Used 2008 BMW 3 Series Coupe

2008 BMW 3 Series
List price range
$7,360 - $9,995

Pros

  • Perfectly sorted vehicle dynamics, potent and refined engines, high-quality interior materials, wide range of configurations, convertible's sleek retractable hardtop.

Cons

  • Costs more than most competitors, not much interior storage space, navigation system brings with it exasperating iDrive, plain-Jane interior design.

Used 2008 BMW 3 Series Coupe for Sale

BMW 3 Series 2008 328xi 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
95,000 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328xi
(5)
Cars 4 Less
17.4 mi away
List$7,990
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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Please call and confirm prices prior to making any purchase decision. All prices are subject to change without notice. Prices do not include additional fees such a %2524395 dealer processing fee, title and registration fees, taxes, other government fees, finance charges, and emission testing charges. 2-Stage Unlocking Doors, 4wd Type - Full Time, Abs - 4-Wheel, Air Filtration - Active Charcoal, Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger, Antenna Type - Diversity, Anti-Theft System - Audio Security System, Anti-Theft System - Engine Immobilizer, Armrests - Rear Center Folding With Pass-Thru, Auxiliary Audio Input - Mp3, Brake Drying, Braking Assist, Cargo Area Light, Center Console - Front Console With Storage, Center Console Trim - Wood, Center Differential - Mechanical, Child Seat Anchors, Cruise Control, Cupholders - Front, Cupholders - Rear, Dash Trim - Wood, Daytime Running Lights, Door Trim - Wood, Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - 8, Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - Height, Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - Lumbar, Driver Seat Manual Adjustments - Reclining, Easy Entry - Manual Rear Seat, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Emergency Braking Preparation, Emergency Interior Trunk Release, Exhaust - Dual Tip, Exhaust Tip Color - Chrome, Exterior Entry Lights, External Temperature Display, Floor Mat Material - Carpet, Floor Mats - Front, Floor Mats - Rear, Front Air Conditioning - Automatic Climate Control, Front Air Conditioning Zones - Dual, Front Airbags - Dual, Front Brake Diameter - 12.3, Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc, Front Brake Width - 0.94, Front Fog Lights, Front Headrests - 2, Front Headrests - Adjustable, Front Seat Type - Bucket, Front Shock Type - Gas, Front Spring Type - Coil, Front Struts - Macpherson, Front Suspension Classification - Independent, Front Suspension Type - Double Ball Joint, Front Wipers - Intermittent, Front Wipers - Rain Sensing, Gauge - Tachometer, Grille Color - Chrome, Headlight Cleaners - High Pressure Washers, Headlights - Auto Delay Off, Headlights - Auto On, Headlights - Cornering, Headlights - Hid/Xenon, Headlights - Self-Leveling, Heated Windshield Washer Jets, Hill Descent Control, Hill Holder Control, Impact Sensor - Post-Collision Safety System, In-Dash Cd - Mp3 Playback, Memorized Settings - Climate Control, Moonroof / Sunroof - One-Touch Open/Close, Moonroof / Sunroof - Power Glass, Moonroof / Sunroof - Remotely Operated, Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry, Multi-Function Remote - Trunk Release, One-Touch Windows - 2, Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments - 6, Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments - Height, Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments - Reclining, Phone - Pre-Wired For Phone, Power Door Locks, Power Outlet%28S%29 - 12v Front, Power Windows - Remotely Operated, Radio - Am/Fm, Reading Lights - Front, Reading Lights - Rear, Rear Brake Diameter - 11.8, Rear Brake Type - Ventilated Disc, Rear Brake Width - 0.78, Rear Headrests - 2, Rear Seat Folding - Split, Rear Seat Type - Bucket, Rear Shock Type - Gas, Rear Spring Type - Coil, Rear Stabilizer Bar, Rear Suspension Classification - Independent, Rear Suspension Type - Multi-Link, Rear Vents - Second Row, Retained Accessory Power, Rolling Code Security, Run Flat Tires, Seatbelt Force Limiters - Front, Seatbelt Pretensioners - Front, Side Airbags - Front, Side Curtain Airbags - Front, Side Mirror Adjustments - Power, Side Mirrors - Heated, Stability Control, Steering Wheel - Tilt And Telescopic, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Audio, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Phone, Steering Wheel Trim - Alloy, Steering Wheel Trim - Leather, Storage - Cargo Tie-Down Anchors And Hooks, Storage - Door Pockets, Storage - Front Seatback, Storage - Organizer, Subwoofer - 2, Taillights - Adaptive, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Tire Type - All Season, Total Speakers - 10, Traction Control, Trip Computer, Upholstery - Leatherette, Vanity Mirrors - Dual Illuminating, Warnings And Reminders - Low Fuel Level, Warnings And Reminders - Tire Fill Alert, Window Defogger - Rear
BMW 3 Series 2008 328xi 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
76,035 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328xi
List$9,977
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2008 328xi 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
93,078 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328xi
List$7,360
Est.Loan: $151/mo
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$202 Below Market
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BMW 3 Series 2008 328i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
110,104 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328i
(2)
Car Line
38.5 mi away
List$8,950
Est.Loan: $183/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2008 335xi 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
88,290 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
335xi
Five Star Motors
53.6 mi away
List$8,999
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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$247 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Drives great, Not seen any accidents, Single owner, Title in possession, Mint Condition, Fully Loaded, Spotless interior, No pets, Smooth ride, Non-smoker owner, Must test drive
BMW 3 Series 2008 335xi 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
130,149 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
335xi
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2008 335xi 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
73,712 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
335xi
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Fully deserving of its popularity, the 2008 BMW 3 Series sets the standard for overall driving enjoyment, luxury and refinement in four different luxury segments. Only its high price will give you pause.

vehicle overview

In the past decade, the BMW 3 Series has been the benchmark against which all other entry-level luxury cars have arguably been designed to compete with and/or beat. To date, a scant few have been able to accomplish the latter. And even when that happens, this Bavarian classic has consistently retaken its crown. Last year saw the addition of a very potent twin-turbo engine and the arrival of fully up-to-date coupe and convertible models. The 2008 BMW 3 Series carries over mostly unchanged and despite fierce competition, retains its benchmark status.

If you're in the market for an entry-level luxury car, chances are there's a 3 Series to consider. There are four body styles, two engines, two transmissions and a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive. Also, a variety of luxury and performance-oriented options allow you to equip the 3 as luxuriously and/or as sporty as you see fit. Regardless of configuration, this BMW lives up to its "ultimate driving machine" tag line with an unparalleled mix of driving ease and proficiency. Even the convertible model manages to retain much of the 3's handling pedigree, despite its added weight and loss of structural rigidity.

In several comparison tests Edmunds.com conducted over the past year, the 3 Series proved over and over again that it's the top dog in the pound -- especially the 335 and its spectacular turbocharged inline-6. We placed the Infiniti G35 Sport above the 335i sedan in one test, but that was due to the substantial price premium commanded by the Bimmer. In fact, the 3 Series' price is its only significant detriment -- a fully loaded 335i sedan can reach $50,000, while the convertible touches 60 large. "Entry level" it ain't.

If price or getting the latest electronic goodies is more important to you, competitors like the Infiniti G35/G37, Cadillac CTS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4 and Volvo C70 are very attractive competitors. Even when discussing driving enjoyment, most deliver at a level that many consumers will find extremely rewarding and downright fun. Still, the 2008 BMW 3 Series remains the benchmark. As always, it provides a tremendous mix of handling, ride quality, performance, luxury and styling. Heck, it's even pretty fuel efficient. For an entry-level luxury car, this is our top choice.

trim levels & features

A compact entry-level luxury car, the 2008 BMW 3 Series is available in sedan, coupe, hardtop convertible and wagon body styles. All 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 and coupe are available as the all-wheel-drive 335xi.

Standard equipment on the 328 models includes 16-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, a sunroof, leatherette upholstery, real walnut wood trim, automatic climate control and a 10-speaker CD stereo with an auxiliary audio jack. Coupe and convertible versions of the 328 come with slightly more equipment. The coupe also has a sport-tuned suspension while the convertible has a power-retractable hardtop. In addition to its more powerful engine, the 335 model has 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 (heat-reflective in the convertible), a full set of auto-dimming mirrors, Bluetooth, 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), heated front seats and satellite radio. Paddle shifters can be added to models equipped with the automatic transmission and the Sport Package. You can also replace the standard walnut interior accents with either light poplar or aluminum trim at no additional cost.

performance & mpg

The 2008 BMW 328i and 328xi are powered by a 3.0-liter inline-6 rated at 230 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. The 335i and 335xi are powered by a heavily modified, twin-turbocharged version of the same 3.0-liter engine that produces an impressive 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual is the standard gearbox and a six-speed automatic is optional. In performance testing, the turbocharged 3 Series sedan and coupe raced up to 60 mph in fewer than 5 seconds -- about the same as the last M3. The heavier 335xi and convertible 335i are a tad slower. Expect the 328i to be in the mid-6-second range, which is hardly pokey.

Despite its potent power plants, the 3 Series remains fuel efficient. The 328 gets about 17-18 mpg in the city and 25-28 mpg on the highway, depending on the body style, transmission and drivetrain. A rear-drive 335i has a 17/26 mpg rating regardless of transmission.

safety

Standard safety equipment on the 2008 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 convertible lacks the side curtains, but the regular front side airbags extend up to head level and there are also pop-up rollover hoops. 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 so well) and snugging the pads to the rotors when the driver abruptly lifts off the throttle, which quickens brake responsiveness.

In government crash tests, the sedan and wagon received four out of five stars for frontal collision protection and five stars for side protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety frontal-offset crash testing, both the sedan and convertible received the highest rating of "Good." In the IIHS side crash test, the sedan received a "Good," while the convertible received a third-best "Marginal" rating.

driving

There's no going wrong with either of the engines available in the 2008 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. Meanwhile, the twin-turbo engine provides the kind of acceleration formerly associated with the high-performance M3.

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. Though a tad plain, 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 (vinyl) upholstery looks and feels better than one would expect. The convertible's available industry-first heat-reflective leather does a wonderful job of keeping occupants' posteriors cool. We'd steer clear of the optional navigation system, though, as its accompanying iDrive interface is very unintuitive.

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.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 BMW 3 Series.

Fuel Injection Problems
steve, 9/18/2010
This car was in the shop every 3 months for the 3 years that I leased the car. They cannot reliably repair the fuel injection defect. Top speed of 25 mph when the fuel injection system goes down. Very dangerous car on the highway with this chronic issue. BMW not compassionate with problems. They will repair but no responsibility. They should publicly warn about their defect in this car. They should offer incentives to turn in the car. I turned the car in 2 months early for the safety issues and they expected me to pay a fine. Will never buy BMW again.
Broken at 2k on the side of the road
ruf, 12/7/2009
I hate to say I paid 52k to be broken down on the side of the road at 2k miles. I am on my 2nd fuel pump as of last week, tonight 12/7/09 on the side of the road no oil in the motor. I could have driven, but the i drive oil light blinked red and told me to stop driving. The car is only good for wondering where and when I will be broken down next. I had the car in the shop for electrical problems for two weeks. Its not maintenance free if you have to be on the side of the road as much as I have been. If the reliability is bad then the build quality is just as bad. 3rd BMW and last one, I can't do this to myself anymore.
Great Car!
John B, 10/20/2007
I recently traded in my 2006 325i sedan for the 2008 328i coupe. The difference between the 2 cars is night and day. With the addition of the sport package (upgrade) and the newly upgraded runflat tires for 08 models, the car drives 100% better than my 06 sedan. This car is truly fun to drive and I can't really see the need to spend the extra $8,000 for the 335i. You won't be disappointed!
Versatile sports car
lfinkel, 4/15/2011
I love my 328xi coupe. I have owned 3 series sedan, coupe, and convertible.  Tis is the best car for me.  It is so versatile.  Drives well in the snow, totes a good amount of cargo when then seats are folded down, has tons of safety features, and overall I can drive in all weather conditions.  And it is a quintessential BMW. It handles sublime, is very fast and quick, comfortable ride, excellent stereo, and looks great.  I highly recommend this car.  
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 26 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
300 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
18 city / 28 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
230 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
230 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
16 city / 25 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
300 hp @ 5800 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

More about the 2008 BMW 3 Series
More About This Model

It's hard to make a name for yourself when your big brother's always the center of attention. Just ask the 2008 BMW 328i sedan, which seems doomed to toil in relative obscurity while its steroidal 335i sibling gets all the press. That's a shame, because the 328i is an unequivocal pleasure to drive. It's also roughly $6,000 cheaper than a comparably equipped 335i.

Rather than dismissing the 328i as BMW's entry-level sport sedan, it's best to think of it as a 335i with less motor. These Bavarian brothers are essentially the same everywhere except under the hood. Is the 328i good enough to make you forget about the 335i's extra 70 horsepower and 100 pound-feet of torque? Not a chance. But it's still a world-class sport sedan in its own right, and its buttery-smooth 230-hp inline six-cylinder engine provides enough power for all but the most demanding drivers.

What really set our 328i tester apart was its optional sport package, which provided a magical mixture of handling and compliance. We were treated to the best of both worlds, with a ride that was never harsh, and cornering capabilities that were downright exhilarating. You'd never guess that our 328i had the sport package from its supple composure over bumps and ruts, yet it carves through the canyons at a pace that would put some purpose-built sports cars to shame. Few vehicles at any price can match the all-around excellence of this sport-tuned chassis.

Of course, the 328i's worth can't be measured by its performance alone. Sport-sedan shoppers want athletic driving dynamics in a practical package — and on the latter count the 328i comes up a little short. This is literally true of the backseat, where headroom and legroom are tight for even moderately tall passengers. The functionality of the stereo and climate controls also leaves something to be desired, and while interior materials are generally top-notch, storage nooks for cell phones and such are few and far between.

If you love to drive, though, the sport package-equipped 328i has no equal in this segment. The only question is whether it's worth ponying up the extra cash for a 335i. That's not for us to judge, but we will say this: We wouldn't blame anyone for pocketing an extra $6 grand along with the keys to a 328i.

Used 2008 BMW 3 Series Coupe Overview

The Used 2008 BMW 3 Series Coupe is offered in the following styles: 335i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 328i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 328xi 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M), and 335xi 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 BMW 3 Series Coupe?

Save up to $247 on one of 6 Used 2008 BMW 3 Series Coupe for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $7,360 as of08/18/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 BMW 3 Series Coupe trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 BMW 3 Series Coupe 328xi is priced between $7,360 and$9,977 with odometer readings between 76035 and95000 miles.
  • The Used 2008 BMW 3 Series Coupe 335xi is priced between $8,999 and$9,995 with odometer readings between 88290 and130149 miles.
  • The Used 2008 BMW 3 Series Coupe 328i is priced between $8,950 and$8,950 with odometer readings between 110104 and110104 miles.

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