels better than one would expect. The front seats have enough firm support to ward off fatigue during a day's worth of driving, while the rear seats are adequately roomy for adults on shorter trips and plenty accommodating for children. Trunk space is average in sedans and coupes, while the wagon offers a maximum cargo capacity of 61 cubic feet. The convertible offers a reasonable cargo hold when the hardtop is up, but it shrinks considerably when the top is lowered.


Consumer reviews

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Nightmare
footdoc,08/23/2010
Since I purchased this car as certified pre-owned it has been back to the dealer for repairs 1/3 of the time. After multiple complaints to BMW-USA the dealer finally contacted me. Before that the dealer ignored me. I am still using a loaner car and the computer module must be replaced.
Plastic engine parts - really?
maxradin,01/07/2015
Just spent a bundle fixing an oil leak caused by a PLASTIC valve cover that cracked. This is apparently common for these models after 60K. Mine had 76K and was regularly serviced at the dealer. In my case, oil leaked onto the ignition coils, causing the engine to misfire. Unbelievable that the 'ultimate driving machine' uses plastic on a part that is subject to such heat.
2007 328xi (automatic)
Troy Perry,03/29/2015
Bought as CPO with 29k miles. Live in Vermont - snow/ice normal here. Now has 97k miles. Haven't fixed anything!! Regular dealer service (oil, inspections). Changed spark plugs at 95k. Best car with AWD I have ever driven - sooo safe! Fast, great breaking, superb handling. I'd recommend buying on of these new, or CPO with 30k or less miles.
Simply the best bmw!
Jonas Bickford,06/07/2016
Our 2007 BMW 328i (3.0 litre I6) is one of the best cars out there! The 3.0 litre I6 hasplenty power! The 230 horses has gotten us to 105 EASILY! The only problem we've had so far is an oil leak...that costs about 1k to fix...but its worth having the car! I'm not a huge fan of the fake wood on the dash and panels but whatever. I'm actually kind of glad we dont have iDrive because i've heard up until 2009 models, iDrive has sucked. The BMW professional sound system is great! Rear seat room is ok...front seats are comfortable enough. Luckily German cars have a lot of pop-on parts. One of the coolest features is the BMW flashlight in the glove compartment! This car is great! We bought it for 8k, but it was really priced at 14k. We bought it in December of 2015. But resale value on BMWs is horrible. This car is GREAT!
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
230 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
17 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
300 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
300 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
17 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
230 hp @ 6500 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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There are several reasons why the new 2007 BMW 335i Convertible has been built with a retractable hardtop instead of a conventional cloth top.

Most of them are practical but boring, like security and wind noise. But for Albin Dirndorfer, BMW's project manager for the new 2007 3 Series Convertible, it is all about elegance.

"Elegant people don't want to hop around their car, fastening latches or covers," Dirndorfer explains during the introduction of the 335i convertible here in Scottsdale, Arizona. "Elegant personalities have their own style, and this car looks right with the top up or down," he continues.

We don't remember doing much hopping around with the last 3 Series convertible, but we know what he means. Then Dirndorfer describes the drip moldings on the new top as "the perfect accessories, like an elegant woman's handbag," and we're thinking he's going a little too deep into the whole "elegance" thing.

Lost in translation
We can see why Dirndorfer felt the urge to take his "elegance" metaphor a little too far. The new 335i convertible is an attractive mix of complex engineering and fine design.

With the top up, the convertible's roof line is nearly identical to that of the coupe. Unless you look carefully at the cut lines of the hardtop and the distinctive angle where the rear glass meets the deck lid, you would never be able to tell the convertible apart from a standard 3 Series coupe.

Although built from lightweight steel, the hardtop's three folding panels don't make the structure of the car any more rigid when the top is deployed. This chore is accomplished by chassis reinforcements built into the floorpan and rear bulkhead.

This additional structure, plus the hardtop and its operating mechanism, pads on 452 pounds to the 3,571-pound 335i coupe for a total of 4,023 pounds.

In order to maintain optimal front-to-rear weight distribution, plastic quarter panels are used up front. According to BMW, these new panels are not only 50 percent lighter than equivalent steel versions, they're also dent-resistant.

Go ahead and mark this as the only time BMW will ever draw technical inspiration from Saturn.

No-compromise convertible
With 30-percent-larger side windows, BMW says overall rearward visibility has been increased by 38 percent. After a few hours behind the wheel we're 100 percent sure it's easier to see out of the 335i convertible than its rag-top predecessor.

In fact, when you're in the driver seat, the convertible feels nearly identical to the coupe. Headroom isn't compromised and the interior headliner fits perfectly without any exposed hardware.

When it's time to drop the roof, you can pull the short lever mounted on the center console between the seats, or you can even use a switch on the key fob if you're standing beside the car.

It takes all of 22 seconds on the way down and 23 ticks on the way up, so the hardtop easily passes the stoplight test. Good thing, too, as the top won't work on the move since the rear deck obscures the license plate as it opens up. (This is a federally mandated restriction, we're told.)

Tricky top
If you've ever seen a card dealer cut a deck with one hand, you have an idea of what the Edscha-engineered hardtop looks like as it retracts and is stowed beneath the rear deck.

The front piece slides over the middle panel, while the back piece goes on top. Then the steel sandwich stacks itself neatly under the deck lid, leaving a perfectly crisp profile from the car's nose to its tail.

BMW's designers specifically pointed out that the low beltline of the new convertible keeps the backseat from feeling like a deep-sided, leather-lined hot tub, as with most convertibles. They're right, because the view from the backseat is great, but legroom is in short supply and the hardtop mechanism pushes the backrest slightly forward.

Cargo room is also down a bit due to the complex top. The 12.3 cubic feet of trunk space available with the top up is reduced to 7.4 cubic feet once the top is stowed, where it intrudes into the trunk. Still, this is more cargo volume than the Volvo C70, the only other hardtop in the class.

An enlarged cargo pass-through for the rear-seat backrest is a new option for a BMW convertible. It's about twice the width of the standard pass-through behind the armrest cutout, although the rear seatback has to be folded down to take advantage of it. It's big enough to swallow a set of golf clubs, but you're better off taking your SUV to the course instead.

Taking the edge off
The twin-turbo, 300-horsepower 3.0-liter inline-6 in the 335i convertible might have the mass of 4,023 pounds to move around, but there's not a quicker four-seat convertible short of a Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG. BMW claims this new convertible with its six-speed manual transmission will accelerate to 60 mph 5.8 seconds, just 0.3 second slower than a coupe with a six-speed manual.

We think the optional six-speed automatic is the better setup for this car, though.

This new ZF-engineered transmission makes very quick, precisely timed shifts in the automatic mode, and shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel let you shift manually. It's interesting that a company known for offering manual gearboxes in nearly all of its models has introduced an automatic so good that it nearly makes a stick shift seem obsolete.

The convertible's structural reinforcements prove their worth on the road, because there's zero cowl shake and no noticeable flex in the body either. BMW says this convertible has the highest torsional rigidity of any convertible in its history, and we can tell you that it drives that way.

Meanwhile, air turbulence in the cockpit is well controlled, too, especially with the rear-seat wind blocker in place.

Push this car hard on the road and it feels like the convertible has been dialed back one notch compared to the coupe. There's a bit less road feel and the car makes slower transitions from turn to turn. Blame the extra 452 pounds or the 225/45R17 tires (the Sport package will offer front 225/40R-18 and rear 255/35R-18 run-flat tires), yet the car still drives great. It invites you to thrash it in the same way as the 3 Series coupe does.

Small price to pay
Set to go on sale in April for around $46,000, the 2007 BMW 335i Convertible will enter the market with few direct competitors.

Sure, there are convertibles like the Audi A4 cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz CLK and Volvo C70, but none of them put together 300 hp, a retractable hardtop and a stiff, driver-oriented chassis all in one package like the BMW.

Factor in all that elegance, and it's not even close.

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Used 2007 BMW 3 Series Overview

The Used 2007 BMW 3 Series is offered in the following submodels: 3 Series Sedan, 3 Series Coupe, 3 Series Convertible, 3 Series Wagon. Available styles include 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 328xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 335xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 328i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 335i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 328i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 328xi 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 328i 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 6M), and 328xi 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M).

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Should I lease or buy a 2007 BMW 3 Series?

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