Best Bet
(4.7) 39 reviews
MSRP: $343$15,959
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 23-25
Engine: 225-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2004 BMW 330

Our Take on the 2004 BMW 330

Our Take

Entry-level BMW shoppers who want a little more power than the 325 provides can step up to the 330, which holds a larger six-cylinder engine. In addition to the two four-door models — the rear-wheel-drive 330i and all-wheel-drive 330xi — the lineup includes a 330Ci coupe and convertible... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Winter traction with RWD
  • Entry and exit
  • Price

Notable Features

  • 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder
  • Three body styles
  • Two-door models freshened for 2004
  • New six-speed manual
  • Newly available adaptive headlights


Our Expert Reviews

For many driving enthusiasts, the BMW 3-Series is the pinnacle of sports sedans. It is the car that has defined the genre, with roots stretching back to the beloved 2002ti model of the late 1960s and early '70s. For that reason, it is the model that most automakers try to emulate when making their premium small cars. The competition is coming at BMW not only from Europe, but also from ... Read full review for the 2004 BMW 330

Consumer Reviews


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Awesome Car

by E- from Boston from Boston, MA on December 30, 2008

This car is truly a pleasure to drive and also striking to look at. The handling is precise and far superior to any other car I've driven. 80MPH feels like nothing in this car. As others have stated, ... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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