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BMW 3 Series 2003

The 2003 BMW 3 Series range of configurations is currently priced from $3,499.

The 2003 BMW 3 Series carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1700 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

BMW 3 Series 2003 Price and Specs

The BMW 3 Series 2003 is currently available from $3,499 for the 3 Series 320i up to $11,990 for the 3 Series 330ci.

Pricing guides

$5,995
Based on 56 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$3,499
Highest Price
$11,990
BMW 3 Series Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
330ci Convertible 3.0L ULP 5 SP AUTO $12,600 $18,260
330ci Convertible 3.0L ULP 6 SP MAN $13,200 $19,140
330ci Convertible 3.0L ULP 5 SP MAN $12,300 $17,820
320ci Coupe 2.2L PULP 5 SP AUTO $7,700 $11,880
320ci Coupe 2.2L PULP 5 SP MAN $7,400 $11,440
325ci Coupe 2.5L PULP 5 SP AUTO $8,000 $12,320
325ci Coupe 2.5L PULP 5 SP MAN $8,200 $12,760
316ti Hatchback 1.8L PULP 5 SP AUTO $5,000 $7,700
316ti Hatchback 1.8L PULP 5 SP MAN $4,600 $7,370
318ti Hatchback 2.0L PULP 5 SP AUTO $5,500 $8,580
318ti Hatchback 2.0L PULP 5 SP MAN $5,300 $8,250
318i Sedan 2.0L ULP 5 SP AUTO $5,600 $8,690
318i Sedan 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN $5,700 $8,800
318i Executive Sedan 2.0L ULP 5 SP AUTO $6,000 $9,350
318i Executive Sedan 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN $5,800 $8,910
320i Touring Wagon 2.2L ULP 5 SP AUTO $6,200 $9,570
320i Touring Wagon 2.2L ULP 5 SP MAN $6,000 $9,240
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BMW 3 Series 2003 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the BMW 3 Series 2003 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Advice on E46 BMW secondhand

    I would urge caution; it's an old car and has done a lot of kilometres. Have it checked by a mechanic who knows the brand before you do the deal. A friend who was a trained BMW mechanic and also sold them at a BMW dealership once told me that anyone buying a BMW should have an exit strategy. In other words, he was saying don't own them too long and get out of them before they become too expensive to own. You say you want to own it two years maximum, I would say that's as long as you should own it.

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  • Which small car to buy

    LIKE you, I prefer rear-wheel-drive cars for the way they drive and feel on the road. I'm also in favour of buying used BMWs and Mercedes-Benzes because you get to drive a better car than you might otherwise be able to afford, but they can be expensive to service and repair. For that reason I am loathe to recommend them. But I also agree that some of the cars coming from Japan look good, and I particularly like the new Lancer. I wouldn't be concerned about front-wheel drive at all, there's nothing wrong with the way they drive, handle, steer or brake.

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  • Tale of the tyres

    Michael has done 118,000km in his 318i, and in that time he has fitted four new tyres. But that doesn't mean he's done 118,000km on one set of tyres. His car has done 150,000km, which could mean each of the two sets of tyres fitted to it in that time might have covered 75,000km each. To get 118,000km out of a set of tyres on a 318i would be no mean feat.

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BMW 3 Series 2003 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2003 BMW 3 Series are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1757mm x 1415mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the BMW 3 Series 2003 Dimensions  include 1372mm height, 1757mm width, 4488mm length.
BMW 3 Series Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
330ci Convertible 1372x1757x4488 mm 102 mm
320ci Coupe 1369x1757x4488 mm 105 mm
325ci Coupe 1369x1757x4488 mm 105 mm
330ci Coupe 1369x1757x4488 mm 102 mm
316ti Hatchback 1408x1751x4262 mm 105 mm
318ti Hatchback 1408x1751x4262 mm 105 mm
325ti Hatchback 1408x1751x4262 mm 105 mm
318i Sedan 1415x1739x4471 mm 107 mm
318i Executive Sedan 1415x1739x4471 mm 107 mm
320i Sedan 1415x1739x4471 mm 107 mm
325i Sedan 1415x1739x4471 mm 107 mm
320i Touring Wagon 1409x1739x4478 mm 107 mm
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BMW 3 Series 2003 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2003 BMW 3 Series will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the BMW 3 Series vary from 15x6.5 inches to 17x8 inches.

BMW 3 Series Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
330ci Convertible 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 245x40 R17 17x7.5 inches
330ci Convertible 225x45 R17 17x8 inches 245x40 R17 17x8 inches
320ci Coupe 225x50 R16 16x7 inches 225x50 R16 16x7 inches
320ci Coupe 205x50 R17 17x7 inches 205x50 R17 17x7 inches
325ci Coupe 225x50 R16 16x7 inches 225x50 R16 16x7 inches
325ci Coupe 225x45 R17 17x8 inches 225x45 R17 17x8 inches
316ti Hatchback 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches 195x65 R15 15x6.5 inches
318ti Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x7 inches 205x55 R16 16x7 inches
325ti Hatchback 225x45 R17 17x8 inches 225x45 R17 17x8 inches
318i Sedan 225x50 R16 16x7 inches 225x50 R16 16x7 inches
318i Executive Sedan 225x50 R16 16x7 inches 225x50 R16 16x7 inches
320i Sedan 225x50 R16 16x7 inches 225x50 R16 16x7 inches
325i Sedan 225x50 R16 16x7 inches 225x50 R16 16x7 inches
320i Touring Wagon 205x55 R16 16x7 inches 205x55 R16 16x7 inches
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BMW 3 Series 2003 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2003 BMW 3 Series is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The BMW 3 Series currently offers fuel consumption from 6.7 to 10.5L/100km. The BMW 3 Series is available with the following fuel types: ULP and PULP.

BMW 3 Series Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
330ci Convertible 3.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 8.7L/100km
320ci Coupe 2.2L,PULP,5 SP AUTO 8.5L/100km
330ci Coupe 3.0L,ULP,5 SP AUTO 8.6L/100km
316ti Hatchback 1.8L,PULP,5 SP AUTO 7L/100km
318i Sedan 2.0L,ULP,5 SP AUTO 7.3L/100km
320i Touring Wagon 2.2L,ULP,5 SP MAN 10L/100km
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BMW 3 Series 2003 Towing capacity

The BMW 3 Series’s towing capacity ranges from 1200kg to 1700kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

BMW 3 Series Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
330ci Convertible 3.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1600kg
330ci Convertible 3.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1600kg
330ci Convertible 3.0L,ULP,5 SP AUTO 1600kg
320ci Coupe 2.2L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1600kg
320ci Coupe 2.2L,PULP,5 SP AUTO 1600kg
325ci Coupe 2.5L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1600kg
325ci Coupe 2.5L,PULP,5 SP AUTO 1600kg
316ti Hatchback 1.8L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1200kg
316ti Hatchback 1.8L,PULP,5 SP AUTO 1200kg
318ti Hatchback 2.0L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1200kg
318ti Hatchback 2.0L,PULP,5 SP AUTO 1200kg
318i Sedan 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1200kg
318i Sedan 2.0L,ULP,5 SP AUTO 1200kg
318i Executive Sedan 2.0L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1200kg
318i Executive Sedan 2.0L,ULP,5 SP AUTO 1200kg
320i Touring Wagon 2.2L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1600kg
320i Touring Wagon 2.2L,ULP,5 SP AUTO 1600kg
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