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2005 BMW M3

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 15/Hwy 22/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 6-Cyl, 3.2 Liter Transmission: Manual, 6-Spd
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

2005 BMW M3 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.4
Out of 10

Based on 201 Ratings for the 2001 - 2006 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.6/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.7/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    9.6/10

E46 M3 quite possibly the most classy bang for $

By on Wednesday, January 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 45,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Beautiful sports car with class and muscle"

Cons: "M3 suspension could have a "softer" option"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"E46 M3 quite possibly the most classy bang for the buck, beautiful to admire, comfortable to drive, handles like it's glued to the road, if you ever "unglue" it the stability control gets you back on track. The SMG paddle shift 6 speed is a blast, take it to the track and compete with whomever in the corners and the straights. Those 333 horses are always ready to kick it up to 8k rpm !!"

14 people out of 20 found this review helpful

It's still a dream car, 13 years old.

By on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 97,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "the sound, speed, pick-up, cornering, ragtop"

Cons: "my aging body/legs - not the car's fault"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have had my car for 5 years, I am 3rd owner. Its been babied by each, never winter driven in the snow and ice, AND SALT! With some leg injury issues it gets uncomfortable over long drives, but I seem to forget that as soon as I get where I am going, or until the next long drive! I love this car, it is so tight still, freaks out my Porsche owning friends that it redlines over 8k (theirs redline out at 6500!), sounds so boss, and looks like a panther. Every time I start thinking about replacing it with something newer, or supposedly hotter, I look at it again, or someone goes "wow", and I drop the idea cold."

18 people out of 36 found this review helpful

Classic BMW, amazing engine, great chassis

By on Friday, October 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Great handling looks engine and chassis"

Cons: "Expensive to maintain, repairs can be $$$"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Perhaps the ultimate M3. Last of the naturally aspirated 6 cylinder engines BMW is famous for, the E46 M3 is a driver's car through and through. Extremely reliable, fast and great handling, this has been the ultimate driving machine for me. Thanks BMW!"

13 people out of 22 found this review helpful

Awesome car

By on Thursday, August 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 45,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fast, fun, beautiful"

Cons: "Suspension a bit tight for bumpy roads"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Elkhart Lake track, performed flawlessly!

"I love this car, Imola Red, SMG, Convertible, it just doesn't get much better. 333hp (E46 6cyl S54)gets you rolling fast, the tight suspension is good enough for track days yet sophisticated enough for city driving if you wish."

12 people out of 28 found this review helpful

Elkhart Lake track, performed flawlessly!

OUTSTANDING CAR HANDLES LIKE ANY EXOTIC CAR WOULD

By on Thursday, May 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 19,700

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Pros: "VERY NICE TO DRIVE"

Cons: "NONE"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Ive had my m3 for 11 years she handles and performs like any exotic performance vehicle . would recommend it highly"

13 people out of 21 found this review helpful

Smiles per Mile

By on Monday, March 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 51,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "driveability, balance, alcantara steering wheel"

Cons: "no cruise control, salmon relay"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Hard to imagine what I would replace this with...goes like a scalded dog and the only real problem is getting stuck in traffic. Like trying to view the Mona Lisa in the dark. Dinan stage II suspension with a borla exhaust and Brembos. Provides for exhilarating acceleration in all axis. Thinking supercharger for more smiles per mile."

13 people out of 17 found this review helpful

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