BMW 3-Series 2004 Oman Prices & Specs

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BMW 3-Series 2004 specifications

Country of Origin Germany
Class Premium Compact Sedan / Coupe /
Convertible
Body Styles 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible
Weight (kg) 1395 - 1505
Version Performance
Engine Gearbox Power (hp) Torque (Nm) Fuel Econ (L/100km) Fuel Econ (km/L) 0-100 kph (sec) Top speed (kph)
2.0 I4 RWD 5M/5A 140 200 7.4-8.4 13.5 9.0-9.9 213-216
2.2 I6 RWD 5M/5A 170 210 8.9-9.6 11.2 7.9-9.0 222-224
2.5 I6 RWD 5M/5A 170 245 9.0-9.5 11.1 7.7-8.7 227-230
2.5 I6 RWD 5M/5A 189 245 9.1-9.7 11 7.1-8.1 235-238
2.8 I6 RWD 5M/5A 193 280 9.8-11.1 10.2 6.8-7.8 233-238
3.0 I6 RWD/4WD 6M/5A 227 300 9.9-10.7 10.1 6.3-7.0 245-248
3.2 I6 RWD 6M/6AM 343 338 12.1 8.3 5.0 248

BMW 3-Series 2004 reviews

Excellent handling, fair looks, solid inline-6 engines

Limited rear legroom, dull cabin, weak inline-4 engines

BMW 3-Series 2004 Overview

This 4th generation of the long-running 3-Series remained BMW's best-selling car, and with good reason. Ignoring the 3-Series Compact that was based on an older platform, this iteration of the 3-Series came in sedan, coupe and convertible forms, as well as in wagon trim that never came to the GCC. These variations were enough to solidify this model as the arguably the top-selling entry-luxury car in the market. While lower models managed with cloth upholstery, steel wheels and basic power accessories, the higher trim levels enjoyed leather, premium CD stereo, navigation, alloy wheels, sunroof and other amenities. While all models were rear-wheel-drive, some markets may have gotten a few all-wheel-drive versions of the various models. Manual and automatic transmissions were standard, but some markets may also have automanual gearboxes on some higher models. The sedan debuted in 1999, followed by the coupe in 2000, with 2.0-litre, 2.2-litre, 2.5-litre and 2.8-litre engines, along with 318i, 320i, 323i and 328i designations respectively, and 2-door models getting "Ci" badging instead of "i" at the end. The year 2001 brought about the hot 3.2-litre M3 version, available in 2-door form only, while all other models got new engines and names, such as upgraded 2.5-litre 325i and new 3.0-litre 330i alongside the existing 318i and 320i. A minor front-end facelift came in 2002 for all models except the M3. A lightweight M3 CSL with an upgraded engine was briefly available unofficially. While the sedan was replaced by an all-new model by 2006, the coupe and convertible continued well into 2006 before their new versions came out.

BMW 3-Series 2004 Reliability & Resale Value

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Known Problems Many problems involve accessories such as faulty power-window regulators, sticky sunroof rails and unglued door seals on coupes. Suspension control-arm bushings may need replacing as early as 60,000 kms. A major problem is the VANOS variable-valve-timing unit that craps out under 100,000 kms due to poor O-ring sealing materials drying up as well as cam sensors failing, leading to loss of torque and a rattling sound above 2000 rpm. The cooling system is known to fail catastrophically due to a disintegrating water-pump bearing, leading to immediate coolant loss and overheating. Additional wear items in the cooling system are the plastic electric thermostat and the water reservoir, which require attention every 100,000 kms. Early models had problems with cracks appearing in rear subframe and luggage-trunk floor, but while repair is expensive, this issue doesn't really affect those who don't abuse the car on a racetrack. Cars built between 2002 and 2004 had a recall for failing ignition coils. BMW-recommended time between oil changes is well beyond 20,000 kms, while early models had "lifetime" gearbox fluid, both being rather dubious claims, as these may cause problems after warranty is over.
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